84. Retired Special Agent Steers Job-Seekers Through Maze of Security Clearances
Kevin Crane began his career as a U.S. Special Agent in 1985 with the Defense Investigative Service. Retired after 21 years, Kevin conducted thousands of in-depth investigations for U.S. government security clearances. Through his bestselling book, Access Granted, he helps job seekers and others gain clearance for government jobs.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
Initially following in the footsteps of his father, a policeman who rose to chief in his hometown, Kevin applied for jobs in law enforcement, landing a job in corporate security at DuPont. He jumped on an offer to become a federal special agent and launched a career in security investigations.
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
Becoming a special agent exposed Kevin to the breadth and depth of human behavior. He saw the barriers that impede success, such as financial mismanagement and toxic relationships. “Almost any issue that could come up in an individual’s life, I’ve actually covered it. It provides for a very unique career.”
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
Increasingly, jobs in government and business require security clearances. While helping young people and others navigate the process, he realized how much he loves being of service. In active retirement, he continues to share his expertise and has branched out into many new areas of service with children, youth and community.
On His Bookshelf
Top Tools on His Browser
“The internet is a blessing and a curse. Don’t post anything online that you’re going to regret,” Crane advises, if you’re going to do any job that requires a clearance. One’s online life virtually is a permanent record, he explained.
Connecting With Kevin Crane
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