Looking for advice on career options. (ENTRY LEVEL GRADUATE)
Thanks for stopping by on my post and would appreciate any advice available.
I graduated with a First Class Honours in BSc Computer Forensics. However I have still not been able to breakthrough into this career path. I really do want to get my career going and be able to get the necessary skills and experience to be able to help me along the way. I am always open to any opportunity which may help me start my career whether voluntary or paid work. I am really lost in what direction to go in at this moment of time so I would really appreciate any advice in terms of what I can do to be able to start my career in digital forensics.
hey home slice, any luck yet? not sure where you live but i know how tough it is. I live in the US and the job postings are few and far. most seem to be based on the east coast. i work for a company that does forensics and cant land a job as a forensic analyst.
best advice get some certifications. and get a variety you dont want to put all your eggs in one basket.
I have been working on some AWS certs, i have some forensic certs and am working on the security + and will probably get some splunk certs
getting a variety of certs like this should at least help you land a job in security or forensics. just from postings it looks easier to land a job in security than forensics
Instead of looking for a job, job, look for an internship. If you sign up for an internship via your school as a course, some school offer up to 10 credits.
However, for me, also a recent grad, it doesn't work for me because. I am 72 years of age. When I started school, I received lots of promises for getting a job even at my age, pre-covid. Now I will end up being a door greeter at Costco in order to pay my bills. I live in Seattle area and was trained by one of the best and had a 3.72 GPA. I must add that a Covid education in IT is fairly useless if you cannot use hands on devices. Devices like Deepspar as much as I learned is only a partial education without the use of a clean room. Using Zoom to tell a human robot is like learning to drive in a driverless car.
I have exceptional knowledge of networking and I now have obtained a cisco switch and router to do more training on my own. However, when a requirement is to lift 50s over your head, that eliminates 95% of prospective employment.
If an internship is not what you seek then look into Networking entry level as a lot of security weaknesses are in that area.
I am still trying to find a job in this field and I find Linkedin most usesful and is where I found this https://www.cyberhuntingguide.net/. This has some great advice
as much as it sucks to start small, you may have to find a medium sized law enforcement agency and start there to build some time and experience. After that you start to make good contacts and door open up.