National Association of Round Tables are proud to…

To celebrate Armed Forces Day on June 24th, Round Table, a not-for-profit organisation, and signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant, are offering all current and ex-serving Armed Forces men the…

HR Network Article

  HR Network Article – OA Scotland    

Free 12 Month Membership at Army & Navy…

The Army & Navy Club the Officers’ Club that provides a holistic solution to your transition from service to civilian life Army and Navy Club Application Form 12 Month Trial…

The impact of sending a covering letter

So why use covering letters? It’s an opportunity to include your unique selling points, tailoring your applications to the job description. It’s the first document the prospective employer will see…

A quick & simple CV check list

A quick & simple CV sanity check list I have been advising clients on their Employability Skills for several years, and have seen many different CV formats and heard a lot…

Getting the best from your Work Placement

With the jobs market becoming more competitive it is worthwhile doing anything that will give you a head start when looking for a job. Not only does a work placement…

Networking

Service leavers who have attended a Career Transition Workshop or who are registered with OA or OA Scotland are all aware of the value of networking.  It is a way of…

A CV will not get you a job,…

A key point about this process is that most people try and complete a CV and then think about how they will ‘sell’ themselves at interview, I believe that this…

Career Transition and Career Guidance : useful reading…

If you are purchasing your books from Amazon, most have the option of “looking inside” before you buy so you can better judge which book(s) are likely to suit you…

CVs

To do full justice to your CV, make sure your accomplishments are presented. Clearly worded, quantified achievements are the way forward, but remember to also include supporting job descriptions to…

Creating Good Luck

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A Hiring Manager’s Perspective

We recently advertised a job on our jobs board and the hiring manager gave me some feedback based on his contact with our clients (it wasn’t an entirely positive experience…