What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) in Ottawa:
"Know your market - get certifications and clearance - MBA."
For consulting, you need to know what key RFP certification/clearance requirements are most used in bids. Make yourself valuable by always investing in yourself on a yearly basis. Know your exit strategy: if you decide to get off the continuous security knowledge acquisition treadmill, make sure you have a finance cert/MBA/PMP to leverage and start asking around and letting it be known before you actually want to switch.