Why employing a veteran will be the smartest business decision you make

Each year around 5,500 military personnel transition from service in the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The ADF invest heavily in its servicemen and women, and they have a broad range of skills and experience. Their skill sets, including proven leadership and problem solving skills are in strong demand and transfer readily to civilian employment. The skills honed by these personnel during their service are ones that are needed in every single workplace. Organisations of all sizes, and across all industries, have an opportunity to employ these skilled and capable individuals when they separate from the ADF.

In February 2020, The Cairns RSL Sub Branch launched the Cairns Veteran Business Network (CVBN) with the aim of promoting business owned by veterans or businesses that employ veterans along with connecting veterans seeking employment with employers.  If you are a Cairns business owner and would like to access a significantly untapped human resource pool, join our Cairns Veteran Business Network or to view businesses currently on our CVBN choose the Cairns Veterans Business Network click here.

It’s time to sign up today and utilise the extensive skills set of veterans in our community.

Are you a veteran seeking employment?

Your Defence career has equipped you with valuable qualities and skills – skills that are equally valuable in the civilian job market. The big question – How do you communicate your Defence experience to employers to ensure you have the best shot at a new career? RSL Queensland have an employment program to support your transition into civilian employment. The program will offer services including:

  • Career counselling
  • Training and development
  • Help translating your skills for the civilian job market
  • Help with interpreting selection criteria, writing CVs and applications, interview skills, and social media profiles
  • Connections to employers actively seeking skill sets that align with military experience
  • Interview coaching
  • Active job searching
  • Support for personnel with additional needs

For more information on the Veteran Employment Program click here.



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