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Don't Overlook the Little Things

Military to Civilian Transition

I have spent the day pouring dozens of postings from people looking for work who are not sure how their military positions cross over. One thing that clearly is overlooked; I would have to assume you had a security clearance. That in itself is a hiring factor, especially if it is TS or above that can be re-instated. That does not mean you have to work for the government as a GS. Hundreds of civilian companies contract with the government and are in need of cleared people to fill their positions. They can take what you know and will train you on the rest. The clearance is a valuable asset for you, and to them and is worth additional income since it pays more, normally quite a bit more.

Your movements and deployments may not necessarily be understood by civilians but they do understand your ability to focus, put in the extra hours to get the job done, ability to self-motivate, work as a team, and get the job done. How beneficial it is just to have people that can show up to work on time, and be trusted.

There are job postings all the time where applicants must have a Security Clearance to apply.

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