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A Professional Certification That Makes Sense (for now)

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by Kaosdad, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. Ken

    Ken Member

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    So how does one who doesn't have a clearance currently (but had a TS/SSBI in a previous life) find a job that will get them one? I find that most recruiters won't even talk to me unless I have the clearance. So, um, 20 years of IT experience doesn't mean anything. Gotcha.

    No offense, but I really hate that the world is flooded with terrible IT recruiters, and it's a 99% chance that the person who calls you for a job a) doesn't have any sort of agreement with the company they're recruiting for and b) are merely looking to build their resume database.
     
  2. luftinarr

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    Your best shot at getting your clearance back is going through the government. Contractors cannot get you cleared, they have to have a government sponsor to do so. Getting cleared can take 12-24 months...maybe even longer. That's why, even with 20+ years of experience, companies won't talk to you.

    Recruiters see one word in a resume and they think you're the perfect fit for the job. I can't stand the recruiting field which is why my company utilizes word of mouth and referrals. I don't even bother (unless in dire straits) with Monster.com or ClearedJobs.com and the like.

     

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