The last month at ClearanceJobs news highlights where security clearance and career advice topic intersect. The Content Team drills down on some of the top read news headlines last month.

Below are five simple ways you might accidentally jeopardize your security clearance — and tips on how to prevent them.

  1. Giving your debt the cold shoulder.
  2. Keeping your foreign travel a secret from your FSO.
  3. Keeping the security violations song your singing on repeat.
  4. Maintaining a foreign relationship under the radar.
  5. Having a side hustle that is top secret.

After 16 great years, ClearanceJobs contributor Steve Leonard (and the creative force behind America’s favorite comic anti-hero, Doctrine Man) decided to sunset the project. “Like the Far Side creator, I was never quite comfortable with the attention the comic brought and generally preferred anonymity when I could manage it. For years, that meant maintaining a Clark Kent-like persona; I didn’t advertise myself as the face behind the comic, but anyone who looked hard enough could figure it out.”

Steve plans to spend his brain power doing other things…stay tuned.

Booz Allen Hamilton can assist service members as they transition from the military to their next opportunity. They have a dedicated military recruiting team to help folks find a new home at the company. By engaging with their hiring teams, you can land yourself a job, or use the skills learned through the process even further down the line in your career.

It’s a common question with the demand for cybersecurity talent: “How do I pivot when I don’t have a background that relates?”

The Hacker in Heels organization is dedicated to supporting women in cybersecurity by offering resources, training, and networking opportunities. Through providing courses, mentorship, and fostering a supportive community, these initiatives aim to dismantle obstacles and promote inclusivity within the tech sector.

This podcast episode will teach you what you need to do to get your foot in the door, and the experience the Hacker in Heels founders sometimes had being the only women in the room.

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Katie Helbling is a marketing fanatic that enjoys anything digital, communications, promotions & events. She has 10+ years in the DoD supporting multiple contractors with recruitment strategy, staffing augmentation, marketing, & communications. Favorite type of beer: IPA. Fave hike: the Grouse Grind, Vancouver, BC. Fave social platform: ClearanceJobs! 🇺🇸