Resume Tips or Strategies:

  • Include a skills section where you can list your knowledge of different software and programs.
  • Include your master’s thesis under education.
  • Include any certifications.

Career Resources for MS Investigations:

Salary and job outlook information

Job Title Median Salary Outlook
Private Detectives and Investigators $44,570 +5% (average)
Police and Detectives $58,630 +4% (slower than average)
Forensic Science Technicians $55,360 +27% (faster than average)

  • Tell us about a time when you had to maintain confidentiality. How did you do this?
  • Through your work, you find out that your cousin’s wife, Fatou has been raped. Your cousin knows you know something about Fatou, and comes to you for help. He says that Fatou hasn’t been feeling well, but he doesn’t know what’s wrong. He is very upset and asks you to tell him anything you know about Fatou so he can help her. What do you do? Why?
  • You find out that an Animator is accepting money from people who want to be beneficiaries of your program. What do you do? Is it a violation of confidentiality if you tell someone?
  • You notice that a co-worker has taken money from her grant group and used it for herself. She begs you not to tell anyone and promises to replace the money next week after she gets her paycheck. She really needs money this week because her baby is sick. What do you do?
  • Tell us what you know about gender violence. What is it? Whose responsibility is it? What should be done with survivors of gender violence.
  • Be prepared for a lengthy interview process.


Criminal Investigations


Financial Crime Investigations

  • Be prepared to be asked about the definitions of money laundering, fraud, etc.
  • Be prepared to be asked about how to investigate financial crimes, what to look for, how to prosecute.


Forensic Computer Investigations

Computer Security and Forensics

Criminal Defense Investigations

Customs Audits & Investigations

Cyber Crime Investigations – Digital Forensics and PenTest

CyberCrime Investigators Network

Cyber Crime & Terrorism – Cybercrime & Cyberterrorism Security Issues Surrounding Virtual Integrity

District, States, County and City Attorney Investigators

Financial crime prevention

Financial Crime Risk, Fraud and Security

Financial Crime Technology


Investigator’s Forum

Law Enforcement Crime Center

Organized Retail Crime Alliance

Private Investigations resource