Military personnel entering the civilian job market
Leaving military service can be pretty daunting and it may be difficult initially to see how your skills can be transferred to the civilian job market.
But perhaps it's not as difficult as it first appears; you shouldn't underestimate your qualities.
During your period of military service you will have acquired many hard skills that will be attractive to civilian employers. These might include:
And you will very likely have acquired a host of transferable skills.
Your CV will need to be de-militarised and you will need to avoid military jargon that doesn't translate into the civilian world. A good place to start is to browse various job sites on the internet and see where there could be some synergy between your skills set and the vacancies advertised. Try to think outside of the box and keep an open mind. Use a broad range of job titles, eg logistics or chain supply management could mean the same thing.
We have some useful sites that you might want to explore in this respect, so give us a call if you don't know where to start.
You may also need to update some of your skills or take additional courses. There is a wealth of training courses available - many online, free or subsidised. Life-long learning should, in any event, be part of your bigger plan, so start now.
Your CV will need to be targeted to the type of role you are seeking. Don't use the same CV for all your job applications... re-tune it to match each individual vacancy, matching key words in the job description.
Give us a call to chat about your requirements and let's see if we can help.
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