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COMPUTER SECURITY JOURNALIST, IN-DEPTH: You Need To Have The Ability To Sound Passionate About A Subject Matter

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Matthew, a computer security journalist, describes the challenges of his job, what he likes most, his key decisions, and how difficult getting into the industry is. He tells us that when you go for a job, you need to show examples of your work, even if the work isn't in the subject matter of what you would be writing about in your job. You need to be able to show that you are able to write and sound passionate about a subject matter.

School: SUNY Buffalo ; Cornell University - SUNY Buffalo
Degree: English Literature
Job Title: Computer Security Journalist

Job Summary: Digital Journalist

Job Description

Digital journalist is a new breed of reporter who focuses on creating interactive news stories and blogs with videos, photos and animations.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate-term on-the-job training

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$30,000 - $150,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
1 to 8 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Irregular, Flexible, Long hours
Typical workplace
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Home, Indoor, Office, Travel, Outdoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Artistic, Creativity, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Networking, People skills, Public speaking ability

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Bachelor's degree
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go</span> <span m='13040'>and</span> <span m='13080'>write</span> <span m='13300'>the</span> <span m='13370'>story.</span> <span m='14060'>And</span> <span m='14620'>I</span> <span m='14780'>love</span> <span m='15330'>the</span> <span m='15600'>sense</span> <span m='15870'>of</span> <span m='17090'>autonomy</span> <span m='17810'>and</span> <span m='17990'>freedom</span> <span m='18410'>that that</span> <span m='18690'>brings,</span> <span m='19410'>where</span> <span m='19810'>if</span> <span m='19920'>you</span> <span m='20010'>have</span> <span m='20110'>a</span> <span m='20150'>great</span> <span m='20410'>idea,</span> <span m='20870'>you</span> <span m='21300'>go</span> <span m='21690'>and</span> <span m='21820'>you</span> <span m='21930'>report</span> <span m='22290'>it.</span> <span m='22650'>You</span> <span m='22770'>research</span> <span m='23220'>it,</span> <span m='23690'>and</span> <span m='24190'>you</span> <span m='24740'>maybe</span> <span m='25030'>find</span> <span m='25230'>great</span> <span m='25430'>people</span> <span m='25700'>to</span> <span m='25760'>talk</span> <span m='26010'>to.</span> <span m='26380'>And</span> <span m='26770'>you</span> <span m='26930'>bring</span> <span m='27310'>all</span> <span m='27500'>that</span> <span m='27650'>information</span> <span m='28180'>together,</span> <span m='28870'>and</span> <span m='29070'>then</span> <span m='29260'>you</span> <span m='29930'>relay</span> <span m='30330'>it</span> <span m='30730'>to</span> <span m='30820'>people</span> <span m='31230'>in</span> <span m='31330'>a</span> <span m='31440'>really</span> <span m='31770'>engaging</span> <span m='32299'>manner</span> <span m='33120'>just</span> <span m='33320'>by</span> <span m='33420'>building</span> <span m='34580'>a</span> <span m='34990'>really</span> <span m='35180'>great</span> <span m='35390'>story</span> <span m='35740'>around</span> <span m='36030'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='36600'>The</span> <span m='36880'>challenges</span> <span m='37890'>sometimes</span> <span m='38540'>are</span> <span m='38860'>that you're</span> <span m='39140'>operating</span> <span m='39500'>by</span> <span m='39630'>yourself.