Time
48 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate
CEU/CPE
1

Video Transcription

00:00
Let's now move into the interview Q and A section. So
00:05
when you go on interviews when you land an interview after building a great resume after building your skills here on side Gary and elsewhere,
00:14
you may land an interview, and there are a couple of questions that you may want to think about here that you may be asked and again won't read all of this to you. But essentially, there's a technical questions that you want to be sure you understand. You can certainly do research on line to find these types of questions.
00:32
And Shane, I wanted to talk with you a little bit about this piece is well, because you've brought up an interesting point as we were getting ready for our webinar about not only the Q and A. The questions that you may be asked, but the actual skills that you may need to actually show on the interview. Can you speak to that a little bit for us?
00:52
Yeah, sure, Gina, thank you very much. Um, a cz we talked about previously when going into interview. There's a number of different aspects to consider when you think in terms of being a penetration tester. I mean, there's definitely the
01:03
technical aspects where you can see some specific questions like this being asked us to make sure you
01:10
they would understand what you're talking about, understand the technical aspect of the actual field. But
01:15
you know, also the soft skills aspect where
01:18
you would be test with, you know, essentially writing a report and being able to disseminate the information that you obtained from doing a penetration tests to potentially and nontechnical audience. So they're probably looking for
01:30
both things An interview, if you're looking for, ah, penetration testing career,
01:36
and then not just the interview question side the sauce kill side. But more from a technical standpoint would also recommend being prepared. Thio
01:46
actually performed some type of hands on interview. So, you know, how do you secure How would you penetrate 10 Test a specific system. I've seen this time in the industry in the past. S o just showing you actually have the skills to actually perform some type of engagement.
02:02
Fantastic. Yeah. So it's gonna be something where you're gonna be presented with the challenge literally, physically online, and that you're likely gonna be given a time limit its authorized to do that kind of work as part of your interview. Great, thank you.
02:17
And then, of course, we get to a piece here that I like to always mention as well.
02:22
It's important for you to think about when you're interviewing that you ask questions as well. You know, it's not just that the company that may be interviewing you gets the opportunity. Ask questions. This is your chance to get to know the company just as much as they're getting to know you, and it's very important that you ask questions. So I've highlighted a couple here using italics.
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What is the most fulfilling, exciting, technically complex project that you worked on here so far?
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So if you're talking obviously to a technical person, you can ask them about the technical work that they've done inside the company won't give you a good idea
02:54
as to whether
02:57
this is a good spot for you or not.
02:59
And how do you see this position evolving in the next three years? Be looking forward in your career. Be thinking about what could be happening in that position. Going forward, you can see some other questions that air here is Well, we do provide links at the end where you can actually take a look a little bit further at the questions that you may want to be asking
03:16
on your interviews.
03:17
This other piece, I'd like to mention a swell after the interview.
03:22
You know what do you d'oh, Follow up.
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Make sure that you let people know that your interest in the job if you truly are.
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And then the other piece I like to mention is try not to stock the interviewer, the hiring manager of the person that you're dealing with it the company brought you in. Stalking is never good when you're interviewing. Okay,
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let's move. Odd. The big question salary. So let's talk about salary here.
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This obviously this information is in us dollars. But Mark made a good point when we were chatting a little bit again, prepping for the webinar, he mentioned that pen testing is a good career, and you can obviously make a good amount of money no matter where you are in the world.
03:59
So we like to bring this up here into the salary range we've got to span here in U. S. Dollars. You could go for about $81,000 per year to about 116. That's that's in the high percentile. But take a look. This is information that we got from a website called Pacer. You may want to go out there and take a look at your what
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yourself as well.
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And then
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other resource is I want to bring up to you here. Besides just the pay information, Where can you look for work? Shane and I were chatting with Mark and all of us were getting ready. We talked about the fact that Lincoln is a great place to look for jobs, and there are other websites here as well. I won't go through all of these.
04:35
I did include a website at the bottom, which is actually a job board in India. So you may want to take a look that if you're in that region
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as well,
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we also have some resource is that we used to put to get put our presentation together today. Excuse me. And we've got lots of great lengths here that you can take a look at when you get a chance. Some YouTube videos were provided to us courtesy of Mark, who recommends you guys take a look at these as well

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