Skills Gap: Looking Beyond the Unicorn Candidate

Jul 20, 2022
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Skills Gap
Defender's Advantage

All too often, hiring managers find themselves seeking candidates who fit 100% of the description for the role they are trying to fill. Because of this, they overlook a swath of applicants who are good for the job. In this week’s Skills Gap episode of The Defender’s Advantage Podcast, host Chris Campbell speaks with Mandiant consulting team members Dan Nutting, Kal Guntuku, and Chris Linklater about this habit and its contribution to the cyber security skills gap. The group also discusses the skills that companies could weigh outsourcing versus what skills they should consider keeping in-house.  

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Additional Resources: 

Read tips from Mandiant’s Kevin Bordlemay for candidates on how they can stand out during the application process in this Business Insider article.