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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.

New articles added for December 2020!

How to get the most out of CTP Job Fairs

How to get the most out of CTP Job Fairs

An Employment Fair can be 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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Staying Motivated in Your Job Search

Staying Motivated in Your Job Search

Keeping that motivation and interest as your job search progresses can be tough - here are our top tips for keeping you focused on your job search.
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Infograph: Managing your LinkedIn Privacy Settings

Infograph: Managing your LinkedIn Privacy Settings

This guide will give you a quick overview of how to control your privacy settings, but there is in-depth advice to be found in the LinkedIn helpcenter and it’s a good idea to have a look now and then to make sure you are up-to-date.
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Using Job Sites - Hints & Tips

Using Job Sites - Hints & Tips

Applying to a job advert is still a major route of recruitment for many companies. Indeed, for roles below senior management and Board level, it may be the only route in to some companies. Read our tips on how to find your next role via job sites.
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Job Hunting in the City: My Advice

Job Hunting in the City: My Advice

Now employed in the financial services industry, former Service leaver Richard Fielden reflects upon his resettlement and job search - read his tips for success.
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The Importance of a Good Covering Letter

The Importance of a Good Covering Letter

First impressions count! Read these simple tips to help you create a covering letter that recruiters will want to read.
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Choosing the right vocational training

Choosing the right vocational training

When leaving the Service, you get the chance to undertake vocational training to help you shape your future career. Liz Taylor, CTP Director of Training, shares her tips on how to ensure you make the right choice.
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LinkedIn for job seekers: how to create Brand You

LinkedIn for job seekers: how to create Brand You

LinkedIn is a professional network with enormous potential for you as a job seeker. As it is a professional platform, the expectation is that it will be used by professionals in a professional way. Here, CTP's Trish Mullen provides an insight into how you can use LinkedIn to maximum effect in your job search.
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Free membership offer from the Energy Institute

Free membership offer from the Energy Institute

Until the end of 2015 Service leavers can get free affiliate membership (usual cost is £103 per annum) of the Energy Institute and access to a great range of information and events.
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Why use recruitment agencies?

Why use recruitment agencies?

When you are job hunting it is important that you spread your search as widely as possible to ensure you are utilising all the different angles available. Recruitment agencies can be one useful source of job vacancies - read our tips to help you use them effectively.
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Overcoming Tricky Interview Questions

Overcoming Tricky Interview Questions

Preparation is the key to building confidence in answering any interview question so it is a good idea to research ‘tricky’ interview questions and develop answers that sell your skills and show you in the best possible light.
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