Are you a military veteran with an active security clearance, but you are still struggling to find a company that wants what you have to offer? Do you have a security clearance that lapsed, and you need to know how to win it back? Have you ever wondered how your military security clearance might lead to a little more money in your paycheck — without a lot of begging?

If this sounds familiar, it probably means you are just starting your military transition. Counting an active security clearance as one of your assets is important during the job hunt. But just having a security clearance and knowing how to use it in the civilian job hunt are two different things.

That’s why we are so pleased to introduce our upcoming 60-minute master class, “Play Your Aces: How Your Security Clearance Works in the Job Market,” coming up on Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. Eastern. Sponsored by Western Governors University, this class will unveil the secrets to keeping your security clearance active, how to use it to land a job in the defense or government sector, and how to disclose it safely to potential employers.

In this master class, you will learn:

1. Who’s Looking at You, Kid?

One of the biggest misconceptions about security clearances is that only employers working at locations overseas are looking for you. You will find that a wide range of employers within the defense and government sectors value your qualifications because they are uncommon. According to the most recent available statistics, only 1.25 million Americans have a top-secret security clearance, much less a TS-SCI or a TS-SCI with poly.

This class will provide you with a list of techniques to identify potential employers looking for your clearance. Whether you want to work for a government agency, a defense contractor or a high-tech firm with government contracts, so many veteran-friendly employers need workers with a security clearance.

2. The Value of Your Security Clearance

So how much is your security clearance really worth? It is probably more than you think. Your security clearance is an asset that can significantly boost your earning potential with higher levels of clearance leading to more income. During the master class, we’ll get into the details of the job market, salary expectations and how your clearance level can affect your paycheck.

3. Keeping Your Clearance Active

An expired security clearance can be a roadblock in your job hunt, preventing you from landing the interview or getting the job. How do you find out whether your clearance is active, and what do you do if it has expired? We’ll answer these critical questions in our class, offering guidance on the renewal process and proactive steps to prevent lapses.

4. Disclosing Your Clearance Safely

One of the most common concerns among individuals with security clearances is how to inform potential employers your clearance exists without breaking any rules. This master class will give you the tools and strategies you need to disclose your security clearance safely and confidently during the job application process.

Don’t let your military security clearance go to waste during your job hunt. Sign up for our upcoming master class today and find out how to get a great-paying position in the world of defense and government jobs. You’ve got the ace up your sleeve; now let us show you how to play it right.

Jacey Eckhart is‘s transition master coach. She is a certified professional career coach and military sociologist who helps military members get their first civilian job by offering career-level Master Classes through our Veteran Employment Project and on her website, Reach her at [email protected].

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Transitioning military, veterans and spouses may be qualified for the job, but they are missing the secrets of civilian hiring. Find out everything you need to know with our free master class series, including our next class. You can view previous classes in our video library. Questions for Jacey? Visit our Facebook page.

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