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    doctorjay
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    I am an embedded software engineer learning about cyber security in order to get security within the IoT (Internet of Things) domain.

    I have had a couple of interviews (with automotive companies – I work for one now). I did not get either of those but I am at least getting looked at.

    I allowed myself to be submitted at a lower income (going from permanent to contract) in order to get my first IoT security position. I don’t know if they will even interview me. My point is that you may need to take a risk in order to get that first security position knowing that you will advance in the future.

    #67418

    NERV
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    I tried that and still they look at me like I was crazy.

    #67436

    doctorjay
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    It depends how much of a cut and/or risk you are ready to accept.

    Too much and they may think you are crazy. A little may make sense to them.

    #67497

    i8lyfe
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    The number one thing in life – Fake it ’til you Make it :p You need to know what you’re worth, but in a field like IT that is very structured in job title and roles, you need to get your foot in the door for whatever specific sector you want to break into.

    I can’t give any specifics as I work in the forex market, but I have a lot of friends in very high band IT jobs and a lot of them have had to do specific jobs/roles that would benefit them to apply for another job that requires skills in that sector or would just get an edge on other applicants.

    #67507

    doctorjay
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    The challenge is that within some domains (say my case of embedded systems) security is a recent concern (as devices became connected) and there are no classes, no certificates and even though the need is great entering the field is not easy.

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    812teck
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    Get ready!

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