Security Cleared Jobs: Who’s Hiring & How

Posted by Ashley Jones

Looking for your next security cleared job can feel like a full-time job. From researching which companies you want to target, to figuring out how to ace your interviews with each employer, job search can feel like a giant equation you don’t have all the answers to.

We’re here to fill in some of those blanks by providing insider advice and answers to some of your biggest job search questions with the help of our new podcast, Security Cleared Jobs: Who’s Hiring & How.

Why You Should Listen to the Podcast

Tune in weekly to Security Cleared Jobs: Who’s Hiring & How to hear directly from recruiters and hiring managers from the cleared community. They’ll share insights about their company culture, the types of roles they’re hiring for, exciting new contracts and opportunities, tips and tricks to help you impress them throughout the hiring process, and much more!

Our co-hosts, Kathleen Smith and Rachel Bozeman, will interview a new guest each week to help you uncover the details you need to make a smart career move. Whether we’re talking to an employer you have your eye on already, or one you’re not familiar with yet, you’ll walk away from each episode with a better understanding of how you could fit into that company—that’s hours of traditional internet sleuthing and networking findings squeezed into one podcast episode that you can listen to at your convenience!

This podcast is for you. We know finding a new cleared job can be challenging, but we’re excited to help you navigate the process more smoothly by learning about the contractors and agencies you may want to work for. We really want to demystify the process and peek behind the curtain to give you info you likely won’t find anywhere else. Tune in to put all the puzzle pieces together and master your cleared job search with us!

Where and When to Listen

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

Be sure to subscribe so you can catch us each week. And if you enjoy what you hear, please rate and review us to help us grow!

Dive into our first episode, featuring Kirsten Renner, the head of recruiting for the National Security Portfolio at Accenture Federal Services (AFS). In the episode, Kirsten shares why AFS employees just don’t leave the organization, some of their hiring needs and locations, how the company supports building a career internally and more. We guarantee you’ll be back for more engaging conversations with recruiters like Kirsten.

Meet Your Hosts

Security Cleared Jobs: Who’s Hiring & How features recruiters and hiring managers from leading cleared employers, but you can’t interview guests without hosts. Meet our co-hosts, Kathleen and Rachel, who are ready to take you on a journey to better cleared job search:

Kathleen Smith loves helping security cleared job seekers and employers connect. Security Cleared Jobs: Who’s Hiring & How ignites her passion as she gets to talk to so many fabulous recruiters about ways to help job seekers while learning about each recruiter’s working style and the culture of their company. By her side are her faithful fur babies Max and Lucy.

Rachel Bozeman is nothing if not passionate about helping others land their dream career. Her career has spanned several decades where she has learned that transparency, creativity and a sense of humor are the secret sauce to hiring success. This podcast brings together Rachel’s passions: cleared careers, sharing advice and laughing with her pal Kathleen. You might also hear her three fur babies chime in as well.


  • Ashley Jones

    Ashley Jones is ClearedJobs.Net's blog Editor and a cleared job search expert, dedicated to helping security-cleared job seekers and employers navigate job search and recruitment challenges. With in-depth experience assisting cleared job seekers and transitioning military personnel at in-person and virtual Cleared Job Fairs and military base hiring events, Ashley has a deep understanding of the unique needs of the cleared community. She is also the Editor of ClearedJobs.Net's job search podcast, Security Cleared Jobs: Who's Hiring & How.

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 10:09 am

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