There are various kinds of resumes for various kinds of jobs. It is easy to get differing advice on format and style. That advice is not necessarily wrong. It usually represents the industry focus of the presenter. Our industry: Defense and Intelligence (ISR). When in doubt, ask: what format would you like my resume to … Read more
Security Clearances and finding open doors. Many employers WOULD help you get a clearance if they could … but there are rules for that … How to find Open Doors and Get a Security Clearance … Bill Golden, IntelligenceCareers.com
Hi! I’m Bill Golden. So … DoD Headhunter … that is essentially what I do. Companies and organizations in the DoD and IC defense contracting world say ‘GO FIND’ and I do … find … Sometimes. Often. Often enough. ? U.S. Citizen with security clearance and looking to make a job switch? I’m your guy for … Read more
Some Career Advice — Your value changes based upon location and job responsibilities. The very same job can also pay two very different amounts in different locations. Just saw a post where someone warned Metro DC folks (includes northern Virginia and most of central Maryland) that salaries CAN BE much less in Florida. Well, yes! … Read more
Your Resume – Do not hide your security clearance. Avoid mention of caveats and special programs. Ask questions when contacted by a recruiter — help make the right connections with relevant info on your resume.
QUESTION: Am considering a master degree in Security Studies or Intelligence. Will that open doors for me? ANSWER: Maybe. Probably not. I do not recommend pursuing either degree, unless you already have a security clearance and are employed within the world of intelligence on the government side of the house. These degrees are great for expanding your … Read more
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 … Read more
IALEIA – International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts IALEIA is the largest professional organization in the world representing law enforcement analysts. It is based in the United States, and is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 corporation. Purpose The purpose of IALEIA is to advance high standards of professionalism in law enforcement intelligence analysis at the … Read more
Salaries and Compensation – How average and real are the salaries published in many articles?
$$$ — HOW MUCH ARE YOU WORTH in the marketplace? Government service provides a very predictable path for promotion, career advancement, salary and compensation, as well as regular pay raises. Being a defense contractor provides little predictability. How money finds its way into your wallet can be a mystery in the DoD and IC services … Read more