EvolveSec Online | March 2023 | Jamie Richard

From Pastor to Information Security Engineer: How Jamie Transitioned into a Cybersecurity Career

Are you considering a career in cybersecurity and want to make the switch? In this Evolve Academy Cybersecurity Career Webinar, Jamie Richard shares his unique journey from Pastor to Cybersecurity Engineer.  

Jamie shares his journey and valuable insights about breaking into cybersecurity in this webinar. He discusses his day-to-day responsibilities and provides an overview of his work, some skills he acquired during the Academy, and the strategies he employed during his job search, offering advice and tips to the audience throughout the webinar.

If you need a more structured educational pathway, Jamie advocates for cybersecurity bootcamps as a viable avenue to gain a foundational understanding of the field. He emphasizes the value of trusting experienced professionals in the field, stating that he did even the "small and innocent" tasks throughout his journey. Jamie also emphasizes the importance of stepping outside one's comfort zone. Some strategies Jamie used while job hunting included reaching out to industry professionals and maintaining active within the cybersecurity community, stating that he would attend online events and then make a personal request to panelists for a connection on LinkedIn.  

This webinar is an invaluable resource for anyone eager to start their cybersecurity journey! Discover the unique and inspiring roadmap Jamie Richard followed in this Evolve Academy Cybersecurity Career Webinar installation.

If you're ready to start a career in cybersecurity, schedule a 10-minute chat with our admissions advisor. Our #1 ranked training will provide you with the expertise, experience, and job preparation you need to succeed. Learn more about Evolve Security Academy's Cybersecurity Bootcamp at www.academy.evolvesecurity.com