Having an active security clearance is one of the most valuable qualifications transitioning military can bring to a company. Due to the length and expense it can take to apply for a clearance, as well as a shrinking security clearance talent pool, there are many benefits employers offer to qualified candidates who possess a clearance.
Having a security clearance is one of the most valuable things you can bring to the table. Thousands of employers are in need of cleared candidates to support government programs. Qualified candidates will find there are many benefits from having security clearance so it’s best not to let your active clearance expire.
Continuing from the last post on security while traveling, once you have arrived at your destination it’s important that you attempt to fit in and be inconspicuous. Depending on where you visit you will want to dress in a way that will not cause you to stand out. If you are traveling international this may mean not wearing a lot of jewelry, name brand clothes, or anything flashy including sports apparel. Also, please don’t place personal items on the ground. Many women I know have had purses stolen while at cafes because they set their purse on the ground. Even placing the leg of a chair through the handle of your bag doesn’t mean it won’t be stolen. Continue reading
Whether traveling for business or pleasure there are certain precautions and preparations that should be taken. If you hold a security clearance and are traveling internationally, whether for business or pleasure, you need to inform your company. They will want to know specifics of where you’re going and when you’re going, including passport and social security numbers. Of course even if you don’t have a clearance it’s always a good idea to leave your itinerary and contact information behind with a family member or friend. Continue reading
As a part of the security team here at TAD PGS, certain aspects of a security clearance have become like second nature to me. But I realize that it may not be like that for many of you, so this posting contains some frequently asked questions and answers to questions that I and my security colleagues have received from time to time. These questions are really just scratching the surface.