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Background checks are huge now given the data us IE's have access to.
Experience, soft skill, and networking is what gets you an IE position, not random thumb twittling on dimwitter, facecrack, or linkedin. You have to LOOK for that silver platter and not HOPE someone finds you to give it to you.
A true IE is extremely valuable. And, it is a small community where the more skilled, the smaller the circle and within that circle opportunities abound.