</span> <span m='40430'>So</span> <span m='41240'>you</span> <span m='42020'>have</span> <span m='42340'>only</span> <span m='42650'>yourself</span> <span m='43000'>to</span> <span m='43110'>motivate</span> <span m='43630'>you,</span> <span m='44430'>and</span> <span m='44720'>you</span> <span m='44800'>have</span> <span m='45050'>to</span> <span m='45170'>get</span> <span m='45360'>in</span> <span m='45520'>there</span> <span m='45920'>and</span> <span m='46180'>do</span> <span m='46310'>the</span> <span m='46430'>work.</span> <span m='47410'>And</span> <span m='48280'>some</span> <span m='48500'>of</span> <span m='48670'>the other</span> <span m='48750'>challenges</span> <span m='49300'>are</span> <span m='49710'>that</span> <span m='50330'>as</span> <span m='50520'>a</span> <span m='50590'>writer,</span> <span m='51410'>you</span> <span m='52290'>don't</span> <span m='52610'>always</span> <span m='53000'>get</span> <span m='53140'>the</span> <span m='53220'>feedback</span> <span m='53840'>that</span> <span m='53970'>you would</span> <span m='54210'>like</span> <span m='54380'>to</span> <span m='54480'>have</span> <span m='54850'>from</span> <span m='55310'>some</span> <span m='55500'>of</span> <span m='55570'>the</span> <span m='55740'>editors</span> <span m='56340'>that</span> <span m='56450'>you</span> <span m='56570'>work</span> <span m='56830'>with.</span> <span m='57540'>But</span> <span m='58760'>professionally</span> <span m='59510'>speaking,</span> <span m='59940'>you</span> <span m='60140'>look</span> <span m='60390'>for</span> <span m='60880'>those</span> <span m='61150'>editors</span> <span m='61740'>who</span> <span m='62250'>will</span> <span m='62550'>work</span> <span m='62770'>with</span> <span m='62920'>you</span> <span m='63130'>and</span> <span m='63250'>help</span> <span m='63440'>you</span> <span m='63550'>develop</span> <span m='63870'>stories</span> <span m='64440'>a</span> <span m='64550'>little</span> <span m='64720'>bit</span> <span m='64959'>and</span> <span m='65099'>give</span> <span m='65230'>you</span> <span m='65349'>a bit of</span> <span m='65550'>feedback</span> <span m='66740'>as to</span> <span m='67060'>your</span> <span m='67230'>writing.</span> <span m='67960'>And</span> <span m='68440'>you</span> <span m='68540'>get</span> <span m='68750'>a little</span> <span m='69050'>bit of</span> <span m='69180'>feedback,</span> <span m='69970'>and</span> <span m='70560'>it</span> <span m='70840'>makes</span> <span m='71100'>you</span> <span m='71210'>better</span> <span m='71960'>faster.</span> <span m='72630'>So</span> <span m='73520'>that's</span> <span m='73770'>an</span> <span m='73850'>upside</span> <span m='74220'>in a</span> <span m='74643'>way.</span> </p><p><span m='75490'>I</span> <span m='75710'>had</span> <span m='75780'>a</span> <span m='75820'>few</span> <span m='76350'>key</span> <span m='76700'>realizations</span> <span m='77310'>or</span> <span m='77390'>moments</span> <span m='78030'>as</span> <span m='78230'>I</span> <span m='78280'>was</span> <span m='78450'>going</span> <span m='78660'>forward.</span> <span m='79330'>One</span> <span m='79650'>of</span> <span m='79740'>them</span> <span m='79930'>was</span> <span m='80320'>that</span> <span m='80500'>I</span> <span m='80600'>loved</span> <span m='81340'>being</span> <span m='81530'>a</span> <span m='81580'>reporter.