Candidate and student profile

Candidates and students on Elite Security Network share a profile and dashboard experience. A candidate is an individual with expertise in the domains of cybersecurity and/or data privacy who is actively seeking to use that expertise in the workforce.  A student is an individual who is beginning their education in these same domains, using the network to research school programs or find internships.  Student profiles become expert profiles once the student has entered the workforce and update their profile type from "student" to "candidate".  Because of the shared profile experience, any data submitted as a "student" will persist once the profile type is changed to "candidate".

Primary profile details


As an individual on Elite's network, you can set up one of two types of profiles. Student profiles are for current or soon-to-be students who want to connect with the right academic institution for studying security and/or privacy. Candidate profiles are for individuals who have entered the workforce and want to connect with the right hiring organization. Indicate the type of profile that describes your current situation. If you are a student, you can update the profile type once you enter the workforce without the need to recreate the profile or fear of losing data.
Company or university email
Zip
We collect a Zip Code in the event that you are only interested in being connected to local job opportunities. You also have the option of choosing "I'm willing to relocate" in job preferences, in which case you will be considered for opportunities outside of your immediate geographic locale.
If you have a Linked In profile and would like to share it with hiring organizations, provide it here.
Use the following area to describe in your own words what you bring to the fields of security or privacy. This is your chance to tell those responsible for staffing positions how you are different from other candidates from a non-technical perspective.
Use this area to describe in your own words what you bring to the fields of security or privacy. This is your chance to tell those responsible for staffing positions how you are different from other candidates from a technical perspective.
Choose your top 3 security role types for which you'd like to be considered for placement.
If there are specific security-related roles which were not shown that you would like to be considered for, please list them here.
Indicate the preferred privacy roles you'd like to be considered for on the Elite Security Network.
If there are specific privacy-related roles which were not shown, please list them here.

Secondary profile details

Secondary profile information helps Elite capture more detail about your expertise and what you offer the marketplace.  You can choose to add secondary profile data now or at any time from your portal when logged in.


Indicate the top programs you're interested in pursuing related to cybersecurity and/or privacy.
Indicate the degree which you are looking to achieve with your upcoming academic journey.
Indicate the schools that are high on your watch list, offering the programs you are most interested in.
Indicate whether your target schools are primarily in state or out-of-state.
Many hiring organizations, particularly large enterprise companies, value diversity in the workplace and want to hire a diverse set of employees. A diverse workforce helps to create products and services that appeal to different cultures and customer segments. Provide your identified gender.
Many hiring organizations, particularly large enterprise companies, value diversity in the workplace and want to hire a diverse set of employees. A diverse workforce helps to create products and services that appeal to different cultures and customer segments. Indicate your identified race or ethnicity.
Indicate your ideal base salary for jobs you are connected with on the Elite network.
Indicate your ideal salary range for full-time positions that include a base salary.
Indicate your total annual compensation for jobs you are connected with on Elite's network. This includes benefits total value, stock, bonus, etc.
For jobs that are not salary-based, indicate your ideal target hourly rate.
Many hiring organizations will seek you out on our network for your specific security expertise. Indicate that expertise here. Select your top 5 areas of expertise for the domain of security.
If some of your top areas of expertise for security are not included in the above list, please provide them here so we can expand our inventory.
Many hiring organizations will seek you out on our network for your specific privacy expertise. Indicate that expertise here. Select your top 5 areas of expertise for the domain of privacy.
If some of your top areas of expertise for privacy are not included in the above list, please provide them here so we can expand our inventory.
More and more, companies are looking for security experts who also have the ability to write code or, at least, interpret code for various software and systems. If you have these skills, indicate them here.
If your top programming languages aren't listed, please provide them here so we can expand our inventory.
More and more, companies are looking for security experts who also have the ability to write code or, at least, interpret code for various software and systems. If you have functional expertise and experience with specific technology stack, indicate them here.
If your primary technology stacks are not included in the above list, please provide them here so we can expand our inventory.
Even if you're not a developer, having experience with a variety of technologies and knowing how data flows into and out of those technologies is a big value-add for your overall marketability. Please select your top 5 - 10 technical skills.
If your top technical skills (non-programming and development) are not included, please provide them here so we can expand our inventory.
Many organizations want to know about your business acumen and general ability to apply security or privacy expertise to a particular division or functional area. Indicate the general areas of an enterprise (functional, divisional) where you have experience.
If some of your top enterprise skills are not included in the above list, please provide them here so we can expand our skills inventory.
Different organizations have different personal attributes they prefer in candidates. These vary by the type of role, the culture of the organization, and various other factors. Select the attributes that best describe you. Choose the 5 descriptions from this list that best capture your key strengths.
If some of your top strengths and character attributes are unlisted in the above list, please provide them here so we can expand our skills inventory.
Career data helps you illustrate the current stage of your employment journey. It also gives you the opportunity to provide more information about your placement preferences to a hiring organization. Indicate your career stage related to security and/or privacy employment.
Career data helps you illustrate the current stage of your employment journey. It also gives you the opportunity to provide more information about your placement preferences to a hiring organization. Indicate your company relationship and whether your company has an Elite profile (customer organization, partner firm, or service provider agency designation)
Career data helps you illustrate the current stage of your employment journey. It also gives you the opportunity to provide more information about your placement preferences to a hiring organization. Indicate the total number of years that you have held positions dedicated to the fields of security and/or privacy.
Indicate your Elite engagement status here.
Indicate the job type(s) for which you would like to be considered for placement.
If you are willing to relocate for a potential position, you must enter your zip code. Elite will only send your profile to hiring organizations outside of your locale if you indicate you are willing to relocate.
Indicate the highest level of education you achieved.
Indicate the academic institution where you received your diploma or domain education.
Indicate the date when you received your degree or certification.
If you achieved one or multiple degrees, list them here. (e.g. BS in Computer Science, MS in Analytics)
CISSP, CIPP, CISM, CEH, etc. (include licensure number/authority).
If Applicable, provide type and authority.

Sharing preferences


This option allows you to share personal data with potential connections (employers or customers). Sharing personal data is not required, although it is an all or nothing option (meaning you share all of your personal data or none of it). Because Elite is a profile and matchmaking system, it's hard to share who you are and what you do if you don't share personal data.
This option allows you to share skills data with potential connections (employers or customers). Sharing skills data is not required, although it is an all or nothing option (meaning you share all your of it or none of it). Because Elite is a profile system, it's hard to share who you are and what you do if you don't share skills data.
This option allows you to share career data with potential connections (employers or customers). Sharing career data is not required, although it is an all or nothing option (meaning you share all your of it or none of it). Depending upon where you are in your career, you may opt to withhold this information but sharing it will more effectively help you grow your career.
This option allows you to share certifications & clearance data with potential connections (employers or customers). Sharing this data is not required, although it is an all or nothing option (meaning you share all your of it or none of it). Sharing this information will help give you a leg up for those postings that require very specific certifications or clearances.
This option allows you to share your expert feedback from your Elite engagements. Sharing feedback is not required, although it is an all or nothing option (meaning you share all your feedback or none of it). Employers and customers may prefer those who share feedback.

Feedback

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