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LIFE AFTER SERVING IN THE ARMED FORCES

over 4 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

Jack Creswell is due to leave the army this year, having served 23 years. He is looking to pursue a new career in the Private Security sector, particularly the training side. He was made aware of a few courses that would be beneficial for him in the future (PTTLS, CMT and PIT). Jack says: “Recently I met Steve, Gaynor and the rest of the Akona team through my current role as the Training SNCO f...

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TRANSITION FROM THE MILITARY TO RAIL

over 4 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

James Bowdley joined the British Army in January 2000 aged 16 and served with the Light Infantry (Rifles), The Royal Engineers and The Royal Welsh. His various roles in the Army included Infantry Soldier, Combat Engineer, EOD Search, Intelligence, Human Resources and Logistics. James left the Army after voluntary redundancy in October 2012. He now finds himself working as a Site Engineer for a ...

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THE RECRUITMENT LIFECYCLE

over 4 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

Getting your CV in front of the Hiring Manager is critical. For best results, spend time thinking about your particular skills, qualifications and experience and then do a little online research to find the job which fits best. Look closely at the job advert. Try to understand what the employer is looking for. What does their ideal candidate look like? Recruiters and Hiring Managers HATE to see...

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HOW EX-FORCES JOB-HUNTERS CAN ACE A VIDEO INTERVIEW

almost 5 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

Many ex-Forces personnel, especially those who have been stationed overseas, will already be familiar with Skype and similar video chat apps. Such apps can be invaluable for keeping in touch with loved ones back home, but you might not be aware that they are also forming an increasingly important part of the job-hunting process. According to a survey by Right Management, 82% of hiring managers ...

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LOOKING TO REVIEW & RECALIBRATE ON RESETTLEMENT - PART II (iPEC)

almost 5 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

So, you’ve finally left the military (or you’re about to). You’ve decided that you want your life to be all about flexibility, fun and fulfillment. You’re literally free to do whatever you want……so why do so many people going through resettlement feel so confused, overwhelmed or limited by the options? Last time I mentioned about the Big Four Blocks and the fact that they’ve been impacting your...

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TOP FIVE BENEFITS OF DISTANCE LEARNING

over 5 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

If you are looking for a new career path after your time in the Services, but are unsure or nervous about going to college or University to retrain, then distance learning could be the ideal solution. Here are five great reasons why distance learning is the perfect way to train for a new career. Flexible learning One of the main benefits of distance learning is the ability to access your learni...

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MOVING FROM THE MILITARY TO THE CIVILIAN WORKFORCE

over 5 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

Returning to the civilian workforce can be a daunting experience, especially as some employers still have misconceptions about hiring ex-military personnel. Many bosses are focused on hiring someone with direct experience in the position they’re looking to fill, so they fail to see that ex-military personnel have desirable transferrable skills such as reliability and being good at teamwork. In ...

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HOW TO BEAT THE JOB COMPETITION

over 5 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

Competition for jobs is falling. There are now 1.9 people on average chasing each job, down from 2.3 in the same month last year, according to a recent survey. But that's no reason to get complacent. When you apply for a job you don't usually know how many others you are up against - for some jobs there may be no candidates at all, but others will attract hundreds. If you are going to beat the ...

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OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY

over 5 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

It’s an old saying but a wise one: ‘Failing to plan is planning to fail’. Make no mistake, as a service leaver; you have many transferable skills that employers are looking for. Analytical and research skills Interpersonal skills Security Skills Technology specific skills Business skills Versatility in working role Committed from inception to completion Loyalty If you are considering leaving th...

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SIX QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU SPOT THE RIGHT JOB

over 5 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

Occasionally a vacancy comes along that really catches your eye. You see the details and decide, "This one's for me." You apply and sometimes you will get it - congratulations! But sometimes, mysteriously, you won't even get a reply to your initial application, and you'll be left wondering: "Was I really suited for it, or was I chasing a fantasy of my own making?" The fact is, job spotting is a...

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