How to Get a High Paying Logcap 4 Defense Contractor Job

Are you thinking about applying for a job with a Logistics Civil Augmentation Program LOGCAP IV defense contractor like KBR, Fluor, ITT, or DynCorp which are currently ramping-up operations in Afghanistan? Want straight talk with no hype about the best way to increase your chances of a LOGCAP IV recruiter from KBR, Dyncorp, Fluor, or ITT to call you about high paying LOGCAP jobs?

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    Have a decent resume. You must be able to express your experience in a manner that fully communicates your qualifications in a meaningful manner. You will quite often be passed over in favor of an applicant who may be less qualified, but presents their experience well. Present it well: This universal truth applies whether you’re applying for an entry level labor position, a management position, or a technical position – no matter how experienced, or how well qualified you may be, if you don’t present your Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) in a manner which sets you apart from the rest of the crowd, you’re just gambling with your future. You have to ask yourself:
    • Why would a recruiter be interested in making a job offer to me as opposed to the next guy?
    • What makes me so different?
    • What distinguishes me from the rest of the crowd?
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    If you’re looking for high-paying work as a military or civilian contractor and have no issues about working in a region that is higher risk than normal, Afghanistan should never be far from your consideration. If you are considering working in Afghanistan, take a look at these five crucial points:
    • Reason #5 - Pakistan is the key. As Pakistan comes around to the US-centered point of view,[citation needed] it will create further opportunity in Afghanistan due to the massive changes Pakistan can enact.
    • Reason #4 - The Afghanistan election results. Sadly, democratic elections in Afghanistan are still something that we’ll have to hope for in the future and people are still trying to make future elections (or re-dos) much fairer.
    • Reason #3 - The US Government continues to deploy contractors. While political fortunes might actually rise and fall on the fate of Afghanistan — and not just in the USA, but also with some key allies — there are decisions being made about the country that are not going to be popular among the media. These include the fact that more contracts are going to be created there, because the infrastructure and future planning demands it. That’s important for you.
    • Reason #2 - There is no way anyone can suggest the job is done. It’s a sad fact that Afghanistan has been the ‘forgotten’ war for so long, but now that the situation in Iraq has slightly calmed down, eyes have returned to the original focus. This war has now gone on longer than both World Wars (in terms of American involvement), and sadly nothing has been fully resolved. This means further engagement for some time.
    • Reason #1 - Pay should continue to remain quite high. There’s no point dancing around the subject — working in Afghanistan is subject to much higher risks than other places in the world. But as a result, pay will continue to remain at a strong level as long due to the risks. Situations might change when the country seriously stabilizes, but right now the US government has basically accepted that Afghanistan represents a seriously high — and unavoidable — cost for the foreseeable future.


  • Remember you’ll be working in a war zone? Mortars, rockets, and small arms fire. This includes stray rounds from an AK-47 falling from the sky because letting go with a clip up into the air is the way some people celebrate everything in Afghanistan; everything from weddings, to anniversaries, to the birth of a new goat.

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