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From Battlefield to Business

Category: Employment
The British Library’s ‘From Battlefield to Business’ event took place on 3rd July 2012, with the aim of inspiring members of the Armed Forces to consider starting up their own business upon leaving the services. The event was attended by over 150 visitors, many of these being Service leavers currently going through the various stages of their resettlement, along with those still serving and considering their options.Throughout the course of the evening, attendees heard from a panel of speakers...
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Chief Executives

Category: Employment
Who among you is a future CEO? A number of large companies have long believed that military officers who are trained for high-stakes positions, resilience, and mental agility; make excellent Chief Executive Officers. Analysis of the performance of 45 companies led by CEOs with military experience revealed differences in how the services prepare leaders for business. Those differences reflect the trade-off between flexibility and process that each branch of the Armed Forces must make. Army...
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Project Management

Category: Employment
Enthusiasm, natural leadership and a willingness to get down and dirty are vital traits for Project Managers which makes it an ideal career for Service leavers. The ability to apply detailed preparation, be flexible on-the-ground creativity and have a mind for multi-tasking helps too. When projects don’t run to plan, then it’s a matter of assessing what needs to be done to ensure that the project is not threatened. Strong communications skills are essential to ensure that team members – some of...
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Being Perfect

Category: Employment
You may be working hard on your job search and now you are being asked to prepare the answer to that the dreaded question – “So, what are your weaknesses?” You want to scream: “I haven’t got any” or perhaps you’ve considered a seriously cheesy: “None that will prevent me from doing this job!” Now, we all know that’s nonsense. ‘Weaknesses’ are what make us human. But ‘admitting’ to them could, we fear, cost us that opportunity to nail our next position. We don’t want to introduce any element of...
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