Conducting a Post-Discharge Job Search

Introduction Are you getting jittery about finding gainful employment after leaving military service? Every year, thousands of former service members find themselves thrust into the civilian economy with many curiosities ahead of them. While it is helpful that the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) administers a one-day employment preparation workshop for all transitioning service… Read More

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3 Labour Market Challenges Veterans Face

Introduction It might seem counterintuitive, but veterans, on aggregate, make more money in the civilian workforce than non-veterans do at every stage of their career. That does not mean, however, that there are not job search and labour market challenges veterans face that make finding jobs and careers more difficult. Spending a substantial amount of… Read More

Tips for Writing Military-to-Civilian Resumes

Introduction Military veterans enter the civilian working world with a diverse skillset and a wealth of experience, often dealing with heavy, high-stakes responsibilities. Unfortunately, most civilians have no notion (or a skewed view of) what the military is up to or how to decipher military jargon. A transitioning veteran must build a military-to-civilian resume/CV that… Read More

Veterans and Future Competition for ‘Civilian’ Jobs

Fierce competition for civilian jobs and a military with less of a public profile mean veterans are set to face “significant challenges” in future, a report has claimed. The Lifting Our Sights: Beyond 2030 study from the Forces in Mind Trust also highlights that the changing nature of conflict could have unforeseen medical effects on… Read More

Veterans & Employer Ignorance

Nearly one fifth of UK organisations are unlikely to considerhiring veterans due to negative perceptions of their time spent in the military, according to a study by the Forces in Mind Trust. The most common reason given was a worry that this cohort would not have the relevant skills or experience. “Employers must ensure these… Read More

What is Recruit for Spouses?

The Recruit for Spouses (RFS) coaching programme supports Army partners as they get back into employment. The programme received a funding boost in June 2019 from the Veteran’s Foundation to help it reach more husbands and wives. RFS is an independent social enterprise, established in 2011. The RFS Coaching Programme is open to all military… Read More