Careers After the Armed Forces: How to Decide on the Right by Jon Mitchell

By Jon Mitchell

Each year 250,000 women and men go away the united states army for different work.  This ebook bargains profession solutions to servicemen and -women doing simply that.  Author Jon Mitchell, a role recruiter who specializes in job placement for army veterans, deals routines, instruments, case stories, and counsel designed to ease the transition from energetic accountability to the civilian workforce.  The publication contains suggestion on resume guidance, interview ideas, operating with task recruiters, and comparing task bargains.

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It doesn’t matter how much (or little) you know about that particular career at this point; if it sounds of interest, add it to your Careers Bank. 40 ■ Deciding on the right career Some people like to write lists of careers ideas they have, some people like to cut out ideas they come across in newspapers, magazines etc. It doesn’t matter how you collect your ideas, the key is that you draw them all together in one place – keep a list, folder, diary or keep the cuttings in a drawer. Just make sure you capture them all somewhere so they can be used later on.

2 Career ideas Career ideas Pilot Politician Carpenter Charter yacht captain Explorer Sailing instructor Outdoor events organizer Antique researcher Travel writer Wildlife photographer Journalist Foreign correspondent Diplomat Ambassador Archaeologist Expedition organizer Country park ranger Yacht broker Farmer Antique dealer Teacher Harbour master University lecturer Yacht designer Graphic designer Defence industry manager Oceanographer Vet Architect Foreign office employee Lawyer Historic car restorer Careers Bank ■ 45 Step 1 You now need to consider what the underlying attraction is for each of your career ideas.

Below are a number of aspects to consider when looking to make a decision. General unhappiness Are you suffering from the Sunday night blues? Do you feel low at the end of your leave, knowing you are back at work the next day? Do you count down the time left before you have to go back to work? Are you struggling to get motivated when at work? Are you lacking energy or generally ‘not being yourself’? Enthusiasm and belief How positive do you feel about the work you are doing? Do you find yourself talking enthusiastically about it or are you disillusioned by it?

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