Within the contracting community, the word on the street is that individuals should mention their clearances on their resumes to be more attractive to potential employers.
In the context of the job market, this makes sense: a security clearance automatically makes an employee more valuable. Military.com claims that "an established security clearance can increase your salary anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000."
Some contracting companies are even known to hire on clearance alone, figuring that it's easier to train a cleared employee to perform the job's tasks than to hire a fully qualified employee who must then wait months or even years to begin work, depending on the clearance level required.
With that sort of incentive, it's very tempting to plaster your cleared status everywhere. But should you? Advice ranges from placing the clearance prominently at the top of the resume to discreetly stating that you're "eligible for a security clearance."
Margaret Dikel at Rileyguide.com has excellent advice for cleared job seekers: