| ||Ask HN: Should I hide medschool on my CV?|
10 points by throw-medschool 8 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 14 comments |
|I am looking for a job in InfoSec and have applied for multiple positions but am being ignored by HRs. A friend of mine that works in a company I applied to says their HR didn't like that I'm studying medicine right now as that means I'll have less time to spend on the job. That's despite them offering part-time and flexible jobs and having a few IT students employed already.|
I have worked as a sysadmin for five years and have wide experience with web, mail and db services, both Linux and Windows Server, have designed and deployed security solutions and carried out incident response. I'm also currently working as a developer in a Fortune 500 company. InfoSec was always my target over these years and I was choosing jobs specifically to gain experience in wide range of technologies. I went to pentest courses, have pretty good understanding of defensive strategies (threat modeling, identification of trust boundaries), follow InfoSec news - I feel qualified for a junior position.
Medicine is a fun hobby of mine and it didn't in any way interfere with jobs I had before (I'm a third year student). It actually taught me time management instead. But should I maybe hide it from my next employer? I live in a small European city and there aren't many options left, I'll have to apply for a regular dev position next.
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