Already raised this in other forums but many comments seem to suggest that a recruiter would be the best person to ask.
Just a bit of background, I work in 3rd level software support at the moment and been in the industry for 5+ years. Unfortunately(or fortunately) got to a point where my job does not require the skills I acquired over time anymore.
Over time I developed some "advanced" skills, that are not always necessary, at least not for a software support role and those include reverse engineering, programming, scripting, debugging etc. I really feel that those are the topics I want to focus my career in the coming years and wondered about where they would be mostly useful.
Decided to get into security for realizing that there are more opportunities there. My specific interest is in webapp pentesting and I'm currently working through self-study to fill in the gaps that clearly exist, before I make a move. I'm also taking courses, anything from Pluralsight to Penterster academy, built my own virtual lab for testing etc but feel that may be challenging to get a job as a pentester without any formal experience working ... for instance, in a company.
So I thought that maybe if I started to bug bounty hunt and use the vulnerabilities I find in my cv as experience, would help me getting closer to the door of the hiring manager but wanted to ask for opinion of people already in the industry...would this make any difference? As a recruiter, would it make any difference that someone is listed in the hall of fame of a website as having discovered vulnerabilities?
I would predict that many answers here would start with:"bug bounty is not easy... " or "may be disappointing to try to find bugs..." and believe me, I understand that. I know its going to be a long process... it's just that wanted to have a feel of a recruiter before I engage in this long endeavor