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Career Paths In Digital Forensics

by Christa Miller, Forensic Focus In the 30 or so years since the advent of personal computers made digital forensics a viable career path, the profession has matured to the extent of making multiple career paths possible. Now, professionals who are interested in digital forensics have options that range from law enforcement and government investigations, … Continue reading

Considering A Career in Audio-Video Forensics? Enhance Your Prospects With Continuing Education

Have you ever discovered a software feature that, had you known of it sooner, could have helped you in a prior case? Have you been using the same software methods and workflow procedures for the least two years? If you answered yes, then this article is for you. I remember touring a multimedia studio in … Continue reading

Personal Branding for Digital Forensics Jobseekers

by David Sullivan Looking at the job adverts here on Forensic Focus shows that after a really sluggish period the number of vacancies available in computer forensics and electronic disclosure is increasing. Many forensics professionals who would normally have changed roles over the last couple of years are now actively looking to make a move … Continue reading

How to seduce your (potential) computer forensics employer

by David Sullivan We all over-complicate things and this is certainly true when seeking a new job. Essentially, to be successful at a Computer Forensics interview you just need to demonstrate two things:1. You have the technical skills needed to perform to a high standard; 2. You are a likeable person. This is described in … Continue reading

Graduate Experiences: Chris Proudley, MSc Forensic Information Technology, Portsmouth University

First published September 2009 Since the start of the year, I had been acutely aware that my Forensic IT MSc was rapidly approaching its conclusion. Conversations with course colleagues on job opportunities followed similar themes; nervousness about the tenuous state of the market and the difficulty of breaking into a relatively narrow field with very … Continue reading

Experiences as a recent graduate

First published September 2009 Name withheld After graduating in the Summer of 2009, I knew that it would not be easy to find employment in a Computer Forensic related role. More specifically, I knew that the state of the UK’s economy would not help matters, as companies are now cutting back on graduate schemes in … Continue reading

Should Computer Forensics Professionals Consider Changing Jobs in a Recession?

First published March 2009 In this short article, David Sullivan – a specialist recruiter within the computer forensics sector – asks whether you should consider changing jobs at this time. In these tough economic times almost all areas are suffering and although computer forensics hasn’t been hit as hard as some sectors, recruitment in this … Continue reading

Looking Forward To A Career In Digital Forensics

First published January 2008 by James Hooker I am rapidly approaching my final year of University, studying for a Forensic Computing degree, and like all students across the globe on a similar course, I am on a mission to find a project that will “wow” the forensic community and help land a great job. Browsing … Continue reading

Writing a winning resume/CV for computer forensics vacancies

First published April 2007 In this short article, David Sullivan, a specialist computer forensics recruiter at, provides some tips on compiling a winning CV along with a suggested CV template (available here). In the current job market, the key to securing an interview for any role is an excellent CV. Somebody with less skills … Continue reading

Job hunting advice for UK computer forensics professionals

First published April 2005 by David Sullivan This short article is aimed at Computer Forensic Professionals based in the UK who are considering looking for a new job. Introduction A number of the posts on Forensic Focus relate to job opportunities and as a recruiter operating in this field, it is fascinating to … Continue reading

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