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    Recently been offered a job, however, it requires security clearance (SC Cleared). The recruiter stated, that it is only basic checks, and will take 20 to 30 days. Reading around online, and looking at the SC forms on the government website has me confused, because they look like they require huge amounts of information (the recruiter said they would not need much info), and lots of people stating that it will take months, some cases even longer for clearance?

    So, are there sub-levels of "Security Clearance", or is the recruiter just downplaying the process?

    All input appreciated
    Last edited by WTFH; 19 July 2022, 13:23. Reason: Mod Edited to remove hyperlink and underlining

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      If you look on the right hand side of this forum there is a section called Security Clearance.

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        Originally posted by letexchange View Post
        Recently been offered a job, however, it requires security clearance (SC Cleared). The recruiter stated, that it is only basic checks, and will take 20 to 30 days. Reading around online, and looking at the SC forms on the government website has me confused, because they look like they require huge amounts of information (the recruiter said they would not need much info), and lots of people stating that it will take months, some cases even longer for clearance?

        So, are there sub-levels of "Security Clearance", or is the recruiter just downplaying the process?

        All input appreciated
        Why the underlining? Your post looks awful.

        I very much doubt you've done much reading online if you are having to ask what the sub levels of clearance are. Nearly every article I found started by explaining all the different levels. It's security clearance 101.

        If you are struggling to find and understand such basic levels of information I'd also spent a good amount of time researching and understanding of your responsibilities in an SC cleared job as well.
        Last edited by WTFH; 19 July 2022, 13:24. Reason: Mod edit to match the clean up of the quoted post
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          Originally posted by northernladuk View Post

          Why the underlining? Your post looks awful.
          His underlining was to "hide" a link to a URL, probably promoting a business he is involved with.
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            Originally posted by WTFH View Post

            His underlining was to "hide" a link to a URL, probably promoting a business he is involved with.
            We've had this kind of thing a bit but it never fails to surprise me when someone does this veil posting inc their business but asks a really stupid question. I remember years ago some guy pushing his business either in his links or in the post text as well as user name and asked a particularly stupid question and got ripped a new one which then became the number 1 google result for his company for a while. They say any exposure is good exposure or something but I'd have to disagree in that instance.

            Good spot though thanks.
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