JockVSJock wrote: »
This is the main question, do you have to move to these cities in order to apply or can you apply from the current location?
Its my belief that that is your not a local candidate, they are not going to look at your resume.
dynamik wrote: »
Is that just Lockheed, or are you speaking generally? I'm currently in discussions with places in Baton Rouge, Chicago, and Pittsburgh.
tpatt100 wrote: »
I get calls all the time for positions in VA and DC since I work in IT and possess an active security clearance. If you posses an active Secret or Top Secret you will get moved to the front of the line asap.
If you had one that lapsed you can still get hired as well because you were cleared at one time. The problem is if you do not possess one depending on the position you get it can be some time before you actually get cleared and an interim can get you started on the project but you can get canned at any time once the clearance clears and something comes up.
In my last job we had a guy that was only on the help desk that had an interim and something came up after 6 months and he was let go.
In my current job they hired a guy with no clearance but had a skill that was needed. He sat in the temp worker section outside our office area and surfed the web for 8 months getting paid of course. He married a Russian mail order bride and he traveled there a few times over the previous year. It was taking forever just to get him an interim, finally our company just said to hell with it and let him go.
I got contacted off of Linkedin when I changed my status to "actively looking" for a position in DC. Problem is I have a pregnant 35 weeks wife and a house in Michigan.....
L0gicB0mb508 wrote: »
Yeah it's a party. I'm currently in interim as we speak. I got a nice clearance upgrade by taking a new job. It's pretty scary I could be let go if something comes up. I should be in good shape though.
dynamik wrote: »
I'm going to ask for assistance, but it's not a deal-breaker if they don't.
Do you just fire a resume off and wait? Have you tried calling and following-up with someone in HR or in the IT department?
Mrock4 wrote: »
The clearance process really isn't as difficult as most people make it out to be. If you're honest, have good intentions, and haven't committed any serious crimes, you should be OK.
TriMarkC wrote: »
I agree! The issue is convincing firms that already understand the clearance process that I am not only highly qualified for the position(s), but will also be easy to clear, so let's move forward and get me working on their projects.
BTW, has anyone else seen positions in IT management for "clearable" personnel? I'm still updating my target list for firms. Thanks!