[Owasp-leaders] Can we be more helpful to job seekers?

Stephen Craig Evans stephencraig.evans at gmail.com
Mon Dec 15 12:02:14 EST 2008


It depends on whether you want false positives or false negatives.

As far as jobs go, I would prefer false positives.

Stephen

On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 11:00 PM, Jacob Munson <yacoubean at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 9:51 PM, Stephen Craig Evans
> <stephencraig.evans at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Why do they have to give company name? Why can't it just be a
>> description of what they do? An HR person might want to give a gmail
>> account and the company might not want to broadcast that they are
>> hiring software security people. In my neck of the woods, that
>> requirement alone would scare off potential employers.
>
> I can't speak for the people that originally put this jobs page together,
> but one possibility for including these requirements is to avoid "spam" from
> job recruiters.  I'm sure most of us have run into "jobs" from recruiters
> where all of the job info is top secret.  After further investigation, it
> turns out the recruiter doesn't even have a job lined up, but he is just
> trying to get more professionals into his database for future jobs.
> Requiring a company name and contact info is one way to avoid these junk job
> postings.
>
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