3.1 Career Path and Resume Tips

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So let's talk a little bit about joining a career path. We do just kind of dropped this slide in. Obviously, we don't make a hard sell here. That's not the point of our Webinar today. What we're looking to do is just share some information with you about our insider pro program, and you could certainly jump out to the cemetery website when you get an opportunity and take a look at
what we're doing with our career paths.
Additionally, as part of the insider pro program, we now have a component which is called Cyber Rely, which some of you may be aware of where you've been doing some training with Joe Perry, who against not with us today on the call. He's been doing some n'est live webinars Kelly has been doing CIA says P training over the last couple weeks. I think that's
gonna go into November if I'm not mistaken. So
Shane or Mark or both, if you guys would like to jump in and add anything about joining a career path, I'd love to hear your feedback on that.
Yeah, I could go for so So I think
one of the biggest things is Just because you pick one doesn't mean you can't switch.
But before you join this, the security engineer, their career path does have a lot of guilt and expectations and things that you already know
once you join, if you don't know which one to join. Shane and I are both here to kind of help you
make that decision.
We can go over any of the career paths and help you in any way that we can in orderto make sure you kind of get down the right path to get your career started. And we've got plenty of success stories of people that this is the first gig they got promoted at work. They left completely different fields to join this one. I mean, I mean, it's all out there.
Yeah, I mean, the chime in on that as well is noted this slide, all of the training content for Cyber Aires is free and excellent training resource. Absolutely. The benefit of the insider pro program is you get,
you know, to find career path, depending on what type of career looking to obtain in the industry.
And then you also get access to not just the
content for the educational portion but also Access Thio. I think we have,
you know, well over 150 or 200 labs to actually apply those skills and a hands on format Ah, virtual format. Just tow, validate kind of what you've learned. And then it also provides access to capture the flag exercises, which will actually go through and assess your skills and see how well you've actually learned that material, and
especially those interested in a career in penetration, testing or ethical hacking and capture. The flag exercises are
ideal for additional train again and assessments as well.
And then, on top of that, we also have access to a number of different practice tests, which will help for certification preparation. That's all combining the insider pro program. And then again, it's a It's a big, collaborative community with,
um, you know, thousands of other students and then also, you know, mentors like market myself and then, you know, a whole slew of other assistant mentors that kind of help guide you through that pathway of going through the educational process and going through a career path to actually get through as a result of obtaining a career.
Fantastic, great, good. So let's keep moving on to the material that as it relates to the cyber engineer career path. So
a couple of things I wanted to chat about with what to include on your resume. You know there's some responsibilities slash elements that you may want to think about. Obviously, what I always say when we talk about these types of things is if you've done this type of work, of course, put this on your resume, where you don't some something similar. You can obviously include this type of thing on your resume.
I do also recommend that you take a look online and search for
cyber engineer, manager resumes or cyber engineer resumes where if you're a pen tester and you want to look for someone who's done a pen testing resume, Velvet Jobs happens to be a great website
that I utilize a lot with all of the students that I work with here. It's library and elsewhere, and it's just a great sight to take a look at two getsem prompts. Get get some ideas that you can utilize in what you want to say. Any resume. OK, so they're a couple of things to think about here.
Proficiency and project management. We talked about that earlier. Right?
Another piece I want to highlight is capable of building relationships. Mark touched on that when he's dealing with a variety of people in meetings. And you have the manager of the director, someone who just wants the bottom line, right? How do you manage that relationship and capturing them? Any resume can be important thing. And then the let the last piece I want to touch on is team oriented and right
and collaborative.
You're collaborating with the people that you oversee or manage, and they work. Not necessarily for you, right? These days they work with you as you pursue the cyber very engineer work that you're doing.
So okay.
Did you guys want to add anything? Shader. Mark, I'll start with Shane. If you wanted to add anything about the resumes. Yeah, I mean, all great points for sure on And, you know, especially talking about collaborative and team environments, especially in this specific position. Anything you can highlight on a resume
about, you know, project management or leading a team,
Uh, you know, actually solve the problem. So, you know, Maybe through
some of the education you have you taken or or
task you're gonna sign at work. You actually let a problem that led a project that solved the problem would show, you know, project management and leadership skills. And then for this specific position, anything you could highlight based around
coaching and mentoring. We've beneficial as well because, as you know, being being tagged is ah, a manager that's a primary role is being able to coach and mentor your
team through current initiatives, but also to further develop their skill sets. Though they have growth opportunities in their current rules.
Yeah, beautiful. Great point about mentoring. And I know both of you do that in the roles that you play in the work out there in the world that you do. And, of course, here it's I bury. So, Mark, did you want to add anything? No, I know. I think I think you guys hit the goal. Okay, great. All right, let's move on.
So here's a piece that I often like to talk about, customizing your resume
and the top part of this side. You'll see where I say your resume should be customized for every job opening to which you apply. And so sometimes people might be kind of rolling their eyes or concerned about that kind of statement. But I want to be clear on this. This this does not mean redo your resume for every position that you want to apply for.
It means
taking a look at the job opening to which you want to send your resume
and potentially trying to put in key words that might be in the job opening again if it's applicable to what you've done.
And also maybe putting skills
that you have on your resume that might be not listed at the top but might be key to the role that you're applying for. Put those at the top trying to move the try to move those up not only for human eyes that are going to look at your resume. But of course, if you're going
and putting your resume out there into on the Web or you're sending an electronically to accompany, it may go through what's called an applicant tracking system. You guys know this stuff right? A robot's gonna read your resume, and they're gonna be looking for key words and other information that are specifically in the job listing that the company has created. So it's not too hard right to do the math to make it balance,
that's all I'll say, I'll move on.
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