Quest magazine features two of our successful i2 course candidates on track for success

Quest magazine features two of our successful i2 course candidates on track for success

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.

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Ambitious Communications Systems Specialist in the Army set to make her mark in cybersecurity

Ambitious Communications Systems Specialist in the Army set to make her mark in cybersecurity

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.

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Ambition for career in cybersecurity reignited for former Intelligence Analyst thanks to SaluteMyJob training course

Ambition for career in cybersecurity reignited for former Intelligence Analyst thanks to SaluteMyJob training course

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.

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The hardest interview questions (and how to answer them)

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.

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How military skills and experience opened up a wealth of opportunities for former Naval officer

How military skills and experience opened up a wealth of opportunities for former Naval officer

Mark Redmayne, who served in the Royal Navy from 1998 until July 2016, called time on his naval career early, partly for family reasons and partly in a search for a new challenge.  He is now Principal of Redmayne Wealth, an Associate Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management.

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SaluteMyJob’s commitment to the Armed Forces Community celebrated at prestigious awards ceremony

SaluteMyJob’s commitment to the Armed Forces Community celebrated at prestigious awards ceremony

His Royal Highness, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex presented SaluteMyJob with the MOD’s highest badge of honour in recognition of their commitment to the Armed Forces community during a glittering awards ceremony in London on Monday night.

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How to build a professional online presence

How to build a professional online presence

As well as creating that stand-out CV, when looking for a new job it is important to have an online presence where you can highlight your skills and experience to prospective employers. Not only will you be able to showcase why employers should hire you - but having a professional profile will help you build a network of contacts and connect with others who will be able to assist you in your job search.

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Making your first 100 days in a new job a success

Making your first 100 days in a new job a success

Starting a new job can be daunting - even more so if this is your first job since leaving the military. Taking on new responsibilities, meeting new colleagues, learning a new way of working and being immersed in a different culture can be overwhelming. To help you we’ve got 5 top tips so you can hit the ground running and make the first 100 days in your new job a real success.

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How did you decide on your career after the military?

How did you decide on your career after the military?

Veterans Work, a consortium of organisations including Deloitte, the Forces in Mind Trust and the Officers’ Association, are carrying out a survey to understand the experiences of veterans in finding employment after leaving the military. The findings from the research will be used to understand whether any further support would be useful and they would like to hear about your own experience.

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From graduate training programme to veteran training programme

From graduate training programme to veteran training programme

This month a number of leading UK employers will be opening up their graduate and apprentice training schemes to find the future talent of their organisation. Graduate training schemes can be a valuable stepping stone between the adult workplace and working life. But with over 15,000 people leaving the UK armed forces between April 2017 and March 2018, SaluteMyJob asks - are businesses missing a trick by not also running  a veterans’ training programme alongside their graduate or apprenticeship programmes and thereby helping bridge the gap between military life and the civilian workplace?

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Tips for getting the most out of job fairs

Tips for getting the most out of job fairs

Have you ever thought that attending a job fair is a bit like speed dating? You dress up, bring your CV and spend less than 10 minutes at each employer’s table, coming away with nothing more than a shallow knowledge of the business and perhaps a free pen or keyring. Read our top tips to find out how to get the most out of a job fair. 

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