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Let's not talk a little bit about interview Q and A
questions that you may want to ask right so questions that you may want to think about asking for your cyber engineer management position that you may be. Excuse me. These questions let me back up that you may be asked, and then we have questions that you can ask as well. I'm getting out of myself here. So think about questions that
you may be asked in your interview. Be prepared. Go online again. Research. Look for questions that other people have been asked. That's what we've done here for this webinar. We added a list of questions that you may be asked during your interview.
So, you know, here's a list of some questions I'll ask Shayne and Mark to pipe in and maybe give us and feedback on other questions that they may know about. Or maybe expand on the questions that air here. So, Mark, I'll start with you when you look at this list of five questions, and obviously this is by no means an exhaustive list. Do you have anything
that you wanna
comment on on the specific questions or anything that you'd like to have people also know about that. They may be asked during your interview,
So, yeah, like I personally like
the 1st 1 just because it's a
I have been asked that, and it kind of is one of the questions that catches you off guard
just because you know, coming in there or any organization as a leader or being the new manager,
it's always tough to kind of get
your thoughts across. So it's just kind of nice to hear someone's thought. Process is kind of let you kind of into their head to see if they have the problem solving skills you're looking for
and based on how they respond. It kind of also gives you an idea of how you feel like they'll fit in with the team.
At the end of the day, you may be the most brilliant technical person in the world, but
can you get your point across and can you lead others? And can you interface with other people? That's that's one of the things that
that I've run into, um, dress the questions. I mean, it's stuff that I would absolutely expect.
even breaking it down to the simple questions, asking about what you know about our company just to prove that. Did you do your homework? Because in my mind, if you're truly interested in position, you're gonna do a lot of research on the company
and just as, ah, Tibet, it it will be a security engineer that's required to know about 10 testing and that kind of stuff. You gotta do. You recall it.
And then, you know, one of the some of the more general questions are gonna be How do you see yourself fitting in what, your background, what your home network look like? What, your management style. How do you leave people give me an example, All that kind of stuff and then won. The ones that I was reading up on the other day was if I spoke to your old manager, other people you work with,
what would they say about you?
And then that kind of also let you kind of read into hell's someone's confidence to make, you know, just like I said, it's all about interview for the position. Make sure your technically confident you could perform the job, but also that you're a good fit for the environment
just because you may be the best person in the world at what you do. But if you're not a good fit for that specific team, nothing can fix that.
Absolutely good. Yeah, right There has to be. Ah, good chemistry, right. Good fit. That's always an important piece when you're interviewing with the company and obviously looking forward, projecting the company, of course, is going to try to see you in that position. And ultimately, you may be doing the same if that's a place where you want to work. So great. So, Shane, I don't know if you want
add anything at this moment in time
or have we said it all?
Yeah. I mean, definitely, definitely great job outlining those points from both you and Mark. Uh, you know, the specific type of interview could could go both ways and probably will where it will be. A lot of technical security based questions. Just thio Validate that you understand
what you're what you're talking about from a technical standpoint, But then also questions based around your specific management style. And how do you how do you coach and lead and
mentor in and develop individual Excuse me, individuals themselves, then across teams and one of things I mentioned before about that actual translation piece. One of the actual
interviews I had personally
for more of ah senior position was to develop a presentation 45 minute long presentation, teaching a technical topic to a nontechnical audience. I think at the time, I just gave a presentation on malware, and I was just having the ability to understand the
technical pieces behind that. But then also explain it to
a very non technical crowd that doesn't really understand technology or what malware, what viruses are. So that was, you know, something that I had to prepare for interview in the past. Yeah, right. Fantastic love that kind of.
And just add on to that one of the students that we meant toward. I think I spent an hour online with him because he had to do a similar presentation for a vulnerability analysis job toe where we just did a dry run of his presentation and help to kind of work through it. So I mean, you know, we're here to help you guys get the job that you want at any level,
so all of this stuff is very real. So we're not making any of it up.
