I held a TS/SCI/FSP for 20 years continuously but it expired in 2012 and I went into other work not requiring a clearance. I’m interested in getting back into cleared work (indeed, approaching desperation).
I am a certified HUMINT collector with lots of specialized overseas experience (incl. multiple languages and subj matter expertise), but so far I am running into a wall in terms of finding a company that will sponsor me for a clearance. Is it the long lead time, the cost, the effort, or something else? Once I tell recruiters I don’t have a current clearance, they just lose interest.
Any advice on finding a company willing to sponsor me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.