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How do you use a Homeland Security degree in searching for a career?

Asked Orlando, Florida

I am actually still in school for about three more weeks and I am finishing my thesis on Cybercrime. My experience is in Sociology and the Legal field. I am self-motivated and a hard-worker who learns pretty fast. I am anxious to get a career, but I am 41 years old and have been out of work for a few years. I have a tracheotomy, but it does not hold me back from a normal life. I love to be outside and to help people and just need to get my foot in the door to a company that will utilize my Master's degree and the skills I gained in litigation. I am really excited about my future. I would love to get a PhD. by studying either sex trafficking or women and terrorism. #government #federal-government #women #social-networking #homeland-security #human-rights #cyber-crime #counter-terrorism

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Ken’s Answer

Updated Cleveland, Ohio

Hi Melissa!

Congratulations on nearly completing your education.

To confirm your career direction, here are some exercises that you might find to be helpful https://www.themuse.com/advice/14-free-personality-tests-thatll-help-you-figure-yourself-out

A good place to start with your job search is through the head of alumni relations at your school. This person has formed a community of graduates who are waiting to help. Approach this person and explain to him/her that you would like to meet and talk to graduates from your school in your career area to see what they are doing, how they got there, what advice they have, and how you feel about it.

Here are some tips on networking which will help. About 80 % of people who find jobs find them through such networking: http://www.wikihow.com/Network https://www.themuse.com/advice/nonawkward-ways-to-start-and-end-networking-conversations https://www.themuse.com/advice/4-questions-to-ask-your-network-besides-can-you-get-me-a-job?ref=carousel-slide-1 https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-job-search-strategy-thatll-make-you-15-times-more-likely-to-be-hired

Here are programs in Orlando which might be able to offer assistance: https://www.ldsjobs.org/ers/ct/center/68554?lang=eng http://careersourcecentralflorida.com/about-us/ http://www.goodwillcfl.org/services.php

Let me know if and how this might be of help. Keep me posted. I would like to follow your progress.

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I really appreciate this information and find that it can be useful for me at this time.
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You are welcome. Best of luck. Keep me posted.