The Saluting Post - May 2023

  • Newsletter: How to understand your unique transferable skills and experience

    Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2023 by Faye CoppNo comments

    May's newsletter is all about your key transferable skills and how to translate them into 'civvy speak' and land your dream role. We hope you enjoy! READ MAY'S NEWSLETTER

  • Career Journeys: Rich Barratt, Former Royal Marine Commando To Cyber Security Professional

    Posted on Monday, May 22, 2023 by Faye CoppNo comments

    Rich Barratt, a former Royal Navy Mechanical Engineer turned Royal Marines Commando, was one of 30 ex-military personnel who took part in SaluteMyJob’s eight-week course to train him as a cyber ‘penetration tester’. Rich, originally a mechanical engineer by trade, did 10-years-service in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines and subsequently spent 12-years working offshore. He is now following an ...

  • What is the Armed Forces Covenant?

    Posted on Monday, May 22, 2023 by Faye CoppNo comments

    1000s of organisations in the UK want to give back to those that have served for our country by offering support and opportunities to them and their families. The Armed Forces Covenant was created to allow organisations in the UK to showcase the support that they offer. WHAT IS THE ARMED FORCES COVENANT? The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge from the government – and any organisation that signs ...

  • 5 Reasons Why Veterans Can Help Fill Your Skills Gaps

    Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2023 by Faye CoppNo comments

    Are you finding it harder to find qualified candidates with the hard and soft skills you need? Have you got skills gaps you’re struggling to fill? If you’ve answered yes to either of those questions then read on to find out five reasons why employing ex-military talent could help you. DOWNLOAD OUR FREE TOOLKIT → CAPITALISING ON MILITARY TALENT: HOW TO DEVELOP AN ARMED FORCES FRIENDLY RECRUITMENT ...

  • The Top 10 Companies Hiring Veterans for Cyber Security Jobs

    Posted on Friday, May 19, 2023 by Faye CoppNo comments

    The cyber security industry is booming. And, as we’ve all become more reliant on technology and the internet, the threat of cyber attacks has grown meaning that the demand for expert cyber security professionals is outpacing supply. Ex-military personnel with their sharp decision-making skills and defensive security mindsets are well suited – and are sought after – to fill roles in the industry. ...

  • Banish the common cyber myths and begin your cyber security career

    Posted on Friday, May 19, 2023 by Faye CoppNo comments

    With technology becoming evermore intertwined with our day-to-day lives, cyber security has become increasingly important to businesses around the world. However, in spite of the growing need for cyber security and cyber professionals there still remains various misconceptions and myths around it and what is required for a role in the sector. For example, most people think cyber security jobs are ...

  • 50 Must-Follow companies actively hiring from the UK’s Armed Forces Community

    Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2023 by Faye CoppNo comments

    Members of the Armed Forces community will know all too well how difficult it can be to find lasting civilian employment. Gaps in CVs, incomprehensible job titles and regular moves are often off-putting to potential employers. However, more and more companies are realising the untapped potential of veterans, reservists and military spouses and are signing the Armed Forces Covenant pledging to ...

  • How to onboard ex-military employees

    Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 by Faye CoppNo comments

    Successful onboarding is much more than welcoming a new employee with an induction and a meet and greet on their first day. An effective onboarding process will help new employees to settle into the business, which will in-turn improve job performance and employee retention. This process is particularly important for Service leavers, as it can take a little while to adjust. If this is their first ...

  • The UK's Top Forces-Friendly Employers Hiring Ex-Military Engineers in 2022

    Posted on Monday, May 15, 2023 by Faye CoppNo comments

    Ex-military engineers are qualified and experienced in a breadth of engineering specialties and even without engineering experience behind them, ex-military personnel bring a wealth of unique ‘soft’ skills to commercial employers. Here we take a look at some of the UK’s top Forces-Friendly engineering organisations who understand the unique skills and experience ex-military personnel bring to ...

  • 10 Networking Tips And Tricks You Need To Know For A Successful Job Search

    Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 by Faye CoppNo comments

    Many people find networking daunting but it can be an incredibly important tool in helping you to secure not just your first job post-military but also to advance your career in the future. It is common to have no idea where to start or how to network. Whether you decide to network online or in person at events or work parties, having a strategy can help you to feel more comfortable, more in ...