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I am the director of the services division at Owlint, a French company that publishes OSINT software accessible to non-specialists! Our idea is to democratize OSINT and make it accessible. This platform was developed by and for analysts.
In my daily work, I follow our customers and assist them in using the tool. I also work with our teams of OSINT analysts who allow us to assist our partners on deep investigations.
Meetings, customer meetings, OSINT monitoring, support and consulting missions, it makes for a varied day!
Good question. We are looking for curiosity more than diplomas! We are a company of enthusiasts and we work with a high level of commitment, both to each other and to our clients. A good candidate is a self-starter who is reliable, who says what they know how to do, wants to learn what they don't know how to do, and who says when they get stuck.
We have no problem recognizing limits, everything can be learned! You just have to know it.
Interviews, technical or business tests, discussions with leaders. Nothing too complicated, a minimum of 3 steps.
Technical background, ability to work independently, ability to handle pressure and workload.
Not necessarily a specialist, except in certain cases, we prefer overall generalists who are sharp and very skilled in their work methods.
Openness, listening, humility, respect, ability to put forward a clear and honest reasoning.
We are looking for members of a tribe rather than a work team.
Don't be pedantic, be frank and reasonable. There is no such thing as a superhero, and those who seek them are mistaken.
I am often amazed by the quality of the deliverables. Surprised in a positive way because the deliverable reflects the person! We have seen incredible things on business tests that often require writing, with almost no text and only graphs! The diversity of the brains always impresses me.
In my opinion, you have to know how to constantly evolve and question yourself, both in terms of tools and methods. The diversity of OSINT practices is very important and each community has very interesting assets and reflexes. Conclusion, let's avoid working in a vacuum and let's share knowledge.
The main qualities and defects ... the thematic games ... For me these elements are no longer useful. We are looking for professionals or professionals in the making, so let's talk about our respective daily lives and the way we do things rather than extrapolating on metaphorical management topics.
I ask them to know the area and the environment. Expertise comes with work, but the first effort is to know where they stand.
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