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Just for clarity's sake, DoD Secret is not a Top Secret clearance. Those are separate levels of restricted access. Additionally, requiring an "active" clearance means you must already be cleared for classified work. Most companies can hire someone without a clearance, if it's obvious they will be able to obtain one, but they will almost always ...


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I've held clearance in the past. "Secret" clearance is not terribly hard to get and comes with no general restrictions. You're expected to be financially and personally responsible, and you're expected to report suspicious contacts (e.g. people aggressively asking for secret details about your projects/activities). Secret clearance will not impact ...


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I'd say that 2 months is longer than "just pretend it didn't happen" lengths of time, although the pandemic does give you more of a get-out then you'd have normally as it's a ready-made excuse to be out of work that much longer. The flipside of the pandemic effect though is that arguably the fact that you got employment during a time when people ...


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