May 21, 2021

How did you get your first job

I’m a late senior that will graduate with a degree in cyber security and minors in computer science and information technology. I don’t have any experience in IT, and was curious how did you land your first job? How did you find it? What gave you the edge over others getting the job? What would you recommend for someone looking to get into the field?



I got my first job while in college, doing basic IT work for businesses. Fixing printers, installing programs, about as easy as it comes. Over 2 years I slowly gained more and more knowledge/experience, and by the end of that job was building out windows domain environments and networks.

That experience was worth many orders of magnitude more than my degree in terms of where I am today in my career. Couple years later I got my first certificate, the Security+, and it was smooth sailing into infosec roles from there!

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