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looking for anything/resume critic
Posted by: feuerstarta
Date: December 02, 2007 02:31PM

Little background, I Graduated with Masters in Information Security then moved in with parents while searching for job. My dad had massive heart attack so I took over little consulting firm and helped out around the house, my dad is now “better”. I am now looking to get out and eventually make a name for myself but we all got to start somewhere. I am not getting any bites for any job with my current resume so I am posting it here for you slackers to look at.

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Objective IT Security Specialist participating in planning and implementation of information-security solutions in direct support of business objectives.

Education Masters of Science, Information Assurance

Florida State University, Tallahassee
* Major: Information Assurance and Security
* Standard 4011. Information Systems Security Professional
Related course work: Computer Security, Network Security, Network Design and Management, Network Protocols, Cryptography, System Administration, Unix Programming and Graduate Research Graduated: April 29, 2006 Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

University of Central Florida, Orlando
* Major: Computer Science
Related course work: Operating Systems, Computer Forensics, Network Security/Forensics, Database, Programming Languages, Compilers and Undergraduate Project
Publication: Cracking Sub 7, IACIS Newsletter Graduated: December. 2003 Global

Information Assurance Certification, GCIH
SANS, Orlando Conference 2006
* Track 4: Hacker Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling
Date Attended: Feb 25 – March 3, 2006 Certified through: September 2010 Black Hat Training

Exploit Laboratory: Analyzing Vulnerabilities and Writing Exploits USA 2007 Training

Experience Computer Consultant, CSM Consulting, Various Locations (June 2006 – Present)
* Installing a new 2003 server with terminal services. Setting up the client computers to connect to the server. Migrating users to new domain. Migrating database to new system. (Campbell RV)
* Imaging systems, Deploying 400 systems. Configuring 168 Mac iBooks for students. Troubleshoot hardware. (Kissimmee Charter Academy)

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Florida State University, Tallahassee (September 2004- December 2005)
* Teaching Microsoft Office Applications to incoming Undergraduate Students

System Installer, Chancellor Beacon Academies, Central Florida Area (August 2002 - November 2003)
* Installing workstations and Servers at Multiple Sites
* Troubleshoot Software, Hardware, and Network problems

System Administrator, CSM Consulting, Fort Myers (March 1999 - June 2002)
* Installing workstations and Servers at Multiple Sites
* Troubleshoot Software, Hardware, and Network problems
* Train new employees on how to use the systems
* Train the Elderly how to operate computers

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Re: looking for anything/resume critic
Posted by: rsnake
Date: December 07, 2007 06:51PM

Personally I don't like resumes that are structured chronologically. They take me half a resume to get to the good stuff. I prefer resumes (and I've looked at hundreds and hundreds of them, trust me) that go as such:

Name
Contact info
Objective
Most recent/relevant experience
Additional notable skills
Education/training
Awards/special stuff
Additional interesting facts if you can't fill up the space

And don't forget to boast a little. One of the best recruiters I've ever talked to, Jeff Combs, once told me, "You did a really good job of summing up your life into one page. Now go back and fix it." Meaning this is your opportunity to sell yourself. Don't lie, just don't hold back either.

- RSnake
Gotta love it. http://ha.ckers.org

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Re: looking for anything/resume critic
Posted by: thrill
Date: December 10, 2007 11:21AM

I had my resume professionally done about 4 years ago, all it did was scare the crap out of the hiring managers because they thought I was after their job.

I got my current job because the co-founder of the company saw my rant on "interviewers" on my site.

So in my case, holding a little back was what I should have done with those other jobs, but I'm really glad I didn't get those jobs because I am extremely happy with my current job.

--thrill

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It is not the degrees you hold, but the mind you possess. - thrill

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Re: looking for anything/resume critic
Posted by: Anonymous User
Date: December 10, 2007 12:07PM

Have a copy or template of it you like to share? I can always use such stuff. x)

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Re: looking for anything/resume critic
Posted by: feuerstarta
Date: December 11, 2007 10:20AM

Thank you,
I have some good input, This resume setup was done with the help from FSU and then rewritten with someone who had a PhD in HR and management. But with so few bites I was wondering what to do.

