Swapping hats - defence to civilian career transition

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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.

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Swapping hats - defence to civilian career transition

  1. 1.  Leaving Defence can be … DAUNTING    
  2. 2. YOU ARE PROBABLY ASKING YOURSELF…
  3. 3. WHERE do I start?
  4. 4. WHAT can I do with my skills? .          
  5. 5. HOW do I explain mybackground in aresume?
  6. 6. These are all common concerns but theGOOD NEWS is….
  7. 7. …with effective planning and strategyYOU CAN make the leap to a SATISFYING new career.      
  8. 8. successBut requires planning  so
  9. 9. Start early
  10. 10. Before you leave Defence start the process of personal and career exploration.
  11. 11. Ask yourself theBIGquestions.....    
  12. 12.   …Who am I? What are my career-life values?  
  13. 13. …What do I offer? Skills? Expertise? Strengths?
  14. 14.   Where do I want to be? …in 12 months? …5 years? …10 years?  
  15. 15. Think hard
  16. 16. NOW is the time to …
  17. 17. Explore…new careers…potentialindustries…labour market opportunities...  
  18. 18.   Don’t be afraid to ask for help. A qualified career practitioner can be an invaluable partner when undertaking this process. www.cdaa.org.au
  19. 19. Once you know whatyou want in a new rolefind out…
  20. 20. whatemployerswantin a candidatefor this type ofrole.
  21. 21. How do you match these requirements?   Do you need more training?  What is the best way to connect with decision makers and hirers in these fields?   Should you brush up some skills?
  22. 22. The MORE knowledgeyou have the better your chance in making an effective transition to your chosen field.  
  23. 23. Next … build your marketing arsenal so you..  
  24. 24. Make sure your… resume   LinkedIn profile   Application   Letters…..
  25. 25. compliance reliability strategy team workcommunication … sell your transferable skills and planning achievements in logistics performance safety civilian delegation technical skills terms   performance leadership negotiation procedure productivity problem solvingefficiency risk management
  26. 26. Now you need a strategy…
  27. 27. Look Outside the BoxJob boards are good but not enough…..
  28. 28. Your strategy needs to be multi- pronged. target companies directly… NetwoRK… CONNECT WITH recruiterS… FIND NICHE JOB BOARDS...  
  29. 29. MOST IMPORTANTLY DON’T GIVE UP. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH POSITIVE PEOPLE ACCESS AVaILABLE HELP MAINTAIN your MOMENTUM
  30. 30.  Outplacement Australia -  Defence Career Transition Coaching-  Award-winning Resume Writing Team - ADF CMTC / CTAS Programsinfo@outplacementaustralia.com.au www.outplacementaustralia.com.au

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