That left me no choice but to go to the street. I engaged a few headhunters I know (they have gotten me jobs in the past). Unfortunately, recruiters often don't really know the people they bring for interviews. They find resumes on job boards and pre-screen the candidates, but they can't vouch for them. I have to rely on references and background checks. A reference from an unknown third party is never going to be as frank as one from a friend, but it's the best I can do right now.
Across the nation, overall unemployment remains high, but this experience has me thinking that those of us who practice information security are living in our own bubble of prosperity. On that note, I wish you and yours all the best in the new year.
This week's journal is written by a real security manager, "J.F. Rice," whose name and employer have been disguised for obvious reasons. Contact him at email@example.com.
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