Wondered if i can get some advice on career advancement. I am looking to transitionfrom a network security analyst to CSIRT. My background in Disaster recovery, Development and Penetration testing (webapps). What kind of roles should i be looking for, i seem to be missing something (i've been looking since June). I just (september) completed an internship as an IAM co-administrator, is this atransfereble skill to CSIRT.
I'll give you general advice. Never stop working on your social skills. Learn how to get people that don't work for you to do what you need. Build relationships at work. Become a "go to" person - a trusted colleague to whom your leaders can turn when they need an important task completed.
Yes, you can get tons of certs and know everything, but if you can't work with people, you're setting yourself for limited career development.