Breaking into government contracting world

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Muggins88 in Littleton, Colorado

30 months ago

Hi All,

I have been working in the engineering/construction industry for about 6 years and am looking to move to an industry that doesn't require constant relocation and travel to job sites. In the past 6 months I have been heavily targeting the government contracting world (aerospace, defense, etc.) with little to no luck. My experience is in planning, scheduling and cost control which I believe would transfer well but I can't seem to get any phone calls. I have applied to just about every company I can think of including Lockheed, Raytheon, Northrop, Ball, Sierra Nevada Corp, General Dynamics, SAIC... you name it.

Any suggestions for someone trying to break into one of these companies? I have no security clearance but don't think getting one would be an issue. Am I pretty much kidding myself at this point? Because it feels like it...

Thanks for the help!

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