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(London Evening Standard)   Online careers you never knew even existed include ethical hackers, Pinterest consultants and troll hunters   (standard.co.uk) divider line 24
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2014-08-29 09:42:14 AM  
Oh, I saw a documentary.

31.media.tumblr.com
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-08-29 10:28:44 AM  
A mailing list thinks I'm an academic department manager. I got occasional marketing pseudospam for certified ethical hackers and violence against women training.
 
2014-08-29 10:36:05 AM  

Sybarite: Oh, I saw a documentary.

[31.media.tumblr.com image 500x278]


It takes a special kind of person.  You can't be religious and you can't be afraid of Jotnars...
 
2014-08-29 11:20:41 AM  
I am actually a Certified Ethical Hacker so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2014-08-29 12:44:10 PM  
I play a troll shaman, does that count?
 
2014-08-29 12:48:26 PM  
An online career of troll hunter?  Isn't that basically World of Warcraft?
 
2014-08-29 12:51:31 PM  
Average rates are £10 to £12 per hour...

Pounds of what?
 
2014-08-29 12:54:40 PM  
What an ethical hacker may look like:

eris.discordians.net
 
2014-08-29 12:58:44 PM  

cannotsuggestaname: I am actually a Certified Ethical Hacker so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.


I wouldn't go around telling people that.  I mean, unless you're just trying to get past the idiot HR person, but try to whisper it even then.
 
2014-08-29 01:13:21 PM  

ZAZ: A mailing list thinks I'm an academic department manager. I got occasional marketing pseudospam for certified ethical hackers and violence against women training.


Someone is teaching violence against women? That's horrible.
 
2014-08-29 01:19:37 PM  

Moderator: Average rates are £10 to £12 per hour...

Pounds of what?


Cheetos.
 
2014-08-29 01:40:07 PM  

bingethinker: Moderator: Average rates are £10 to £12 per hour...

Pounds of what?

Cheetos.


10 pounds of cheetos per hour? I could work for a day and be set for life!

/more like set for a week
//or a day
 
2014-08-29 01:43:00 PM  

Sybarite: Oh, I saw a documentary.

[31.media.tumblr.com image 500x278]


I can not lok at power lines the same way anymore.
 
2014-08-29 01:44:02 PM  

Moderator: Average rates are £10 to £12 per hour...

Pounds of what?


You are paid twice a day in 40 pound boxes.
 
2014-08-29 01:50:48 PM  

cannotsuggestaname: I am actually a Certified Ethical Hacker so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.


I have this cert, and I farking hate the title. I just feel so stupid saying it that I typically don't even mention it to people.
 
2014-08-29 03:05:38 PM  
Professional hacker for the last 15 years, didn't know it was that secret.
 
2014-08-29 03:24:12 PM  

China White Tea: cannotsuggestaname: I am actually a Certified Ethical Hacker so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.

I wouldn't go around telling people that.  I mean, unless you're just trying to get past the idiot HR person, but try to whisper it even then.


why? It's my jerb. FWIW I got the cert a long time ago... maybe 7 years?


but whole: I have this cert, and I farking hate the title. I just feel so stupid saying it that I typically don't even mention it to people.



heh, I hate it too but it is part of the alphabet soup that goes after my name.
 
2014-08-29 04:21:37 PM  

cannotsuggestaname: why? It's my jerb. FWIW I got the cert a long time ago... maybe 7 years?


I'm not sure what your actual jerb is, but that cert is probably the single most derided certification in information security.  It's occasionally okay for getting a resume past the general-purpose, subject-matter-ignorant HR person, but unless a listing specifically mentions it, you're probably better off just not mentioning it at all.
 
2014-08-29 04:35:08 PM  

China White Tea: cannotsuggestaname: why? It's my jerb. FWIW I got the cert a long time ago... maybe 7 years?

I'm not sure what your actual jerb is, but that cert is probably the single most derided certification in information security.


It can however count if you are looking to start Penetration Testing as a career as it does show some basic skills. They will still assault course you and look for aptitude and other basic things, but it will get you an interview for an entry level position.
 
2014-08-29 05:21:02 PM  

Kerr Avon: They will still assault course you and look for aptitude and other basic things, but it will get you an interview for an entry level position.


It might, but I know a number of recruiters/hiring managers who will shiatcan a resume for listing it.  It's pretty openly mocked in the community.  The exception, as I mentioned before, are if you're dealing with generic/non-subject-matter-specific HR people and not a hiring manager who is actually in the field.  I sincerely would not risk mentioning it unless the listing specifically asked for it.
 
2014-08-29 05:53:15 PM  

China White Tea: It might, but I know a number of recruiters/hiring managers who will shiatcan a resume for listing it.  It's pretty openly mocked in the community.


Fair enough, the UK it somewhat different given that there is a massive shortage of penetration testers, even at entry level, even worse with regards to CHECK Team Leaders (maybe 120 or so in UK, total).
 
2014-08-29 07:13:56 PM  
I'm an ethical hacker.
I hack people's ethics.
 
2014-08-30 02:04:16 AM  

China White Tea: cannotsuggestaname: why? It's my jerb. FWIW I got the cert a long time ago... maybe 7 years?

I'm not sure what your actual jerb is, but that cert is probably the single most derided certification in information security.  It's occasionally okay for getting a resume past the general-purpose, subject-matter-ignorant HR person, but unless a listing specifically mentions it, you're probably better off just not mentioning it at all.



lulz
 
I don't have to mention any cert anymore. I'm set in this field and can get a jerb anywhere I want with little to no problem. I still like my CEH, but I also have a ton of other certs to go along with it. Personally I don't care for certs but my company wants us trained and they pay for it so I get them.
 
2014-08-30 05:25:52 PM  
I am waiting for my paycheck for perusing some of the most heavily visited websites online and verifying their quality and proposed functionality.
 
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