Chapter 3

17 Tips on How to Land Your First Cybersecurity Job

Abstract

We offer 17 tips on how to network and land your first cybersecurity job.

Keywords

CyberPatriot
National Youth Cyber Education Program
CyberCamps
Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative
hacker groups
BSides
capture the flag (CTF)
Kali Linux
bug bounty
open-source projects
Let us first establish whether or not you have the right temperament to perform well in a penetration-testing role, and then, let us take a look at 17 tips to help you hone your skills and employability.

3.1. Tip 1: develop the right attitude

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