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  • From the Army to HSBC, by Angus Hutchinson

    Angus Hutchinson, Global Training Manager, Commercial Banking at HSBC, shares his transition journey experiences and insights. Tell me about your military career I spent 18 years in the Royal Horse Artillery ...

    18th January 2018
  • Is a Career Break Right For You? By Richard Jones

    What can you do if your civilian career is unfulfilling? Richard Jones, a former RAF officer, shares his story on how he dealt with being in this situation. There is a ...

    17th January 2018
  • New Year New Career

    Make 2018 the year you get the job you want. If at the end of last year you were feeling dissatisfied with the direction you career was heading in, then you ...

    11th January 2018
  • Want to Start Your Own Business? By Ren Kapur

    Ren Kapur, Founder and Chief Executive of X-Forces, shares her top tips. There are pros and cons to starting your own business, here is what you should consider. Pros Being your own boss: ...

    21st December 2017
  • How to Get the Most out of the OA Employment Symposium

    Here are our top tips to maximise the benefits of attending the biggest career event exclusively for the officer community. About the OA Employment Symposium The OA Employment Symposium in London ...

    11th December 2017
  • Interview with Sophie Maynard, Forces Media Academy Student

    The OA spoke to Sophie Maynard about studying Creative Media Production. Tell me about your Service history I joined the Royal Navy in November 2014, and became a Warfare Officer. I ...

    6th December 2017
  • Research to Find the Right Career, by Ben Keene

    Ben Keene, from Escape the City, shares his top tips. Researching career paths is important, but it is vital to act on your findings. First ask yourself, what did ...

    16th November 2017
  • Why the Poppy Appeal Matters

    Ahead of Remembrance Sunday, Fiona Jackson, OA Career Consultant, reflects on what the Poppy Appeal means to her. What does Remembrance Sunday mean to you? Remembrance Sunday is a time for ...

    8th November 2017
  • Prepare for Your New Career

    The OA interviewed Ben Keene and Skye Robertson, from Escape the City, about changing careers. Here are some of their thoughts. About Escape the City Escape the City is a global career change ...

    7th November 2017
  • Could an internship be right for you?

    Being an intern can help you gain vital work experience and industry insight. Lisa Jones, an OA Career Consultant, recently ran a webinar with Charlie Perkins and Guy Amir from Goldman ...

    25th October 2017
  • Network to Develop Your Leadership Style, by Stephen Fletcher

    Stephen Fletcher, Founder of The Leaders Club, discusses leadership and how our networking event in Bristol will help you. About Stephen Stephen Fletcher is the founder and Chief ...

    13th October 2017
  • Prince Harry Supports Military Friendly Organisations

    Prince Harry presented government awards to organisations that offer the Armed Forces community employment and training opportunities. The Prince was joined by Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon at a recent Ministry ...

    11th October 2017
  • Why networking matters, by Sophia Koniarska

    Sophia Koniarska, OA Regional Business Development Manager (West), explains why you need to network effectively. Lifestyle not diet Increasingly people find work through networking, so it is vital you master this ...

    27th September 2017
  • How to Work in Strategy

    Most officers are experienced in strategy, but how can you turn this into a corporate career? We recently ran a webinar with Rachel De Renzy Channer, a former Army officer who ...

    25th September 2017
  • My military transition ‘top tips’, by John Kerner

    John Kerner was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Logistic Corps, before leaving the Army in 2016. He originally published this article on LinkedIn, to help Service Leavers better understand ...

    22nd September 2017
  • Could You Work for a Charity?

    The non-profit sector is a large and diverse sector, offering many different roles. Here is why you should consider working for a charity. Variety There are more than

    13th September 2017
  • Could you be a Consultant?

    Consultancy is a good career option for many leaving the Armed Forces, but is it right for you? What is consultancy? A consultant is hired by an organisation to help with a ...

    31st August 2017
  • Mind Flipping: How to Identify Your Skills to Get the Job You Want

    Understanding an employer’s needs is crucial for securing your new career. Zena Everett, an Executive Coach and author of Mind Flip, ran a webinar with Clive Lowe, an OA Career Consultant, ...

    24th August 2017
  • How to Have a Successful Telephone Interview

    Telephone and video interviews often form part of the interview process, so here are our top tips. Purpose The aim of telephone and video interviews is to reduce the number of ...

    23rd August 2017
  • What does your personal brand say about you?

    A strong digital brand can help you find work, so make yours effective. Employers and recruiters are increasingly researching candidates online to help decide if they are suitable. You therefore need ...

    17th August 2017
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