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Nikki in Silver Spring, Maryland

65 months ago

I am currently a Contracts Specialist and I have an extensive contract and legal background but I would like to pursue other positions that could benefit from my expertise. However, I am finding it difficult to find what kind of positions there are out there that can utilize my background and skills. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks!

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Lorelei in North Charleston, South Carolina

64 months ago

Nikki in Silver Spring, Maryland said: I am currently a Contracts Specialist and I have an extensive contract and legal background but I would like to pursue other positions that could benefit from my expertise. However, I am finding it difficult to find what kind of positions there are out there that can utilize my background and skills. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks!

I am retired Contract Specialist certified Level II IAW DAWIA. I've had several job offers since retirement. Your field of expertise is more valuable than you think. Many employers who have been awarded government contracts want someone like you. Not sure what direction you have been looking in but, I know the jobs are out there.

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Gary in Alexandria, Virginia

46 months ago

Can some please help me, I have over 10 years experience in Contract Negotiations and cost management with nonprofit organizations. However, no experience with the FAR, but I'm a fast learning,a nd willing to learn. Any suggestion would be of great help

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Melissa in Charlotte, North Carolina

19 months ago

Lorelei in North Charleston, South Carolina said: I am retired Contract Specialist certified Level II IAW DAWIA. I've had several job offers since retirement. Your field of expertise is more valuable than you think. Many employers who have been awarded government contracts want someone like you. Not sure what direction you have been looking in but, I know the jobs are out there.

Finding it difficult to gain entry into this field. Certification requires one year experience. A MS from George Washington University requires 3 years experience. If education and certification require experience and so do the opportunities - how does one get a foot in the door. Are the federal positions all about who you know?

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Jake in Arlington, Virginia

17 months ago

Melissa in Charlotte, North Carolina said: Finding it difficult to gain entry into this field. Certification requires one year experience. A MS from George Washington University requires 3 years experience. If education and certification require experience and so do the opportunities - how does one get a foot in the door. Are the federal positions all about who you know?

Hi Melissa. I am kind if in the same boat as you. I am just trying to get my foot in the door and am finding it very difficult. I am attorney with experience working with and negotiating contracts but I have had very little luck transitioning to be a contract specialist. I have also looked into schooling and certifications but am unsure what or if anything would help. Here is one thing I have looked at: www.esi-intl.com/certificates/contract-management-certificates/associate-certificate-in-contract-management

Just wanted to see if you had any more information or if you wanted to chat a little more.

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