A Clearancejobs.com Post Today

The inspiration for this article happened a few weeks ago.  It’s not really related to space except that it did happen to me.  Who knows, one of you might find it useful.  Job-hunting can be so frustrating, especially in specialized fields, like space.  And especially if a applicant tries to make a lateral move to something not so specialized.  So, here’s a link to the article (it’s short):  Dealing with Employment Rejection.

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2 responses to “A Clearancejobs.com Post Today

  1. Another excellent post on ClearanceJobs.com, John. It’s been 2 1/2 years for me, and I’ve had plenty of the same type of rejection e-mails over that time.

    It is very difficult to not take it personally, to devote hours upon hours to filling out applications, re-writing resumes and cover letters, phone and in-person interviews, only to have an impersonal e-mail convey the final contact from a company.

    It is also disheartening to watch the bank account spiral ever lower, while going through all the “hoops” for a company, to no avail. And knowing the clearance non-use “grace period” is also drawing to a close.

    I am finally employed in a completely different field, albeit at a much lower wage. I know my resume and accomplishments are still in many databases, and I honestly don’t know what I would do, if one of those companies actually offered me a position. It is an interesting thought experiment, though.

    Good luck while you go through this period in your career. May it draw to a close sooner rather than later.

    Peace

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  2. Thanks Matt! I’m glad you found some work, even if it’s a bit lower in pay.

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