Neil

Airforce Veteran

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Veteran Success Story

"After 33 years in the military (RAF/RAAF) I found myself looking for a position in ‘civvy street’ and the prospect was quite daunting."

~ Employed June 2018

After to connecting with a Career Coach, who provided some guidance on Resumes, LinkedIn profiles, etc. and somewhat apprehensive at the prospect of entering an unfamiliar domain, I circulated my resume and started applying for jobs … whilst job offers didn’t start rolling in, I did gain some invaluable experience of the recruitment process, something completely unfamiliar to most veterans.

Having discovered Working Spirt through LinkedIn I attended a Veterans Career Transition Forum, which provided even more specific advice on how Veterans can better ‘Market’ themselves and after some enlightening guest speaker presentations, I engaged in what is the most important job seeking activity … networking!

A few conversations with employers and recruiters generated some very real interest and engagement with prospective employers started … 2 months later, during a Working Spirit networking breakfast, I found myself catching up with an organisation I’d connected with at the Transition Forum and ended up discussing an opportunity for a very exciting role as the National Aviation Services Manager for an international ‘Quality of Life Services’ provider supporting the Mining and Resources sector.

Interview, medical and reference check formalities completed, I started my new role in early June, just 3 months after reaching out to Working Spirit … without the support of Working Spirit it is extremely unlikely that I would have been fortunate enough to have secured the position I now thoroughly enjoy!

Karyn Hinder Working Spirit Founder
Karyn Hinder
Working Spirit Founder

Karyn Hinder - Founder

Thank you Neil for your service.

I hope this has helped someone out there, go forward and be proud! Working Spirit are highlighting veterans success stories. If you are a business interested in employing a veteran please email karynhinder@workingspirit.local

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