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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Veterans' First Point of Contact

Veterans' First Point of Contact

To coincide with the launch of Veterans’ Gateway, SaluteMyJob interviewed a number of ex-military personnel for individual case studies, showcasing the struggles - and the achievements of ex-military personnel who have transitioned into Civvy Street. ‘Veterans’ Gateway’ is promising to revolutionise a military charity sector by providing a first point of contact for veterans seeking support.

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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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Former Navy Lieutenant Commander on his military transition to the US

Former Navy Lieutenant Commander on his military transition to the US

Mark Gill is a former Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy. Mark left in 2015 after 25 years’ service. He is currently living in the US and said there was little positives he could take away from his military transition after struggling to find his way in the job market.

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Former Reservist deploying to Africa for charity work

Former Reservist deploying to Africa for charity work

Keith Blake joined the Army as a Reservist in 1994 and left in January this year after 23 years. He has found it difficult to navigate what resettlement support is available to him and has struggled with finding employment and financial support. He believes Veterans’ Gateway is a “win” for veterans and will engage with the service in the future.

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How best to network at the Ex-Military in Management Virtual Careers Fair

How best to network at the Ex-Military in Management Virtual Careers Fair

Believe it or not, virtual careers fairs can be great places to network with employers, other jobseekers and recruiters - all without leaving your own home! In order to make the most of the Ex-Military in Management Virtual Careers Fair we suggest that you try to make connections with as many people as possible. You never know, you could find yourself invited for an interview or, at the very least, make valuable contacts for future employment opportunities.

We have produced a guide on how best to network at the Ex-Military in Management Virtual Careers Fair and our Top 5 Tips on Virtual Networking.

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Success for ten veterans who are now certified as users of IBM's QRadar cyber security software

Success for ten veterans who are now certified as users of IBM's QRadar cyber security software

Ten ex-military personnel are now certified as users of IBM's QRadar cyber security software thanks to a free Cyber Security Training Course delivered through a unique partnership between IBM, The Corsham Institute and SaluteMyJob.

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