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Thinking about a Career Move in Cybersecurity?
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jmrazik982
jmrazik982,
User Rank: Apprentice
2/21/2018 | 1:58:42 PM
Re: Career change
Great, you have a piece of paper. Now go do what ALL IT people do, get your foot in the door somewhere.

That likely means you need to apply to jobs like NOC tech and cut your teeth in the trenches.

It will be less than you expected, but until you can demonstrate something to somebody, you are merely a paper tiger.

I would not settle back into your old career, that is foolish and wastes all the time and energy you have thus far applied.

So you should apply for jobs like a NOC, Desktop/System Administrator and look for internships in that arena.

Once you have established a foothold, you will inherently be exposed to the people you want to become, but you will still have to prove yourself before you can get another door to open where you can demonstrate your knowledge.

Don't sell yourself short, apply to any and all IT positions and let them tell you NO, NEVER TELL YOURSELF, NO.

Keep pushing, and if you have to move to areas where there is alot of IT jobs.  Nothing is ever as simple as getting a certification and expecting doors to open.

 

Good luck
Nicho88
Nicho88,
User Rank: Apprentice
2/18/2018 | 10:42:37 PM
Re: Yawn More Rubbish
Hey CYBERMARK, you don't have a job because you have a bad attitude and you can't spell. It has nothing to do with the market.
CyberMark
CyberMark,
User Rank: Strategist
2/17/2018 | 9:32:55 AM
Yawn More Rubbish
I posted on a thread similar to this months ago, articules that throw figures about how the whole world is short of cyber security professionals funny really as I finished my Masters degree in cyber security 6 months ago and am still unable to even get a job interview. 

Write about something that's real, this articule is nearly as bad as the one about 13 Russians that managed to sway the US Elections utter rubbishh. 
Karlss
Karlss,
User Rank: Apprentice
2/13/2018 | 4:40:49 AM
Re: Cybersecurity - YES - InfoTech - NO
That was very interesting to read, thanks
myjo12
myjo12,
User Rank: Apprentice
2/7/2018 | 10:13:30 AM
Career change
I recently made a career change into cybersecurity and completed my master's degree in December 2017. I have been looking for a job ever since but because I have no prior experience I am not even being considered. I am working on getting certifications but feel that it will not do much good. I quit my job in order to make this change so that I could complete my degree in a year's time. However, if I don't find something soon, I will be forced to go back to the type of work I was doing before making this degree a waste of time and money. So if you are planning to make a career change into cybersecurity make sure you have an idea of how to get experience before applying for jobs. It seems that you need at least an internship somewhere. I'm not sure what companies expect those of us who are unable to get one is supposed to do. How do they expect to fill all of these positions if no one is willing to train?

 
REISEN1955
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
2/1/2018 | 3:11:28 PM
Cybersecurity - YES - InfoTech - NO
IT - Infrastructure Temorary workers and outsourced staff to Bangalore.  BUT security is a different field now and I heartily recommend ANY interested individual to follow this career path.  Programmers can be sent to Bangalore and general work is mostly for kids.  Building servers - ok, but not a solid path too.  Remember that American management does not appreciate IT in general. 


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