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Career Transition: Facilities Management Pathway

We caught up with Hadi Shalabi, ex-Navy and now Facilities Manager at Investa Property Group, to chat about his time in the military and civilian career transition. Tell us about your military career? My Military career began in 2009, I joined up as a Stores Naval...

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MSS Veteran Career Information Night

What we are seeing at WithYouWithMe is a growing demand by the mining and resources sector across Australia for veterans with technical trades. This sentiment was reinforced during the MSS career information night this week, as the team presented to a packed room of...

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New Candidate Manager: Brisbane Office

Name: Nicole Gow WithYouWithMe Position: Veteran Candidate Manager ADF Background: Royal Australian Navy (2002 – 2012); Leading Seaman Stores Naval What was the highlight of your military career?  “One of the many highlights of my military career was onboard H.M.A.S...

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Veteran roles at Amazon Web Services…

Amazon Web Services is now recruiting veterans across a number of WYWM Veteran Training Academy pathways including Cyber Security, Sales and Skilled Labour. Register for our Sydney Info Night [May 3rd] to learn about the roles available at AWS and meet WYWM veterans...

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Training Academy Expansion: New Ex-Navy Hire

Name: Va Hart WithYouWithMe Position: Learning & Development Manager ADF Background: Royal Australian Navy, Lieutenant Training Systems Officer What did you enjoy most about your military career? “The highlight of my Navy career was the varied job roles you could get....

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What is a Veteran Assessment Centre?

An 'Assessment Centre' is a small mini-career-expo of sorts. We run them for individual employers who have multiple open roles for veterans. It gives potential candidates the chance to meet the team and get a feel for the culture in a more casual setting, plus learn...

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Ex-Navy member joins our North Sydney office

Name: Joel Vanderzwan WYWM position: Candidate Manager ADF Background Service: Royal Australian Navy (2007 - 2013) Rank: Able Seaman Marine Technician What was the highlight of your military career?  "To highlight one thing is hard because the Royal Australian Navy...

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RAAF addition to the WithYouWithMe team

Name: Adam Renfree WYWM position: Account Manager ADF Background Service: Royal Australian Air Force (2006) Rank: Maintenance Manager – CPL What was the highlight of your military career?  "The highlight of my RAAF career was the travel I was able to do with C130s. I...

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Economic Insights – February 2018

Hot Jobs Business Development Manager: Responsible for the development of growth strategies and managing client relationships, Business Development Managers can expect to earn $80,000-$95,000 pa. Robotics Process Automation Developer: $70,000 to $90,000 - Build...

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Career Transition: Business Analyst Pathway

We caught up with Brett McKenzie, ex-Navy Officer and now Senior Consultant at Synergy Group Australia, to chat about his time in the military and recent career transition. Brett, congratulations on landing your new role! Before we delve into that; can you tell us...

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Introducing the new face of Robotics & Automation…

Name: Anindo Basu WYWM position: Automation and Robotics Lead ADF Background Service: Australian Army (2004) Rank: Aeronautical Engineering Officer, Major Linkedin Profile - Connect with Anindo   What brought you to WithYouWithMe? I have always had a keen interest in...

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Veteran Startup Pitch Night

WithYouWithMe hosted a Veteran Startup Pitch Night with Fishburners on Wednesday 25th October to showcase the veteran startups on our free Veteran Start-up Pathway.

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How to sell your mil skills in civvie street

One of the biggest issues many veterans face when they leave the defence force is deciding what to do next with their lives. Many from outside the defence force might consider it just ‘finding a new job’, but it’s more than that. It’s about finding a new career, which...

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180 job offers at inaugural Veteran Career Expo

Interest in an inaugural Veteran Career Expo in Sydney next month has exceeded the expectations of organisers with more than 180 actual job opportunities to be offered to Australian military veterans at the event. Organised by veteran employment advocate...

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Transition Ambassador Series – Kay Hull

Since leaving the Army, Kay has achieved success as a HR professional and mentor. With 30 years of work experience, Kay hopes to share her valuable lessons with others looking to transition from the Defence Force.

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Transition Ambassador Series – Alex Martindale

When Alex transitioned from the Defence Force, she found it mentally difficult to prepare for a new career. However once she started, it became clear that she was ahead of her peers due to her military training and development.

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Transition Ambassador Series – Kane Lukassen

After nearly eight years in the army, Kane thought that his military experience would enable him to secure any job in the civilian world. But despite sending out hundreds of resumes, he was lucky to even get a reply.

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Transition Ambassador Series – Nathan Jacobsen

Nathan served in the Navy for ten years before he departed in 2000. He faced some challenges transitioning, but after overcoming this process and finding the right career path, Nathan believes he has become a better person for it.

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Transition Ambassador Series – Jim Lefever

Jim applied for around 600 jobs and only had three interview requests. One of these interviews was for a job to “drive a Mercedes van delivering high end cheese to retail outlets,” and he wasn’t even successful in getting that job.

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Transition Ambassador Series – Jordan Tune

When Jordan started his transition process, he found it difficult to navigate the job searching process. He struggled with perfecting his resume and interviewing skills to make him competitive in the civilian world, and was unsuccessful for 40 job opportunities.

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Transition Ambassador Series – Nick Kardonsky

Nick wants those who are looking to start their transition process to know that “your attitude will drive this process and, to some degree, will determine if you have a positive or a negative experience. Your attitude is your responsibility”.

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Transition Ambassador Series – James Pascoe

James credits an article by WithYouWithMe Co-Founder and CEO Tom Moore, which detailed his own transition experience from the Defence Force to industry, for helping motivate him and start him on the right path towards a meaningful career.

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Recruitment, just not as you know it

There needs to be more time spent in developing the individual and relying on more than a simple CV and interview to show they will be a fit. This is what WithYouWithMe is aiming to do.

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Transition Ambassador Series – Tim Walmsley

CEO of tech start-up BenchOn and WithYouWithMe mentor Tim Walmsley’s transition wasn’t as challenging as many others experience. His preparedness and willingness to start his new career path after the ADF has helped Tim achieve success and motivated him to help others have a seamless transition.

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Navigating your corporate career pathway

Every individual’s career pathway varies depending on the type of industry they work in. For transitioning ADF members, it is crucial to understand the general pattern of career trajectories of those that work in the corporate world.

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Transition Ambassador Series – Bram Connolly

Bram wants those who are currently transitioning from the ADF to know that “if you treat your exit like any other mission, gather your facts and plan accordingly, it can be a great experience”. He believes that this will ensure you don’t fall victim to the stereotype that veterans are broken and suffer from PTSD when they leave the ADF, which is often “further from the truth”.

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Transition Ambassador Series – Brendan Carlson

Even though his current career is vastly different to his role in the ADF, Brendan attributes his “discipline, professionalism, resilience, and the ability to improvise and adapt to changing work environments” to his time serving in the ADF.

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Transition Ambassador Series – Matthew Sharp

Co-Founder and CEO of military start-up Australian Student Veterans Association (ASVA) Matthew Sharp overcame his challenging transition from the ADF into industry to launch his own not-for-profit organisation.

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