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ANALYST, Google+: Using Passion For Technology To Combat Fraud And Abuse

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Zach, an analyst for Google+ in the Fraud and Abuse Department, started his career in real estate and finance. Neither industry felt right so he moved to California and and found his passion in the technology world. Don't worry about the long-term, do what interests you right now.

Job Title: Fraud Analyst
Employer: Google

Job Summary: Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects

Job Description

Information security analysts, web developers, and computer network architects all use information technology (IT) to advance their organization's goals. Security analysts ensure a firm's information stays safe from cyberattacks. Web developers create websites to help firms have a public face. Computer network architects create the internal networks all workers within organizations use.

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Additional Info

Employment of information security analysts, web developers, and computer network architects is projected to grow 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects for all three occupations should be favorable.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$45,000 - $75,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Remote, Home, Indoor, Office, Military
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Creativity, Organizational skills, Problem solving skills, Teamwork, Detail oriented, Mathematical skills, Technical skills, Written communication skills
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m='12650'>understand</span> <span m='13290'>why</span> <span m='13500'>people</span> <span m='13910'>might</span> <span m='15490'>use</span> <span m='15660'>spam,</span> <span m='16280'>or</span> <span m='16820'>abuse</span> <span m='17030'>the</span> <span m='17110'>product</span> <span m='17510'>in</span> <span m='17600'>any</span> <span m='18240'>given</span> <span m='18560'>way.</span> </p><p><span m='21640'>In</span> <span m='22170'>my</span> <span m='22420'>previous</span> <span m='22880'>education</span> <span m='23410'>I</span> <span m='23470'>studied</span> <span m='23810'>finance</span> <span m='24280'>and</span> <span m='24460'>real</span> <span m='24640'>estate.</span> <span m='25410'>I</span> <span m='25520'>always</span> <span m='25740'>knew</span> <span m='25860'>I</span> <span m='25910'>wanted</span> <span m='26270'>to</span> <span m='26920'>kind</span> <span m='27080'>of</span> <span m='27280'>have</span> <span m='27470'>more</span> <span m='27990'>of</span> <span m='28160'>a</span> <span m='28210'>business</span> <span m='29560'>focus,</span> <span m='30150'>but</span> <span m='30380'>I</span> <span m='30490'>did</span> <span m='30700'>not</span> <span m='30910'>know</span> <span m='31000'>what</span> <span m='31130'>I</span> <span m='31160'>wanted</span> <span m='31410'>to do in</span> <span m='31740'>college.</span> <span m='32430'>And</span> <span m='32710'>I</span> <span m='32759'>started</span> <span m='33170'>out</span> <span m='35310'>doing</span> <span m='35580'>a</span> <span m='35650'>real</span> <span m='35860'>estate</span> <span m='36150'>internship,</span> <span m='37200'>wasn't</span> <span m='37530'>so</span> <span m='37640'>crazy</span> <span m='37980'>about</span> <span m='38290'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='38590'>And</span> <span m='38690'>then</span> <span m='38800'>I</span> <span m='38870'>took</span> <span m='39080'>a</span> <span m='39170'>job</span> <span m='40010'>in</span> <span m='40110'>finance</span> <span m='40550'>in</span> <span m='40610'>New</span> <span m='40680'>York</span> <span m='41140'>after</span> <span m='41450'>graduating.</span> <span m='42150'>I</span> <span m='42490'>absolutely</span> <span m='42980'>hated</span> <span m='43230'>it</span> <span m='43650'>and</span> <span m='43900'>I</span> <span m='43930'>hates the</span> <span m='44270'>people</span> <span m='44490'>I</span> <span m='44530'>worked</span> <span m='44900'>with,</span> <span m='46230'>hated</span> <span m='46490'>the</span> <span m='46570'>type</span> <span m='46800'>of</span> <span m='46940'>work.</span> <span m='47210'>And</span> <span m='47690'>so</span> <span m='48510'>I</span> <span m='48890'>knew</span> <span m='49080'>early</span> <span m='49390'>on</span> <span m='49770'>I</span> <span m='49840'>needed</span> <span m='50110'>to</span> <span m='50210'>come</span> <span m='50420'>out</span> <span m='51230'>to</span> <span m='51360'>California,</span> <span m='51910'>kind</span> <span m='52080'>of</span> <span m='52130'>get</span> <span m='52290'>in the</span> <span m='52380'>tech scene.