It’s essential to have a strategy if you’re looking to hire professionals with an active federal security clearance. Low unemployment and more open positions than available candidates means it’s a job seeker’s market.
What happens to the security clearance largely depends on the action taken by both the Facility Security Officer (FSO) submitting the security clearance request, and the government agency sponsoring the clearance.
It’s easy to blame the government for the months it takes to complete a background investigation. But applicants create delays of their own. Here are three common problems with a security clearance application.