Author: Karla Jobling

by Karla Jobling / on 4 May, 2021

Cyber and the human factor

I thought I had heard of most significant cyber breaches. The 2016 SWIFT hack of the Bank of Bangladesh was one I’ve only recently learned about from the Kaspersky sponsored documentary, produced by The CyberTree Paradox.   Bangladesh is one of the most hacked
by Karla Jobling / on 10 August, 2020

2020 cybersecurity job report

2020 has been an unusal year in the cybersecurity job market. I conducted a survey into how cybersecurity professionals viewed the landscape, and how they were approaching their own career. Rather than relying on anecdotal evidence, the results provide a view into the current
by Karla Jobling / on 14 June, 2020

My commitments to improve racial diversity in cybersecurity

Ive always spoke up for inclusion within cybersecurity. This has mostly focussed on the gender gap and more recently, neurodiversity. I’ve stayed away from talking about race. I was scared to say the wrong thing, trying to fix an issue I can never fully
by Karla Jobling / on 13 March, 2019

Should you accept a counter offer

  There is a lot of information out there that will tell you why you shouldn’t accept a counter-offer so is there ever a reason why you should? And if not, how do you prepare to turn that extra money down?   If it
by Karla Jobling / on 13 March, 2019

Signs you’ve found the perfect candidate for the job

You should be excited about a perfect candidate when you met them. You will likely be keen to rearrange their second interview straight away. This excitement can should have a basis in competency or ability, not just gut feel. However, being excited about a member
by Karla Jobling / on 13 March, 2019

Why you shouldn’t take a job just for the money

When I speak to people who are looking to leave their job, their reason is very rarely that they are not being paid enough. They are looking because they don’t like their boss, they are no longer being challenged or there have been changes
by Karla Jobling / on 13 March, 2019

Questions to ask before accepting a new job?

Why do you enjoy working here? This question shows you have an interest in the person you may be working with. It often also endears you to them, as it shows you as someone interested in the wider culture and in the people you
by Karla Jobling / on 13 March, 2019

Questions to ask before accepting a new job?

Why do you enjoy working here? This question shows you have an interest in the person you may be working with. It often also endears you to them, as it shows you as someone interested in the wider culture and in the people you
by Karla Jobling / on 13 March, 2019

Looking for executives to share their lessons about career growth

What is your current position and company? MD, BeecherMadden and Nicoll Curtin. A global headhunting firm, currently building our US business.   How long has it taken you to get there? 12 years   What was your very first professional position? My first role
by Karla Jobling / on 13 March, 2019

Girlbosses! What’s Your Best Productivity Hack?

https://www.linkedin.com/in/karlareffold/?originalSubdomain=uk If there is something you can easily pay someone else to do, then do it! Your time is more valuable and can be used to work on your business, or to give you some much needed time to relax. Taking away the pressure