Date: Monday October 9, 2017 at 12:12pm
BFRS have put together their Top 10 reasons to employ the Armed Forces. We will be sharing some valuable tips and hints on how
to personally develop yourself to secure your dream job.
Reason 1 & 2
Leadership & Team Player:
The military trains people to lead by example as well
as through direction, motivation and inspiration. Ex-military personnel know
that taking risks, stepping outside their comfort zones, and coming up with
creative ideas is what it’ll take to be a great team player. Taking on more
responsibilities and extra initiative benefits the team.
Reason 3 & 4
Honesty & Good Communication:
Being honest in the military increases trust, builds
reputations, promotes loyalty and ensures quick dispute resolution. Honesty is
one of the most desirable virtues in the Armed Forces Community.
The ability to
communicate information accurately, clearly and as intended, it is vital to
life in the forces. Just as importantly, most are active listeners, which means
they pay close attention to what the other person is saying.
It’s true that people from the military are natural
problem solvers! From the first day of training Military Personnel are put into
situations where they are required to lead and solve problems from day one.
Within the military, service personnel
develop a range of skills. Once these skills are spotted they can be
transferred into civilian life and into new employment.
Cope Under Pressure:
Being a service personnel you would
have experienced a number of times being put under pressure, however you learn
to stay calm and push yourself through the difficult situations.
Military Personnel have the ability to
be aware of, control and express their emotion. They can recognise and manage
their emotions and the emotions of others. Emotional Intelligence is the key to
both personal and professional success.
One of humanity’s most useful skills,
without which advanced civilizations would not exist, is being able to engage
our higher cognitive functions, our self-control, to resist these temptations.
Calmness in the Face of Adversity:
Staying calm when all the odds are
against you, remain cool, remain cautious, remain level-headed under conditions
likely to be problematic whilst constructing a plan to overcome the adversity,
whether it takes a minute or a week. It can be physically and mentally
draining, it will show an abundance of character to climb the wall and should
motivate you to carry on climbing.