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Careers After the Armed Forces

Careers After the Armed Forces

How to Decide on the Right Career and Make a Successful Transition (Army Career Change)

Jon Mitchell

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Careers after the Armed Forces will help forces leavers work out what their ideal career is after the army, develop a realistic career change plan, prepare a CV and get ready for interview.

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About the book

A large number of people are deciding to leave the army, both in the UK and abroad. They often don't know what they are qualified to do, which transferable skills they have and how long it will take them to get a job.

If you are looking to leave the Army you need to do some long hard thinking in terms of what's important to you and what makes you tick, then apply specific career ideas to that. Careers after the Armed Forces will guide you through this process, with tips on how to make a smooth and successful transition out of the forces, exercises to help you identify your ideal career, real life case studies and advice on CV preparation, interview techniques, working with recruitment consultants and evaluating job offers.

Careers After the Armed Forces is written with a focus on people within the commissioned ranks as well as the middle to senior non-commissioned ranks but it is useful for anyone who is considering leaving the Armed Forces, helping you to answer fundamental questions and get the right job.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
  • Section - ONE: Evaluating your current career situation;
    • Chapter - 01: Career and life health check;
    • Chapter - 02: Evaluating yourcurrent work/life balance;
    • Chapter - 03: Possible reasons to consider leaving the Armed Forces;
  • Section - TWO: Deciding on the right career;
    • Chapter - 04: Key work considerations;
    • Chapter - 05: Key ‘life’ considerations;
    • Chapter - 06: Careers Bank;
  • Section - THREE: Making a successful transition out of the Armed Forces;
    • Chapter - 07: Considerations when changing career;
    • Chapter - 08: Challenges you may face;
    • Chapter - 09: Qualities you will need;
    • Chapter - 10: Rising to the challenge;
    • Chapter - 11: Developing the right approach;
    • Chapter - 12: CV/Résumé considerations;
    • Chapter - 13: Effective letter-writing;
    • Chapter - 14: Effective use of recruitment consultants;
    • Chapter - 15: Interviewing: preparing effectively;
    • Chapter - 16: Interview questions: how to handle them;
    • Chapter - 17: Following up on job interviews;
    • Chapter - 18: Evaluating job offers;
    • Chapter - 19: Negotiating your salary;
    • Chapter - 20: Career Coaching


Whatever your rank, leaving the Services is a challenge. Jon has put together a very readable book which explains clearly the processes and pitfalls.
Major General M S White CB CBE JP

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749455309
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd July 2009
  • Paperback
  • Format: 216x139
  • 176 pages

About the Author

Jon Mitchell works as the main career coach for Business Leaders, a specialist recruitment company recruiting forces leavers into the commercial world.

Jon Mitchell