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  • Royal British Legion to host Free Veterans Employment and Transition Workshop in Southampton this week.

    Posted on Monday, February 24, 2020 by Simon OsborneNo comments

    The Royal British Legion will be hosting a free employment workshop this week, specifically catering for veterans and service leavers. Taking place at TRBL’s Southampton offices, the workshop is open to all UK Veterans, irrespective of time served or age, and is also open to recent and ‘soon to be’ service leavers. The VET Workshop covers a range of topics, including: · CV’s and applications · ...

  • Using Social Media to Boost Your Employment Chances

    Posted on Friday, January 31, 2020 by Susan CraigNo comments

    When people think about social media, their minds might immediately fill with improper images of hard partying ways and social networks you may want to keep private. The common belief is that social media can hurt your reputation and a lot of people strive to keep their photos, information and postings under wraps. But today, we’re going to take a look at how social media platforms and your ...

  • Reap the business benefits of employing ex-military personnel

    Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 by Jamie SeckerNo comments

    If asked the question, it’s likely that the vast majority of employers would acknowledge the advantages of recruiting well-educated, highly trained and skilled individuals who can really make a difference to their business. Yet they would not automatically think to add talented ex-military personnel to their workforce. As a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant we’re committed to supporting not ...

  • How to Translate Your Military Skills to Civilian Terms

    Posted on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by Jessica FenderNo comments

    Every year, thousands of personnel exit military service. They do so because their commissions have ended, for medical reasons, redundancy, or retirement. If your term of service has recently ended or is looming in the near future, you may be concerned about what happens next. Where will you live? What about the benefits? Most importantly though, how do you land a job after leaving the military? ...

  • How do You List Volunteer Experience on a CV

    Posted on Monday, October 21, 2019 by Jessica FenderNo comments

    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 ...

  • Top Ten Tips for your CV

    Posted on Friday, September 20, 2019 by Sian RichardsonNo comments

    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 where ...

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

    Posted on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by Simon OsborneNo comments

    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 ...

  • So you want to be a Facilities Manager

    Posted on Friday, August 16, 2019 by Jess CarterNo comments

    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 ...

  • Step into Health - Ex-Forces to the NHS

    Posted on Friday, July 5, 2019 by Simon OsborneNo comments

    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 with ...

  • The Top Ten Skills that Employers Really Want

    Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by Jess CarterNo comments

    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 ...