A recent study by undercover recruiter found that employers are putting greater emphasis on soft skills when identifying the the strongest candidates. Their research shows that 92% of UK talent professionals say ‘soft skills matter as much or more than hard skills and 35% believe hard skills will become less important in the next five years’. For ex-military personnel this is great news. Service men and women have a number of transferable, in-demand soft skills and experience employers are looking for in the best candidates.
At SMJ Consulting Services , we believe there is a net gain for employers to attract and recruit ex-military personal to fill in-demand cyber security roles within their organisation. The growing demand for skilled people within this sector highlights why the cyber security industry needs military skills more than ever. Global demand for cyber security experts is forecast to outstrip supply by a third before the end of the decade. Not only can this talented pool help plug skills gaps in the industry - but their unique and transferable skills would be a great asset to any organisation.