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Careers After the Armed Forces: How to Decide on the Right by Jon Mitchell

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By Jon Mitchell

Each year 250,000 women and men go away the U.S. army for different work.  This publication deals occupation solutions to servicemen and -women doing simply that.  Author Jon Mitchell, a task recruiter who specializes in job placement for army veterans, deals routines, instruments, case stories, and assistance designed to ease the transition from energetic responsibility to the civilian workforce.  The booklet comprises suggestion on resume education, interview suggestions, operating with activity recruiters, and comparing activity bargains.

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By having clarity around the key criteria for him we worked out he wanted to help make animals better. He had a love of horses and in particular racehorses. We contacted some racing stables and looked at what types of people were responsible for getting horses better other than vets. Well, they said, horses have a lot of back problems and the stables used an osteopath that specialized in treating horses… and that was it, his ‘light bulb’ moment. He had never heard of an osteopath specializing in racehorses but he just knew then that that was what he wanted to do.

Web resources Have a look at some of the large recruitment websites for ideas. careerbuilder. com. Books and articles Read some books on unusual types of careers and guides to the best companies to work for. Below are some examples (see Further Reading): ■ Offbeat Careers: 60 Ways to Avoid Becoming an Accountant – Vivien Donald ■ Dare to be different: 101 Unconventional Careers – Polly Bird ■ Odd Jobs: Unusual Ways to Earn a Living – Simon Kent ■ Britain’s top employers: A guide to the Best Companies to Work for – Corporate Research Foundation UK.

Life goals 1. 2. 3. What I truly want from my life is… 1. 2. 3. 6 Careers Bank The Careers Bank exercise is unique and can help you gain clarity around which specific career is going to be right for you if you decide to leave the Armed Forces. I’ve used this exercise with Armed Forces leavers ever since I began coaching and it can be extremely effective. It doesn’t rely on you cherry picking from a long list of careers that ‘may be right for you’ – it focuses on your drivers and interests and develops specific career suggestions from there.

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