DHS SPRINT TO HIRE CYBERSECURITY PROFESSIONALS

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By Chris Westbrook, Curriculum Director

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently finished hiring “Sprints” to onboard nearly 300 cybersecurity professionals and the extension of an additional 500 tentative job offers. “This hiring initiative,” according to a DHS press release, “exceeded its goal by almost 50 percent, is part of a 60-day Cybersecurity Workforce Sprint focused on building a more diverse cybersecurity workforce.”

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By Alex Harrington, FCC Program Director

There is no doubt that from the last 15 months COVID-19 has shaken-up the pre-pandemic workplace view of the ‘management / leadership’ paradigms. In fact, in the thick of this unrelenting pandemic that has amazingly transformed the workplace as we know it — and this includes the federal government — leaders, at all levels, are far more important now…than ever. 

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Cybersecurity Career Pathways, Tools, and Resources For Job Seekers

By Alex Harrington, FCC Program Director

Earlier this year I wrote a blog that described various cyber career pathways for job seekers. In this blog, I expand on cybersecurity career pathways, tools, and resources for those who are trying to break into cybersecurity occupations to protect networks from data breaches by malicious actors within our country, and more so, by foreign cyber threats.

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Your online brand and reputation are either working or hindering your career search.

By Alex Harrington, FCC Program Director

Last month I presented on “Finding & Telling Your Story in Today’s Job Market” and talked about the importance of managing your brand and reputation online – a conscious and intentional effort to create and influence recruiters’ and hiring managers’ perception of you and your talents, especially how they differentiate you from the competition.

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