How to Take your Cybersecurity Career to the Next Level!
If you already have cybersecurity experience the odds are you are ready to take your career to the next level. For those of you with no experience, you can still get your career started. First, you need to figure out your goals and what career path you want to take in your cybersecurity career. Do you have any certifications yet? Some good foundational certifications are CompTIA Sercurity+, ITIL, Cisco CCNA. It is time to build your skills and explore more certifications that can open new doors.
- Are you interested in Cloud Computing?
- Are you interested in Cybersecurity?
- Are you interested in Penetration Testing?
- Are you interested in Robotic Process Automation?
The good news is that the demand for Cybersecurity professionals is in high demand. There is a shortage of cybersecurity professionals so if you already have your career started you are on the right track!
Here are some helpful tips on how to take your cybersecurity career to the next level!
Be Forever Curious!
Don’t ever settle for what you know about cybersecurity right now! Continue to be curious and learn something new every day. Look at what skills the jobs you are interested in require and work on those skills so you can add them to your resume. Make a plan for how you will advance your education. You need to stay ambitious and never stop your desire to pursue more education. Participate in hackathons and get in from companies and show off your skills.
Be Strong in 5 Key Areas!
- Risk Management
- Technical Understanding
- Program Management
- Be a Leader
Networking is one of the most important things any job seeker can do. Reach out to people you know in the field that work in jobs that you would like to hold. Continue to build professional relationships and be sure to nourish them. Our Digital Natives Meetup is another great opportunity to network and learn more.
Get More Certifications!
The more you are in the field you may get rusty in some areas. It is important to get up to speed and certifications help you stay current in the ever-changing industry. Figure out your career path and what certifications will help you get there. Some certifications that can unlock the door to higher-level positions are Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Be a Leader!
Be very proactive with trends in the industry and share them with your boss and team. Take leadership classes and present at cybersecurity conferences or meetups. Some leadership job titles, Chief Information Security Officer, Lead Software Security Engineer, Security Architect, Penetration Tester, Senior Security Analyst, and Senior Cybersecurity Engineer.
Build a Strong CV!
It is important to build a strong resume and that is not just a long list of skills and platforms you have used. Use your CV to tell your story and show examples how the skills, benefits, and problems you have solved. If you need help with your resume and CV we have packages at Intellectual Point. A strong resume is what is going to set you apart from other applicants. It is important to have IT Certifications and experience however you also need to create the best resume to show off those skills.
Are you ready to take your Cybersecurity career to the next level?