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Good Manager, Bad Manager

Following on from my Blog on the Culture Shock of Transition, there are many aspects that can contribute to that shock and I could blog on these for the next few weeks.  Over the past few days, I have had a number of conversations with friends and colleagues that are all struggling in their working…

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Dealing with the “Culture Shock”

In the past, I have written Blogs about the starkness of the transition from the Military to civilian life, and also about the amusing stories of the transition into the work place.  However, I have had some conversations recently – people seeking my advice – around dealing with the approaches of some ex-military in their…

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Lost in Translation; Your CV

I approach this Blog with some trepidation, as I know there will be a considerable number of opinions out there, and so I am going to attempt to position this as carefully as possible. When we join the Military, we enter into a pretty insular environment that has a vernacular, and language all of its…

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Solent NHS Signs the Forces4Change Charter

Case Study:  Solent NHS Trust Implements the Forces4Change Charter as part of broader support to the Military Veterans Community   Flagship signatory of the Forces4Change Charter, Solent NHS Trust is implementing the Charter to deliver personalised positive outcomes to the internal and local veterans communities.  At the Launch, hosted by Solent NHS Trust on 20…

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Taking Charge of Change

Introducing another of our guest Bloggers; Nicholas Harrison a career strategist, published author and expert in helping Armed Forces personnel going through resettlement explains how the philosophy, Transperformance™, can help people who are experiencing a period of change in their lives.  We are regularly affected by transitions some being fundamentally ‘life-changing’.  When such episodes occur,…

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‘I Have Excellent Typong Skills’

This Blog, I have been somewhat lazy, but felt compelled to share for two reasons, first, it highlights a valuable point to our community, and second, it’s bloody funny!   The article was first published in the Mail Online on 20 October 17, and beautifully written by Bianca London (More here).  Enjoy!   ‘I have…

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So, What do YOU Bring to the Party?

In supporting new service leavers, I am mindful that many have not been in an interview situation for many years, if at all.  It can be quite daunting, and while I have provided some thoughts on Interview Techniques, but, when you are asked what you bring to the business, it is not easy to respond…

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How About a Career You Might Enjoy…

Many of us join(ed) the military with a wish to wear a specific colour uniform, and we were pretty ambivalent to the trade or role that we got.  The tests for joining the Military are based primarily on aptitude. At school many of us went through a Career Guidance test, paper based or software based,…

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That REAL Fear of Failing:

Fear of Failure, is a major subject on the Positive Thinking circuit, and while it is talked about in these circles by zealots with near religious fervour, it feels that it might well be something that is not real.  Those inner voices that make us not believe in what we can do, those feelings of…

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The Starfish Principle

The Starfish Principle is something that I have been employing for some years now.  I cannot remember the first time I heard the story nor where I heard it.  I am not sure of the originator or how close my version is to the original, and so, as I relay it, I ask for the…

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POLL

At what point should you start the Resettlement Process?

  • 2 years before departure? (45%, 5 Votes)
  • More than 2 years before you depart? (36%, 4 Votes)
  • Around 6 months before last day? (9%, 1 Votes)
  • 12 Months prior to departure? (9%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 11

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