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This checklist combines real-world experience from CISOs and other security leaders with market-based insights from cybersecurity recruiters to help CISOs negotiate an optimal compensation package.
Tip: Find the right search partner. Artico Search recommends finding a partner that: 1) Invests time in working with you to drive decisions, prioritizing the long-term benefits of a relationship over short-term
gains of a hire; and 2) Is a specialist who understands the specifics of the cyber market, with deep networks in the security function
Tip: Discuss compensation expectations. Don’t spin wheels and waste value job search time by not discussing a salary range up front. If a potential employer’s salary offer is off by 10% - you are still within a workable negotiation range.
However, if it’s off by 40%, that will be a major issue and a deal breaker for all parties involved.
READ MORE: Leadership Compensation Negotiation Checklist
Tip: Stay involved during your entire interview process. Make sure to leverage and develop the relationships you have with both the recruiter and the internal hiring team. A strong rapport will help you stay connected with the right people to get specific
benefits questions answered to move the process along quickly.
Tip: Ask about hiring sign-ons. Available perks could be equity grants or retention bonuses. There's no one size fits all for additional hiring incentives.
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