Q: Is it acceptable to put your clearance level on street resume, or just “cleared”?

A:  It’s perfectly okay to specify that you have a clearance, as well as clearance type. It’s also okay to list polygraph information and dates on your resume, according to intelligence agency resume guidelines, including those provided by the National Security Agency. (The Department of Labor even encourages individuals to list their security clearance on their resume).

While it’s okay to list your clearance on a street resume, be wary of the other details you post. Popular online social networking sites, including LinkedIn, do not vet members, meaning there are a number of ‘fake’ profiles looking to access the personal details of security-cleared professionals.

Read more at How to Highlight Your Security-Cleared Skills on Your Resume, Without Revealing Classified Information.

ClearanceJobs.com remains the only site dedicated to secure, password protected professional networking for security-cleared professionals.

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