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CHIPS Articles: Looking for a job in cybersecurity?

Looking for a job in cybersecurity?
By CHIPS Magazine - July-September 2018
The average employer will spend six seconds on average looking at a résumé, so it’s critical for job seekers to understand how to appear at their best both on paper and in job interviews. First, you should have a résumé that is complete and simple to read, yet compelling enough to attract notice. Next, you should be professionally attired and appear confident and competent in a job interview. Sound daunting? The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), can help.

NICE collaborates with government, academic and industry partners to build on existing successful programs, to facilitate change and innovation, with the aim of increasing the number of skilled cybersecurity professionals helping to keep our nation secure and economic prosperity strong.

NICE Tutorials include a series of instructional webinars designed to provide important information for a wide-ranging audience on a variety of cybersecurity education and workforce development topics. The tutorials contain a mix of videos and corresponding files to illustrate basic principles and guidance for applicants on each topic described.

Job interviews are often intimidating; it can be difficult to feel prepared for all of the possible areas an interviewer may cover while also trying to maintain a calm professional demeanor. The Interview Techniques webinar explains the interview process and better prepares job seekers for interviews, specifically for those seeking federal employment.

NICE Tutorials prepare job applicants for career fairs with résumé writing tips as well as effective interview techniques. The résumé writing tutorial provides a step-by-step process to write an attention-grabbing résumé and includes information about what should and shouldn’t ever appear in a résumé.

Located in the Information Technology Laboratory at NIST, the NICE Program Office operates under the Applied Cybersecurity Division, positioning the program to support the country’s ability to address current and future cybersecurity challenges through standards and best practices.

View the NICE Tutorials and additional resources at

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