I have been looking to gain experience in my field of cyber security, get real world experience. I am ready to work asap as I attend school full time.
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!
Here is one posting from my organization, let me know if you have questions.
Seaman Perez -
Realize there is much information on the cyber security industry. Proceed with caution and throughly investigate any leads.
First thing – search LogRhythm.com and send off for their guidebook….
LogRhythm created a guidebook to provide you with cybersecurity awareness training tips and practical steps to build a security-first culture across the enterprise, including how to:
Develop a security-first awareness strategy
Leverage advocates to create an effective awareness program
Obtain program funding from the CFO
Present on cybersecurity awareness training to executives
Promote and reinforce your security awareness program
By building a security-first culture, your company will reduce risk to the organization and increase trust with business partners and customers. Download The Security First Guidebook to get started today!
Then search evolvesecruity.com. They offer an online Cyber Security “Bootcamp” and complete their application. Their phone number is 312-957-5682. Be sure to see if there are any costs to you.
Next, check out the job posting …Information Security Analyst at Northrop Grumman in Gilroy, CA
Job highlights Identified by Google from the original job post
Master’s or Bachelor's degree with 0 years of experience; OR an Associate’s degree with 2 years of experience; OR a High School Diploma/GED with 4 years of experience is required
Current DoD 8570 IAM level 1 security certification (example: Security+ CE); OR must have the ability to obtain one within 6 months of start date
Candidates must have a current DOD Secret security clearance (at a minimum) with an original adjudication, or a periodic reinvestigation date, completed with the last 6 years in order to be considered
Must have the ability to obtain, and maintain, access to Special Programs as condition of continued employment
Perform assessments of systems and networks within the networking environment or enclave and identify where those systems and networks deviate from acceptable configurations, enclave policy, or local policy
Establishes strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and supports obtaining certification and accreditation of systems
And seven more
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