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Tell me a little about yourself?Give a pitch. 2-3 specific accomplishments then explicit experienceHow does the TCP three way handshake work?SYN ->
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What's your favorite regulation? Tell me how you best complyNIST compliance focused questionhttps://www.themuse.com/advice/how-to-answer-the-31-most-common-interview-questions
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How did you hear about the position?Opportunity to ENERGETICALLY talk about the organizationWhat is the difference between TCP and UDP?TCP establishes a question before sending a packet. UDP just sends the packet.https://www.manager-tools.com/map-universe/being-interviewed
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What do you know about the company?Research the company (good OSINT opportunity). Don't bring vulnerabilities or security issues to the interview.How does DNS work?Phonebook for IP addresses. Associates domain names with IP addresses.https://github.com/WebBreacher/offensiveinterview
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Why do you want this job?Opportunity to ENERGETICALLY talk about why you're a good fit for the role.How can DNS be used for malicious activities?DNS poisoning and spoofing; DDoS.
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Why should we hire you?Opportunity to share why you can do the work and get results and be a culture fit.
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What are your strengths?Evaluate your strengths before an interview. Provide examples of those strengths.
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What are your weaknesses?Identifying a weakness shows that you understand your limitations and are working on it.
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If you were handed an elephant what would you do with it? BADThis is a bad question. It's meant to be a customer service question.
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How many tennis balls can you fit in a limosuine? BADThis is a bad question. It's menat to be a process question on how to figure out the answer.
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What is your greatest professional achievement?Setup the situation. Describe what you did and the result.
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Tell me about a challenge or conflict you'fe faced at work, and how you dealt with it?Setup the setuation. Describe what you did and the result.
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Where do you see yourself in five years?Be honest and specific about future goals.
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What other companies are you interviewing with?Exploring other opportunities in these roles.
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Why are you leaving your current job?Keep a POSITIVE outlook on your current company.
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Why were you fired?Be honest and how you've grown from the experience.
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What are you looking for in a new position?Align with specific responsibilities of the job posting.
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What type of work environment do you prefer?
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What gaming console do you prefer?Culture question. Be honest and direct.
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What's a time you disagreed with a decision that was made at work?Setup the situation. Discuss how you handled the situation productively and professionally.
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How would others describe you?Opportunity to present honest strengths and POSITIVE traits.
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What was the gap in your employment?Be honest.
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Why did you change career paths?Be honest and decisive about your career pivot.
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How do you deal with pressure or stressful situations?What tactics do you use for stress reduction?
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What would your first <insert #> days look like in a role?Your 30, 60, 90, 6 month, and year plan for the role.
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What are your salary requirements?If range they will shoot for the bottom.
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What do you do outside of work?Culture question. Be honest.
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If you were an animal, which one would you want to be? BADPersonality-type question. Wants to see how you think on your feet.
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Are you planning on having chidlren? BADMight just be conversation. Be pleseant and respond vaguely or specifically.
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What do you think we could do better or differently?Answer based on your research of the company.
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What questions do you have for us?ALWAYS HAVE AT LEAST THREE QUESTIONS: More about the role; the roadmap for the company; anything of itnerest from research; culture; local food places.
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Question about your resumeMake sure to have reviewed the resume you sent in and prepared to answer any questions.
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You have a paperclip, a rock, duct tape, and two security tools. Anonymous attacks at dawn. What two tools do you select? What's the plan?Understanding of various security tools, critical thinking, and communication abilities.
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