Chris White cwhite at remarinc.com
Tue Jul 30 15:27:32 UTC 2013

An IBM, Microsoft or other tech giant looks a lot better on a resume because a future employer can immediately relate to the quality of work. Consultancy is advantageous in the sense that you are exposed to a wide variety of different systems and scenarios. No two clients will be identical, so it gives you insight into a lot more potential issues and benefits to software design, maintenance and troubleshooting.

The call, ultimately, is based on personal preference. I would choose a larger name as an entry level position given the opportunity. Since you are not guaranteed a position with any of them, it might be worth taking the consultant position if the employer is aware and okay with it being a potentially short term relationship - contract instead of direct hire might increase your chances of pulling off this arrangement.

Chris White
Network Administrator
Remar, Inc.
Work: 615-449-0231
Cell: 615-948-1388

From: owasp_php_security_project-bounces at lists.owasp.org [mailto:owasp_php_security_project-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of rahul chaudhary
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 10:18 AM
To: owasp_php_security_project at lists.owasp.org
Subject: [OWASP_PHPSEC] URGENT: Need Advice.

Hello All,
This question is completely out of project. I actually need some advice regarding my personal life. Since most of you guys are already in job or have some experience, I thought you all can guide me.

I am getting this job at Cigital, which is a security consultant company. The pay is not great but the work includes penetration testing, code analysis etc (all security stuff).

But I am not sure what is the scope of consultancy jobs. Will I get the RIGHT kind of exposure to technology and challenges, as I would get in other giant companies ?

Should I take the job offer, or wait to apply in some other kind of organization other than consultancy. I personally wanted to apply in Microsoft, Amazon, IBM etc. as they come to my univ. for recruiting and since they are big companies, there is not much risk.

Rahul Chaudhary
Ph - 412-519-9634
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