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Why not to reveal your Security Clearance level


We posted a blog recently about writing a winning CV, and since then, I have noticed the same question pop up online again and again.

"I'm changing jobs, and I hold security clearance at XXXX level, should I declare it on my CV?"

Well, the short answer to that question is no, but why?

Whatever clearance level you hold, the official guidelines from say that you should write "Cleared to a high government standard" on your CV.

They say that you shouldn't reveal your security level on your CV or social media. The reason behind this is to protect yourself from the security risks that could come from this being public knowledge. 

If you are security cleared and looking for your next role and want to see the rest of our CV writing tips, please click here.