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I received an infographic by cybersecurityjobs.net on the top ten tips on landing a cyber security job, I thought it provided excellent advice for budding cyber security professionals looking to gain a foothold.
There is a considerable shortage of experienced cyber security professionals in the UK, but starting out in cyber security is a ‘chicken and egg’ scenario, in that it can be difficult to land a cyber security job without having the experience, but you can’t get the necessary experience without being in a dedicated cyber security role.
If you are struggling to get into the industry I recommend initially specialising in a specific area of security, undertake training and gain qualifications. Be patient, expand upon your areas of knowledge and experience, working your way up in different roles to your dream cyber security job. Dream big, but think small.