</span> <span m='82280'>And</span> <span m='82670'>what</span> <span m='82860'>is</span> <span m='82960'>involved</span> <span m='83320'>with</span> <span m='83660'>being a</span> <span m='83900'>reporter</span> <span m='84390'>is</span> <span m='85230'>interviewing</span> <span m='85720'>people</span> <span m='86210'>and</span> <span m='86370'>writing</span> <span m='86530'>it</span> <span m='86720'>up</span> <span m='87220'>and</span> <span m='87360'>also</span> <span m='87620'>being</span> <span m='87900'>able</span> <span m='88060'>to</span> <span m='88170'>express</span> <span m='88670'>the</span> <span m='88780'>story</span> <span m='89200'>idea</span> <span m='89280'>that</span> <span m='89490'>you</span> <span m='89660'>have</span> <span m='89950'>in</span> <span m='90020'>a</span> <span m='90080'>very</span> <span m='90360'>coherent</span> <span m='90910'>format,</span> <span m='91530'>maybe</span> <span m='91840'>a</span> <span m='91900'>sentence</span> <span m='92290'>or</span> <span m='92450'>two</span> <span m='92830'>about</span> <span m='93050'>what</span> <span m='93210'>it is</span> <span m='93390'>you</span> <span m='93520'>want</span> <span m='93620'>to</span> <span m='93660'>write</span> <span m='93850'>about.</span> </p><p><span m='95290'>One</span> <span m='95830'>of</span> <span m='96030'>the</span> <span m='96120'>big</span> <span m='96500'>moments</span> <span m='97310'>of</span> <span m='98200'>the</span> <span m='98380'>light</span> <span m='98610'>bulb</span> <span m='98780'>going</span> <span m='99020'>off</span> <span m='99270'>for</span> <span m='99430'>me</span> <span m='99730'>was</span> <span m='100490'>I</span> <span m='100620'>like</span> <span m='100970'>reporting</span> <span m='101670'>more</span> <span m='101920'>than</span> <span m='102130'>I</span> <span m='102330'>like</span> <span m='102550'>editing.</span> <span m='102980'>I</span> <span m='103130'>do</span> <span m='103300'>a</span> <span m='103370'>bit</span> <span m='103510'>of</span> <span m='103580'>both,</span> <span m='104170'>but</span> <span m='104930'>editing</span> <span m='105340'>means</span> <span m='105660'>you</span> <span m='105750'>take</span> <span m='105930'>someone</span> <span m='106150'>else's</span> <span m='106440'>work,</span> <span m='107050'>and</span> <span m='108710'>if</span> <span m='108940'>you</span> <span m='109310'>talk</span> <span m='109520'>about</span> <span m='109630'>it</span> <span m='109740'>nicely,</span> <span m='110240'>it</span> <span m='110440'>means you</span> <span m='110510'>make</span> <span m='110660'>it</span> <span m='110780'>better.</span> <span m='111360'>If</span> <span m='111560'>you're</span> <span m='111740'>a</span> <span m='111760'>writer,</span> <span m='112070'>sometimes</span> <span m='112350'>you</span> <span m='112450'>think they</span> <span m='112650'>make</span> <span m='112820'>it</span> <span m='112890'>worse.</span> <span m='113520'>Whatever.</span> </p><p><span m='114240'>But</span> <span m='115450'>the</span> <span m='115540'>crucial</span> <span m='115860'>difference</span> <span m='116190'>is</span> <span m='116420'>if</span> <span m='116580'>you're</span> <span m='116720'>an</span> <span m='116870'>editor,</span> <span m='117280'>you</span> <span m='117750'>receive</span> <span m='118280'>something</span> <span m='119010'>and</span> <span m='119250'>then</span> <span m='119410'>you</span> <span m='119520'>try</span> <span m='119670'>to</span> <span m='119770'>make</span> <span m='119930'>sure</span> <span m='120050'>that</span> <span m='120210'>it</span> <span m='120450'>is</span> <span m='120860'>up</span> <span m='121190'>to</span> <span m='121490'>snuff.</span> <span m='122130'>If</span> <span m='122420'>you're</span> <span m='122670'>a</span> <span m='122900'>reporter,</span> <span m='123930'>you</span> <span m='124180'>are</span> <span m='124450'>creating</span> <span m='125140'>something,</span> <span m='125810'>and</span> <span m='126480'>if</span> <span m='126620'>you</span> <span m='126720'>do it</span> <span m='127000'>really</span> <span m='127370'>well,</span> <span m='127930'>what</span> <span m='128180'>I</span> <span m='128270'>find</span> <span m='128560'>happens</span> <span m='129000'>is</span> <span m='129490'>the</span> <span m='129610'>editor</span> <span m='129910'>doesn't</span> <span m='130169'>change</span> <span m='130449'>anything.