October Podcast Roundup: Tune In To Hear From Top Industry Recruiters

Posted by Pat Tovo
October Podcast

Security Cleared Jobs: Who’s Hiring & How is brought to you by ClearedJobs.Net and hosted by Kathleen Smith and Rachel Bozeman. Our October round-up included:

  • Tony Gilbert, Program Manager, Raytheon Missiles & Defense
  • Madelyn Spence, Senior Principal Talent Acquisition Business Partner, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
  • Round table discussion with recruiters from IBM, General Dynamics Electric Boat, and TechFlow, moderated by veteran/former recruiter, Bob Wheeler
  • Dee Brown, Talent Acquisition Lead, CNA

Job hunting tips can benefit all cleared job seekers, but this month we have a little extra focus on transitioning military and diversity programs. Our bonus episode with a round table discussion gives a great prospective from three highly experienced cleared recruiters – a bunch of good intel in one podcast.

Raytheon Missiles & Defense | Tony Gilbert

The company values at Raytheon M&D are very similar to those of the military – and people live those values. Tony says that their employees believe the company mission is bigger than just them. If you’re looking for a cleared job that makes you proud, this may be the place for you.

Raytheon M&D has 1,100 security-cleared opportunities waiting for transitioning veterans, many of them with remote possibilities. They have a robust SkillBridge program and their Veteran Transition Development Program is open to vets and their spouses. What are you waiting for? You can reach Tony at [email protected].

Listen to the episode here >>

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems | Madelyn Spence

Northrop works on programs related to mission critical systems that keep our military safe. Madelyn believes this makes a natural fit for transitioning veterans. Their San Jose location has many openings for software candidates, along with systems engineers. Many of their field engineer openings are located overseas and they have a diversity program which focuses on assisting wounded service members who are in transition.

TS and TS/SCI clearance levels represent their primary recruitment target for the Mission Systems division. The work/life balance offered by Northrop with a Family First philosophy gives them a competitive edge over big tech firms. Madelyn believes recruiters are your best ally in a cleared job search, so start building that relationship today by reaching out to her on LinkedIn.

Listen to the episode here >>

Recruiter Round Table | Robin Wallace, Ray Ryan, Sarah Knapp and Bob Wheeler

These four industry professionals cover a variety of topics targeted to the cleared job seeker. Highlights include:

  • The relationship between the recruiter and hiring manager
  • How recruiters can help you improve your resume
  • The interview process
  • How to effectively apply for jobs
  • Transitioning military tips

There is an abundance of good information in this podcast. Tune in for the details and then reach out to the recruiters – they all are active on LinkedIn.

Listen to the episode here >>

CNA | Dee Brown

CNA is a non-profit research group in Virginia and they recruit for many research-related positions like Data Analysts, Research Analysts, and Data Scientists. Dee says CNA can clear most of their roles which is a big plus for candidates new to the cleared community.

Advice from Dee includes building a great resume that focuses on accomplishments – listen in to hear about her A+B=C formula for success. While CNA is not bound to chain of command communication, Dee stresses that good communication skills are vital for success, along with having a curious nature.

Dee leads diversity recruitment for the organization and you can reach her at [email protected].

Listen to the episode here >>

Don’t miss out on new episodes filled with invaluable career intel every Wednesday. You can access each episode, notes about the show, transcripts and ways to contact each recruiter via Or listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and other popular podcast directories.


This entry was posted on Monday, November 14, 2022 9:30 am

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