New candidates, always fresh

Our database is constantly growing with fresh and unique talent. ClearanceJobs averages over 7,000 new candidate registrations each month. And 40% of our candidates are referrals, resulting in a highly unique database. Plus, ClearanceJobs enjoys a high search engine ranking and is known as a thought leader in the security clearance industry, with a robust news and social media presence.

Our candidates are:

A successful recruiting strategy requires the highest quality candidates. If you require security-cleared professionals, the challenge intensifies. ClearanceJobs connects you only with candidates with active federal clearance, and also those who are career-minded.


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Focused. 100% of our candidates are cleared, career-minded U.S. citizens with a background in defense, intelligence, military or federal government work

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Talented. Our candidates boast a wide range of skills in technology, engineering, security, aerospace, cybersecurity, finance, intelligence and business.

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Passive. 85% of our candidates are currently employed and highly coveted.

Where do our candidates come from?

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40% - Referrals

40% of our registered candidates either hear about us from a friend, a military transition office, or through networking. (Dissatisfied job seekers don’t brag about career sites that don’t work. Just sayin’.)

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15% - Cross-Posting and Partners

Jobs posted on ClearanceJobs are broadcast to a wide network of job aggregators, social networks, defense and military sites, and ClearanceJobs partners. We’re everywhere, so you don’t have to be.

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35% - Search Engine Marketing

ClearanceJobs has a significant online presence. When candidates search for security-cleared jobs or topics on Google, Yahoo or Bing, our site is at the top of natural search results.

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10% - Miscellaneous Advertising

We take advantage of traditional and non-traditional marketing efforts to expand our brand and promote our company. Whether it’s a YouTube segment, a billboard campaign in the D.C. Metrorail system or even a booth at the Army Ten-Miler, we make it easy for defense candidates to find us.

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Security Clearance Verification

ClearanceJobs is restricted to U.S. citizens with active or current security clearance.

Eligibility requirements for candidates include:

- Self verify security clearance status before registration.

In addition to the requirements listed above, candidate resumes are automatically removed daily due to candidate inactivity on the site.