INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY NEWS: LinkedIn Tip of the Week, Interview with APU's Dean of Security and Global Studies, + More

LINKEDIN TIP OF THE WEEK: Based on frequent requests on advice for optimizing LinkedIn for national security professionals, I am going to start giving weekly pointers. Some of them may be obvious to you and others less obvious, but many will be included in our forthcoming book, "Hacking the Job Search" The tip for this week is: if you have a clearance or are seeking a clearance, make sure that your LinkedIn profile parallels some of the data from your SF86. As the investigators go through the process of reviewing your application, it will serve you well to make it easy on them to verify contacts you have in your professional network online.

TIC INTERVIEW WITH APU: Kurt Marisa, President of the Foreign Area Officer Association and also Director for Business Development for The Intelligence Community LLC interviewed Richard Pera, Dean of the School of Security and Global Studies for American Public University. The two discussed programs of interest to job seekers and those making career transitions. Check it out on the home page of You can also contact Kurt at to discuss the benefits of becoming a sponsor of TIC. Our current Sponsors are listed at the bottom of this message.

We've launched a job board here: While it is still under development, we welcome your suggestions and offer a 20% discount to post new jobs (just enter the coupon code TICLinkedIn)

HOT JOBS: The Masy Group
The Masy Group is looking for four individuals to fill the following positions. Contact Mia Elsheikh with a resume if interested:
Full requirements are posted on

- Admissions Specialist, Department of Enrollments and Student Services
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- Faculty, School of Science and Technology Intelligence, National Intelligence University

We've been given 5 free tickets to the following event. If interested, please log into and post a profile status saying which tickets you would like. If we have a ticket for you, we will reply to your message with a confirmation. Thurs, DEC 19, Joint Ventures, Teaming & Sub-Contracting in Govt 730am - 11am @ Clark Construction, MD. Panel discussion with experts on obtaining teaming agreements, Ticket Required In Advance:

OTHER EVENTS is a proud partner of Geospatial Advancement Canada, 3-5 March, 2014, Ottawa, the largest conference of its kind in Canada. We have a discount code posted on the right side of our main page at It will get you a 20% discount to the event.

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Best Regards,
Graham Plaster
President / CEO, The Intelligence Community, LLC
Please feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn