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Sotera Defense Solutions on Social Recruiting

The Company:Smartronix

Sotera Defense Solutions is a national security information technology company that provides critical support to the intelligence community, Department of Defense, and other federal agencies.

The Mission:

Positions at Sotera require innovation, but also integrity. Candidates often need a security clearance and always need to be at the top of their field.

How The Cleared Network Helps:

ClearanceJobs is superior in the quality of candidates, and in the ease of use,” said Sam Cribbs, Sotera Defense Solutions. “There is a lot of functionality that you don’t see other places.”

Cribbs noted that the new profiles are a big advantage in scanning resumes. “The visual stimuli make it very easy to see things up front,” he noted.

Social recruiting is the new norm in hiring, but with security-cleared candidates, open platforms aren’t necessarily a great solution. The Cleared Network takes the best features of a traditional job board along with the engagement and interaction of a social network. All of the candidates are security-cleared professionals, and they trust the Cleared Network because they know their information is safe. It’s what makes the Cleared Network different.

“Combining those two functionalities [a traditional job board and social networking features] and having a smaller network of only the people that you’re looking for is a differentiating factor,” said Cribbs.

“It’s totally different than other social recruiting platforms, in that, if you use a traditional Twitter, Facebook, or something like that, that’s more widely dispersed, a shotgun approach – that’s not going to target your cleared personnel,” said Cribbs.

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