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RE: How to get better security people

  • From: James Smith
  • Date: Tue Mar 26 15:07:21 2002

Title: RE: How to get better security people

-----Original Message-----
From: smd@clock.org [mailto:smd@clock.org]
Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2002 2:41 PM
To: lists-nanog@silverwraith.com; sean@donelan.com
Cc: Jml@ebay.com; nanog@merit.edu
Subject: RE: How to get better security people




| The problem right now is if you advertise for a job, you will get
| blasted with literally tens of thousands of resumes.  What should I
| be telling the HR department to look for?

New careers.

        Sean.
=============

That's the problem. Too many folks seeing the big money going to the tech weenies, and upon taking an MCSE boot camp, think they now qualify for a senior Admin/Security job. That and resume inflation, real or percieved. Too much noise in the system and inefective noise reduction methods...

  My resume is factual, and when I got out of the military, I was penalized by my first civilian employer. When I stated I could in fact set up a needed DNS, I was told they would hire it out. I asked why hire it out when I could do it. I was told, "we only believe half of any resume we get, and we don't think that you have the necessary experience." If setting up and running <deleted>.af.mil (now gone), and doing the very first <deleted>.af.mil DNS located on the base (complete with off-site secondaries), and running it until transitioned about a year later to the comm squadron folks I trained didn't count, then what did?

Not bitter, though. Got a new employer...


James H. Smith II NNCDS NNCSE
Systems Engineer
The Presidio Corporation




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