Veterans’ Charity highlights civilian roles for officers at key employment event

The Officers’ Association (OA) is to provide a complete day of networking, industry know-how and insight from employers for serving, transitioning and former officers to help improve their chances of finding civilian jobs. Hosted by BT, the Officers’ Employment Forum will focus on increasing employability in civilian life and aims to deliver a combination of […]

14th November 2019

Building your personal brand

This session will focus on the value of your online personal brand so you can make the most of every opportunity that comes your way. We are joined by Nicola, Tom and Craig, members of the Bloomberg recruitment team. The team will discuss: The benefits of using platforms such as LinkedIn How to build a […]

6th November 2018

How Do You Use Social Media to Network?

Louise Chaplin is a Partner and Head of Board Practice at Eton Bridge Partners, which specialises in executive search and interim management. A former Army officer, Louise outlines the crucial role social media plays in the job market. Social media is essential for building a new career after leaving the Armed Forces. By using social […]

15th October 2018

LinkedIn has 550 Million Members: How Will You Build a New Career If You’re Not One of Them?

Lincoln Coutts is a Social Media Consultant with 17 years of experience. He shares his top tips on using social media in your professional life. Social media is a great way to research career areas you are unfamiliar with and have no contacts in. Twitter is often dismissed as somewhere people shout nonsense, but there […]

4th July 2018

OA to Deliver LinkedIn Workshops at Catterick Garrison

The OA is once again running LinkedIn workshops at Catterick Garrison. They will be led by respected social media consultant, Lincoln Coutts.  Whether you are serving, in transition or have already left the military, LinkedIn is an important digital networking tool and an essential element of your online brand. Lincoln has more than 14 years […]

22nd November 2017

LinkedIn Quick Tips with Lincoln Coutts

Here are four short videos that will give you some tips on using LinkedIn. Topics covered include: managing your public profile, controlling who can see your profile, privacy settings and managing your email.     Watch the videos now:     Your Public Profile     Profile Viewing Options     Hiding Profile Updates   […]

25th July 2017

OA Facebook Page Celebrates First Birthday

The OA Facebook Page was launched in July 2016, and is now a crucial way for us to engage with people. It has 12,269 followers and has become an active hub for the transitioning and former officers’ community. We also use Facebook to reach a wider audience, including beyond the military sector. We share key […]

20th July 2017

The OA is now on Instagram

You can now follow the OA on Instagram. As part of our commitment to using digital technology to expand our community, the OA has created its own Instagram account. The image sharing social network has 14 million users in the UK, and 95 million photos and videos are shared everyday worldwide (The Telegraph). The OA […]

6th July 2017

Why You Need to Start Using Linkedin Properly Now

We are joined by LinkedIn superstar Tim Savage for this exclusive insight into best practice for former military personnel using LinkedIn. Our very own Lisa Jones gets all of the essential tips for making the most of LinkedIn from Tim in this exclusive webinar from the Officers’ Association. Most Service personnel know that LinkedIn is […]

22nd July 2014

‘Forces into Health’ LinkedIn Group Gathers Momentum

A recently launched LinkedIn networking group, run by former officers has galvanised interest from within the Services community and now boasts over 100 members. The ‘Forces into Health’ group consists of former officers, non-military healthcare professionals and those in transition interested in healthcare. The group discussion focuses on the sector’s talking points and career opportunities […]

16th February 2017

Your LinkedIn Profile – How to Get Noticed

“We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media; the question is how well we do it”. This quote by Erik Qualman, Marketing and eBusiness Expert, aptly sums up the importance of enhancing your online presence. Here are a few helpful tips to get you started: Smart profile picture Your profile picture should […]

18th May 2016

How to Ensure Your LinkedIn Profile Shines

Whether you’re in or out of employment, it’s important to have a LinkedIn profile that will always do you justice. Here, career expert Giles O’Halloran talks us through making the most of this all-important online showcase. Linkedin is effectively an online shop window for your CV. It will be seen by recruiters, companies and potential […]

16th May 2016

Why You Need to Start Using LinkedIn Properly

Is your LinkedIn profile working to its full potential? Whether you think you’ve got every area covered or have no profile at all, it’s likely that LinkedIn expert and author Tim Savage has got hints, tips and advice that will ensure you’re utilising this essential career and networking tool for maximum impact. Reticence and self […]

24th May 2014