Advice – Put expired security clearance on resume?

Got a resume?Question: Should expired security clearances be listed on resumes?

Answer: If you are applying for a position with a defense industry or government employer: Yes.

Having had a previous security clearance and successful background investigation indicates that you should be able to do it again.

Listing a clearance also indicates the level of trust placed with you.

My recommendation is that you list your clearance at the top of your resume, just as if it were active.

EXAMPLE:

Security Clearance: Secret (2004-2013) … or … Top Secret SCI (1997-2014, last PR 2012).


Got a career question? Send to Bill Golden at WGolden@IntelligenceCareers.com

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