The Business Continuity profession has and will continue to evolve. With the convergence of risk management, security and cyber security, it’s important to understand the current trends and the potential impact to the visibility of your program and your career growth. How are these trends impacting the visibility of Business Continuity and what steps should BC professionals take to better position their future career and marketability?
Cheyene Marling, President of BC Management, an executive search firm specializing in business continuity, disaster recovery, crisis management, risk management, and information security careers, stresses that in order to strategize your career it’s important to understand the market: Which skills are in demand? Where is the candidate supply light? What skills command top dollar? What do companies want? What do you as a BC professional want?
These questions only begin to scratch the surface of the overall goals and profile of today’s BC professional. Marling recently discussed these points in her presentation at the 2017 Continuity Insights Management Conference in Denver, CO. Other topics she discussed included strategizing and assessing a career path; increasing individual marketability; an assessing fair market value based on experience and skills.