This case became unique due to the fact that we managed to close the position after submitting our very first candidate in two days since the work started. Usually the search for rare specialists takes weeks or even months.
Our task was complicated by the following:
- candidate was expected to be willing to relocate to Cyprus
- future employee was to build a security team from scratch, that’s why they had to have experience in both team building and management
- experience in working with international ISO standards was a must too
A few months before that, we were helping another client of ours to find a similar specialist, but the requirements were slightly less demanding. They didn’t have a clear understanding of how to evaluate a cybersecurity leader and how much to pay such specialists. We prepared some blind CVs of suitable candidates, shared general criteria and compiled a ranking of salary expectations of specialists with the required skills.
By the time the delivery service reached out to us, we already knew the cybersecurity market and even had a very good pool of candidates to pick from. One of those candidates stood out for his substantial work experience in international companies and great social skills. He kept in touch with our agency and showed his readiness to relocate.
That person became our first choice candidate. With his permission, we sent his resume the day after we started working on the position. Our client liked the resume and scheduled an interview for the same week. The final interview, meeting with the top managers, and a job offer quickly followed.