First off I’m not totally sure if this is the right category for this so feel free to move this or tell me I’m a moron if I’m in the wrong space.
I recently received two conditional job offers. One is for a Defense Contractor. The position requires an Interim Secret to start. The other is direct with DoD. It requires full TS/SCI to start.
First question: My recruiter at DoD says six to eight months is what they’re seeing. I have no foreign travel, no criminal record and no foreign contacts. Is this actually realistic? I’m seeing higher numbers on here but I’m not sure if they’re outliers or if my recruiter is sugar coating this.
Second question: My recruiter at DoD, as well as a few industry friends, have recommended that I take both offers. Get the defense contractor job, work that until the DoD clearance comes through and then bail. They’ve all assured me this is how the industry commonly works. To me this sounds really scummy and a bad start to my career in the IC. Can anyone give me guidance here? I don’t want to sit on my bum for any amount of time without a job but its preference not bills based. I can afford to float. I’m concerned about burning bridges before I’ve even begun to build them.
In addition, I’m a bit worried about two security investigations going side by side. I’m not sure thats okay.
Thanks in Advance for all comments.