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Jimmyy
(@jimmyy)
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Hi,

I am currently a final year student studying towards a Bachelors in Forensic Computing. I am looking for some starting point in my career in Computer/Digital Forensics, so it would be much appreciated if any of you could point me in some directions towards some positions for students like myself who will be graduating soon. I have experience of working with EnCase, FTK, WinHex, Autopsy, XRY along with some knowledge of networking.

Thanks for taking the time to view and read my post i look forward to any advice you may have.

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Posted : 05/12/2015 4:29 am
dandaman_24
(@dandaman_24)
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I have nothing to do with this company, however i have seen that there are a number of vacancies / trainee positions available.

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Posted : 05/12/2015 9:00 pm
Jimmyy
(@jimmyy)
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I have nothing to do with this company, however i have seen that there are a number of vacancies / trainee positions available.

Right and which company is this ?

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Posted : 05/12/2015 10:35 pm
minime2k9
(@minime2k9)
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Big part is missing from this…. which country/area do you live in?

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Posted : 06/12/2015 1:52 am
jaclaz
(@jaclaz)
Community Legend

Big part is missing from this…. which country/area do you live in?

An educated guess would be West Yorkshire …. roll
http//www.forensicfocus.com/Your_Account/profile=Jimmyy/

Location West Yorkshire

jaclaz

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Posted : 06/12/2015 5:40 pm
BitHead
(@bithead)
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Some potential jobs for someone with no experience in digital forensics

Junior Security Analyst

Security Analyst

or get some IT experience, of any kind

IT Support Technician

1st Line Helpdesk Technician

or join the police department, work your way up to inspector/forensic examiner, do great work. With some experience a job like an XCC747 Invest Support Officer might be in your future.

There are a lot of candidates out there with experience, if you have no IT or investigative experience you are at a huge disadvantage (no matter what your University Adviser told you).

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Posted : 06/12/2015 7:46 pm
Jimmyy
(@jimmyy)
New Member

Some potential jobs for someone with no experience in digital forensics

Junior Security Analyst

Security Analyst

or get some IT experience, of any kind

IT Support Technician

1st Line Helpdesk Technician

or join the police department, work your way up to inspector/forensic examiner, do great work. With some experience a job like an XCC747 Invest Support Officer might be in your future.

There are a lot of candidates out there with experience, if you have no IT or investigative experience you are at a huge disadvantage (no matter what your University Adviser told you).

Right, Thanks for that

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Posted : 06/12/2015 10:44 pm
kzrhodes
(@kzrhodes)
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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.

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Posted : 07/12/2015 1:07 am
Jimmyy
(@jimmyy)
New Member

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

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Posted : 07/12/2015 4:00 am
dandaman_24
(@dandaman_24)
Active Member

Apologies,

Here is the link.

http//sytech-consultants.com/employment/

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Posted : 08/12/2015 1:11 am
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