</span> <span m='130789'>It</span> <span m='130949'>just</span> <span m='131310'>runs,</span> <span m='131750'>which</span> <span m='131920'>means</span> <span m='132175'>it</span> <span m='132430'>gets</span> <span m='132570'>published</span> <span m='133040'>or</span> <span m='133420'>goes</span> <span m='133590'>online</span> <span m='134060'>or</span> <span m='134120'>whatever,</span> <span m='134850'>the</span> <span m='134950'>way that</span> <span m='135060'>you</span> <span m='135300'>wrote</span> <span m='135470'>it.</span> <span m='135900'>And</span> <span m='136450'>that</span> <span m='136680'>often</span> <span m='136970'>happens</span> <span m='137390'>after</span> <span m='138240'>a</span> <span m='138350'>long</span> <span m='138570'>period</span> <span m='138800'>of</span> <span m='138880'>time</span> <span m='139370'>where you've</span> <span m='139640'>gotten</span> <span m='139820'>to</span> <span m='139910'>know</span> <span m='140020'>your</span> <span m='140200'>editor</span> <span m='140530'>very</span> <span m='140820'>well.</span> <span m='141350'>You</span> <span m='141440'>know</span> <span m='141560'>exactly</span> <span m='141830'>what</span> <span m='141960'>they're</span> <span m='142060'>looking</span> <span m='142340'>for,</span> <span m='142940'>and</span> <span m='143610'>you</span> <span m='143910'>can</span> <span m='144570'>bring</span> <span m='145190'>what</span> <span m='145360'>you</span> <span m='145540'>want</span> <span m='145670'>to</span> <span m='145720'>say</span> <span m='145890'>about</span> <span m='146100'>it</span> <span m='146270'>to bear,</span> <span m='146780'>but</span> <span m='147020'>also</span> <span m='147300'>satisfy</span> <span m='147760'>what</span> <span m='147980'>it is</span> <span m='148100'>your</span> <span m='148210'>editor's</span> <span m='148520'>looking</span> <span m='148790'>for.</span> </p><p><span m='149310'>So</span> <span m='149510'>if</span> <span m='149570'>there</span> <span m='149690'>was</span> <span m='149880'>any</span> <span m='150140'>one</span> <span m='150680'>aha</span> <span m='150900'>moment,</span> <span m='151320'>it is</span> <span m='151640'>just</span> <span m='151880'>to</span> <span m='152980'>figure</span> <span m='153240'>out</span> <span m='153380'>what</span> <span m='154200'>out</span> <span m='154330'>of</span> <span m='154460'>that</span> <span m='154600'>equation,</span> <span m='155300'>if</span> <span m='155400'>you</span> <span m='155500'>want to</span> <span m='155640'>be</span> <span m='155760'>in</span> <span m='155850'>publishing,</span> <span m='156740'>you're</span> <span m='156960'>most</span> <span m='157240'>interested</span> <span m='157680'>in.</span> <span m='158430'>Do</span> <span m='158680'>it,</span> <span m='159670'>but</span> <span m='159960'>don't</span> <span m='160510'>be</span> <span m='160780'>averse</span> <span m='161380'>to</span> <span m='161980'>looking</span> <span m='162440'>at</span> <span m='162950'>what</span> <span m='163180'>the</span> <span m='163250'>people</span> <span m='163470'>you are</span> <span m='163730'>working</span> <span m='164110'>with</span> <span m='164350'>are</span> <span m='164400'>going</span> <span m='164590'>to</span> <span m='164630'>be</span> <span m='164730'>looking</span> <span m='165000'>for</span> <span m='165560'>and</span> <span m='165710'>trying</span> <span m='165890'>to</span> <span m='165930'>make</span> <span m='166600'>their</span> <span m='166750'>job</span> <span m='166940'>a</span> <span m='166990'>little</span> <span m='167190'>bit</span> <span m='167330'>easier,</span> <span m='167730'>as</span> <span m='167860'>well.</span> </p><p><span m='169050'>Is</span> <span m='169270'>it</span> <span m='169510'>difficult</span> <span m='170410'>to</span> <span m='170570'>get</span> <span m='170740'>a</span> <span m='170800'>job</span> <span m='171350'>in</span> <span m='171540'>this</span> <span m='171810'>field?