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How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job, 2nd Edition by Lily Madeleine Whiteman, Eleanor Holmes Norton

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CHAPTER 7The Basics of Security Clearances

More than 2.8 million federal employees (including military employees), andat least 1 million contractors and consultants, currently have security clearances.

imageHot TipStrut Your Stuff. A federal security clearance is valid for two years after leaving a job requiring a security clearance. Because your ability to obtain a security clearance would testify to your trustworthiness and sense of responsibility, brandish on your résumé any security clearances you have held, even if they have expired.

All applicants who accept offers for federal jobs, and some applicants who accept offers for federal contracting ...

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