Thanks, Pat. The basic challenge is getting a client - I do mostly contract consulting, since it's hard to break into a full-time position with no managerial experience. Frankly, I enjoy the challenge of building a program from the ground up, because every company is different, and it makes the job more interesting. That way, I'm more of a project manager, herding the cats, so to speak.
The trouble with CTaylor21's view is that it's based on a common misconception of what BCM is, and, as previously stated, IT recovery services vendors are to blame. Their marketing efforts are zeroed in on CIO's and their budgets. There's just one truly serious downside to their viewpoint: If you think of the enterprise as a ship, these guys are providing water-tight integrity for the engine room. Period. They don't hire people who know how to ensure the rest of the ship stays afloat, and they don't care. Problem is, when the ship takes a torpedo below the waterline, the engine room may still be humming along at the bottom of the ocean, but the ship is still sunk.
Gregg Jacobsen, MBA, CBCP, MBCI