I have posted here before regarding my situation and was hoping to get some more insight from you all as I prepare to continue my job hunt.
A DoD contractor hired me nearly 3 months ago and allowed me to start before receiving clearance. I was told my employment would be terminated if I were to be denied interim clearance, and recently I discovered I received an “eligibility pending” status in regards to my clearance. This determination came a little over a month ago, and while I have not yet been terminated, I am expecting to be soon, so I had some questions about my impending job search.
1.) What exactly happens to the clearance process in this situation? My investigation was opened a month ago. Will my investigation be cancelled altogether? Can a future sponsor pick up where I was left off? Or would I have to start the process all over again?
2.) Having been denied an interim, but at least still entered into the process, am I at any kind of advantage or disadvantage over non-cleared applicants? Should I still seek jobs requiring clearance or avoid them? I am entirely confident that I can receive a final clearance.
3.) If you feel I should let prospective employers know that I have begun the clearance process, should I include this on a resume? If so, what kind of wording would you use on the resume itself?
Of course, I hope that my current job decides to see the entire process out and hang onto me, but honestly I don’t have much reason to believe this will happen, so I want to be prepared. I realize I am asking a lot of of questions and I thank you in advance for bearing with me and trying to help. This forum has been very helpful through this entire process and I look forward to your comments.