Getting into pentesting from netsec


As you may know !

I'm currently a network security engineer trying to transition into pentesting but have had pretty much zero luck aside from a few pre screenings just to tell me I don't have enough experience. Some of my background:

  • Network Security Engineer (5 months)

  • Helpdesk (10 months)

  • Secret Clearance.

  • eJPT.

  • Security +

  • TryHackMe Top 2%

  • HTB.

  • Currently working on PNPT.

  • Bachelor's degree.

Would like to take OSCP but limited on the funds to do so :/

I feel like my current position is my best leverage to breaking into the field but aside from my own education and extra curriculars I don't have any sort of professional experience in pentesting. Unfortunately eJPT and PNPT aren't as renowned as OSCP which also seems to limit me cert wise.

Geographically I've also only been applying to jobs in my state. Been trying to network on LinkedIn also with recruiters and pentesters alike. Are there steps I'm not taking that I should be?

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