4 Tips for Landing Clearance Jobs

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Looking to explore career opportunities as a cleared candidate? Gain insights from Tammy Muncy, Recruitment Director for the National Security Sector at GovCIO, and Bob Wheeler, Senior Account Manager at ClearedJobs.net—a veteran-owned company dedicated to supporting employment in defense and intelligence sectors. Discover top tips for transitioning military personnel and clearance holders.

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Tip #1

As a cleared candidate, it is very important to prominently feature your clearance at the top of your resume to ensure you advance to the interview stage. During interviews, it is also essential to spotlight previous roles where your clearance played a pivotal role. This underscores your expertise and suitability for positions within the defense and intelligence sectors.

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Engage With Industry

Tip #2

Understanding the industry in which you want to work. Veterans and those with clearances, should engage proactively with government contractors operating in their field; ask about their employer, specific roles, and the nature of their work—opportunities often overlooked during active duty.

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Understand Remote Clearance Work

Tip #3

While it is possible to hold a remote position with a clearance, options are often limited due to the nature of clearance-required roles. This creates a challenge for individuals who rely on maintaining their clearance status while seeking the flexibility of increasingly prevalent remote work opportunities. Finding a balance between the necessity for clearance support and the constraints of remote work options presents a complex and pressing issue for many in this field.

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Plan Your Search

Tip #4

Transitioning military and cleared job seekers frequently inquire, “When should I start looking for a job before leaving the military?” It is recommended to start exploring the hiring process and next steps at least a year before End of Active Service (EAS). Attending job fairs, networking with individuals, and initiating conversations helps ensure you are professionally prepared prior to leaving the service. It is essential for transitioning military or those looking for a cleared position to have a “transitioning mindset” and build connections.

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"Jobs like network engineers, systems engineers, administrators, help desk, cyber, AWS, cloud security. Those are some newer trending positions at GovCIO that we're seeing a lot of."

Tammy Muncy
Recruitment Director, National Security Services Sector, GovCIO

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A large number of employees that currently work for GovCIO are public trust and cleared employees — 44%! The majority of our cleared positions focus predominantly on information technology, with roles such as:

  • Network Engineers
  • Systems Administrators
  • Help Desk Support
  • Cybersecurity
  • AWS Specialists
  • Cloud Security Experts

These are among the newer and increasingly sought-after positions within our organization. Explore GovCIO’s open cleared positions by visiting our Job Search page. Filter based on clearance level to find the perfect opportunity for you!

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