What You Read on CyberSecJobs in 2017

Posted by Pat Tovo

2017 what you were readingYikes!  It’s hard to believe that another year has gone by. A lot has happened both in the world and here on the website. We’re pleased that our articles are well received and we wanted to recap the most popular postings from 2017. If you didn’t get the chance to read them as they went online, now is your opportunity to taken in some good information.

  1. Getting Your First Reference

Establishing your career offers challenges and references are a crucial part of your professional presentation. Reaching out to those who you’ve turned to for guidance, counsel and experience can boost your profile. Follow these steps to propel you on your professional path.

  1. How to Craft Your Success Stories for Interviews


Interviews are challenging not only for job seekers but for hiring managers as well. You can ease the tension, better present your professional background and establish that you’re a confident, qualified candidate by writing, refining and rehearsing a story that showcases your top qualities. This article offers tips that make the process easily doable.

  1. Make a Big Impression at the NCS Cyber Job Fair

Do you wonder if attending a Job Fair is worth the effort? Recruiters really do spend the time and money to come to job fairs because they are looking for great matches for their hiring needs. Here’s the inside scoop from talent acquisition professionals to help you find the cyber security career you’ve been looking for.

  1. Leave These Behind When You Interview

As an infosec job seeker you need to be prepared to put your best foot forward in a competitive job market. You’ve done your homework now the interview is your time to close the deal. It’ll be easier to do so if you go in uncluttered. Don’t blow all that hard work by showing up to meet a potential employer with a bunch of extra “stuff”. The old adage, “Less is more”, is really important during the interview process. Read about what to leave behind.

  1. You’ve Flubbed the Interview, Here’s How to Recover

It happens to everyone at some point in their job search. You go in fully prepped, a shine on your shoes, eager to make a good impression but something goes awry. Maybe you said the wrong thing or you blew an answer and now you feel like there is no hope.  Well, maybe not.  Learn what you can do to smooth over that first impression and reaffirm you are a good candidate for the job.

  1. Turn Around a Bad Interview

You applied for a terrific sounding job and you get called for an interview. Yay!  Then everything seems to go downhill from there. You don’t want to admit it, but you can tell in your gut that something is off about the job, the company, or the interviewer. Here are a few things that should raise concern.

  1. Knowing the Right Code for Your Resume

Great quick tips from a roundtable discussion at BSides San Antonio with hiring manager Brett Pagel of Raytheon, HR Manager Irma Symons of IPSecure, and Managing Director Bill Branstetter of ASG. Moderated by Kathleen Smith of ClearedJobs.Net /

  1. How Do You Stand Out to a Recruiter

When looking for a job in the technology industry it can be difficult to differentiate yourself from other candidates. The challenge for recruiters is trying to find the best candidate with appropriate skills. So how do you make yourself stand out and get a call over someone with the same experience? Learn how in this article.

  1. Resume Tips from WiCyS Sponsors

During the Women in Cyber Security Conference we asked several industry professionals to share their tips on resume writing. Here are their Do’s and Don’ts.

  1. Break Through Resume Clutter asked a team of recruiting professionals to offer their advice for writing a better resume. Here are their tips.

We’d like to hear from you. What do you want us to write about in the coming year?

Pat Tovo guides job seekers in conducting successful employment searches through targeted prospecting, effective resume writing, and polished interviewing skills.  She enjoys facilitating workshops and working one-on-one in career counseling.

This entry was posted on Friday, December 15, 2017 12:58 pm

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