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Looking for an entry level Cyber role?

Veteran

Christopher Moore San Antonio, TX

I would like to find an entry level cyber or network role in San Antonio, TX or remote that doesn’t require security+ or network+/ccna but rather will allow time to obtain during start of work. I am currently a Cubet student with an active clearance but the certification is what’s holding me back for a starting role. Any help or guidance would be great I have applied to over 25 positions without success. Understanding it’s a process I would like to gain experience while finishing my degree and obtaining certifications.

6 May 2021 6 replies Career Advancement

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Advisor

Jennifer Gonzalez New York, NY

Hi Chris,
Thanks for your question. I have a few suggestions:
-I would suggest looking through our job board https://acp-advisornet.org/job-openings to see if any listings meet what you are looking for. Also, keep track of ACP events for upcoming webinars and hiring events. https://www.acp-usa.org/news/acp-events
-I would also suggest reaching out to a cyber expert in our community section https://acp-advisornet.org/community/veterans and asking questions about how to break into the field.
-Lastly, I would explore Hiring our Heroes to explore their job boards, career fairs, and fellowship program https://www.hiringourheroes.org/
I hope this is helpful.
Best,
Jennifer

6 May 2021 Helpful answer

Veteran

Christopher Moore San Antonio, TX

Mr. Martin,

Thanks sir. I appreciate the insight I will get my desired companies/organizations together and start my networking process for insight of expectations for each respectfully.

Respectfully,
Christopher I. Moore

Veteran

Christopher Moore San Antonio, TX

Mr. Hoffman,

Thanks sir I have forwarded the information requested.

Respectfully,
Christopher I. Moore

Advisor

Gabriel Hoffman Falls Church, VA

Christopher, we have some top notch cyber personnel in San Antonio, including my current deputy who is also an Army vet. If you shoot me your contact info, I'll have David reach out to you.

Advisor

Jeff Martin Ashburn, VA

I’d suggest that you network at the target company or industry. Use LinkedIn to find people already working there and reach out to them. Ask them the process they used to get hired and ask them to help you navigate the hiring process and if they are willing, ask them to submit you as a referral. These activities require much more time on your part but in my opinion would greatly increase your chances for success. Good luck!

Veteran

Christopher Moore San Antonio, TX

Thanks Jennifer,

I will look into the following greatly appreciate it.

Respectfully,
Christopher I. Moore

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