Your Career: The Level-Up Low-Down

May 03, 2019

Advance your information security job search with these strategies from cybersecurity recruiter Olivia Byrne, Ashling.

1. Focus your search. Start by listing the top three things that your dream job would include. Consider your ideal work environment, skill set, and areas of interest, and research a few organizations in your target location that could be the right next step in your career. 

2. Alert your network. Touch base with your go-to professionals (and friends) for insight and to inquire about potential job opportunities.

Pro-tip: Most positions are available long before they’re posted/advertised. A connection may be able to provide advance notice, make an introduction, or help secure an interview.

3. Update, update, update. Ensure your resume and online profiles are updated to highlight experience that positions you accordingly, as well as the skillset(s) you'd like to utilize in your next role. Doing so will help recruiters and hiring managers find you for positions that accurately align with your goals. 

4. Team-up with an industry-specific recruiter. Collaborate with a recruiter with whom you’re comfortable and who works at an established firm that’s exclusive to cybersecurity. Specifically, in infosec., it’s beneficial to have a long-term recruiting partner who knows your background, understands your aspirations, and stays in touch— involved— as you chart your professional course.

For the latest cybersecurity career opportunities available through Ashling, a women-owned infosec recruiting firm and community, check-out our interactive job board here in the community.

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