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