The Saluting Post - April 2023

  • 7 Things To Research Before Setting Foot In An Interview

    Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2023 by Faye CoppNo comments

    f you’ve reached the interview stage, you should now be confident in the knowledge, skills and experience you have to offer commercial businesses. Whether this is the first interview you have had since you left the military or the 10th, you are still going to want to get it right and first thing to note is that preparation – as well as interview practice – really is key! For more guidance, read ...

  • How To Negotiate salary at your interview

    Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2023 by Faye CoppNo comments

    Many people find conversations about salary extremely awkward but it is important to get it right. Remember, it is a routine conversation for HR people and they expect you to negotiate: so don’t be shy! To help you best prepare for the discussion, our careers consultants have produced a top tips guide full of advice on how to successfully negotiate your salary. → DOWNLOAD OUR ULTIMATE INTERVIEW ...

  • Newsletter: How to pick the right career in civvy street where you will thrive

    Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2023 by Faye CoppNo comments

    April's newsletter is packed full of top tips on how to pick the right career for you in civvy street. Read our ultimate guide to get you on the right track. Enjoy! READ APRIL 2023 NEWSLETTER

  • The 12 Best Questions To Ask In A Job Interview

    Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2023 by Faye CoppNo comments

    Going for an interview can be a nerve-wracking experience but remember, you are interviewing your potential employer as much as they are interviewing you. So at the end of the interview when you are asked, ‘have you got any questions?’, don’t be shy - take advantage of the opportunity. Not only could the answers help determine whether the company and the role is right for you, depending on what ...

  • 5 Tips For Making Your First 100 Days In A New Job A Success

    Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2023 by Faye CoppNo comments

    Starting a new job can be daunting - even more so if this is your first job since leaving the military. Taking on new responsibilities, meeting new colleagues, learning a new way of working and being immersed in a different culture can be overwhelming. To help you we’ve got 5 top tips so you can hit the ground running and make the first 100 days in your new job a real success. TIP 1: PREPARE FOR ...

  • 6 things you should always consider before accepting a job offer

    Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 by Faye CoppNo comments

    When you get a job offer, it’s very tempting at this stage to just say yes, but you need to be sure that you’re not just jumping into a role that’s not for you. Once you have accepted an offer, it is rare to be able to improve the terms of your employment. → DOWNLOAD OUR ULTIMATE INTERVIEW GUIDE & WORKBOOK [FREE COPY] Of course, money is a large component of the package but it's certainly not the ...

  • How to Nail Your Job Interview In 5 Simple Steps

    Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 by Faye CoppNo comments

    In essence, an interview is where employers want to establish that you ‘Can Do’, ‘Will Do’, and ‘Will Fit’. It takes one set of skills to do a job well, and a completely different set to talk about yourself under pressure in a way that convinces other people to select you for it. Confidence is key here and in order to convince an interviewer of your fit for the job, you need to be able to ...

  • The Ultimate Guide To Getting Into Cyber Security For Ex-Military Jobseekers

    Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 by Faye CoppNo comments

    Most people think cyber security jobs are very technical and require IT skills and qualifications - wrong! While some roles are of course very technical, your general military security training and experience are highly transferable to information security – where there is a huge shortage of quality people. Employers are urgently seeking people for jobs such as Security Operations Centre (SOC) ...

  • 5 Steps To Acing a Video Interview

    Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 by Faye CoppNo comments

    Just like a traditional job interview, a video interview is your chance to show off your talents to a potential employer. You’ll be asked to answer a series of standard questions and you’ll need to be prepared to highlight what you’ll bring to the table and how your transferable military skills and experience will add value to the business. The main difference between a video interview and a ...

  • The 10 hardest interview questions (and how to answer them)

    Posted on Monday, April 24, 2023 by Faye CoppNo comments

    So you’ve reached the interview stage (well done!) and now you need to prepare. You’ve done all the research on the company, looked at how your skills are well-suited to the role and now you need to think about how to answer those interview questions. → DOWNLOAD OUR ULTIMATE INTERVIEW GUIDE & TOOLKIT [FREE COPY] This may be your first interview since leaving the military - but even if it is not, ...