</span> <span m='52880'>I</span> <span m='52930'>couldn't</span> <span m='53210'>really</span> <span m='53420'>describe</span> <span m='54560'>why,</span> <span m='55160'>I</span> <span m='55250'>just</span> <span m='55460'>kind</span> <span m='55610'>of</span> <span m='55710'>knew</span> <span m='55860'>that</span> <span m='56000'>culturally</span> <span m='56500'>that's</span> <span m='56790'>where</span> <span m='58000'>I</span> <span m='58080'>felt like I</span> <span m='58270'>belonged.</span> <span m='59245'>And</span> <span m='59680'>those</span> <span m='60110'>are</span> <span m='60170'>the</span> <span m='60270'>people,</span> <span m='61050'>the type of</span> <span m='61320'>people</span> <span m='61600'>I</span> <span m='61640'>wanted</span> <span m='61860'>to</span> <span m='61930'>work</span> <span m='62170'>with.</span> </p><p><span m='62490'>So</span> <span m='65010'>I</span> <span m='65140'>just</span> <span m='65310'>started</span> <span m='65570'>applying</span> <span m='65890'>for</span> <span m='66020'>jobs</span> <span m='66350'>out</span> <span m='66500'>here</span> <span m='66690'>after</span> <span m='67000'>eight</span> <span m='67120'>months</span> <span m='67380'>in</span> <span m='67450'>New</span> <span m='67520'>York</span> <span m='68295'>and</span> <span m='68600'>I</span> <span m='68970'>didn't</span> <span m='69140'>know</span> <span m='69280'>anyone</span> <span m='69500'>coming</span> <span m='69740'>out</span> <span m='69890'>here</span> <span m='70080'>but</span> <span m='70380'>just</span> <span m='70850'>made</span> <span m='71080'>the</span> <span m='71160'>move.</span> <span m='71960'>And</span> <span m='72320'>I've</span> <span m='72440'>been</span> <span m='72580'>happy</span> <span m='72930'>ever</span> <span m='73160'>since.</span> <span m='74110'>Some</span> <span m='74310'>advice</span> <span m='74700'>I'd</span> <span m='74850'>give</span> <span m='75000'>people,</span> <span m='76232'>if</span> <span m='76570'>they</span> <span m='76730'>want</span> <span m='76960'>a</span> <span m='77640'>job</span> <span m='77920'>like</span> <span m='78110'>mine</span> <span m='79460'>you</span> <span m='79540'>just</span> <span m='79740'>have</span> <span m='79850'>to</span> <span m='79930'>be</span> <span m='80050'>persistent,</span> <span m='80770'>and</span> <span m='81120'>you</span> <span m='81230'>have</span> <span m='81500'>to</span> <span m='82560'>know</span> <span m='82850'>what</span> <span m='83120'>you</span> <span m='83210'>want,</span> <span m='83510'>and</span> <span m='83760'>why</span> <span m='84030'>you</span> <span m='84130'>want</span> <span m='84400'>it.</span> <span m='84640'>And</span> <span m='84900'>I</span> <span m='84950'>think</span> <span m='85120'>that's</span> <span m='85320'>the</span> <span m='85400'>most</span> <span m='85640'>important</span> <span m='86700'>thing.</span> </p><p><span m='87910'>A</span> <span m='88160'>lot</span> <span m='88350'>of</span> <span m='88410'>people</span> <span m='88720'>they're</span> <span m='88850'>not</span> <span m='89070'>sure</span> <span m='89980'>and</span> <span m='91260'>they</span> <span m='91330'>don't</span> <span m='91440'>really</span> <span m='91600'>know</span> <span m='91750'>where</span> <span m='91870'>they</span> <span m='91980'>want</span> <span m='92160'>to</span> <span m='92200'>go,</span> <span m='92400'>or</span> <span m='92490'>what</span> <span m='92630'>they</span> <span m='92700'>want</span> <span m='92900'>to</span> <span m='92970'>do,</span> <span m='93250'>and</span> <span m='93360'>that</span> <span m='93510'>kind</span> <span m='93660'>of</span> <span m='93710'>shows.</span> <span m='94130'>So</span> <span m='96450'>don't</span> <span m='96910'>think</span> <span m='97070'>too</span> <span m='97180'>much</span> <span m='97410'>about</span> <span m='97650'>the</span> <span m='97730'>long</span> <span m='98010'>term,</span> <span m='98290'>the</span> <span m='98380'>perfect</span> <span m='98700'>job</span> <span m='99030'>for</span> <span m='99140'>now,</span> <span m='99400'>just</span> <span m='99670'>follow</span> <span m='99900'>what</span> <span m='100050'>you're</span> <span m='100180'>interested</span> <span m='100620'>in,</span> <span m='100800'>and</span> <span m='101120'>tell</span> <span m='101300'>people</span> <span m='101560'>why</span> <span m='101820'>that's</span> <span m='102180'>what</span> <span m='102370'>you</span> <span m='102450'>want</span> <span m='102590'>to</span> <span m='102660'>do</span> <span m='102810'>now.</span> <span m='103880'>And</span> <span m='104020'>everything</span> <span m='104360'>will</span> <span m='104675'>fall into</span> <span m='104990'>place after</span> <span m='105270'>that.</span> 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