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I am the founder & CEO of OSINT Combine, my day to day tasks involve running the business, supporting the team across training, software & services to provide OSINT capability to organisations.
Strong communicators with inquisitive mindsets to learn, and solve problems that are unfamiliar to them.
Depends on the role, however, it will consist of a series of interviews for cultural fit & subject matter knowledge.
Depends on the level. If we are hiring a senior analyst, we prefer Government/Military experience so they have real-world context to the problems they will have to face, however, it is great to find non-government people as they bring a different lens and perspective to problem solving that is quite unique.
Skills wise, we want them to be able to be effective at all parts of the intelligence cycle, so excellent PAI collectors, good at data reduction and processing due to the excessive noise in PAI landscape, great analysts so they can find the “so what” in the data they collect to ultimate turn it into intelligence and not just re-formatted information, and finally they must be able to produce digestible product – so communication skills are key.
Good communicator that is able to ask intelligent questions and has a positive approach to work, morals and ethics
Be realistic about what salary is commensurate with your experience, and be willing to work towards higher outcomes by demonstrating your skills and contribution to the mission.
Someone who can immediately understand the context that we are operating in, engaging in an interesting and topical discussion on contemporary use-cases where they can support their arguments with experience or unique ideas
Avoid trying to “know it all”. Be humble in what you don’t know, because there is so much to learn daily, approach the interview with an inquisitive mindset and strong work ethic to solve unknown problems.
Get involved in community OSINT activities to learn the landscape, develop some basic skills and invest time in finding a mentor(s) to help you. Start your OSINT journey by trawling the #OSINT on twitter, do analysis on credible resources vs questionable ones to find which ones you want to invest your time into first, and find activities (such as CTFs) that you think would be of interest to practice skills in a safe environment.
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