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

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New Training Course for those Aiding Service Leavers

Troops helping colleagues make the transition to civvy street must now book onto Army resettlement information staff courses. The mandatory training prepares those taking on the first-line responsibilities of helping leavers, and they must complete the package within six weeks of assuming the job. Refer to ABN 065/2021 for further details. Reference Soldier. (2021) Resettlement… 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

Financial Tips for After You Leave the Military

When it is time for you to leave active duty in the military, there are many things for which you must prepare. One of the important aspects is how to set yourself up financially – not only immediately after you transition to civilian life, but for the long-term as well to build up your nest… Read More

The Importance of Mental Fitness after you’ve Left the Military

Leaving the military can be one of the most tumultuous and disruptive experiences any ex-service person goes through in life. Trying to get used to living as a civilian and finding structure in life is often highly challenging – particularly in the early weeks and months of retirement. For many ex-military personnel, the key to… Read More

Life After Service for UK Ex-armed Forces Personnel

Research Paper Title Outside the Military “Bubble”: Life After Service for UK Ex-armed Forces Personnel. Background Military personnel who have seen active service can be affected by their experiences. Much of the literature on the mental and physical health battles faced by men and women who leave the Armed Forces is dominated by research in… Read More

London Council Helping Personnel Transitioning to Civvy Street

Personnel transitioning to civvy street are getting a helping hand – careof a local authority in London. Guaranteed interviews are being offered to veterans applying for a job with Wandsworth Council, giving them a face-to-face opportunity to showcase their skills if they meet the minimum criteria for the role. For more details on the scheme… Read More