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20th February 2018: OA Webinar – Working in the Charity Sector

There are plenty of opportunities within the Not For Profit/Charity sector but getting your first job in a charity can be a challenge. This webinar is guaranteed to be packed full of useful information to help you step into this area.

We are delighted to welcome Simon Allen, Chief Operations Officer at the Officers’ Association, to discuss his experiences in the Charity sector. Following careers in the Royal Tank Regiment and telecommunications sector.

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6th February 2018: OA Webinar – Coaching and Mentoring

We are delighted to welcome Phil Hayes, Chairman of Management Futures, to speak to us tonight about the value of Coaching and Mentoring.

If you already have some experience as a professional coach but are looking for a reliable framework and a way of filling known or potential gaps in your practice or you have a background in training, OD or HR and now want to step into coaching then this webinar is for you.

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30th January 2018: OA Webinar – Pay in the Civilian World

Nick Everard, Managing Director of J1 Consulting, will seek to debunk the tricky issue of pay during this session.

Nick will help you to identify what your starting point could be by looking at what you are being paid now and what you are worth in the civilian market, given your skills and experience.

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23rd January 2018: OA Webinar – KPMG – An Insight into Transitioning into the Corporate World

In this webinar we will be joined by Lesley Gold, senior recruiter in HR, and Sid Welham, COO Financial Services, a former officer in the Royal Welsh.

They will be discussing transitioning into the corporate world and myth busting the areas of consultancy ex-military can move into. They will also be exploring opportunities within KPMG and what skills are required to get your foot in the door.

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New Year New Career

Make 2018 the year you get the job you want.

If at the end of last year you were feeling dissatisfied with the direction you career was heading in, then you might want to consider a change. Easier said than done, but engineering a career move or a change in role is perfectly possible, provided you plan carefully and make the effort. Here are some top tips.

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16th January 2018: OA Webinar – The Importance of Personal Resilience for a Successful Transition

Transition from the military world to the civilian workplace can be an exciting and personally enriching experience.

This process is not always easy and having a high level of personal resilience is important in helping to sustain motivation and achieve goals. Recent research has confirmed that resilience is a skill which can be learned or developed.

In our webinar ex-officer Dennis Flynn will explain how we each have the capacity to choose our mindset and how this choice underpins how we respond to setbacks and stress.

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Speakers Announced for OA Employment Symposium in London

Industry experts will share their knowledge on building a career after the military.

The OA Employment Symposium in London is the ‘must attend event’ for officers looking to get a head start in their next career after leaving the Services. Bringing together serving and former officers, key employers and industry experts , the day involves breakout sessions and talks, covering industry insights and career advice.

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25th October 2017: BlackRock Transition Workshop – Edinburgh

If you are in your last 12 months of service or within 12 months of leaving the Armed Forces and looking to transition into a career within financial services, then sign up to the BlackRock Edinburgh Transition Workshop. BlackRock offers an exciting prospect for anyone interested in a financial or technology based career in a fast moving and ever changing environment.

BlackRock is a global investment firm, trusted to manage more assets than any other. Its clients are companies, governments, foundations, and millions of individuals saving for retirement, their children’s educations, and a better life. BlackRock is passionate about providing products and services that can help them build a strong financial future.

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17th October 2017: OA Webinar – Mind Flip Chat and Q&A with Zena Everett

This webinar will be focusing on how to flip your focus away from yourself and instead look outwards – to the value you add and the problems you, uniquely, can solve for other people.

Join us for this ‘fire-side’ style chat and Q&A with Zena Everett, Organisational Psychologist, Cognitive Behavioural Coach and author of Mind Flip, where she will focus on helping you to find and sell your unique mix of skills, knowledge, experience and networks.

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