Current Lockheed employee looking to relocate to D.C.

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Jadedea in Glendale, Arizona

74 months ago

your applying for LM jobs and no joy? i thought it was easier for employees.

what skill set do you have? are you infosec or like IDS or something?

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RelocationHelp in Boston, Massachusetts

74 months ago

I thought it would be too. At least that is what everyone told me.

I specialize in C&A.

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Jadedea in Glendale, Arizona

74 months ago

RelocationHelp in Boston, Massachusetts said: I thought it would be too. At least that is what everyone told me.

I specialize in C&A.

man you should soooo get a job in d.c. theres a cubic butt ton of jobs that want you to be C&A qualified or have experience. thing is i dont think they were LM. good news is at least your one step ahead. i wanted to apply to IT security stuff but they wanted me to be familiar with documents and practices that im not even sure if i know them or not.

the good news is, there are jobs for you, bad news, there probably not with LM...have you tried usajobs and taking the federal route?

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RelocationHelp in Boston, Massachusetts

74 months ago

Thanks for the confidence boost!

I have seen other jobs out there, but the problem is that I am contractually required to stay with Lockheed for another year. I didn't think it would be a problem at the time and now I am regretting it.

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Jadedea in Glendale, Arizona

74 months ago

hmm well use this as an opportunity to expand your expertise. maybe you can do some help desk management, or management in general. lemme look.....

i found about 5-6 jobs on the LM career page for the dc area.
most require a clearance. what career level are you?

im starting to think i should be a recruiter now...im actually having fun looking this up for you lol

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RelocationHelp in Boston, Massachusetts

74 months ago

Not quite up to management unfortunately. That will be my next jump, but I don't have the experience to pull it off yet. 99% of the jobs in DC are either below or above me and I can't find one that is just right.

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Jadedea in Glendale, Arizona

74 months ago

i know exactly how you feel. i have TS clearance and 8 years as an IT in the navy doing everything IT related, even your job, but i get phone calls for entry level positions like help desk tech tier 1. granted if i finished up my college before i got out i could probably snag the better jobs. but its really hard to determine where i fall because ive done little management. its like im between experienced and management.

the jobs i saw were Computer Tech Spt Analyst Sr, Senior IT Security Specialist, Cmptr Sys Secur Analyst Sr......oh snaps i just saw a job i could do (apply, and wait for years for LM to tell me to eff off....)

ok back to you, i know they say senior but i would still give it a shot, who knows, maybe that job hasnt been filled and their desperate. have you tried calling anyone yet, see if you can get some tips?

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RelocationHelp in Boston, Massachusetts

74 months ago

I think I am getting filtered by HR or whatever software they are using to screen resumes so I am working on getting the hiring manager's contact info so I can give them a call or e-mail.

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Jadedea in Glendale, Arizona

74 months ago

are you using some of the words or phrases in the job description in your resume?

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RelocationHelp in Boston, Massachusetts

74 months ago

For the most part, I find that I am continually tweaking it now.

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Jadedea in Glendale, Arizona

74 months ago

thats good. i tweaked my resume for 3 months before i started getting hits...lol 3 frigging months, and no time off for holidays either.

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Dhumml in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

74 months ago

RelocationHelp in Boston, Massachusetts said: I am currently a Lockheed Martin employee specializing in information security and I am trying to relocate to the D.C. area to join my fiancee who already relocated down there. I have applied to a number of jobs which I am clearly qualified for and have had 0 responses. This is a very frustrating for me and I would really like to know where I am going wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

You're not doing anything wrong. It's the bureaucracy down there, and the fact that one of the security engineering managers is about as big of a moron (not to mention his parochial management style) as you can find. If you can, take a look at what's offered in MD instead of VA. The facilities there are a stone's throw from DC, and might offer more opportunity.

Frankly, with the lack of training and education at the company, if you have a CISSP or other DoD 8570.1 certification, they ought to be scrambling to get you (we don't have enough of them since the company failed to provide enough opportunity to gain CPEs and a lot of the folks lost their certifications).

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RelocationHelp in Boston, Massachusetts

74 months ago

Thanks

I have a MS and a CISSP and nothing! Its simply amazing!

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Jadedea in Glendale, Arizona

74 months ago

whats MS and how did you get that and cissp?

