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How do You List Volunteer Experience on a CV

11 days ago by Jessica Fender

A high-quality resume contains neatly organized relevant information about you and your previous professional experiences. However, for some reason, people feel intimidated by the idea of listing their volunteering experience on a resume. Just because you didn’t get paid, doesn’t mean the experience wasn’t valuable and beneficial for your professional career. As stated by Forbes, volunteer expe...

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From Sergeant, Challenger 2 Tank Commander, to Manager in a leading Data Center provider

27 days ago by Simon Osborne

Wayne's story: In April 2010, I was in my last 10 months of 22 years of military service and I was in the transition to civvie street! After speaking with friends and family and trying to understand the employment market, I thought outside the box and wanted to avoid the usual lines of work (plumber, chippy, bricklayer, driver etc.). I had to think long term and if the tech market was the way f...

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Step into Health - ex-forces to the NHS

3 months ago by James Bell

When considering your second career, don't forget that the NHS is not just about medical and wellness jobs, there are a huge number of varied career opportunities with Health Trusts across the country covering a very wide spectrum of opportunities. Recognising the benefits of recruiting from the ex-forces community, the NHS has long looked to encourage forces leavers to think about a career wit...

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SO YOU WANT TO BE A FACILITIES MANAGER

7 months ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

Over 17,000 people leave the military every year and many of them choose to go into Facilities Management (FM). Why is this? Even in recession hit Britain, FM services have borne up very well due to the adverse impact that poorly managed FM has on the corporate profitability. For some ex-Service men and women, their chosen new career path in FM appears to bear no relationship to their service c...

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Top Ten Tips for your CV

about 1 year ago by Simon Osborne

Help! I’m leaving for Civvy Street! So you’re ready to cast off the comfort blanket of military life, move back to the civilian world and take the next step in your career. You’ve probably decided where you and the family want to settle, you may have even bought or rented a house, but when it comes to applying for jobs and writing a CV to get you those all-important interviews, do you know wher...

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Tips for your CV

over 1 year ago by Phil Hall

Making the transition from the military to civilian life can be a difficult time, and one of the main challenges is often in securing suitable employment. You might not realise it but, as a Forces leaver, you are already likely to have a lot of the skills and qualities that many employers are looking for. The difficulty can sometimes lie in identifying these skills and communicating them to pot...

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FINDING A WAY ACROSS THE EMPLOYMENT SKILLS GAP

over 1 year ago by Simon Osborne

There’s been a lot of talk about the skills gap in the UK jobs market. That is the gulf existing between the skills that employers and the UK economy as a whole requires and those that the current and near-future workforce possesses. Forces Leavers looking to make the transition to the civilian jobs market should already have an advantage. According to recent reports by the Chartered Institute ...

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THE TOP TEN SKILLS THAT EMPLOYERS WANT

almost 2 years ago by Simon Osborne

What do employers really want? If the headlines are anything to go by, it's employability skills. Bosses are always banging on about how too many job candidates just don't have these employability skills. But what are they? A survey of members of the Institute of Directors - the organisation of top bosses - came up with the following top ten employability skills. Honesty and integrity Basic lit...

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SIX TIPS TO HELP YOU NETWORK YOUR WAY TO A JOB

almost 2 years ago by Simon Osborne

Looking at our vacancies is a great way to find a job, but you can improve your chances by get out and about too. How? By networking. Lots of people are a bit suspicious about networking. They think it means going around selling yourself and dishing out business cards left, right and centre. Well the good news is that it's not about going all out to get what you want in a pushy way. Networking ...

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HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR FACE FITS

about 2 years ago by Simon Osborne

Moving from the services to a Civvy Street career is not just a change of job - it’s a change of workplace culture. Sounds fancy but it's not - just as everyone has a unique personality that affects what they think is important and how they do things, so do organisations. That means when you are looking for a new employer, you need to find one with a corporate culture that matches your own styl...

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