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WHEN IT COMES TO AGE, DON'T SHOOT YOURSELF IN THE FOOT

over 5 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

You'd need to have been signed up for a long time not to know that in the UK it's normally against the law to refuse you a job solely on account of your age. But if you are leaving the forces with a good few years under your belt, you might worry that Civvy Street employers could be tempted to surreptitiously discriminate against you. It can impact your confidence if you let it. The solution? T...

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SQR GROUP LAUNCHES TRAINING FACILITIES IN THE UK

over 5 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

SQR Group started offering their services to the private security sector just over six months ago. The London based company has just launched their own training facility to help meet the high demand they have for their high calibre staff. The company also trains in Poland, offering firearms training &maritime skills development to broaden the skill set of their potential security officers. What...

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FREE CURRENCY EXCHANGE SERVICE COMES TO CROSS-DECK

over 5 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

SAT Worldwide, founded in 2006, provides bank beating exchange rates and a higher level of service than high street banks. Since our inception, we have become one of the UK’s leading foreign exchange companies, providing specialist assistance to businesses and private individuals globally. We offer a combination of personal service, expertise, competitive exchange rates and efficient payment pr...

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PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY WANTS FORMER-FORCES PERSONNEL

over 5 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

Congratulations – you are in demand! Nine out of ten members of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) say that former-forces personnel are ideal candidates for security industry jobs, according to a recent BSIA survey. Asked about what they liked about former-forces personnel, six out of ten respondents said the discipline gained in a forces job made for great candidates, but they al...

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FIVE NETWORKING WEAPONS THAT CAN HELP YOU WIN A JOB

over 5 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

Finding a job starts with looking for vacancies, but there's more to finding work than that. Many vacancies are never advertised. Smart people who seek them out before they are advertised snap them up, so all those with the relevant skills & training don't even see the opening. The way into this invisible job market is by networking. The idea of networking makes many people uncomfortable, but i...

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THIS SATURDAY: CELEBRATE ARMED FORCES DAY WITH CROSS DECK - FACE TO FACE!

over 5 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

This Saturday is Armed Forces Day - and you can show your support for our boys and girls and meet the Cross Deck team in person at the same time. We'll be stepping out from behind our screens to attend the Armed Forces Day National Event in Nottingham this Saturday, June 29th - and we will be delighted to meet you at our stand on the Victoria Embankment. Whether you are already a member of the ...

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INTELLIGENCE TO HELP YOU IN THE JOBS BATTLE

over 5 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

Good intelligence is vital when it comes to winning battles, and the same goes for winning jobs. This week I've got some intelligence about the jobs market for you - and it’s the same info that is provided direct to Prime Minster David Cameron, so you should be well briefed. Good news - the number of vacancies is up by 1.4 per cent over the last 12 months. So don't be depressed by negative head...

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TOP MISTAKES TO MAKE ON YOUR CV

over 5 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

5 Common CV Howlers Writing a CV isn’t an easy thing for most candidates to do well, especially if you have been in a job a long time and haven’t needed a CV, maybe since you left school. It’s a real challenge to decide what to leave in and what to leave out, especially if you’ve had a long career with a war chest full of skills, qualifications and experience. Here at Career Master 4 Military, ...

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HEIGHTENED READINESS FOR RESETTLEMENT - A COURSE FOR CHANGE

over 5 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

This is a true story. A story that unfolded over three days back in October 2012. A story of four people leaving the forces. One with only two months to go after a lifelong career in the Infantry. Another infantry man eighteen months out. The third, a career thrusting Major, was spitting fire, enraged at the ‘betrayal of the military covenant’ – having been made redundant. The fourth, an RAF Sq...

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THOUSANDS OF ARMY REDUNDANCIES TO BE ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK

over 5 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

At Cross Deck we've heard from our sources in the forces that the MOD will be announcing that about 7,000 Army personnel are to be made redundant on Tuesday June 18th. It has been suggested that infantry battalions are likely to be worst hit. Up to 50 brigadiers and other senior officers are expected to be axed, and in January the MOD admitted that some medical staff from the Army, Royal Navy a...

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