Josh More, Eyra Security’s president, is the author of several books and articles. His book Job Reconnaissance: Using Hacking Skills to Win the Job Hunt Game is written to help those with good business skills land better jobs. One of the greatest risks that organizations face is having the wrong people in the wrong roles. This book teaches job seekers how to analyze firms and determine how best to help them. By enabling skilled employees to advance more rapidly, Josh More hopes that organizations can accelerate the pace of their security improvement efforts.

The Approach

There is considerably more skill in the IT and security communities than is reflected in the jobs people are able to attain. Most people’s limiting factor in their ability to get better jobs is not technical skills or even the soft skills necessary to do well in a new job. It is that getting a job is a completely different skill set and one that most people only practice every few years.

Job Reconnaissance: Using Hacking Skills to Win the Job Hunt Game explains the job search process, why the most commonly followed models fail and how to better approach the search. It covers the entire job hunt process from when to decide to leave your current job, research new possible job opportunities, targeting your new boss, controlling the job interview process and negotiating your new compensation and the departure from your current job.

This is not a complete all-in-one job-hunting book. This book assumes that the reader is reasonably competent and has already heard most of the “standard” advice, but is having difficulty putting the advice into practice. The goal is to fill in the gaps of the other books and to help the readers use their technical skills to their advantage in a different context.

The emphasis in Job Reconnaissance is for infosec and IT job seekers to leverage the same skills they use in penetration testing and recon toward job-hunting success. These skills include targeting, reconnaissance and profiling combined with a technical look at skills other career search books commonly miss.

  • Covers the entire job hunt process from when to decide to leave your current job to the departure of your current job
  • Suggests how to research new possible job opportunities
  • Shows how to target your new boss, controlling the job interview process and negotiating your new compensation

The Book

If you wish to peruse or purchase the book, it may be found at:

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Elsevier Direct