Tech Podcast: Tech skills aren't always needed for starting a cyber security career

24 mins | Shaun Cheatham | Podcast | Upskilling Job searching | General

“Everyone should always hire an ex-ballet dancer… ballet dancers are very determined, disciplined, resilient and flexible. Having to learn entire ballets in a month gave me the basis to be a lifelong learner and pick up concepts quickly.” 

In the latest of our series we speak with Jessica Nemmers, Chief Security Officer at Elevate. 

As explained on our How Did You Get That Job? podcast, Jessica originally trained as a professional ballet dancer, before a brief role at Electronic Data Systems introduced her to the world of tech. 

An advocate of diversity and transferable skills, Jessica’s experience of the stage means she is unfazed by public speaking, whether it be while training employees or when appearing at conferences and summits. 

During her interview, Jessica offers advice on moving into tech and finding the right role to match your characteristics and skills. Listen above

Interested in more tech career insights? Listen to more episodes of the How Did You Get That Job? podcast here.

About this author

Shaun Cheatham, Chief Commercial Officer at Hays

Shaun is responsible for the creation and execution of sales strategies, as well as running the Major and National accounts organization, for Hays in the US. With over 20 years of staffing industry experience, Shaun now hosts the Hays Technology podcast, ‘How Did You Get That Job?’.

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