A few weeks ago we came across a great little service started by @elizmmartin called the Mock Infosec Job Board. As noted in the description on their site, “This site is being provided as a service to new InfoSec individuals wishing to obtain career advice and complete MOCK interviews for the purpose of improving interview skills. Please treat this process exactly as you would a potential employer.”
The idea is simple… hiring managers volunteer to post and perform interviews and aspiring infosec candidates get practice applying to jobs and interviewing for them. Interviewers get to help build the next general of infosec talent while at the same time maybe identifying a few good future candidates in the process. 😉 Interviewees get the necessary practice so they can put their best foot forward while looking for that dream job.
Applying to be interviewed seems to be fairly easy. Just click the Apply button for the position you are interested in, complete the form, and submit it. On the other hand we did find it a little unclear on how employers could post jobs. We contacted @elizmmartin and initially she mentioned just to email the requisition to her. Although this is a nice start we thought that it’s probably not a good idea just to have your email address hanging out there on the web. So after a few more quick exchanges we offered to setup a contact form for her in the meantime. So employers … check out the Submit Mock Infosec Job form to get started.
If you are a manager or company interested in helping out … or even just a more seasoned security professional, why not post a job and give it a shot. If you are someone trying to break into the infosec field and want to hone your interviewing skills, head on over to the Mock Infosec Job Board and apply for one. It’s that simple…
The Mock Infosec Job Board sounds like a great way to hone your interview skills. What do you think? Post your comments below. Today’s post pic is from About.com.