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“As they progress, if they have [good] communication skills, they might start to do design work and get involved in the discovery sessions we do with customers in pre-sale,” Wolfe said. “Once they’ve got a couple of projects under their belt and they’ve demonstrated that they’ve mastered the work for certain types of projects, we might give them a chance to run a project.”
At Laurus, the next step up would be a project leader position and then a practice lead, which is a person who oversees projects and performs the design and estimation with a handful of people reporting to him or her. The next role would be that of a practice manager, who would be in charge of a number of practice leads.
On a bright note, the market seems to point to a need for more professionals in the IT security field, Wolfe said.
“[Issues surrounding] security are only getting more complicated,” he said, noting that regulation was a significant talking point during the 2008 U.S. presidential race.
“[It] always ends up boiling down to more things on audits [that] people are going to be looking for, and that will translate to more experts needed to go in and assess whether the security program or the way security is being implemented in an organization is in compliance with the regulation,” he said.
Further, the fear of outsourcing is low in IT security, as it is difficult to outsource these jobs to Asia or anywhere else, Wolfe said.
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