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The latest employment opportunities, vocational training updates, event details and resettlement-related news for Service leavers at any stage of their transition from the military to civilian life.

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The Value of Mentoring

The Value of Mentoring

Everyone has someone in their life that they look up to. Most people can point to an influential person (or maybe several) who has helped shape them into the person they are today. These mentors generously share their expertise, time and insights into nurturing our potential, to help keep us on track and to help us grow.
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Maximise Your Job Search Success with CTP RightJob

Maximise Your Job Search Success with CTP RightJob

RightJob is the CTP's online job finding service that lists thousands of live vacancies for Service leavers and new ones are added every day - read our top tips on how to make the most of the site.
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CTP Top Tips for Attending an Employment Fair

CTP Top Tips for Attending an Employment Fair

An Employment Fair can seem quite daunting; there are lots of stands, and other Service leavers waiting to speak to employers. How can you make the best use of your time and find out about all the opportunities which are available?
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Job hunting at Christmas

Job hunting at Christmas

Is a new job top of your Christmas list this year? Despite what people may think, companies do still continue to recruit during Christmas time. Reasons may vary from business to business, but a determined job seeker can still find a new role if they put in the effort to search.
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Applying for a role with Scottish Councils

Applying for a role with Scottish Councils

The local authorities in Scotland employ a total of 242,000 people in Scotland and in some areas of the country are the main employer in that region. There are a wide range of employment opportunities with the councils ranging from teachers, support functions, housing, building services, mechanical and leadership roles.
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What is a Civilian Work Attachment?

What is a Civilian Work Attachment?

A CWA is a great way for Service leavers to gain sector specific work experience prior to leaving the Forces is by using some or all of your Graduated Resettlement Time (GRT) allowance to complete a period of work experience with a civilian employer.
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The Value of Mentoring

The Value of Mentoring

Mentoring during transition can be an invaluable way of honing your military skills, knowledge and experience for the civilian labour market and augment your CV with a recent activity aligned with your career goals.
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Personal Development and How to Plan for Success

Personal Development and How to Plan for Success

Although ‘Personal Development’ seems to be a phrase that is used extensively in lots of different aspects of our lives, the truth is very few people actually understand what it is, why it’s important or how to use the concept to achieve their personal goals. Here is our brief guide on how to start your lifelong journey of personal development by implementing your very own personal development plan!
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Mistakes not to make at interview

Mistakes not to make at interview

You may have read a wealth of advice on how to conduct yourself at interview; how to dress, what to bring, what to do and how to say things - but have you thought about what behaviours you should avoid?
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Do you need a CV in the age of LinkedIn?

Do you need a CV in the age of LinkedIn?

It's important to understand how CVs and LinkedIn are different job search tools. Each has its own purpose and place, and as a job seeker it is important to know what that place is.
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Tips for a Telephone Interview

Tips for a Telephone Interview

Initial interviews by telephone are more common than they used to be. It's a way to screen candidates in the initial stages of a recruitment campaign. The recruiter may just be looking for a confident manner and intelligent responses to some set questions. Read our tips on how to be successful at your next telephone interview.
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