3.2 Resume, Interviews and Salary

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So let's take a look here or next slide,
and we're gonna get now into more specifics on customizing your resume, customizing your resume. So we've talked a little bit about building your resume. We have some more information as we go along about resumes, and I want to mention one thing before we even talk about the content on the slide. Your resume isn't out. No,
And sometimes when people think about that, it may be a little off putting. To think about
your resume is being an ad, but it shouldn't be. It's a way for you to market yourself to potential employers or other folks that you maybe wanted to work with, where if you're applying for various volunteer positions, even
it's an ad and we want to make make that clear and help you build your, uh, your resume or your ad, and you're able to get assistance on building the structure of your resume and getting some pointers and tips through the Siberian side of pro program.
I wanted to share that with you.
The slide itself talks about customizing your resume and how it should be customized for each job that you're interviewing for and when I say that, sometimes
you might be groaning and might be thinking, I don't want to do that but I do recommend that because it's really important for you to target. So we talk about resume being an ad. You are out there marketing yourself, and good marketers actually always do a lot of good targeting.
So if you find a job that you want to apply for, make sure that you customize the resume tive fit the job that you're applying for.
We don't want to get into the one size fits all approach. Okay,
all right,
so now let's talk a little bit about we're gonna come back and maybe touch on resumes again a little bit. But interviewing interview Q and A
and we've got some questions on screen. I won't read all of the questions that you may be asked during a sock interview that you may be going for,
couple things I want to mention here before even touch on this content is I have a nice quote here, according to David O'Berry, who's the worldwide technical strategist for McAfee. Competent analysts don't use buzzwords, so I want to keep on what you keep this in mind as you're actually interview,
and you may be asked some of the questions that are on screen. And, of course, you could be reading those as I'm talking.
But let me do the quote. Competent analysts don't use buzzwords. They demonstrated in depth understanding of each step. Each mechanism an object as well as the authentication framework. So if you're asked certain questions,
try not to answer the questions. Using Bud work, buzz words or high level information, try to get as detailed as you can,
so want to share that with you
and you want. Also think about while you're interviewing and you're answering the questions that may be on screen.
What can you do as a potential candidate to paint a clear picture of your analytical thinking, problem solving and technical skills? Okay, but let's take a look at some of the questions that are here. You know, you might look at one of the questions that kind of towards the top. What is excess s, you know, cross site scripting, right? And why is it bad? You should know about certain things.
Can you write a snort signature on this is information by the way that I found on Reddit,
you know? So these are people that have actually been asked these actual questions during interviews. So take a look at this again. When you do a replay of the video after we're finished, you'll be able to look take a look at these as we go as you go along and take a look at the video following our presentation.
Other things to think about with interviewing questions. You want to make sure you're asking questions as well. Sometimes when people go into an interview, they see it as one side of communication. So you, as the potential candidate, may look at the interviewer and think that they are the only person that can ask questions. This is not the case.
You want to get information about the company that he may be working with. You want to ask questions?
Not only the questions obviously help you discern whether the company is a good fit for you, but it also actually allows you to show interest in the company.
And it may spark further and deeper conversations with your interviewers. So there's some questions here, for example, what is being done to improve upon weaknesses that may be occurring in the company. You know that maybe it's kind of a sticky questions. You have to be careful when you're asking questions that may open up
a conversation that the interview or may not be completely comfortable with. But anyway, you guys get my point. I won't go on and on too much.
Okay, other things to think about and Shayne and Mark, I'll pull you guys back in on this piece. So after an interview, we've all been through interviews. We've all had questions asked, will ask questions and then, you know after the interview, this is almost like after the date you go, you go out with someone. You like them. What should you? D'oh right.
If you're interested in the job, make sure you tell the interviewer that you really want it now let them know that you're interested. It's not bad to do that. Remember, this is marketing and sales to a certain degree,
and you want to follow up. But of course you don't want to stalk anyone. You want to make that clear. So Mark, I'll start with you. Any thoughts on what to do after a sock interview or a technical interview.
