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Do You Have What It Takes? How to Support Your Career From Community Involvement - Kathleen Smith (Circle City Con 2019 Videos) (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Do You Have What It Takes? How to Support Your Career From Community Involvement
Kathleen Smith

@YesItsKathleen
Circle City Con 2019

Career development is typically seen as a progression of education, certification and job moves. For career development it is helpful to build both technical and non-technical skills in environments that challenge and support learning. One way to build these skills is through volunteering. Community involvement strengthens our community and provides opportunities to stretch and learn new skills. Having worked with a large community of long-time volunteers, I will share share their volunteering and career paths to illustrate their lessons learned and opportunities gained. I will share how to incorporate this in your current job and engage with your employer as well as provide tips on how to include community volunteering into your next job search. Finally, all of this information will be supported by sharing results from a recent survey on community volunteering and career development.

Kathleen Smith, CMO aka Outreach Lead for CyberSecJobs.Com and ClearedJobs.Net, she has coached thousands of job seekers and employers on how to better connect and work together to achieve the mutual goal of employment. Kathleen presents at several security conferences each year on recruiting and job search. Some of the conferences she has presented at as a sole presenter or a moderator include BSidesLV, BSidesTampa, BSidesSATX, WIE IEEE, BSidesDE, FedCyber, Cyber912 and CyberSecureGov. Kathleen firmly believes that giving back is the best way to move forward and volunteers in many capacities; she is the Director, HireGround, BSidesLV’s two day career track; Women in Cybersecurity, National Conference Planning Committee, Cyber912 and Women in Cybersecurity Celebration Planning Committee. Kathleen is well respected within the recruiting community and is the co-founder and current President of recruitDC, the largest community of recruiters in the Washington DC area.

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