NEWS + ADVICE
Lockheed Martin Recruiting Insights
James Francis is a Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor with Lockheed Martin – Rotary Mission Systems in the DC metro area.
Lockheed Martin has many, many cleared opportunities available across the country. What’s your biggest need to fill right now?
I need to fill 25 Cyber Intel Analyst positions at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, and relo and sign-up bonuses may be available for the right candidates. These Analysts need to have incident response experience and knowledge of tools such as Palantir. These are critical front line defense positions with DISA that require a TS/SCI, and could even be a fit for a Systems Engineer with the right background.
Scott AFB is in a great suburban area with a low cost of living. Your housing dollars certainly go a lot further there than in many areas of the country. If you’re a Cardinals fan, you’re about 25 miles from Busch Stadium.
My other focus is Software Engineers in Hanover, MD with a Full Scope Poly. They’ll need C++, a Unix/Linux background and Software Defined Radio (SDR) experience.
How does Lockheed Martin stand out from the competition?
Lockheed Martin is seeing a lot of growth. If you want to take your career to the next level and potentially have opportunities with other divisions at locations around the country, we’re a good solution for you. We are anything but stagnant!
We also support our employees who want to take their career in a different direction. So once you’re on our team, we’re going to take care of you and help you build your career. We have excellent continuing education reimbursement, so you can continue learning, keep your certifications current and grow your career. We’re committed to our team members and have the stability of a large company with many, many contracts and opportunities.
Your hiring process is streamlined for a large company.
We’ve worked on that – our application, interview and hiring process are pretty quick. If I’m pushing your resume to one of our hiring managers, I’m going to already ask you for a couple interview time frames when you’re available. Then I’ll discuss and review your application with the hiring manager within 24 hours.
We recognize there is a big demand for top cleared talent, and we’re seeking people who want to be part of a bigger mission and make an impact with one of the best companies in the country.
What’s the hardest thing about your job with Lockheed?
People hear Lockheed Martin and they just think F-35. We do manufacture F-35s, but we do many, many other things too, including cyber security.
You’ve been recruiting for a long time. What’s a common mistake that you see cleared job seekers making?
Surprisingly often candidates leave their clearance level off their resume. That limits their ability to be considered for jobs they are qualified to do.
And one thing cleared job seekers shouldn’t do?
Don’t bring your parent with you to a job fair. I recently had a Mom accompany her son to a job fair – he was over 30 by the way. She even spoke for him. I’ve also seen resumes with a parent’s phone number listed instead of the job seeker’s phone number. If you want the job, you’ve got to do this on your own!
What do job seekers need to know about you?
I’m an open door and I try to always be available. My cell phone is always on because I realize job seekers may not be available to talk between 9 and 5, Monday through Friday. I’ll talk to you in the evening, on the weekend, whatever it takes. I work for a terrific company, and I’m happy to help qualified individuals join our team!This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 5:23 pm