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Tip 7: Plan of action

  • General News
  • 28th December 2016

We’re nearly there, no doubt that by this point you have seriously thought about the steps you need to take to ensure your transition is speedy, painless and valuable. Perhaps you’ve even gotten started and joined the millions furthering their social media presence, or even looked into ELC funding for your qualifications. It’s important that you implement the advice and make a start. The only way to make progress is to take action, only then will you get what you want.

This is the focus of this tip, ensuring your actions correspond to your aspirations. Since there are so many potential career paths, we’re going to focus on a career which requires security clearance as an example. Research your preferred destination, find its requirements, and go and meet those requirements.

Tip 7: A plan of action What is it?

In this example, a job requiring security clearance obviously requires you to have some form of security clearance. Ensure you meet the specifications and then set the process in motion. There’s no point applying before you are able to meet their requirements. How do I get it? Google is your friend, once you know the specifics of a role go search the internet for the right way of obtaining what you need.

In this case of security clearance, you’ll need to obtain a copy of your clearance certificate in order to prove to a prospective employer what level you have and when it expires. However, in most circumstances, it’s useful to find a few ways of doing the same thing and then comparing the alternatives. Look at review sites and find the process which fits in with your life and learning style. Why such a short tip? No, we haven’t run out of steam.

The point is pretty simple: Ensure your actions reflect your goals. Though this sounds obvious, it’s important to bear in mind. Many people’s goals get lost in the process of attaining them, motivation wanes, and success becomes eternally a step away. So don’t make that mistake! Plus, a notification of security clearance is something many service leavers look for, so we can kill two issues with one article. You cannot walk from the Armed Forces into a position worthy of your skills without proactive action (unless you know the right people, and even then effective networking plays a part). Make a plan of action using the various tips used throughout our series, then carry the plan out.

That’s tip 7 done! Next time we’ll interview techniques and advice. It’s the final hurdle, so make sure you don’t fall over it. Don’t miss a post and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn – keep track of all the tips in our series.

Again, if you have any questions, feel free to ask on any of our social media channels and feel free to join in the conversation @ioscm with #forcesintosupplychain with any thoughts you have. You can even give us a call on 0800 1422 522, and our military advisors can answer all of your queries.

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