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How to Job Hunt Effectively

Lisa Jones, an OA Career Consultant and former Army officer, shared her top career searching tips with BFBS Radio.

Give yourself time, because it can often take six to eight months to find the right job. If you are a Service leaver, allocate time away from your current role. Create a schedule so you work smartly and maximise your time developing opportunities. Be open with your family about needing to spend an evening or weekend focussing on your job seeking.

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26th June 2018: OA Webinar – How to build a personal brand for success

Leaving the services means you will have an amazing array of skills and experiences that are wanted by many employers or as a service to others. But how do you differentiate yourself from all the other talent in the market who have experience in the sectors that you want to go into?

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Rory Underwood to Inspire Veteran Success at OA Bristol Networking Event

The former England rugby star and RAF officer will share his career journey and insight with serving and former officers.

Rory Underwood MBE is a legendary international rugby player, scoring a record 49 tries for England, winning six caps for the British Lions and playing at Leicester Tigers for 14 years. He also spent 18 years as a pilot in the RAF, spending more than 3,000 hours flying Tornados, Canberras, Hawks and Domines. Rory is now an experienced facilitator, psychometric profiler and performance coach.

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How Effective is your Military Engagement Programme?

Increasingly more organisations are benefitting from recruiting veterans. Use the checklist below to see where your organisation fits on its military engagement journey.
How many of the criteria below does your organisation meet?

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– The business understands the commercial and social case for hiring veterans.
– There is a dedicated individual to manage this work, in addition to their other responsibilities.
– The organisation supports individuals in their fundraising efforts for military charities.

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19th June 2018: OA Webinar – Interview techniques

In this webinar, Rebecca James, Recruitment Business Partner at Zurich, will show you how to put the skills you have learned into practice at the interview and will provide some top interview tips.

This webinar follows on from the webinar to be broadcast on Tuesday 12th June where Tracey Hall, Senior Resourcing Partner at Zurich, discusses ‘How to prepare for successful interviews’.

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4th July 2018: OA Event – Consultancy Workshop – Bristol

Join the OA for a workshop day that will look into the skills and experience required to work within consultancy.

The day will start with an overview of consultancy, including a review of skills and qualifications.

This will be followed by a series of presentations delivered by those already working within consultancy from a range of organisations. The presenters will share their experience and give insight.

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11th July 2018: Officers’ Association Employment Symposium – York

The OA Employment Symposium in York brings together key employers and industry experts to provide a day of career insight.

Keynote speakers will discuss the transition process, the importance of self reflection and how to secure work opportunities.

There will be employer led breakout sessions focused on common career paths for former officers, including project management, operations management and consultancy.

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European Golf champion shows his support for the RNRMC

Talented European Tour Golfer, Chris Hanson, has become the latest supporter of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC).

A pro-golfer of over ten years, Chris Hanson is a four-time Europro Tour champion and has had 3 top 10 finishes on the European Tour.

Chris became aware of the unique sacrifices that those in the Naval Service make when he met his caddy and friend, former Royal Marine, Steve Tooby.

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RNRMC Families’ Days: Bringing Naval communities together

As the national charity of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, the RNRMC understands that while one person joins, it’s the whole family that serves. It is imperative that the families of those in the Naval Service are offered the support they need throughout life.

With Royal Navy sailors away on deployments of up to nine months at a time, the families left at home can often be effected by social isolation and a sense detachment. Families’ Days are therefore vitally important to the Naval Community, as the loved ones of those serving are given the opportunity to socialise and bond with other members of the naval community.

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Trekking the Highland Way for the RNRMC’s Twickenham 100

A group of 11 Royal Navy sailors from HMNB Clyde completed a gruelling 100 mile walk along the Highland Way, raising over £1,000 for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC).

Setting out from Milngavie, just north of Glasgow, the MTE team from HMNB Clyde began their trek on Monday 19th March with the aim of completing the challenge by the Friday.

The West Highland Way passes across some of Scotland’s most beautiful yet challenging landscapes. To undertake the trek, it is advised that only experienced, physically fit and fully prepared walkers take on the route.

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