</span> <span m='173470'>The</span> <span m='173580'>short</span> <span m='173890'>answer</span> <span m='174270'>is</span> <span m='175190'>it</span> <span m='175340'>depends</span> <span m='175660'>what</span> <span m='175740'>kind</span> <span m='175910'>of</span> <span m='175990'>experience</span> <span m='176580'>you</span> <span m='176670'>have.</span> <span m='177320'>And</span> <span m='177880'>the</span> <span m='177980'>thing</span> <span m='178210'>I</span> <span m='178330'>always</span> <span m='178740'>recommend</span> <span m='179280'>to</span> <span m='179360'>people</span> <span m='179660'>who</span> <span m='179850'>think</span> <span m='180050'>they</span> <span m='180110'>want to</span> <span m='180320'>be</span> <span m='180490'>a</span> <span m='180580'>reporter</span> <span m='181280'>or</span> <span m='181560'>a</span> <span m='181840'>writer</span> <span m='182490'>of</span> <span m='182790'>any</span> <span m='183180'>sort</span> <span m='183670'>is</span> <span m='183840'>to</span> <span m='183920'>get</span> <span m='184030'>experience.</span> </p><p><span m='184940'>And</span> <span m='185080'>to get</span> <span m='185250'>experience,</span> <span m='185800'>you</span> <span m='185930'>don't</span> <span m='186260'>have</span> <span m='186480'>to</span> <span m='186570'>have</span> <span m='186780'>a</span> <span m='186820'>job.</span> <span m='187420'>If</span> <span m='187720'>you</span> <span m='188090'>are</span> <span m='188480'>a</span> <span m='188550'>student,</span> <span m='189330'>that</span> <span m='189460'>means</span> <span m='189680'>you sign</span> <span m='189910'>up for</span> <span m='190030'>the</span> <span m='190170'>newspaper</span> <span m='190910'>or</span> <span m='191490'>any</span> <span m='191830'>other</span> <span m='192090'>publication,</span> <span m='192710'>the</span> <span m='192840'>yearbook,</span> <span m='193350'>whatever,</span> <span m='194200'>where</span> <span m='194470'>you</span> <span m='194660'>can</span> <span m='194830'>get</span> <span m='195010'>some</span> <span m='195100'>writing</span> <span m='195320'>experience.</span> <span m='196290'>And</span> <span m='196770'>if</span> <span m='196990'>you're</span> <span m='197220'>in</span> <span m='197320'>university,</span> <span m='198120'>it</span> <span m='198240'>means</span> <span m='198480'>the</span> <span m='198560'>same</span> <span m='198810'>thing.</span> <span m='199080'>You</span> <span m='199190'>have</span> <span m='199350'>more</span> <span m='199670'>options.</span> <span m='200050'>You</span> <span m='200160'>have</span> <span m='200280'>newspapers,</span> <span m='201330'>literary</span> <span m='201890'>magazines,</span> <span m='202970'>and</span> <span m='203740'>other</span> <span m='203990'>kinds</span> <span m='204200'>of</span> <span m='204250'>publications</span> <span m='204950'>where</span> <span m='205110'>you</span> <span m='205250'>will</span> <span m='205350'>need</span> <span m='205510'>to</span> <span m='205590'>bring</span> <span m='206030'>a</span> <span m='206160'>varied</span> <span m='206760'>skill</span> <span m='207050'>set</span> <span m='207320'>to</span> <span m='207390'>bear.</span> <span m='207970'>And</span> <span m='208100'>that</span> <span m='208280'>skill</span> <span m='208490'>set</span> <span m='208670'>is</span> <span m='208790'>going</span> <span m='208880'>to</span> <span m='208920'>include</span> <span m='209260'>writing.</span> <span m='210030'>It may</span> <span m='210190'>include</span> <span m='210880'>editing.</span> <span m='211470'>It</span> <span m='211590'>may</span> <span m='211760'>include</span> <span m='212420'>assigning</span> <span m='213170'>stories,</span> <span m='213850'>doing</span> <span m='214080'>photography,</span> <span m='214740'>doing</span> <span m='215020'>illustrations.