Webcast: How to Hunt for Jobs like a Hacker


Job hunting? Looking for a career change? Still in college and want to know how to get started now in your career? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this might be the BHIS webcast for you.

This webcast is an update to Jason’s popular recorded DerbyCon 2016 talk — How to Social Engineer Your Way Into Your Dream Job. If you don’t want to wait, you can watch that now. https://youtu.be/__lvS2pjuSg

What is covered?

  • How to combine OSINT, marketing technology, and a hacker/social engineer mindset to job hunting
  • How to be a hunter of jobs… not just a seeker of jobs
  • How to write your resume during the job hunt
  • You might already have your dream job

The hope of this webcast is that you’ll look at job hunting differently and apply the skills and techniques in an effective way to help you get the career of your dreams… or at least a job for now that will help you get to the career of your dreams in the next 5 years.

Join the Black Hills Information Security Discord discussion server — https://discord.gg/aHHh3u5

Slides for this webcast can be found here: https://www.blackhillsinfosec.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/SLIDES_HowToJobHuntLikeAHacker.pdf

0:00 – Infosec Sad Plant’s Last Day

0:30 – Pandemic Prologue

2:34 – Time to Meet the Bobs

4:20 – Be Prepared

5:50 – Climbing the Walls of Awful

8:35 – Another Crack In The Wall

9:49 – whoami?

11:58 – Pitch Perfect

12:53 – Step 1: I Mean Set Your Requirements

15:10 – Engineering Reverse

15:44 – “Enough” is Enough, or is it?

17:30 – Step 2: Top Ten Companies

18:45 – Hunt V1, Hunt V2, Hunt V3

20:17 – Document For the People

24:43 – Step 3: HUNT! – Top Ten

39:20 – Jobs Don’t Hire People, People Hire People

39:58 – Step 3: HUNT! – Discovery

48:23 – Step 3: HUNT! – Internal

50:22 – Step 4: Make Contact

53:29 – Step 5: Interview

54:21 – Rejection?

55:23 – Step 6: Decide

57:16 – Be Prepared! (reprise)

59:54 – A Bunch of Requestions

1:29:45 – The Final Stretch

Jason Blanchard does weekly live job hunting Twitch Livestreams at: https://www.twitch.tv/banjocrashland

Tuesdays – 7-9pm ET

Fridays – 1-3pm ET

Jason Blanchard is the Content & Community Director of Black Hills Information Security. His background is in creating content and building communities. He has had every dream job he can imagine, from being a combat cameraman in the US Army, teaching filmmaking at Full Sail University, owning a successful comic book store – “A Comic Shop,” to overseeing Free Comic Book Day for the comic book industry, to developing educational content with the best infosec instructors at SANS, and now helping the testers of Black Hills share their knowledge with the whole community. He’s also the host of a Twitch Livestream where he does live demos of job hunting for viewers.

We are self-publishing free Infosec Zines called PROMPT#.

PROMPT# will contain: 

  • Infosec articles 
  • Challenging puzzles 
  • Comic book based on real-life hacking adventures 
  • Coloring contests 
  • Bonus Backdoors & Breaches Consultant Cards (print version only) 
  • Other stuffs 

You can check out current and upcoming issues here: https://www.blackhillsinfosec.com/prompt-zine/