How to use Groups


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ClearanceJobs Groups: A Journey, Not a Destination

As you may have noticed (and we hope you did!), ClearanceJobs has undergone some changes recently. In fact, we rebuilt the entire site – and we did it for a simple reason: to make your life easier. Whether you’re searching for jobs or for candidates, we want to bring the tools and information you need right to your fingertips. One of those useful tools are ClearanceJobs Groups. You can find a list of current Groups here.

Groups are a way for candidates and employers to find each other more easily. There are groups based on clearance level, military service, willingness to relocate, job type, geography, and more. If a recruiter is on the hunt for a systems engineer, they can easily post to the Systems Engineers Group or send a broadcast message to group members. If a candidate is looking for executive-level positions, the Cleared Executive Group serves up targeted job listings and information geared toward executive-level candidates.

How Have Groups Changed on the New ClearanceJobs?

If you’ve been using ClearanceJobs for a while, you may have noticed two important shifts in the way groups function:

1. Groups are open to all users.
In the past, users could only access Groups based on qualifications found in their profiles. But we understand that even a thorough profile doesn’t tell the whole story. Maybe you’re based in D.C. right now, but you want to see cleared opportunities in the Sunshine State. You can now join the Florida Group to signal to employers you’re willing to make a move.

2. Groups are no longer a “destination,” but a subscription.
Instead of having to manually navigate to your groups of interest, important groups-focused news comes to you. This means that instead of searching through multiple groups to find the job postings or candidates you need, posts will come straight to your Message inbox.

Something to Look Forward To…

At this very moment, ClearanceJobs is preparing a brand-new feature that will make Groups even more powerful. ClearanceJobs Pulse gathers the job postings and content that is applicable to you and reveals them to you automatically in an informative news feed.

From hiring needs and events, to photos and Tweets, everything is a potential conversation starter – whether you’re a candidate or an employer. Groups are an essential part of how Pulse curates content especially for you. Belong to the ClearanceJobs Navy Vets Group? Or maybe the Cleared OCONUS Group? Pulse will factor in those groups and churn out content and job opportunities uniquely for you.


If you want to see which groups you’re subscribed to or search for more groups, just go to the “My Network” tab from your ClearanceJobs profile. Click on “Groups” and “All Groups” to see all 69 Groups.

The “Your Groups” tab shows the groups you’re already in…