Whos bricking it when they get out

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Biscuits_AB

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Do voluntary work. i did mine with the Royal British Legion as a caseworker. It not only opened my eyes to outside but secured me one of the references i needed. It helped also with the application/interview process.

Arrse kissing c*nt
 
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Biscuits_AB

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Make a plan i started mine with five years left to do. It gave me a framework to work towards and enabled me use my resettlement entitlement wisely and also took away some of the stress of leaving (if you plan your resettlemnt well also use that as an example at the application/interview)

Utter c*nt
 
Biscuits_AB said:
Do voluntary work. i did mine with the Royal British Legion as a caseworker. It not only opened my eyes to outside but secured me one of the references i needed. It helped also with the application/interview process.

At least the bloke done something useful. What have you ever done A B?
 
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staxwasadick said:
Biscuits_AB said:
Do voluntary work. i did mine with the Royal British Legion as a caseworker. It not only opened my eyes to outside but secured me one of the references i needed. It helped also with the application/interview process.

Arrse kissing c*nt
Cheap stab but i'll let you have that one. How much ass kissing do you do in your sad security job?
So, you've got two IDs then. Devious c*nt......(or Stupid C*nt for slipping up)
 
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staxwasadick said:
Biscuits_AB said:
Do voluntary work. i did mine with the Royal British Legion as a caseworker. It not only opened my eyes to outside but secured me one of the references i needed. It helped also with the application/interview process.

At least the bloke done something useful. What have you ever done A B?
And now deperately try to change my post so as not to give it away that I've got two IDs...ooops I can't seem to delete that post...bollox, Biscuits has copied the original....panic!!!

Oh no.....caught out C8nt
 

kahonen

Clanker
[quote="Ok Iam a WO1. Ihaven't done much resettlement as i have been too busy with my job. I am just hopping i will get a good job on the back of my rank, surely it should count for something outside.[/quote]

The best and most important advice I can give you is not to sell yourself short.

When I left (1996) I went into contracting and was asked what I was expecting to be paid. I asked for £20/hour (thinking that sounded a fair amount) and the guy almost took my arm off. I found a couple of weeks later they would have been willing to pay up to £45/hour for my skills.

I stopped contracting (for tax reasons) 4 years later and at that time I was on almost £120/hour. I was working with people that were on considerably more.
 
Biscuits, I have to agree with you on this one.

I will revert to my previous posting to you Toy-Train Driver:

FCUK OFF KNOBBER
 

taylortaylor

War Hero
your rank counts for nothing, civis just think you shout at people and have the dads army version of rank, when I first got out I was asked if, to get my class one license if I`d done 2 laps of the square. no one is going to say wow he was an RSM lets employ him


toytrain-driver said:
[Perhaps you should lead off if you want to start a discussion.
Ok Iam a WO1. Ihaven't done much resettlement as i have been too busy with my job. I am just hopping i will get a good job on the back of my rank, surely it should count for something outside.[/quote]
 
Howayman said:
I should be bricking it...but as I've got my head in the sand, I should be alright. Anyway...somethings bound to come along...
If you've got your head in the sand then you've probably got your ARRSE in the air, watch out for MDN.
 
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rebel_with_a_cause said:
Howayman said:
I should be bricking it...but as I've got my head in the sand, I should be alright. Anyway...somethings bound to come along...
If you've got your head in the sand then you've probably got your ARRSE in the air, watch out for MDN.
He's not a man to pass an opportunity.
 

waffen

Old-Salt
Have to agree with with taylor taylor comments, civvies don't give a shit about what rank you were (they don't understand it).
 
A good place to try and get interview feedback from people that are not actually the ones who make the decision on if you get a job or not (EG:you can fcuk up and it doesn't matter) are recruitment consultants. Office Angels and suchlike. It's in their interest to make sure you interview well so they make their commission from you so they will be honest and tell you if you come over as a twat or have threatening body language, a nervous and off putting habit or suchlike. What;s more is it's free and quick to arrange.

Also, for anyone who is interested in a new career, the prison service has lots of ex-army and with 17 new prisons being built, an excellent career structure and pension it might be worth a thought? You are also going to be working with people on the same wave length (actually that includes the offenders lol!) and not some knob who thinks he's god's gift because he has a degree in media studies or something.

Good luck guys, we are at the very end too so I understand what a worry it can become. x
 
Civil Service/Home Office is always a good way to go - they have a similar structure to the forces and are in just a big a mess through mismanagement.
You should be able to get by on the man manager teamwork thing that civvies think the Army is good at (ha ha).

By the way some of your rank qualifications can convert to City & Guilds useful ones in Leadership & Management

40K? Only if it's Dinars
 
My two pennies?....I made lots of mistakes when I left, because I didn't prepare and I didn't listen. Only when I started to play the game outside, did I make any progress. I also had to put up with prejudices and stupidity. Stress got me in the end, but I tried bliddy hard.

I was proud of my record, but I put it away and got on track for the outside. I had a family, and I couldn't take chances with their security.

Recruitment consultants?... just make money. They live off people and off people's labour. They may have little idea of what you've done, or how you think. They may have limited life experience and "office vision". They might say they know you, but many won't have a clue.The forces world is a closed world, very few civvies have any insight into your job, what you can DO, and how bliddy damn good you are.

Starting your own business or working in specialist fields, abroad, for high wages, is one option. Joining the crowded labor market and wasting your pearls on swine, is another option.

Remember> that most people, who know no better, prefer to judge by stereotypes and prejudice.

I didn't realise that I was screaming "ex-army" in my manner, voice and other ways. I did myself a favour, and changed. We get by in the forces because we have the skills and the brains. We need those in civvy street.

There are plenty of p*sstaking numb nuts everywhere we look. Here and outside. We have to be far wiser and more switched on, rather than just taking the mickey and putting off the inevitable.
 
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