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CIO in Finance (non-banking), 51 - 200 employees
When I was looking for a job in college, I went to the career center and there was a small financial firm in New Orleans that needed an IT person. During the interview they asked me what I could do, and I said, "Well, I know how to reboot and I have a natural knack for taking apart computers and stuff." They hired me and I worked there for four years, just learning on the job.
CISO in Software, 51 - 200 employees
I started computing in college when I needed a job, so I worked in the computer center. I was basically the guy that created your username and password on the VAX system.
Director Business Technology in Software, 10,001+ employees
Coming out of college, I couldn't find a job and took the first thing that I could get, which was doing customer service for IRA, which is like retirement accounts at Bank of America. I became the local IT guy for all the people that worked there just because I like to figure stuff out and fix things. I thought I was going to be a stock broker, and I actually started studying for my certification when somebody said to me, "Wow, tech is the thing." This was around 2000.

A buddy of mine who was a broker, got a job at a financial software company, and the day I signed up for the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) class to get certified, I got a job offer at the financial software company.

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