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Resumes for Defense Employers – Recommended Format

Defense Industry recruiters prefer chronological resumes. Answer the question: I am a Junior, Mid-level or Senior ______, with strong skills in ___, ___, and ___. Our industry: Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC), and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance  (ISR) services. When in doubt, ask: what format would you like my resume to be in? A style …

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Resume Cover Letters – Waste of Time?

Question: Are cover letters worth your time adding to a resume? Answer: When submitting a resume online, the answer is NO. Almost always no. Sometimes: Yes. Your resume will usually be parsed into an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) which extracts keywords and keyphrases associated with your background, training and experience. Everything an employer needs to …

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Changing Jobs with Interim Clearance? OMG! Red Flags Alert!

https://www.dss.mil/ma/tw/dvd/vroc/eligibility/Thinking about changing jobs while your security clearance is in interim status? Or has an employer submitted your paperwork for a clearance but things are still in process? ? Are you at risk of Loss of Jurisdiction? Below is a video by a respected Security Clearance Legal Advisor Annie Stellato that plainly explains what Loss …

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DoD Certifications for Intelligence and Security Professionals

Did you know that there are DoD certifications for Intelligence and Security professionals? These Defense Intelligence professional certification programs are directly managed by the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. Intelligence Fundamentals Professional Certification (IFPC) … Stay tuned! Other programs are being developed. Intelligence Tradecraft The Director, Defense Intelligence Agency is the Functional Manager for …

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