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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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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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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How To Prepare for the Ex-Military in Management Virtual Careers Fair

How To Prepare for the Ex-Military in Management Virtual Careers Fair

Research and prior preparation is key to getting the most out of the Ex-Military in Management Virtual Careers Fair! We want to make sure you are confident and fully prepared before the event on 6th and 7th June. To help you get the most out of the Ex-Military in Management Virtual Careers Fair, follow this step-by-step guide.

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From Military Police to Apprentice to Systems Support Consultant at Prudential

From Military Police to Apprentice to Systems Support Consultant at Prudential

Prudential’s Apprenticeship Programme was launched in 2012 in response to high levels of youth unemployment and is a pipeline for Prudential to bring new talent into the business. One of those talented individuals is 22-year-old Conor, who left the Army with a very uncertain future - but has now successfully completed the Prudential Apprenticeship Programme and gained full-time employment at Prudential’s offices in Stirling.

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What Are The Top Companies Helping To Support The Armed Forces in the UK?

What Are The Top Companies Helping To Support The Armed Forces in the UK?

SaluteMyJob have put together a list of all employers who have been awarded gold by the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). ERS gives out bronze, silver and gold awards for employers and organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to the Armed Forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

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How to prepare for a job interview

How to prepare for a job interview

Whether this is the first interview you have had since you left the military or the 10th, you are still going to want to get it right and first thing to note is that preparation really is key! For more guidance, read on as SaluteMyJob discuss our top five tips on how best to prepare for a job interview.

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How to excel in Cyber: Top 5 Tips for ex-military jobseekers

How to excel in Cyber: Top 5 Tips for ex-military jobseekers

Are you an ex-military jobseeker looking to work in the cyber industry? Do you need some expert advice on how best to transition into the field? Well, look no further - the SaluteMyJob team are here to help you. We have interviewed specialists in the field, both ex-military cyber experts and employers to produce a top tips guide, to show transitioning and former military personnel how to prepare for a role in the cyber industry.

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Skills Translation Guides

Skills Translation Guides

'Filling The Skills Gap' is a series aiming to help translate the skills, experiences and training of military people into commercial language. SaluteMyJob has developed a unique 'Explore, Translate and Adapt'© process to explore the skills of ex-military jobseekers, translate them into commercial language and adapt them to fit their new career. In this series, we will look at individual roles each month and help to explain to employers the value of veterans and to understand the knowledge, skills and experience they can bring to business.

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