Knowledge Hub

Welcome to our knowledge hub, geared towards both the ex-military jobseeker and commercial employer.

  • From Defence Lines to Cyber Frontiers: Transitioning Military Skills into a Cyber Security Career

    Posted on Monday, January 8, 2024 by Adrian CheesmanNo comments

    Introduction: In an era where digital threats loom as prominently as physical ones, the skills and disciplines honed in the military are increasingly becoming invaluable in the cyber security sector. Veterans from the Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force, especially those with specific cyber security trades or additional qualifications obtained during resettlement, find themselves ...

  • Securing Your Worth: A Veteran's Guide to Salary Negotiation

    Posted on Saturday, January 6, 2024 by Adrian CheesmanNo comments

    Introduction: Transitioning from a military to a civilian career brings many challenges, with one of the most daunting being how to negotiate your salary. Unlike in the military, where pay scales are predetermined, the civilian sector requires a more nuanced approach. This is particularly true for ex-military personnel who, often entering the job market for the first time since enlisting, might ...

  • Meet Adrian Cheesman: The Military Experience Behind CivvyJobs.com

    Posted on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 by Adrian CheesmanNo comments

    Introduction : Every venture starts with a story, and CivvyJobs.com is no different. At the heart of this specialised ex-military job board is me, Adrian Cheesman, a veteran with a vision to bridge the gap between military service and civilian employment. In this blog I share my journey from military service to business startup, highlighting the experiences that shaped CivvyJobs.com and how it's ...

  • Building Success: How Ex-Military Personnel Are Constructing New Careers in the Civilian Sector

    Posted on Monday, January 1, 2024 by Adrian CheesmanNo comments

    Introduction: The transition from military to civilian life is a significant journey, and for many ex-military personnel, the construction sector offers a promising new frontier. With skills gained in some of the most challenging environments, these individuals bring a wealth of experience and attributes that are highly sought after in the construction industry. This article explores how the ...

  • Ex-Military and Ex-Forces: Understanding the Veterans Behind the Terms

    Posted on Thursday, December 28, 2023 by Adrian CheesmanNo comments

    Introduction: The terms ' ex-military ' and ' ex-forces ' are often used interchangeably to describe individuals who have served in the armed forces and have since left. While commonly grouped together, each term carries a profound significance, representing a diverse community of skilled, disciplined, and experienced individuals. This blog aims to demystify these terms and shed light on the ...

  • The Top 10 Reasons to Employ Ex-Military Personnel in the Security Sector

    Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 by Adrian CheesmanNo comments

    Introduction: In an increasingly complex security landscape, the demand for skilled, reliable, and disciplined personnel is at an all-time high. Companies operating within the security sector are continually seeking individuals who not only understand the gravity of security work but also embody the principles necessary to excel in such roles. Enter ex-military personnel – individuals whose ...

  • Security Clearance: A Pathway to Civilian Opportunity for Ex-Military Personnel

    Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 by Adrian CheesmanNo comments

    Introduction: Stepping into the civilian job market with a military background brings a unique asset that's highly coveted in various sectors: security clearance. Understanding how this clearance translates in the civilian world is crucial for both employers and military job seekers. This blog delves into the levels of security clearance and how they can be a valuable asset in commercial ...

  • Debunking Myths: The Realities of Employing Veterans

    Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 by AngelinaNo comments

    Introduction When expanding your business and recruiting new talent, it's crucial to explore every avenue for potential candidates. Veterans, transitioning from military to civilian life, are often overlooked due to common misconceptions about their suitability for civilian roles. This blog aims to debunk these myths, shedding light on the real value veterans bring to the business world. ...

  • Unlocking Talent with Security Clearance: How Ex-Military Personnel Can Meet Your Company’s Needs

    Posted on Monday, November 27, 2023 by Adrian CheesmanNo comments

    Introduction In an increasingly security-conscious world, the demand for personnel with security clearance is on the rise across various sectors in the UK. Companies often face challenges in recruiting individuals who possess the necessary clearance, leading to extended vacancy periods and operational delays. However, a solution often overlooked is directly tapping into the pool of talent leaving ...

  • Unlocking the Power of Niche Job Boards: Why CivvyJobs.com is Your Gateway to Top Military Talent

    Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 by Adrian CheesmanNo comments

    Finding the right candidate for a job opening is akin to finding a needle in a haystack, especially if you are relying on large, general job boards to source your applicants. With a sea of resumes from candidates spanning different industries and backgrounds, it can be a time-consuming and often fruitless endeavor to sift through each application to find the perfect match. This is where niche job ...