From: An American Woman Reader [Email her]
Just because someone applies for a job does not mean that he or she is qualified. To be qualified for some jobs, such as contract work for the CIA, one must be able to pass the security clearance. Below is a brief description of such a clearance from Wikipedia:
"In general, most employers look for candidates that hold an active Department of Defense (DoD) collateral clearance or a blanket TS/SCI-cleared (Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information) individual that has successfully completed a counterintelligence (CI) or full-scope polygraph (FSP)."My husband worked as the director of technology for a major defense contractor. He was regularly pestered by the Dean of a nearby university to give the grad students more contract work. Most of the Asian grad students were foreign-born and did not qualify for security clearance-level work.