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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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Might a Phased Transition Prove an Advantage?

Why is transition from the military so stark?  You are coming to the end of your Military career, The Career Transition Partnership do some great training on preparation of CV’s and courses around interviews.  There is funding available to do trade and skills courses or additional education courses.  All great and useful preparation, but it…

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Have You Considered a “Portfolio Career”?

With this blog, I want to get people to expand their thinking horizons, though many will decide to discount this as an idea.  However, my reason for adding this blog is not to be controversial, but to identify a career option that leverages and exploits characteristics that many leaving the Forces possess:  versatility, multiple disciplines,…

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Ever Had that Feeling of Isolation? You’re Normal

Since being involved in the resettlement support game, around 20 years now, I have noticed a number of similarities in the transition process that I went through and others do.  There are similar thought processes and emotions people experience, and in time share.  Knowing about these feelings, and “outing” them, may help others to deal…

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A Matelot, A Pongo and a Crab are Standing in a Bar…

There is a great tradition within the Military for humour.  While it is a dark, gallows humour, it serves a purpose to lighten the mood in the austere environments in which service personnel find themselves.  The humour at times is very parochial and specific to units, regiments or services and understood by relatively few people. …

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POLL

At what point should you start the Resettlement Process?

  • 2 years before departure? (50%, 4 Votes)
  • More than 2 years before you depart? (38%, 3 Votes)
  • 12 Months prior to departure? (13%, 1 Votes)
  • Around 6 months before last day? (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 8

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