How a CISO benefits from rejection

In this episode of Life of a CISO, Dr. Eric Cole challenges you to defy any obstacle that is affecting your ability to apply for your dream position. Before reaching the highest status, there will be bumps in the road. Every world-class leader once found a way to benefit from failures by changing their mindset. The important of rejection is using the emotional and physical aspects to push yourself up the ladder toward your goal.

In this episode:

  • 1:00– Life of a CISO YouTube Live every Thursday at 9:30 AM ET
  • 5:00– Have a tailored CV if you want to apply for a CISO position
  • 6:20– Why are you waiting to apply?
  • 8:20– Apply to 20 CISO positions with your current CV
  • 10:30– Let data drive decisions
  • 10:40– Research sample CISO CVs on LinkedIn
  • 11:15– Tweak your CV to be world-class instead of just technical
  • 13:30– Companies looking for CISO today may not be interested in a year
  • 13:50– Don’t be afraid to ask and apply for a job
  • 14:00– So many people don’t apply because of fear of rejection
  • 17:00– CISOs don’t take no as a no
  • 17:15– Every successful person was once turned down
  • 21:15– Over 100 0 investors said no to Microsoft
  • 23:00– Crush the limiting belief telling you, you’re not CISO material
  • 25:00– Do you have that level of conviction
  • 28:00– Don’t let a ‘no’ stop you from going after what you want