News & Career Advice

Security Clearance Q&A for Veterans: Bitcoin, Finances, and Military Service

Lindy Kyzer / Sep 25, 2018

Are you a cryptocurrency buff? Have a spouse who swipes their credit card like it’s going out of style? Unsure of your clearance status post-military? Here are some answers to ClearanceJobs’ most common questions from veterans.

5 Things Every Vet Should Know about Security Clearances

Lindy Kyzer / Sep 20, 2018

In today’s tight candidate’s market, possessing a security clearance may be one of the greatest assets you bring to your job search. Unfortunately, many veterans allow their terminal leave to pass without understanding the valuable credential a security clearance should be.

Why Ongoing Learning Is Critical to Your Career

Lindy Kyzer / Sep 18, 2018

Your personal and professional development is critical to your career. Learn how to make the most of ongoing learning opportunities.

Guns, Firearms, and Your Security Clearance

Lindy Kyzer / Sep 15, 2018

Your security clearance application requires you to list your police record – if you have one – and specifically inquires about crimes involving violence; guns or explosives; and drugs or alcohol.

What Really Happens in the Military’s Transition Assistance Program?

Lindy Kyzer / Sep 1, 2018

Like most things, TAP is what you make it. But don’t let yourself be fooled by a rumor that the program is a waste of time. Taken as one part of a broader, personalized transition plan, it should be considered an essential step toward your new mission – a civilian job.

Background Investigation Changes Could Put Service Members, Government Clearances in Jeopardy

Lindy Kyzer / Aug 29, 2018

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal agency responsible for financial consumer protection, issued new guidance warning of the career implications on service members who may be subject to continuous evaluation as the Department of Defense looks to take over and automate the reinvestigation program. 

How Much Does a Security Clearance Cost?

Lindy Kyzer / Aug 27, 2018

Clearance costs are released – and go up – every year. Tier 1 investigations aren’t even clearances, they’re simple automated checks for low-risk positions. Tier 5 investigations are the investigations at the Top Secret level and require the most work – and the most cost.

How Quickly Can You Get a Cleared Job?

Lindy Kyzer / Aug 25, 2018

In today’s hiring market, it’s not uncommon to hear of candidates posting their resume and getting multiple offers within 24 hours. Here’s how.