</span> <span m='216140'>It</span> <span m='216320'>doesn't</span> <span m='216600'>matter.</span> </p><p><span m='217190'>The</span> <span m='217320'>point</span> <span m='217550'>is</span> <span m='217720'>that</span> <span m='218030'>what</span> <span m='218480'>you</span> <span m='218680'>are</span> <span m='218790'>interested</span> <span m='219280'>in</span> <span m='219500'>you</span> <span m='219620'>need</span> <span m='219760'>to</span> <span m='219820'>go</span> <span m='220020'>out</span> <span m='220230'>there,</span> <span m='220460'>and</span> <span m='221130'>you</span> <span m='221370'>need</span> <span m='221560'>to</span> <span m='221630'>do</span> <span m='221860'>it.</span> <span m='222370'>Because</span> <span m='222560'>the</span> <span m='222650'>more that</span> <span m='222850'>you</span> <span m='223040'>do</span> <span m='223210'>it,</span> <span m='223380'>the</span> <span m='223500'>more</span> <span m='223650'>experience</span> <span m='224220'>you'll</span> <span m='224330'>get.</span> <span m='224850'>And</span> <span m='225090'>the</span> <span m='225410'>more</span> <span m='225480'>experience</span> <span m='225670'>you</span> <span m='225820'>get,</span> <span m='226080'>the</span> <span m='226190'>more</span> <span m='226420'>sense</span> <span m='226910'>of</span> <span m='228230'>you'll</span> <span m='228500'>have</span> <span m='229150'>of what</span> <span m='229420'>you</span> <span m='229550'>want</span> <span m='229670'>to</span> <span m='229720'>be</span> <span m='229830'>doing.</span> <span m='230470'>And</span> <span m='231030'>the</span> <span m='231140'>more</span> <span m='231320'>you</span> <span m='231440'>do what</span> <span m='231520'>you</span> <span m='231770'>like</span> <span m='231950'>to</span> <span m='232030'>do,</span> <span m='232640'>the</span> <span m='232740'>more</span> <span m='232970'>examples</span> <span m='233430'>you'll have,</span> <span m='234130'>and the</span> <span m='234320'>more</span> <span m='234490'>examples</span> <span m='234900'>you</span> <span m='235000'>have,</span> <span m='235370'>those</span> <span m='235540'>are</span> <span m='235610'>called</span> <span m='235870'>clips</span> <span m='236660'>in</span> <span m='236980'>the</span> <span m='237650'>newspaper</span> <span m='238280'>or</span> <span m='238650'>publishing</span> <span m='239140'>business.</span> </p><p><span m='239860'>And</span> <span m='240270'>if</span> <span m='240460'>you</span> <span m='240670'>go</span> <span m='241110'>for</span> <span m='241330'>a</span> <span m='241390'>job</span> <span m='241780'>somewhere</span> <span m='242540'>and</span> <span m='242770'>they</span> <span m='242960'>say,</span> <span m='243500'>show</span> <span m='243700'>me</span> <span m='243820'>what</span> <span m='243970'>you've</span> <span m='244110'>been</span> <span m='244220'>able</span> <span m='244460'>to</span> <span m='244540'>do,</span> <span m='245280'>you</span> <span m='245430'>could</span> <span m='245580'>pull</span> <span m='245730'>the</span> <span m='245820'>clips</span> <span m='246150'>out.</span> <span m='246980'>Pull the</span> <span m='247410'>clips out</span> <span m='247670'>from your</span> <span m='247930'>university</span> <span m='248890'>newspaper</span> <span m='249640'>and</span> <span m='249800'>say,</span> <span m='250080'>here</span> <span m='250510'>are</span> <span m='250720'>articles</span> <span m='251130'>I've</span> <span m='251240'>done</span> <span m='251410'>about</span> <span m='252230'>food</span> <span m='252890'>reviews</span> <span m='253240'>or</span> <span m='253460'>movie</span> <span m='253920'>reviews</span> <span m='254720'>or</span> <span m='255490'>investigative</span> <span m='256350'>features</span> <span m='256990'>into</span> <span m='257370'>local</span> <span m='257600'>businesses.