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Want to pursue a career in the intelligence industry? In addition to your education, having real-world experience is integral to successfully landing an intelligence position. Whether it's through the military, civilian employment or an internship, having direct experience will help you stand out from the crowd. This guide can help you explore options and learn how to prepare for a career in this field.

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Four Ways to Start an Intelligence Career

Four Ways to Start an Intelligence Career

By Erik Kleinsmith, Staff, Intelligence Studies, American Military University

“How do I get started in an intelligence career?” At some point during his or her career, those who have worked in intelligence have been asked this question. I remember asking it myself when I was still in high school.

How to Write a Stand-Out Intelligence Resume

How to Write a Stand-Out Intelligence Resume

By Erik Kleinsmith, Staff, Intelligence Studies, American Military University

The Intelligence profession is nothing without skilled and dedicated employees. Whether it’s a small operation, a large three-letter agency, or an advanced technical center surrounded by data-mining and visualization tools, it’s the abilities of each individual that make these organizations successful.

Interviewing Strategies to Land that Intelligence Job

Interviewing Strategies to Land that Intelligence Job

By Erik Kleinsmith, Staff, Intelligence Studies, American Military University

The hunt for an intelligence job is different from other industries because of the unique aspects of our business. It’s a relatively closed market to job seekers and the jobs are defined with specific qualifications and security requirements.