[clug] security

Craig Small csmall at enc.com.au
Sun Sep 29 04:25:35 CEST 2013

On Sun, Sep 29, 2013 at 10:22:52AM +1000, David C wrote:
> company recruiters. It is cheaper to hire someone with a clearance than it
> is to have someone cleared.
The cost isn't really the issue, its the delays. Some of the clearances
can take many months and basically before you get that you cannot do
any work that requires it.  Some companies have enough breadth of
customers and enough flexibility in roles (ie not "you were brought on
for dept X, you are only working on dept X") that they can take someone
on and wait.

The higher the clearances go, the less flexibility there is. For a
company that can just fill the position immediately, the easiest way is
to just get someone with the right clearance. This does limit their
field of candidates as someone said, but works well on the short term.

If you need to have one beforehand, and don't have any clearance then
you're kind of stuck. It's probably best to find somewhere a bit more
flexible that doesn't mind the waiting.

 - Craig
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