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Jadedea in Glendale, Arizona

74 months ago

also what do you know of management or work environment in Linthicum, MD??

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RelocationHelp in Boston, Massachusetts

74 months ago

Sorry for the lack of clarity. MS is the abbreviation for a masters degree.

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Jadedea in Glendale, Arizona

74 months ago

wow...they should be jumping all over you. what gives?

i dont have a degree just some college and so far i think thats the main reason i havent got picked up yet you have a friggin masters, you should be sitting in a recliner chair watching different managers do monkey tricks for you!!

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RelocationHelp in Boston, Massachusetts

74 months ago

Well, I wouldn't go that far :-)

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Jadedea in Glendale, Arizona

74 months ago

ok wel maybe just your run of the mil parlor tricks....at the minimum lol

so any luck yet?

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M in Hampton, Virginia

74 months ago

Anyone know how on EARTH you'd find a LM recruiter or hiring manager's contact info? Their site leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to contacting actual human beings...

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Jadedea in Glendale, Arizona

74 months ago

im thinking its like that other company where they dont want you to call them. i was looking for their number earlier this week to no avail. all i have is their email addy, LMCareers.helpdesk@lmco.com, to contact them about positions.

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mtngirl in Colorado Springs, Colorado

74 months ago

RelocationHelp in Boston,

Have you tried calling the hiring manager? I too am surprised that they are not snapping you up. I work for LM in Colorado and they have about a dozen security positions open and cannot find anyone to fill them. Seriously things are so bad here that I think if you can spell security you get the job. They have started taking Level 3 positions and turning them into Level 1 in hopes they can get college hires. Maybe its the market here but all DoD companies have massive needs for security folks. Another suggestion is to see if your current manager would call HR in DC on your behalf and get some names of managers in the security arena. Its all of getting a hold of the right person.

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Jadedea in Glendale, Arizona

74 months ago

i tried calling the hiring manager and they say they cant speak to me unless im under consideration and i cant talk to them at all....

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RelocationHelp in Boston, Massachusetts

74 months ago

Well, I finally found the right people to speak with today and things seem to be proceeding. It should take a bit of time, but I will keep you posted as I hear more.

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MsBush in Washington, District of Columbia

61 months ago

RelocationHelp in Boston, Massachusetts said: I am currently a Lockheed Martin employee specializing in information security and I am trying to relocate to the D.C. area to join my fiancee who already relocated down there. I have applied to a number of jobs which I am clearly qualified for and have had 0 responses. This is a very frustrating for me and I would really like to know where I am going wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Send me your work email address. I have a good friend in a position of authority working Information Systems in this area for your company.

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MsBush in Washington, District of Columbia

61 months ago

mtngirl in Colorado Springs, Colorado said: RelocationHelp in Boston,

Have you tried calling the hiring manager? I too am surprised that they are not snapping you up. I work for LM in Colorado and they have about a dozen security positions open and cannot find anyone to fill them. Seriously things are so bad here that I think if you can spell security you get the job. They have started taking Level 3 positions and turning them into Level 1 in hopes they can get college hires. Maybe its the market here but all DoD companies have massive needs for security folks. Another suggestion is to see if your current manager would call HR in DC on your behalf and get some names of managers in the security arena. Its all of getting a hold of the right person.

I am trying to locate a friend who works for LM. I have his name, but not his email addy. Is there any way you can help me ? All I need to know is the email format for LM employees. Thanks !

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RelocationHelp in Boston, Massachusetts

61 months ago

Thanks for the offer, but things have since been resolved.

Why don't you ask your friend for their e-mail address?

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MsBush in Washington, District of Columbia

61 months ago

I plan to. As soon as he responds to the message I left him a couple hours ago on LinkedIn. He's a Systems Engineer there. I havent spoken to him in years, and today is his birthday. Was planning to surprise him. I'm glad things worked out for you.

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DCmetroEngr in Fairfax, Virginia

49 months ago

Could someone from LM tell me the salary range for a Network Engineering Stf (not sure if it is a level 5 or 4) in Washington DC or Alexandria, VA?

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Toddie4usa1 in Fort Worth, Texas

46 months ago

If you applied internally how come you dont know the salary range?

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