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Job Reconnaissance

Using Hacking Skills to Win the Job Hunt Game

Book2014

Author:

Josh More

Job Reconnaissance

Using Hacking Skills to Win the Job Hunt Game

Book2014

 

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Author:

Josh More

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There is considerably more skill in the IT and security communities than is reflected in the jobs people are able to attain. Most people's limiting factor in their ability to get b ... read full description

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    Chapter 1 - Foundations: What You Ought to Have Done before Buying This Book

    Pages 1-19

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    Chapter 2 - Time to Leave: How to Know When You Should Move On

    Pages 21-26

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    Chapter 3 - Résumés and Cover Letters: Why the Common Approach Only Works against You

    Pages 27-37

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    Chapter 4 - Talking about Yourself: The Fine Lines around Boasting, Bragging, Belittling, and Begrudging

    Pages 39-44

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    Chapter 5 - Targeting: Cyclical Filtering to Choose Targets with High Likelihoods of Success

    Pages 45-49

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    Chapter 6 - Initial Reconnaissance: Uncovering Seeds

    Pages 51-70

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    Chapter 7 - Deeper Reconnaissance: Uncovering Hidden Data

    Pages 71-91

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    Chapter 8 - Metaphor Mapping: Adjusting to Your Target

    Pages 93-97

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    Chapter 9 - Repositioning: How to Make You Stand Out

    Pages 99-106

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    Chapter 10 - The Phone Interview: Dial M for Meeting

    Pages 107-110

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    Chapter 11 - The Portfolio: Items to Leave Behind

    Pages 111-118

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    Chapter 12 - Thinking about Money: Making the Most of Change

    Pages 119-122

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    Chapter 13 - Before the Interview: Plan to Succeed

    Pages 123-132

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    Chapter 14 - Interview: Take Control

    Pages 133-138

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    Chapter 15 - Post-Interview: The End of the Interview Is Not the End of the Interview

    Pages 139-143

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    Chapter 16 - Salary Negotiation: Everything Can Be Flexible

    Pages 145-150

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    Chapter 17 - Giving Notice: Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

    Pages 151-156

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    Chapter 18 - Conclusion

    Pages 157-158

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    Appendix A - Resources

    Pages 159-168

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    Appendix B - Interview Questions

    Pages 169-170

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    Appendix C - Emotional Concerns

    Pages 171-176

About the book

Description

There is considerably more skill in the IT and security communities than is reflected in the jobs people are able to attain. Most people's limiting factor in their ability to get better jobs is not technical skills or even the soft skills necessary to do well in a new job. It is that getting a job is a completely different skill set and one that most people only practice every few years.

Job Reconnaissance: Using Hacking Skills to Win the Job Hunt Game explains the job hunting process, why the most commonly followed models fail and how to better approach the search. It covers the entire job hunt process from when to decide to leave your current job, research new possible job opportunities, targeting your new boss, controlling the job interview process and negotiating your new compensation and the departure from your current job.

This is not a complete all-in-one job-hunting book. This book assumes that the reader is reasonably competent and has already heard most of the "standard" advice, but is having difficulty putting the advice into practice. The goal is to fill in the gaps of the other books and to help the readers use their technical skills to their advantage in a different context.

The emphasis in Job Reconnaissance is for infosec and IT job seekers to leverage the same skills they use in penetration testing and recon toward job-hunting success. These skills include targeting, reconnaissance and profiling combined with a technical look at skills other career search books commonly miss.

There is considerably more skill in the IT and security communities than is reflected in the jobs people are able to attain. Most people's limiting factor in their ability to get better jobs is not technical skills or even the soft skills necessary to do well in a new job. It is that getting a job is a completely different skill set and one that most people only practice every few years.

Job Reconnaissance: Using Hacking Skills to Win the Job Hunt Game explains the job hunting process, why the most commonly followed models fail and how to better approach the search. It covers the entire job hunt process from when to decide to leave your current job, research new possible job opportunities, targeting your new boss, controlling the job interview process and negotiating your new compensation and the departure from your current job.

This is not a complete all-in-one job-hunting book. This book assumes that the reader is reasonably competent and has already heard most of the "standard" advice, but is having difficulty putting the advice into practice. The goal is to fill in the gaps of the other books and to help the readers use their technical skills to their advantage in a different context.

The emphasis in Job Reconnaissance is for infosec and IT job seekers to leverage the same skills they use in penetration testing and recon toward job-hunting success. These skills include targeting, reconnaissance and profiling combined with a technical look at skills other career search books commonly miss.

Key Features

  • Covers the entire job hunt process from when to decide to leave your current job to the departure of your current job
  • Suggests how to research new possible job opportunities
  • Shows how to target your new boss, controlling the job interview process and negotiating your new compensation
  • Covers the entire job hunt process from when to decide to leave your current job to the departure of your current job
  • Suggests how to research new possible job opportunities
  • Shows how to target your new boss, controlling the job interview process and negotiating your new compensation

Details

ISBN

978-0-12-416601-1

Language

English

Published

2014

Copyright

Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Imprint

Syngress

Authors

Josh More