Are your Defence skills camouflaged?
Former Defence members are great assets to any organisation. Thanks to their military background, they bring plenty of experience, knowledge, skills and qualifications. So why don’t civilian employers know what they are missing out on? Maybe it is because your resume, cover letter and social media profiles aren’t telling people what you can do.
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Planning your transition from a Defence career to civilian employment
Leaving the Australian Defence Force can be a daunting prospect. But returning to civilian life is inevitable at some point, whether due to the end of a period of service, redundancy or medical discharge. Planning for your return to civilian society well in advance of your ADF discharge will make the change less stressful and ensure you are as well prepared as possible. Whether you are Army, Navy or Air Force and whatever rank you hold, it is never too soon to prepare for this major change in your life.
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The challenge of finding a civilian job after a military career
Looking for a new job can be a tough challenge. For Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel leaving their familiar military environment, the stress of finding a new career is compounded by the need to adjust to a new lifestyle and a steep learning curve in relation to civilian work. It’s a difficult task; however specialist defence transition services can help with the process and ease the move into civilian employment.
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What to write about when developing a resume for the civilian sector
If you are leaving the Australian Defence Force, creating a resume to apply for civilian jobs will be one of the first steps in your job search. How can you make your Defence background relevant to the civilian employment market, in terms that a recruiter or employer can recognise and value? Read our tips on writing a powerful and relevant resume.
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ADF Career Transition Assistance Scheme (CTAS)
The Australian Defence Force provides assistance to members when they plan to leave the ADF, through the Career Transition Assistance Scheme (CTAS). The scheme includes a range of benefits, tools and services to support members in their career transition from Service to civilian employment.
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Australian Defence Force Career transition services – Glide Outplacement
Our ADF career transition resources brochure has details about Glide Outplacement’s defence career transition management and CV coaching services. It explains how our specialist ADF career transition team can assist you in your move from the Defence to civilian employment.