News & Career Advice

For Clearance Holders, Employment-Related Worries Often Overblown

Sean Bigley / Nov 11, 2018

Most commonly, those problems manifest in the form of personality conflicts with colleagues, demanding supervisors, or an occasional failure to meet employer expectations (like showing up late to work).

Depression and Anxiety Not Cause for Security Clearance Denial

Sean Bigley / Nov 4, 2018

Over the years, the government has made efforts to educate security clearance holders that common mental health conditions – i.e. depression and/or anxiety – do not generally disqualify individuals from obtaining a security clearance.

Personal Business While on the Clock: How Much Is Too Much?

Sean Bigley / Oct 28, 2018

Check your email at work every now and again? Take a personal call when you need to? Or are you running your own side business with the company phone? Aye, there’s the rub.

Unexplained Affluence: The Oft-Overlooked Financial Concern for Clearance Holders

Sean Bigley / Oct 21, 2018

For clearance holders, having unexplained wealth is a security concern. If you’ve recently come into a tidy sum through inheritance, casino winnings, or even the lottery, here’s how to protect your clearance and your cash.

“Cohabitant” vs. “Roommate”: Why Terminology Matters

Sean Bigley / Oct 14, 2018

Significant other? Cohabitant? Buddy? Strictly professional? These situations can get complicated, so perhaps the best way of assessing any living situation is to approach it with this question in mind: What is the government’s motivation for inquiring?