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Graduate/Entry Level Roles

Discussion of computer forensics employment and career issues.
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Re: Graduate/Entry Level Roles

Post Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:07 pm

You're unlikely to get any good leads for positions through this forum. People typically only refer jobs to others when they know the person personally. Why? Referring is risky. A bad referral could hurt someone's reputation.

Here is what I recommend. I did something similar, and it worked really well...

1. Contact companies who hire forensics people and ask if you can do an unpaid internship with them. Tell them you need to have an internship before you graduate. This is an advantage you have being a student. People are more likely to say yes to this. Consider this part of your education. If they like you, it could turn into a job upon graduation. If nothing else, you can put it on your resume as experience.

2. Find forensics professionals and managers near you. Linkedin may help you do this. Tell them you are a student and ask if you could ask them for advice about a career in forensics. Try to get them to meet with you in person for minimum of 15 minutes. Ask them questions about how they got into the field. Hand them your resume and ask them to critique. Don't ask for a job. That would just be awkward. If they like you and know of a position, they will let you know. If they recommend you do something, it would be a good idea to do it if you want to work for them someday.

3. Follow up with all these people after you graduate, especially if you don't have a job yet. Let them know what you are up to. Ask them to forward your name to anyone who has an open position.

The key with all of this is take advantage of the fact you are a student. People like to help students and give advice to them. A new graduate can use the same technique, but it becomes harder to use the farther you get from graduation.  

kzrhodes
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Re: Graduate/Entry Level Roles

Post Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:00 pm

- kzrhodes
You're unlikely to get any good leads for positions through this forum. People typically only refer jobs to others when they know the person personally. Why? Referring is risky. A bad referral could hurt someone's reputation.

Here is what I recommend. I did something similar, and it worked really well...

1. Contact companies who hire forensics people and ask if you can do an unpaid internship with them. Tell them you need to have an internship before you graduate. This is an advantage you have being a student. People are more likely to say yes to this. Consider this part of your education. If they like you, it could turn into a job upon graduation. If nothing else, you can put it on your resume as experience.

2. Find forensics professionals and managers near you. Linkedin may help you do this. Tell them you are a student and ask if you could ask them for advice about a career in forensics. Try to get them to meet with you in person for minimum of 15 minutes. Ask them questions about how they got into the field. Hand them your resume and ask them to critique. Don't ask for a job. That would just be awkward. If they like you and know of a position, they will let you know. If they recommend you do something, it would be a good idea to do it if you want to work for them someday.

3. Follow up with all these people after you graduate, especially if you don't have a job yet. Let them know what you are up to. Ask them to forward your name to anyone who has an open position.

The key with all of this is take advantage of the fact you are a student. People like to help students and give advice to them. A new graduate can use the same technique, but it becomes harder to use the farther you get from graduation.


Sound advice mate, much appreciated  

Jimmyy
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Re: Graduate/Entry Level Roles

Post Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:11 pm

Apologies,

Here is the link.

sytech-consultants.com/employment/  

dandaman_24
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