</span> <span m='258430'>It</span> <span m='258579'>doesn't</span> <span m='258839'>matter,</span> <span m='259589'>but</span> <span m='259769'>it</span> <span m='259850'>should</span> <span m='260050'>reflect</span> <span m='260480'>what</span> <span m='260730'>it</span> <span m='260850'>is</span> <span m='261070'>you</span> <span m='261350'>are</span> <span m='261500'>interested</span> <span m='261880'>in.</span> <span m='262460'>That</span> <span m='262960'>might</span> <span m='263190'>not be</span> <span m='263300'>what you're</span> <span m='263610'>getting a</span> <span m='263730'>job</span> <span m='264030'>in,</span> <span m='264580'>but</span> <span m='264950'>it</span> <span m='265040'>will</span> <span m='265270'>reflect</span> <span m='265750'>your</span> <span m='266010'>ability</span> <span m='266550'>to</span> <span m='267580'>analyze</span> <span m='268440'>and</span> <span m='268650'>report</span> <span m='269660'>and</span> <span m='270220'>sound</span> <span m='270480'>passionate</span> <span m='271150'>about</span> <span m='271630'>a</span> <span m='271760'>subject</span> <span m='272130'>matter.</span> <span m='272740'>And</span> <span m='273230'>that</span> <span m='273490'>is</span> <span m='273620'>something</span> <span m='273930'>that</span> <span m='274120'>an</span> <span m='274310'>editor</span> <span m='275100'>who</span> <span m='275300'>might</span> <span m='275480'>hire</span> <span m='275880'>you</span> <span m='276330'>will</span> <span m='276690'>look</span> <span m='276900'>for</span> <span m='277220'>because</span> <span m='277470'>it</span> <span m='277510'>doesn't</span> <span m='277700'>matter</span> <span m='277870'>the</span> <span m='277980'>subject,</span> <span m='278890'>that's</span> <span m='279490'>a</span> <span m='279560'>set</span> <span m='279830'>of</span> <span m='279930'>skills</span> <span m='280640'>that</span> <span m='280730'>you</span> <span m='280870'>can</span> <span m='281020'>apply</span> <span m='281350'>to a</span> <span m='281450'>lot</span> <span m='281660'>of</span> <span m='281730'>different</span> <span m='282110'>situations</span> <span m='282720'>in</span> <span m='282820'>life.</span> </p><p><span m='283490'>So</span> <span m='284250'>the</span> <span m='284320'>short</span> <span m='284630'>answer</span> <span m='284910'>is,</span> <span m='285130'>is it</span> <span m='285260'>hard</span> <span m='285340'>to</span> <span m='285550'>get a</span> <span m='285710'>job?</span> <span m='286250'>Yes,</span> <span m='287130'>but</span> <span m='287740'>if</span> <span m='287940'>you</span> <span m='288090'>can</span> <span m='288210'>get</span> <span m='288340'>out</span> <span m='288550'>there</span> <span m='288940'>and</span> <span m='289640'>do</span> <span m='290010'>what it is</span> <span m='290260'>you</span> <span m='290380'>love</span> <span m='290510'>to</span> <span m='290600'>do</span> <span m='290800'>and</span> <span m='290840'>prove</span> <span m='291330'>that</span> <span m='291460'>you</span> <span m='291540'>can</span> <span m='291670'>do</span> <span m='291850'>it--</span> <span m='292260'>doesn't</span> <span m='292470'>matter</span> <span m='292630'>how</span> <span m='292850'>you</span> <span m='293010'>prove</span> <span m='293280'>that--</span> <span m='293770'>but</span> <span m='294210'>that</span> <span m='294380'>is</span> <span m='294520'>going</span> <span m='294680'>to</span> <span m='294730'>get</span> <span m='294900'>someone</span> <span m='295170'>interested</span> <span m='295690'>in</span> <span m='296250'>hiring</span> <span m='296550'>you.</span> </p>","file":{"id":362350,"video_id":"3252955275001","name":"2139-Mat-CompSecurityJournalist2","duration":297959,"thumbnail_url":null}});