The world’s biggest happening in the cybersecurity field – the RSA Conference – is held annually in San Francisco, CA. The week-long event, February 13-17, 2017, offered an opportunity to learn more about information security and cryptography. A record-breaking 43,000 people had a chance to see 15 keynote presentations and hear from more than 700 speakers in 500 different sessions. Attendees could visit booths of 550 companies on the expo floors, or attend tutorials, seminars or peer-to-peer sessions.
Hiring managers receive, on average, 75 resumes for each position they post, according to CareerBuilder.com They don’t have the time or resources to review each resume closely, and they spend about six seconds of their initial “fit or no fit” decision. .
- An Objective. If you applied, it’s already obvious you want the job.
- Irrelevant Work Experiences. Stay focused on the job at hand.
- Personal stuff. No social security numbers etc.
- Your hobbies. Not relevant.
- Blatant lies. You will get caught.
- Your age. You may be subject to discrimination.
- Too much text. Keep it simple.
- Time off. Not appropriate in your resume.
- If needed, your interviewer will ask.
- Inconsistent formatting. Self explanatory.
- Personal pronouns like I, we, she, etc.
- Present tense of a past job. Stay current.
- Any unnecessary words. Keep it simple and clean.
- A less than professional email address. Keep it professional.
- Headers, tables, footers and charts. Keep it simple.
- Your current business contact info. Dangerous!
- The name of your boss. Dangerous!
- Company specific terms. Your company’s jargon may not be appropriate.
- Social media URL’s that are not related to your application.
- More than fifteen years’ experience. It’s not a life story.
- Salary information. Not necessary.
- Outdated fonts. Stay current.
- Fancy fonts. Keep it simple.
- Annoying buzzwords
- Reasons you left your former position. Keep it simple.
- Your GPA. Really?
- A photo. Distracting.
- Opinions not facts. Keep it simple.
- Short term employment. Not a concern.
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Miniseries: The Future of Cybersecurity, Engineering and IT jobs.
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Part II: Miniseries About The Future of Cybersecurity, Engineering and IT jobs.
The situation in the engineering industry is very similar to the cybersecurity field – too many job openings and not enough professionals with desirable skills. On top of that, the engineering workforce is among the oldest – 23 % of the experts are 55 years or older. The older generation of baby boomers, those born born between the WW2 and 1964, is aging and preparing to retire from various industries, such as engineering. There are fewer younger people to fill their positions. So who will replace 262,170 experts/baby boomers currently working in civil engineering, 168,100 electrical engineers, 258, 630 mechanical engineers, and 230,580 industrial engineers in the not-so-far-away-future? These three kind of jobs together with electrical and electronics engineers constitute two-thirds of the American engineering force.
The demand for cybersecurity experts is skyrocketing. With daily cyberattacks and costly data breaches increasing each year, it has never been a better time to explore the career options in this field. The demand for cybersecurity jobs is expected to grow by 53% over the next two years, leaving over 200,000 currently unfilled positions in the U.S alone, according to the Peninsula Press analysis. By 2019, the global cybersecurity field is predicted to be comprised of up to 6 million cybersecurity experts. However, there is a huge gap between cybersecurity experts needed and jobs filled.
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