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Do You Want to Be in a Film??

ExForcesNet is working with Choice Point Productions on the making of a film. We have been asked to reach out to our community and look for Veterans who have struggled in the transition to civilian life. The film, called “You Never Fought Alone”, requires Ambassadors.  They are looking for Veterans who have worked through issues…

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Losing Your Identity

Jeremy Vine is responsible for this blog.  On his BBC Radio 2 show, a few days ago, he was discussing the issues people have when losing a job in later life.  Some really, heart-rending stories about loss of confidence, mental health issues and subsequent substance abuse and even stories of homelessness.  The common theme through…

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Go Right! Go Early!

Wow! This week has been one of multiple streams of inspiration for my Blog… and to think, when I started blogging, I wondered how I would keep the subjects current and interesting… current is more important, you decide if they are interesting! So, this week, the first one was identity after job loss, but, today,…

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Write a 5 Page CV – Why?

Of late, I have worked with people on their CVs and am confused as to why some are still writing 5 pages.  I know that there are reasons behind it and I will discuss these with a hope that people will see how wrong that thinking is.  I will then provide MY thinking about how…

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Transition: The Great Leveller

Over the past couple of weeks, I have had conversations with people from all ranks and walks of life prior to their service:  Commodores, Staff Sergeants, Flight Sergeants, Privates, Colonels.  There are different lengths of service and different experiences.  Each one has different familial circumstances, marital status, children and resettlement location.  My mentees have various…

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Understand Your Confidence!

My blogs, while I try to hit poignant subjects, are often prompted or seeded by conversations I have on the subject of transition. One subject of which I have personal experience and I have tried hard to resolve in my own mind over the past few years is the civilian perception that the ex-military are…

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Divide and Conquer – Simples!!

I was going to leave this blog for a couple of weeks, but the poignancy is too obvious to delay the publication. Recently, I have been mentoring some people who are coming close to crisis.  As a community, we find it easier to keep quiet, let it fester and make sure none of our peers…

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Finding Your Identity

This Blog is borne out the support I am providing for the ex-military community; mentoring people in finding themselves in the confusing civilian job market and identifying who they actually are. On leaving the services, people experience some level of “bereavement”. Over stating it?  I don’t think so! There is a loss of the “team”…

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Are You Casting a Shadow?

This blog comes from a very strange inception.  I was running on my treadmill the other evening and had left the room light off, as it was still quite light when I started the session.  As the sun dipped, the room gradually darkened and the light through the doorway behind me cast a shadow on…

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Community

Over the past few weeks, I have been feeling a really strong sense of community.  Today, I witnessed the power of the community coming together to look after one of our own. In the 20 years I have been supporting people in transition from the military to civilian life, I have heard on many occasions…

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POLL

At what point should you start the Resettlement Process?

  • More than 2 years before you depart? (40%, 6 Votes)
  • 2 years before departure? (33%, 5 Votes)
  • Around 6 months before last day? (13%, 2 Votes)
  • 12 Months prior to departure? (13%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 15

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