Yeah, I know. With me, like, you know, obviously you don't want to be stopped, but I've been on a lot of interview panels and the people that sent an email or even a phone call
that that expressed the ranch. Kristen, thank you for the time that they truly seem interested. Usually are the ones that I bumped to the top of list. This is this is real information that I know I know that I use.
And one thing that I can see when you're on the interview is do not Google things if it's over the phone, because that that always stands out as well,
right? They could be hearing you typing right and googling and reading a response from a web. Absolutely. Yeah, that's generally bad. Okay, Shane, anything that you'd like to add?
Yeah. I mean, again, just, uh, just a plus one with Mark said, You know, I think, uh, usually at least ah, thank you. Follow up email expressing your thanks and let me know you're in a position. You appreciate the time. I think, uh, I think speaks very highly. Not not something you have to do
frequently. You know, typically, just one full of email
should supplies. Like you're saying, you know, don't necessarily stop the stuff, the interviews, probably more of a negative thing. That a positive thing.
Um, and then,
you know, from the interview process perspective, you know, like Mark mentioned, you know, we all have access to Google. Is the information age. We all know how to use it, But
even if you don't know the answer to a question, um, you know, just kind of talk intelligently on how you would you go about finding the answer or what resource you would utilize. Thio sold that specific problem as opposed to, you know, pausing and take that time and look something up. I think they would appreciate that more than just wantto
be able Thio. See that you have some technical capability and have the,
have the ambition of follow up with something and find a way to solve a problem.
I think one of the most interesting interview questions I got in the past was how do you troubleshoot troubleshooting?
So you think about a question like that interview And how would you go about answering that from? From your standpoint. So something to think about.
Yeah. Really care? Yeah, E. I think one of the rooms are I think when I had a question, like one of the ones that I've gotten several times. First level for high end fantasizing jobs was explaining me, your whole network and that usually one that you can pick out the technical people right away.
Yeah. Separate people, doesn't it? Yeah,
definitely. Good. Great. And just going back in time a little bit. You know, obviously
working on your resume. You're sending it out. You're applying for opportunities, you get interviewing opportunities. One piece, and I want to make sure that we mentioned in our Webinar today is doing your research on the company that you may be interviewing with. You know, sometimes someone will come in to do an interview. Ah, potential candidate. And they may not know anything about the company, and that's
generally not a good thing, right?
You want to make sure that you're ready and you do your research right? Even as a cyber person, they're going to expect you to be able to do research and just knowing about the company and having done research will show that your capabilities in doing general research.
Okay, so let's go ahead and move on.
The big question that don what you've all been waiting for,
How much do stock analysts make? So we took some information here. One of our folks on the team did some great research for us, and we have our salary range that's at the bottom
towards the bottom of the slide cellar. Arrange starts just over 53,000 Mrs in U. S. Dollars. Right? And reaches almost 150,000 in U. S. Dollars. So Chain and Mark, are you seeing these numbers out in the world that you're working in? That these thieves are accurate numbers that the range we have here
stop machine?
yeah, I mean it, obviously. Very depending on the company, depending on the location. Um,
you think of us locations like
D. C. New York, Philadelphia L. A. Obviously, salaries are gonna be a lot higher compared to someone with a lower cost of living.
I also dependent upon the position as well. So a lot of entry level positions will come in,
you know, making a lower salary. But you know, provides most place, provide a lot of growth opportunity. D'oh!
You know, expand and stay in the stock analyst roll That's still level up. Like you mentioned in previous lives. There are,
you know, a few different tiers Thio stock analyst that provide growth opportunity, especially when you get up to
like a Tier three stock analysts. And you're doing more of the,
you know, threat hunting aspect or leading threat hiding exercises. And having met that specialty for actually going through when searching a network for threats on being a lot more technical advance and then Maurine the leadership role, you could definitely see that getting more up to the 101 $150,000 range.
Fantastic. Great.
Okay. Thank you, guys, for your input on that.
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