More than 3,000 employers have now signed the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging their support to the Armed Forces Community - though a promising number, findings from a recent report have shown there is still a significant lack of awareness and understanding of the Covenant and its role in society.
In this month’s Quest magazine, SaluteMyJob, IBM and the Corsham Institute’s partnership hits the headlines, with two of our i2 course candidates talking about their experience in the military, why they want to go into cybersecurity - and how the course has helped ignite their ambitions.
Jasmine Eyers is currently serving in the British Army as a Communications Systems Specialist in the 21 Signal Regiment. Jasmine is currently going through resettlement and is due to leave the military in the Summer after 13 distinguished years. She has completed a number of cyber-related courses, including IBM’s i2 training course through SaluteMyJob, which she described as ‘the best yet’. She is incredibly ambitious and has firmly set her sights on making her mark in the cybersecurity industry.
Rebecca left the Army in November 2016 and has since found the resettlement period challenging. She is currently teaching, but thanks to a course ran by SaluteMyJob, IBM and the Corsham Institute, her ambition to forge a career in cybersecurity has been reignited.
So you’ve reached the interview stage (well done!) and now you need to prepare. You’ve done all the research on the company, looked at how your skills are well-suited to the role and now you need to think about how to answer those interview questions. This may be your first interview since leaving the military - but even if it is not, interviews can be daunting. But just try and remember that this is a chance for you to show off your skills and experience - and employers are not out to trick you. They understand that there will be nerves and they want you to do your best. Although you never know what questions may be asked, it is good to be prepared for the most common questions most likely to be thrown at you.