Are you feeling stuck in your transition from a military to civilian career? Do you now need to make a critical decision to resolve it?

  • Which career direction is right for me?
  • Which job offer should I take?
  • My job search isn’t working what should I be doing differently?
  • Which career-building assignments should I be pursing to fast-track my career?
  • When should I take a career break – or start my own business?
  • Should I stay in this job, or find another one?

When leaving the Armed Forces you have a serious career decision to make. One-on-one coaching with a Hire a Hero Career Coach can help you to make the right decision and fulfil your career goal.

What is career coaching?

The goal of a Hire a Hero career coach is to support service leavers in making informed decisions about career development and trajectory, as well as offer various tools that can be used – CVs, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles – to meet those goals. The relationship with a Hire a Hero Career Coach can all be conducted over the phone or by email.

What can a career coach offer?

  • Direction
  • Self Confidence
  • Perspective
  • Connections
  • Guidance

What’s the difference between a career coach and mentor?

A Hire a Hero career coach will take a solution-oriented approach to your search for employment. A coach will work with you to see what concrete steps can be taken to achieve to achieve your career objectives.

‘Mentoring’ is however a more process driven approach. A mentor from the charity will work with you to help you with your transition, beyond employment – housing, welfare etc.

The core virtue of career coaching is to help you assess your professional situations with a degree of individualised support not afforded elsewhere.

What can I expect to get from working with a Hire a Hero career coach?

The search for employment in transition can create a fair amount of anxiety, fear and vulnerability, a career coach aims to unwrap these emotions to better understand factors preventing career transition.

It is hoped that through work with a career coach from the charity you will gain career confidence, insight, encouragement and inspiration.

The aim of a Hire a Hero career coach is to help you navigate the civilian job market and ultimately secure the desired career in your life outside the armed forces.

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