College grad looking to get into the Intel Analytical field?

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Larry in Elmhurst, Illinois

70 months ago

Well as a recent college graduate I am finding it very hard to fit a place that I would be able to even start.

I am looking for any advice on just getting my foot in the door, I obviously don't have any experience so I am not sure how to go about this.

Would a certificate help help me? In reading about them it appears you get training and coursework in the field so maybe that is best?

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polar bear in Fairfax, Virginia

67 months ago

Try your local law enforcment agency or join a military but not everyone gets security clearances because you join. I have a MBA and some private accounting experience -no military. I was lucky enough to get a job with the Federal Gov't (30+ applications) working with a budget. Now I am up in higher food chain and my supervisor signed a clearance form so I can work with top secret monetary transactions. There are many areas of intelligence and not just you see with a pile of Hollywood-made #2s!
There is no point of getting a cert if you're not already working for the agencies. The private companies won't contact unless you have TS or TS/SCI. Look for jobs in USAJobs or AVUEcentral. See if you can apply to jobs that may grant a confidential-level to start with. Watch out for 'stuck in a ditch' jobs with no promotional potentials (getting-my-foot-in-the-door things don't always work!!) Don't just focus on 'intelligence' but 'intelligence-related'. Good Luck to you.

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