The infosec community is tight, and even more so here, because we're so focused. Being a member of this forum has paid dividends time and time again. This time, a fine gentleman (hah!
) who I will let remain nameless unless he wants to come out of the woodwork, answered a post I left up only briefly looking for work.
Well, I'm pleased to say that that was such a fantastic lead (and i was talking to five or six companies), that I turned in my badge today after 10 years with a huge company that I've just come to be miserable at... after accepting a very exciting offer generated from this lead. It's a small outfit (so far nobody i've talked to has heard of it), but they seem to be doing it right, and growing fast.
Point of that is, I probably wouldn't have heard about the opportunity if I was just using the standard search channels. The realization just hit me that i didn't touch a job board or a recruiter this entire search cycle... all social media. Quite different from the search of 10 years ago.
Anyway, thanks once again Don for providing a fantastic resource for our community, and to my new co-worker for the hookup!
Everyone have a great weekend, and groovy vibes to all!