Information Security Engineer Interview!

the_Grinchthe_Grinch Posts: 4,128Member ■■■■■■■■■■
Sent my resume in yesterday and got an email to schedule a pre-interview (about 30 minutes in length) for next week. Position seems really awesome and with a financial firm. Wish me luck!
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  • jamesleecolemanjamesleecoleman Posts: 1,899Member
    Good luck!! :)
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  • thomas_thomas_ Senior Member Posts: 839Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Is it pretty common for you to get replies so quickly?
  • the_Grinchthe_Grinch Posts: 4,128Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Not common at all. Only one other time and it was actually faster. I applied for a job and two hours later I got a call, even the HR recruiter was shocked. When I called her back she said "hang on...when did you apply for this?" I said "two hours ago" and she just laughed saying "talk about a quick turn around huh?"

    But other then that I get the typical days or weeks of waiting.
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  • TheFORCETheFORCE Posts: 2,235Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Where are you located Grinch?
  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Posts: 6,693Mod Mod
    Best of luck!!!
  • Master Of PuppetsMaster Of Puppets Posts: 1,210Member
    Knock 'em dead!
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  • the_Grinchthe_Grinch Posts: 4,128Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    I'm in South Jersey. Thanks all!
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  • TheFORCETheFORCE Posts: 2,235Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    the_Grinch wrote: »
    I'm in South Jersey. Thanks all!

    Very nice, IT is getting huge in Jersey.
  • DAVIS NGUYENDAVIS NGUYEN Posts: 1,472Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Best of luck!
  • nelson8403nelson8403 Posts: 220Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Good Luck! Hopefully you can use what you're learning in your Masters towards the new position!
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  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Posts: 3,888Mod Mod
    Good luck icon_cheers.gif
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  • H3||scr3amH3||scr3am Posts: 563Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Best of Luck!
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  • Madmd5Madmd5 Posts: 83Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Good luck!
  • kiki162kiki162 Posts: 635Member
    Grinch - You hoping over the bay into DE, or is this all in South NJ? I'm probably 30/45 out from you.
  • the_Grinchthe_Grinch Posts: 4,128Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    The position is right outside of Philadelphia. The Jersey IT Market is definitely heating up a bit, but given my location I can easily go to Philadelphia, Delaware, or North Jersey without issue. Interview is on Wednesday at 3 PM. As always, thanks!
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  • Mike-MikeMike-Mike Posts: 1,860Member
    Good luck. What kind of role are you coming from?
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  • the_Grinchthe_Grinch Posts: 4,128Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    My formal title is Network Administrator, but I do vastly more. I deal in technical regulation, incident response, and cyber investigations. I work for a state agency and have assisted other law enforcement agencies in the state with their investigations. I also deal with regulatory compliance and technical security reviews that relate to regulations and/or guidelines. I also maintain a network consisting of over a dozen servers, switches, and firewalls. I'm responsible for the setup, maintenance, and security of each device on the network. Finally, I helped develop along with analyze and maintain an in-house SIEM. Oh and I've written a regulation or two haha
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  • snadamsnadam Posts: 2,234Member
    Good luck, Grinch! Rooting for ya!
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  • Skynet9Skynet9 Posts: 83Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    the_Grinch wrote: »
    The position is right outside of Philadelphia. The Jersey IT Market is definitely heating up a bit, but given my location I can easily go to Philadelphia, Delaware, or North Jersey without issue. Interview is on Wednesday at 3 PM. As always, thanks!

    best of luck!


    I am also thinking of applying to NJ jobs. Currently live in NYC and i am not getting much response. Need tons of experience.
  • colemiccolemic Posts: 1,566Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    Good luck Grinch, let us know how it goes...
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  • the_Grinchthe_Grinch Posts: 4,128Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    I had to withdrawal from the process at this time. Some family issues have come up and might require my taking time off which would prove difficult at a new job. I let them know and they told me no problem to definitely apply again when the situation normalizes.
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  • Mike-MikeMike-Mike Posts: 1,860Member
    too bad, hope your situation works out. From your current job description it sounds like you would be well qualified
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  • TheFORCETheFORCE Posts: 2,235Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    the_Grinch wrote: »
    I had to withdrawal from the process at this time. Some family issues have come up and might require my taking time off which would prove difficult at a new job. I let them know and they told me no problem to definitely apply again when the situation normalizes.


    Sorry to hear that, from your background you probably were a really strong candidate.
  • zxbanezxbane Posts: 740Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Sorry to hear you pulled out of the application process, sounds like you had a strong chance of landing it too.
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