2003 was a busy year for recruitment within the risk management sector, and all signs point
to the continuation of this trend over the next 12 months. Unsatisfactory bonuses will likely
lead to risk management resignations in early 2004, opening the door even wider for job
seekers. But what specific skills are hiring mangers seeking, what steps can incumbent risk
professionals take to climb the corporate ladder and what are the long-range career
prospects of risk managers? Adrian Marples, a senior risk management consultant, examines
these key issues.