I got a call from a recruitment agent the other day. He told me that he was working on a campaign to hire 5 security consultants for a major bank in London. He said the criteria that candidates must meet was extremely high and began to real off the specification for the job.
It went something like this.
Must have had 3 years experience in the security industry
Must have security clearance
Must be educated to degree level
Must have experience of banking systems
Must be a Windows MCSE
Must be CISSP
Must be a CEH
I said, i could be interested and enquired who the bank was - and was told almost immediately who it was.
I asked him whether he needed people with a background in "corporate defense intelligence".
He replied, - "what is that?"
I told him that it was the kind of security where recruiters didn't hire qualifications to catch criminals.
It was the kind of security that hired intelligent recruiters - to hire intelligent security people.