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 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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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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A veterans perspective on work placements

A veterans perspective on work placements

Work placements are a great way for transitioning military personnel and Service Leavers to gain vital first-hand experience of the civilian workplace. Here we chat to Nicholas Trowell, a former Captain in the Army, who took part in Barclays’ work placement programme for Service Leavers in 2013.

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Preparing for Employment in Civvy Street

Preparing for Employment in Civvy Street

Many commercial businesses recognise the value former Service men and women bring to their workplace. To ensure that you are able to showcase yourself as the most competitive candidate in the job that you want, it is important to be prepared. To fully prepare, make sure you have completed this checklist, if you are looking for further guidance and one-to-one advice, SaluteMyJob are here to help.

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How To Write A 'Stand Out' CV

How To Write A 'Stand Out' CV

At SaluteMyJob we know the task of writing your CV can be a daunting experience for ex-military jobseekers - but we are here to help! Your CV has 30 seconds to impress an employer so to make sure your CV stands out from other jobseekers, we have created a CV template and step-by-step guide for you to follow.

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Why should you become a volunteer with the RAF Air Cadets?

Why should you become a volunteer with the RAF Air Cadets?

Jo Parkes is a Project Officer at RAF Air Cadet headquarters and has been since 2004. She always wanted to be become a volunteer after she joined as a cadet 10 years earlier when she was 15. Jo chats to SaluteMyJob about how employers and ex-Service men and women can get involved with the air cadets - and how rewarding being a volunteer can be.

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Former Warrant Officer to Prison Officer - and Hollywood extra

Former Warrant Officer to Prison Officer - and Hollywood extra

Carl Salmond is a former Warrant Officer 1st Class with the 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. He left the Army in 2008 after 22 years of exemplary military service. He has since gained extensive experience as a security consultant, managing and leading close protection and surveillance teams and facilitating and delivering security training courses. Since leaving the Army, Carl has also starred alongside Hollywood stars, taking on extra roles through a military casting agency and is about to begin a new career as a Prison Officer. 

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Former Lance Corporal looking for the right job

Former Lance Corporal looking for the right job

Craig Slicker, a former Lance Corporal left the Infantry in 2013 after 17-years’ service. After being made redundant, Craig has continued to struggle to find the right role which suits his experience and skills. He believes Veterans’ Gateway will be a great tool for people struggling to find work and adjust to life outside the military - something he is still battling.

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Former Army Corporal with PTSD now studying for a Degree

Former Army Corporal with PTSD now studying for a Degree

Andrew McAtee is a former Substantive Corporal in the Army. He joined in 1994 and left in 2016 after 22 years’ service, starting his career with the Royal Irish Regiment for 14 years, transferring to The Rifles in 2009, then moving to Preston for the final two years to 3 Medical Regiment. Andrew was medically discharged and was deemed unfit to work, due to a shoulder injury sustained in Afghanistan and PTSD and is currently studying for a degree at Salford University.

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Former Army Sergeant enjoying life in Civvy Street

Former Army Sergeant enjoying life in Civvy Street

Stephen McCue is a former Sergeant in the Royal Armoured Corps. In 2009 he sustained serious injuries while in Afghanistan after his armoured vehicle was hit by an IED. He was medically discharged in 2013 and although he initially struggled during his resettlement period - he really enjoyed moving into civvy street and now has a successful career.

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Former Army Captain struggling to find work

Former Army Captain struggling to find work

Jonathan Bebbington is a former Captain in the Royal Logistics Corps. He had an exemplary military career and left the Army in 2012 after 28 years. Since then, although highly experienced, with a huge amount of transferable skills, Jonathan has really struggled to find employment.

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