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The Guide

Do you want a high paying and successful career in Information Technology?

Are you not sure where to start? Are you working in IT but looking to move up?

I remember applying for countless jobs without much thought when I first started out. I didn’t understand why I couldn’t land a job.

If you’re tired of not getting interviews or being rejected, this guide will help you plan out education/training, certifications, how to build a blog, interview insights, and Resume tips.

If you’re struggling to put all the pieces together, I’ve included bonus material to help you land your next job. I include a Cover Letter and Resume template. This template has helped me land my last three positions. Two of which are Senior Engineer roles.

Is the guide only for people with no experience?
No! It's geared for beginners and IT Pro's already in IT looking to move up.

What if I have zero experience?
The content of this guide will help you plan everything out. By the end of the guide, you'll be ready to apply for your next job!

What do I get with my purchase?
You get the guide in PDF format and the bonus material. You also get lifetime updates to the guide.

The Podcast

In this episode I discuss the career path and look at lessons learned in IT from the InfoSec Monkey himself- Manny Fernandez.

Manny is an InfoSec practitioner, Networking Junky, Blogger, Freemason, and all about giving back to the community. He currently is a Team Lead in the Systems Engineering team at Fortinet.

His interest in computers and tech started when he and his wife went back to school and a professor wouldn't accept handwritten papers. His wife bought a computer and once he had a modem installed, he started connecting to the internet.

His interest in networking intensified when he worked with a Novell Admin performing remote support. He was blown away by the power networking and since then, has been consumed by it.

Some key takeaways from this episode are-

Take initiative to get any form of IT experience on your Resume
Build a solid foundation of skills
Find a mentor
Give back to the community
Technology is constantly changing, keep learning
Even in the 1990's experience was key
Build a home lab to test and build your skills

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About me

I grew an interest in technology at a young age. I remember playing and tinkering with computers while growing up. After high school I decided to attend a vocational school to learn more and gain knowledge in the IT industry.

My first position was a PC Technician for Dell performing break/fix repairs on hardware. This wasn't the most glamorous job and didn't pay much but it was enough to help me land a job as a NOC Technician. During that time I continued to study and earn certifications. One day my company announced they were outsourcing my department. I never imagined this was the best thing that could have happened. I moved onto corporate IT and ultimately landed in consulting.

After becoming a Senior Engineer, many people began to ask to me for advice on how to move up within their team and what training + certifications they should go after. I've been a mentor and helped countless people create their own path forward in IT.

I've also been active in the hiring process at several of my employers and clients. I have a unique perspective and have participated in interviews and reviewed thousands of Resumes.

My mission is to help you apply for your next job, move up within your organization, and succeed long term.

I wish you all the best!