Yeah, wonderful. And I think you touched on something in your comment. Mark of practice makes perfect, right? So, you know, don't go into these interviews cold. Obviously you have lots of resource is here It's library and, of course, online. You know, looking up questions that you may be asked to be an extremely helpful piece, especially for people who get nervous and interviews. And,
ah, good percentage of the people that we talked to get nervous and interviews just the way we might. You know, that's
very normal. So anyway, great.
Thanks, you guys. So
injury Q and A. Here's a list that you may have seen in some of the other webinars that we've done previously. I like this list. I've truncated a little bit, cut out a couple of the items, but these are questions that you want to ask
during your interviews. No matter what position you're interviewing for again, I always reiterate this point and I'll say it.
The interview that you're going on is just as much an interview for you to determine if the company is right as it is for them to determine if you're right. And sometimes we sit in our chairs when we're interviewing and we're thinking, Wow, I'm really lucky to be here. And I hope they are from you the job. But I want you to think about being discerning yourself and figuring out whether a company
that has you in for an interview
is the place where you want to be. Isn't the right fit for you? Is the culture right? Is any aspect of the company is the size, right? Are the other people that work there, right? I mean, are they people that you could see yourself working with day after day? So anyway, take a look at the questions here you know won't read them on the slide, But
things to think about that you may want to ask and come prepared. Obviously, with your questions, try not to remember these in your head and just think you might remember them at the end.
Because again, that nervous factor may impact your ability to remember, so Okay, good.
Again. I always mention this piece is well, and I'll mention it here
after the interview. Make sure your follow up you know, send a note sending emails. Send whatever you want to send to someone that you may be working with, whether it's a recruiter or hiring manager that you may be working with directly in a company right on the peace I always like to mention is Try not to stock anybody. That's, you know, kind of a turnoff for companies that might be
interested in hiring you
if you stock too much, be Judases in your follow up, but be persistent. So there is a fine line there. And if you have any questions on that, certainly feel free to ask Shane, Mark or me about those types of questions. How often should I follow up? And I've been asked that and I usually work with students to try to help them figure out a reasonable follow a plan,
you know.
So anyway, that's all, say there.
And now the big piece that we often
I think about, you know
how much to cyber engineers man managers make. And again, this you can see the information at the bottom of our source here, which is pacer, right? So we're looking at some numbers that you can see here So in the lower scale, the 25th percentile, we're looking at 121. The average maybe around 1 41 50 or so, The high end you're getting into 1 61 80
So, Shane, I'll start with you
based on the numbers that you're seeing in your part of the world, Is this fairly accurate? Or would you say the numbers are the lower? A little higher? Yeah. I mean, it's it's, ah, pretty decent average across the board. It's gonna very obviously with
education, experience, certifications and then also, you know, across across company and then location as well. Obviously, you know, the pay scale is gonna very dependent on the cost of living. But I think this is a pretty decent average to start with.
Fantastic. Yeah. Good. Yeah. And again, a part of the world, right that you that you're working in,
It depends, right? So if you want to do a local search and figure out what's happening locally in Newmarket, obviously you guys conduce that type of thing. So, Mark, you're obviously in a different part of the world from where Shane and I are. Are you seeing these numbers
as Well, where you seeing? Lower numbers.
So So, I mean, I think it's a good average. I would say, You know, starting out, you're probably gonna be definitely at the lower end. You know, you're in ball rain. Since
I'm still us, I kind of get paid on that scales. That's really kind of what I know. But from what I have gathered with some of these other positions out here at the local companies that we've went and see
at the manager level, you're definitely gonna be in this, especially because, you know, once you get outside
of the States with what I have experienced on out here, especially kind of embodied reining in the Middle East, finding that finding the skill set and here is a lot harder because, you know, I was just talking with a sock
well, a couple days ago when we were gonna busy one of companies around here.
And that's one of the things that they struggle with us finding people with the appropriate education and level. So, you know, I I would not be surprised at all that they would pay you whatever it took if you can't get what they needed Yeah, supply and demand right is always at work. So if you're you have the skills and you have the education and you've gone through and done your certifications,
then you can be to calm me,
very marketable person
in this world, so great, wonderful.
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