Tech Industry Layoffs

Layoffs, Recruiting, and The Year Ahead for Cybersecurity Job Seekers

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In this episode host Tom Eston sits down with Kathleen Smith, Chief Outreach Officer at, to discuss the current state of the job market in the cybersecurity industry. With a recent surge in layoffs, Kathleen provides advice for those who were recently let go and discusses how the economic situation has affected recruiters. She also shares her predictions for changes in the recruitment process and offers advice for job seekers. Finally, Kathleen shares more about her role at Cleared Jobs and how listeners can get in touch.

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