All of these creators are also excellent people to follow on LinkedIn.
Who to Follow on LinkedIn
Speaking of LinkedIn: it has long been an essential tool for anyone in the job hunt. It lets you network virtually, research job opportunities, and learn from corporate security professionals who generously share helpful advice. It also delivers truly global opportunities for networking, an essential component of any job search or career transition. You may also find it helpful in identifying and developing relationships with potential mentors, whether or not you have worked with them in a previous role.
Here are some of our top suggestions for people to follow on LinkedIn.
Eric Vento is a former law enforcement officer who regularly shares job openings and great tactical advice for job hunters. He also frequently offers to make referrals once he has the chance to meet you.
Ernie Van der Leest and Justin Lamb are two other security professional who regularly share job opportunities at leading organizations.
Chuck Harold is a retired police officer and security expert. He’s also the on-air host of SecurityGuyTV.com. He has a wide breadth of law enforcement and private security experience. That is reflected in his diverse content that covers all aspects of law enforcement, safety, security and quality of life.
Charles “CHUCK” Andrews is a consistent and reliable source of security news and insights. He founded Friends of Chuck (FOC), a professional security group that exists for the purposes of networking, locating employment, exchanging business opportunities, discovering new emerging security technologies and sharing other important information.
Tim Wenzel is a shining example of an entrepreneurial security professional who helps others while advancing the profession. He founded Getting Security Done, an organization dedicated to accelerating the advancement of the security industry by fostering the most relevant conversations). Getting Security Done recently launched The Kindness Games, a strategy initiative that aims to heal our relationships and communities through targeted kindness. Tim also shares his personal journey on his website, Thoughts & Stories for Owning Life.
Joshua Shelton provides a great model of translating skills from law enforcement into a corporate security career at organizations who covet those skills. He is a fraud investigator and supply chain security expert who is quick to highlight the achievements of his peers.
Humberto Botello shares excellent insights on leadership and other important topics in corporate security.
(Special thanks to Scott Lake for introducing us to some of these professionals.)