What are the best entry level cybersecurity jobs? I am a recent graduate. I am so tired of being unemployed.

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Having 26 years in the field, I would suggest finding any job and information technology. Getting into the system is often one of the hardest things to do. Accepting a job and information technology that meets your minimum pay requirements gets your foot in the door.

Just because you possess a college degree does not mean you possess the experience necessary to work in a cyber security position. Obtaining the relevant experience can come through many other positions in the field of IT.

I wish you the best of luck in your career.

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This! 20+ years in IT and 12 before that as a 32FK8 for my uncle. Take an IT gig and then transfer to the CS team once you have experience and a reputation as a solid resource. I got a MS in Cyber from USF as a mid-career IT leader and it did open a few doors but only because of my experience.

Good luck!

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What would be the best entry level job positions to actually search for. A cursory search on glassdoor produced only senior positions with the tag information technology. But it could have been some other parameters I input that skewed it.

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I graduated 6 months ago and this is how I'm approaching my career. Been working for a small security company that sells video surveillance equipment and firewalls. So far I'm the point person for firewall and server implementation on customer networks and working to leverage that experience onto the next thing.

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Keep sending your resume, don’t give up. I apply to close to 500 jobs in 2 months before I got an offer at a SOC 800 miles from my home. I packed up and left then things got better from there. You often hear that there’s plenty of jobs in cyber but what it actually means is that there’s plenty of intermediate to senior level jobs out there. There’s still entry level you just gotta keep applying and be flexible with location to get the experience.

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Lol! 500? That’s a lot!! Good to know that everything worked out fine.

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This. Closer to 1000 for me.

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This is too true. Intermediate and up jobs are out there sitting empty because the list of qualifications are grow every day and the individuals able to fill those are limited due to sheer experience requirements.

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If you're willing to re-locate to Las Vegas/Salt Lake City/Tampa then definitely consider applying to ReliaQuest. The company is growing like crazy and is actively recruiting new ppl across all positions in the SOC (content dev/engineering side as well as analysts). I've worked as a sec. analyst in the Tampa SOC for the past year and it's been pretty great so far. Feel free to send a DM if you want to discuss company culture, work/life balance in the SOC, how to handle the interviews, etc.

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Try to get into a soc position

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There is no free pass to soc role tho, even if you were to get internships. Employers require the following. Certs like sec+, home experience that is relevant to security(could be a homelab, some labs you do online, github project contributions), entry IT experience(1-2 years - help desk or desktop support for ex). Some employers are more lenient than others tho and can even take you without that IT experience, but still unlikely. That is why most roles in csec are not considered entry level. Requires a mix of skills and experience

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Thank you for your response. I’ve been trying to do that but still waiting for a job offer.

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Cyber security is not an entry level position, as others have stated. You are required to know about a whole variety of different systems and the organization is relying on you to know your stuff and keep them protected. Sure...you can probably spin someone up in the field, but teams are generally understaffed and they need experienced workers. Best advice would be to leverage your Security + and degree into a entry level sys admin role. Pay is decent and after becoming an experienced sys admin you can pivot to cyber security much easier. The technical background of maintaining servers and other devices will help you in the long run too.

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Make a great resume and add a section of hobbies write down CTFs and other related Cyber activities.

My first position was in a SOC.

But have a look at this

https://www.cyberseek.org/pathway.html

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· 19 hr. agoAMA Particpant - Security Analyst

What jobs are you applying for, where are you looking?

Most of the time the reason people don't get jobs is because they are applying for stuff like pen testing roles out of college.

Government literally hires anyone, so that should be easier to get a job there.

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What government jobs are you talking about Lol

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Soc or a desktop support / systems administrator role

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Helpdesk/Desktop support if you're struggling. The experience will help, even if it's not directly cybersecurity related, and generally these roles don't ask for lots of experience.

Once you're in, don't be shy about making the IT & Security teams aware that you want to get into Security. If an entry-level security job comes up, submit your CV even if you don't meet all the requirements. Ask to take on security-related tasks. In most companies the Security team are happy to have "allies" elsewhere in the business, and they'll be glad to get to know you - if they don't that probably says something about them.

Now let's stop for a moment and consider that camDown is your security solution to protect you and your business from peeping toms and I know your mother would feel the same.