TA on LinkedIn.com

#2
Even though it is completely obvious to people that I'm in the TA - it isn't on my Linkedin profile or my CV.

I can understand it for the RFCA Chairman and similar people, though.
 
#4
I don't have any of my service, reg or TA on my CV because its bloody long enough as it is :(

However, as I work in the Oil and Gas industry, there are a lot of ex military bods kicking about, so, if during an interview I get a hint that the person has served, I will drop it into the conversation.

It has most certainly got me a couple of jobs in the past, no doubt about it, but I have also had a few jobs where the boss/HR thought that the military were just thugs, so I kept quiet about my time in the Queens Royal Thuggerys
 
#7
If one has completed a tour there would otherwise be a gap in one's resume. It is also probably better to put TA rather than "dole patrol " as well.
Possibly.... Looking at a few it could have been done more differently. Some of the regulars on my linkedin tend to put unit supported and post title .... not army and rank. Easier to understand for non mil types?
Also some of the 'army ego' descriptions tend to be very OTT compared to normal job description, makes the profile questionable. (bit like the dyed blonde with the cuff and collar not matching)
 
#8
I like this one...

Current: Officer Cadet at Territorial Army
Past: Sales Assisstent at Woolworths
Paper Delivery Boy at Smita Patel

I never thought of putting my paper round on my LinkedIn profile ;)
 

walkyrie

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#10
I don't list it on my LinkedIn, but in the current job market (especially for graduates) its something different.

When you've got 50 people applying for one graduate position, all of whom went to school, got identical A Levels, an identical degree, and are now desperately applying for a job with no "real life" experience it makes you stand out from the crowd.

At the very least it says "I joined the TA" [Read: I've done something potentially/vaguely productive] rather than "I was in the Rugby team at Uni and then went travelling" [Read: I spent most weekends drinking pints of piss and then hooked up with a load of LadyBoys in Thailand]
 
#11
I don't have any of my service, reg or TA on my CV because its bloody long enough as it is :(

However, as I work in the Oil and Gas industry, there are a lot of ex military bods kicking about, so, if during an interview I get a hint that the person has served, I will drop it into the conversation.

It has most certainly got me a couple of jobs in the past, no doubt about it, but I have also had a few jobs where the boss/HR thought that the military were just thugs, so I kept quiet about my time in the Queens Royal Thuggerys
What he said. I include it at the bottom as a side pot. Never go into too much detail as generally no matter what the army thinks; being in the TA does not help getting a job

"can you be called up...?"

Im in O&G too, someone has to keep this economy going ;-). oil and gas is full of ex regs, spot em a mile off
 
#13
Last civvy job interview I had it was made very clear that if I decided to return to the TA post FTRS the job offer would evaporate.

...in terms of bigging up TA experience for CVs my personal favorite is the clown on the periphery of my last unit who was claiming to have been an Instructor at the US Army School of ...based on a 2 week TA Camp at Yakima.
 
C

cloudbuster

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#17
I think they just assume we will be awesome when a disaster happens

Whip out our ninja masks and get to work
.........and have we ever done anything to dispell the myth? :)

(Apologies for being an ex-Reg on your board. I'll sod-off back to work now and leave you to it.)
 
#18
I think they just assume we will be awesome when a disaster happens

Whip out our ninja masks and get to work
Or maybe its because we can handle being spoke to like a ****, can take a bollocking on the chin, will follow rules no matter how bullshitty they appear, can griz it out in any conditions as we know instead of roughing it under a poncho for a couple of hours till death stag we will have 12 hours off in decent digs with a hot meal, 2 3 or 4 weeks away is a peice of piss when you know you have equal time off or more in some cases (Norway springs to mind).....

Im sure there are many more. There are a few ex sqauddies on my rig. Couple of ex RAF aswell but they are girly ROV ops.
 

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