While reading a job description for an IT security analyst recently, I noticed that the details were somewhat vague. The position required so many years of the usual security requirements and experience with routers, firewalls, IPS, but it didn’t mention which ones.
Then I saw this statement, which explained the vagueness:
Due to security policy, specifics on the systems will only be provided in the interview.
So the job description doesn’t identify the firewall as PIX or Cyberguard, the routers as Cisco or Juniper, etc. If you make it to the interview, you’ll find out what brands they use. If those brands aren’t on your resume, you won’t make it to the interview. But as a result of their secrecy, they probably get more resumes that they end up tossing because applicants didn’t have the right “brand” of experience.
Would you be less likely to apply for a job like this? For me, it would depend on the company and how bad I wanted to switch jobs.
Has anyone else seen a statement like this on a job description?
A quick Google search of this company didn’t turn up any brand info, and surprisingly, neither did a search of LinkedIn–even former employees didn’t list any specific details. The company must have a strong culture of security.
Kind of interesting for a company that’s in manufacturing…