Resources for Defence
Transitioning to a civilian career after being in the Defence Force for a long period of time can be difficult. We've included a number of helpful resources to help you during this transition to find positive new directions. Learn how to translate your resume to civilian terminology, school yourself on the latest advice from employers on what they look for from ex-defence, and grow your knowledge on the labour market hot spots.
Defence Career Transition Resources
One of the biggest challenges for most Defence personnel is how to translate their military careers into terminology that Australian employers can understand and appreciate.
Our own Gillian Kelly gives you tips and advice and selling your defence experience and skills when transitioning into a civilian position.
If you’ve been in the Australian Defence Force for a large portion of your career, the job market can seem like a foreign territory. “Whatever happened to reading...
Tips for transitioning from a military career to the civilian sector. Useful for ADF members interested in leaving the Australian Defence Force and moving to a civilian career.
Working every week with Defence members during career change and transition we felt really strongly about adding our name to the ADF Reserves Supportive Employer List.
When it comes time to leave the Australian Defence Force a lot of Ex-Defence members struggle to know what to write about. The good news is there are usually a lot more relevant experiences and contributions hidden in your background than you think if you know where to look. Try these options to help build strong resume fodder.
Finding a Military Resume Writer who can translate your Australian Defence Force experience into terminology that the civilian and commercial world can appreciate can be difficult.
For many members leaving the Australian Defence Force, LinkedIn is a new technology that they have had little to do with. Given that over 90% of recruiters now use LinkedIn as a recruitment tool it is important to up-skill on this new tool as quickly as possible. The following are tips for Australian Defence Members looking to establish themselves on LinkedIn.
When leaving the Defence it’s important to understand that your ‘brand’ is more than your history in the Defence force. That’s not to say that your Defence background may not contribute to your brand, and in fact a Defence background is a definite plus for some employers, but that you are more than just this element.
Many military personnel worry that there are no jobs for ex-Defence.The good news is this is not the case. With appropriate research there are a range of positive career paths available. Find out how to start looking. .
Applying for Public Sector Roles can be difficult if you have not experienced the recruitment and selection processes before. This article provides helpful resources for finding and applying for APS roles including how to write selection criteria.
When leaving the Australian Defence Force it's important you undertake effective career reserach and planning into the civilian world of work to ensure your career goals are made effectively. To do this its important to take into consideration available labour market information. This article provides sources of Australian labour market information.
Writing a resume for the first time when leaving the Australian Defence Force can be difficult. This video provides tips for making your resume relevant and effective in the commercial world.