Rsnake: So should I rearrange it a little and maybe put my accomplishments up top, they seemed hidden and maybe bypassed in the education section. Therefor put Publication: Cracking Sub 7, IACIS Newsletter. I assisted orange county officers in the process of finding where the stored password of the sub 7 server.
Research: http://www.cs.fsu.edu/research/projects/bmatthews.pdf "IMPLEMENTING NETWORK SECURITY PROTOCOLS IN A SIMULATED NETWORK ENVIRONMENT", it is where the use of simulated networks is used to teach network security practices to students.

Thoughts anyone else?

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Re: looking for anything/resume critic
Posted by: id
Date: December 11, 2007 11:42AM

I can tell you what NOT to put on it.

http://www.fthe.net/blog/?p=13

-id

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Re: looking for anything/resume critic
Posted by: id
Date: December 11, 2007 11:58AM

oh fine...

feuerstarta Wrote:
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>
> Objective IT Security Specialist participating in
> planning and implementation of
> information-security solutions in direct support
> of business objectives.
>

That's not your real objective, or if it is, you need a new one.

My objective would be to grow my career, engross myself in technology that I like, build secure enterprise systems because it's a challenge, etc. Doing shit for business objectives is part of the job, but it isn't YOUR objective in trying to get this job.

> Education Masters of Science, Information
> Assurance
>
> Florida State University, Tallahassee
> * Major: Information Assurance and Security
> * Standard 4011. Information Systems Security
> Professional
> Related course work: Computer Security, Network
> Security, Network Design and Management, Network
> Protocols, Cryptography, System Administration,
> Unix Programming and Graduate Research Graduated:
> April 29, 2006 Bachelor of Science, Computer
> Science
>
> University of Central Florida, Orlando
> * Major: Computer Science
> Related course work: Operating Systems, Computer
> Forensics, Network Security/Forensics, Database,
> Programming Languages, Compilers and Undergraduate
> Project
> Publication: Cracking Sub 7, IACIS Newsletter
> Graduated: December. 2003 Global
>
> Information Assurance Certification, GCIH
> SANS, Orlando Conference 2006
> * Track 4: Hacker Techniques, Exploits and
> Incident Handling
> Date Attended: Feb 25 – March 3, 2006 Certified
> through: September 2010 Black Hat Training
>

Education goes after work experience

> Exploit Laboratory: Analyzing Vulnerabilities and
> Writing Exploits USA 2007 Training

^no one knows what that is, elaborate, or if it was part of your blackhat training, group them better.

>
> Experience Computer Consultant, CSM Consulting,
> Various Locations (June 2006 – Present)
> * Installing a new 2003 server with terminal
> services. Setting up the client computers to
> connect to the server. Migrating users to new
> domain. Migrating database to new system.
> (Campbell RV)
> * Imaging systems, Deploying 400 systems.
> Configuring 168 Mac iBooks for students.
> Troubleshoot hardware. (Kissimmee Charter
> Academy)

Put a security spin on this, so it at least seems like you're doing stuff relevant to the job you're applying for. eg: "Designed secure architecture for deployment of Windows 2003 server, and 400 systems", etc..

>
> Graduate Teaching Assistant, Florida State
> University, Tallahassee (September 2004- December
> 2005)
> * Teaching Microsoft Office Applications to
> incoming Undergraduate Students

^just get rid of it, no one cares.

>
> System Installer, Chancellor Beacon Academies,
> Central Florida Area (August 2002 - November
> 2003)
> * Installing workstations and Servers at Multiple
> Sites
> * Troubleshoot Software, Hardware, and Network
> problems

More descriptive, name the software you used, hardware types. If you did anything past basic switches go into detail about it.

>
> System Administrator, CSM Consulting, Fort Myers
> (March 1999 - June 2002)
> * Installing workstations and Servers at Multiple
> Sites
> * Troubleshoot Software, Hardware, and Network
> problems
> * Train new employees on how to use the systems
> * Train the Elderly how to operate computers

See above about being descriptive, and kill the last bullet, nobody likes old people.

-id

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