In part 3 of this series, WebWitch discusses the types of benefits you should be looking for in an offer letter and how to understand what they all mean.
Category: Career Advice & Human Skills
How to Keep Your Confidence Up When You Are Stuck
Understanding ways to boost your confidence can help you succeed in life. Here ZeroTrail shares some tips that can help with boosting your confidence during the NCL Games.
My Young Padawan — How to be an Effective, Supportive Mentor
In cybersecurity, a mentor/mentee relationship can be immensely important to the professional growth and development of both parties. However, taking on your first mentee can be intimidating, especially if you don't already know the value of listening vs. advising, what to do when you don't know the answers, the importance of following through, or how to communicate expectations and boundaries. Let WebWitch mentor you on how to be a reliable resource for younger professionals!
Landing a Job and Getting Paid Well For It [Part 2/5]
(Second in a five-part series.)
Did you know that staying in touch with your NCL teammates can have benefits to your future income? In Part 2 of Landing a Job and Getting Paid Well for It, WebWitch talks about getting compensated for your work — what to look for in contract language, bonus structures, paths for promotion, and the ubiquitous "non-compete clause."
Landing a Job and Getting Paid Well For It [Part 1/5]
(First in a five-part series.)
WebWitch has learned many hard job-hunting lessons and has also been fortunate to find mentors along the way. In a position to mentor now, WebWitch demonstrates how to navigate the minefield of spin in cleverly-worded job postings by firing back with cleverly-worded questions in your interviews!
Transferring Your Non-Tech Skills to a Cyber Security Job
FiFi aka "ZeroTrail"
A survey of IT decisionmakers revealed that soft skills are in high demand(*). Every job you've had in the past is therefore precious, because you gained soft skills from it that you can transfer to a position in cybersecurity. ZeroTrail made the switch and shows you how to boost your résumé and get hired by recognizing the value of your non-tech skills.
Everything You Need to Know About Our CompTIA Partnership
Last year, the National Cyber League and CompTIA announced that they were teaming up. MistressVen0m answers the most common questions we've received about this partnership: Who is CompTIA? How does this affect players and coaches? What's this we hear about a CompTIA student membership? And last, but not least, will there be prizes??? (YES!)
What Should I Consider When Selecting a Program for Cybersecurity?
Ever wonder what path you should take to get a job in Cyber Security? Two-year or four-year degree? Certificate? What to major in? David endeavors to give you enough information to choose the path which is best for you. We're also interested in your experiences—please tell us what your journey has been like in the comments!
Low-tech Tooling: Competing From a Device You Can’t Install Tools On
Taisa played her first season of NCL entirely from a browser-only device and shares her top resources and tricks for competing in less-than-ideal circumstances. Even if you've got Kali running as a VM, low-tech and browser-based tools can be a great way to check your work, troubleshoot your process, or collaborate with teammates in the cloud.
What is HTTP Request Smuggling and Why Do I Care?
WebWitch examines the reemergence of HTTP Request Smuggling as an allegory for the dangers of making assumptions about older programs and protocols when the cybersecurity landscape is constantly shifting. Their perspective on research topics in cybersecurity (and the Oxford comma) will help you start thinking like a seasoned professional.
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