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TIPS TO MAKE YOUR COVER LETTER STAND OUT

over 2 years ago by Simon Osborne

If you’re looking to make the transition into the civilian job market, you will probably find a lot of advice about constructing an effective, eye-catching CV and perfecting your interview technique. In addition, the cover letter you send can sometimes be overlooked, but it is an important part of the process when you’re looking to secure ex-Forces jobs. In fact, it is usually the first thing a...

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THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF FINDING A JOB BY APPLYING ON SPEC

over 2 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

Sometimes applying for vacancies on our website is not enough. If you really know what you want, you can boost your job search with speculative applications. To increase your chances of success with a spec application, you must be systematic. Here are five do's and don'ts that will help. Do: Work out what job you want. Employers are more likely to consider someone seeking a specific role rather...

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AMAZON HOSTS MILITARY INSIGHT DAY IN MARCH

almost 3 years ago by Simon Osborne

Online retail giant Amazon is to hold a Military Insight Day for current and former military personnel interested in careers within the organisation. The event will take place on March 10 at the company’s Hemel Hempstead Fulfilment Centre. As well as a chance to find out about various roles, particularly those in operational leadership, the day will incorporate a CV-writing workshop and provide...

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AMPUTEE TRANS-ATLANTIC ROWING TEAM GET A SURPRISE CALL FROM PRINCE HARRY

almost 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

A four-man team of ex-military and serving amputees who are undertaking a gruelling 3,000-mile row for charity have received a surprise call of support from Prince Harry. The crew, who had previously been described as “hoofing individuals” (slang for ‘amazing’, as many ex-forces personnel will already know) by Hollywood actor Tom Hardy, received the call by satellite phone. The prince congratul...

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PRINCE HARRY VISITS INVICTUS GAMES TRY-OUTS

almost 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

With the 2016 Orlando Invictus Games less than 100 days away, trials for a place in the UK team are well underway. Games patron Prince Harry attended the first day of trials at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. "The excitement is building not just here but also across the pond. You will be unbelievably amazed by the amount of support there is out there for you,” the Prince told pa...

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PM’S OFFICE CONCERNED OVER ‘FALSE CLAIMS’ AGAINST IRAQ WAR VETERANS

almost 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

David Cameron’s official spokesperson has expressed concern over misconduct accusations levelled against UK armed forces veterans, which may be “fabricated” or “not justified.” According to the BBC, the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) has officially informed around 280 veterans they are under investigation. The organisation was set up to investigate allegations of abuse towards Iraqi civi...

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MILITARY COVENANT DEBATED IN PARLIAMENT

almost 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

The role and effectiveness of the military covenant has been debated in parliament for the first time. The military covenant - also known as the armed forces covenant - was publically introduced in 2000, setting out the mutual obligations between the nation and its armed forces. However, it is not enshrined in law; the Guardian describes it as “an informal understanding, rather than a legally e...

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CURRENT AND FORMER SERVICE PERSONNEL NAMED IN NEW YEAR HONOURS LIST

almost 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

The achievements of a large number of currently serving and ex-military personnel have been recognised in the Queen’s 2016 New Year Honours list. Falklands War veteran Simon Weston, who already held an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire), was also awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in this year’s list. Mr Weston, who suffered horrific injuries on board the...

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BUSINESSES THAT SUPPORT FORCES LEAVERS RECEIVE RECOGNITION

almost 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

The Prime Minister and Defence Secretary have presented awards to businesses that have made ‘an outstanding commitment to support the Armed Forces’. The awards ceremony took place at No. 10 Downing Street and recognised those employers who were outstanding at providing support, including jobs for ex-military. Winners received gold awards as part of the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition...

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CROSS DECK MAKE A PLEDGE TO THE ARMED FORCES COVENANT

almost 3 years ago by Simon Osborne

Cross Deck’s pledge to the Armed Forces Covenant was registered today as we join around 800 companies that have also signed a document outlining how we’ll do everything in our power to assist Forces Leavers and Veterans. The Armed Forces Covenant is packed full of pledges from some of the country’s highest profile employers including Marks & Spencer, Jaguar Land Rover and Amazon UK. ­ “Signing ...

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