Time
4 hours 21 minutes
Difficulty
Beginner
CEU/CPE
5

Video Transcription

00:00
So here's another one. So over the course of the last few weeks, we've covered all these job roles. We covered them in sort of a distinct roles, and in smaller companies a person might have to perform several rules. And how can you prepare for that? So, first of all, I want to say we're intimately familiar with that fact. Cyber. Terry is a pretty small start up right now, So we all wear a lot of hats, were all very familiar with that.
00:20
That's why you see Ken and I, you know, teaching so many videos because we're really, really passionate about getting that content out there.
00:25
And part of doing that means you're gonna wear a lot of hats.
00:28
So you didn't go first on this one as well. Ken, how do you prepare for a job where you might have to be assisted bin and the security manager for your system or something like that?
00:39
Sure. I mean, I think the biggest thing, Joe, at least in my opinion, is adaptability, you know? So just making sure that you're receptive because you have to understand that, you know,
00:49
you know, in the smaller companies Jill mentioned like a startup or something like that. You are gonna things change like daily, right? Realistically, things change daily or weekly. So there's no, you know, if you're not
01:00
kind of designed for that. You know, if you don't like frequent changes, then you know, you probably wanna look a larger companies where you have that specific role. But I think the best preparation is, you know, adaptability. And then also, you know, continuous learning, you know, So if you know that you may have some kind of system and responsibilities, for example, but you're working as a network engineer,
01:19
then make sure you understand
01:22
some of the key things that a society needs to do. Practice some stuff hands on. So that way, when it does come down your way, you're not totally unprepared for another thing that's really key on. This is when you're going to these companies. Be very honest about your skill set. You'll be. You'll be surprised to see that a lot of companies that say you know we need assistant and also has, you know,
01:40
Ch, who also knows this skill also knows this girl who is also a project manager.
01:44
Ah, lot of times. That's the role that they need fulfilled. That doesn't mean those air the credentials you have tohave when you apply. I've been involved with a lot of organizations and a lot of companies. They're looking for that really Jack of all trades role and are willing to provide that sort of stopgap creating you need in order to fulfill that role. They know when they well,
02:00
if they're a good company to work with, they know when they host offerings like that
02:05
that there is never going to be a perfect candidate. It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter how long you've been doing this. It doesn't matter how
02:10
why your experiences. You're just never going to have every single cybersecurity skill where every single idea skill it's just an insane thing to ask. So because of that,
02:22
when you go to a company, you can tell them very directly. You know, I know exactly how to set up in administer networks and how to implement firewalls. I know how to manage I d s and I ps is, But I don't really know, like lean 16. I don't really know project management. That's something that I'm willing to learn something I'm willing to get better at. But that's not a skills that I have today, and you can ask them in that interview. Is that a deal breaker?
02:42
And I will tell you
02:43
the vast majority of the time I've been I've been in and conducted hundreds of interviews and maybe 1% of the time. Has that been an actual deal breaker? It's much more important that you're honest about the skills you have, and you're able to clearly articulate what you do and don't know
02:58
absolutely. And along those lines, you know, as Joe mentioned, be specific on the skills you actually know. So just because you see a job posting saying, you know Python A C plus plus whatever don't wish that is a skill because most employers are gonna test you on that and you'll look like a fool out there trying to write code, and I have no clue what you're doing. Don't so ever list skills you don't have.
03:16
If your technical interviewer is any good at all, they will immediately catch you.
03:22
Yeah,

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