How To Gain A Security Clearance For Employment

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How To Get a Security Clearance You can’t just apply for a security clearance. Applying for a clearance requires that you’re working for a government approved contractor, holding political office, or working with some kind of government approved entity. To even apply requires that organization to sponsor you. There are no individual applications for a… Read more »

12 Surprising Aerospace Inventions That We Use on Earth

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One could argue that government funded space exploration hasn’t done anything for you lately. You’d be wrong. We have collected a list of inventions from NASA, used in space that help people right here on everyone’s favorite spinning rock: Infrared Ear Thermometers Developed to measure the thermal radiation emitted by the eardrum, similar to the… Read more »

6 Steps to Translating Military Experience to a Civilian Resume

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Assume the Employer Doesn’t Understand Anything About Your Military Resume Write your resume and cover letter with this in mind, no matter what. Avoid military jargon and make things clear for them. While staffing agencies are full of people experienced in this, most future civilian employers probably won’t know their meaning. When you explain skills,… Read more »

Top 4 Engineering Careers for 2019

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Aerospace Engineer While you immediately think of airplanes, aerospace engineers also work on multidisciplinary teams, engineering, design, develop and test spaceships, aircraft and missiles, and using knowledge spanning aerodynamics, avionics, propulsion, and materials science. Generally this requires years of experience, but not necessarily. This does require at least a related bachelor’s degree for entry-level positions…. Read more »

Is Engineering the New Gig Industry?

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Define “Gig” Freelancing, contracting, moonlighting, side hustle, or the gig economy. Call it what you like, but it’s a gig if it’s a short-term project instead of or in addition to the traditional nine to five. These projects usually have a start and end point. Both parties know that the work might be temporary. Why… Read more »

Tips For Getting Your Security Clearance

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As a contractor, it can be very rewarding to pursue and obtain a security clearance. This helps differentiate you from your competition, and many non-government employers find it helpful in gauging whether you are a trustworthy and committed employee. Here are a few tips to help you ensure you have what you need to get… Read more »