First RespondersThose of our graduates who are active jobseekers have seen enormous success after completing the program, finding varied roles with a range of employers.
We have designed a practical and innovative 3 Day program to support First Responders who are considering a career transition
The program is designed in conjunction with leading companies who recognise the unique skills of first responders
The program is run for first responders by first responders who understand your needs
I have not been in an interview since I left the service, I am not sure what to expect?
The program provides simulated interview experiences which will allow you to gain practical experience in preparing and responding to behavioural and job specific questions. We will prepare you well.
I am not sure what type of job I want. How can you help?
You will hear from representatives of our corporate partners who will talk through roles that align with the skill sets of first responders.
I have been to career development programs before, why is this program different?
The program has been designed specifically by former first responders who have transitioned successfully and have significant commercial experience.
We offer a personalised one-on-one service to first responders who are starting a new career change or seeking fresh opportunities This unique offering will provide you with all the tools you will need to succeed and includes:
- Face-to-face Zoom chats
- Resume Preparation
- Resume updates
- Interview Preparation
- Personal Branding
I do not have a resume
Significant time is devoted to developing a resume format, using your competencies and work examples to provide evidence of expertise aligned against key job criteria.
I often meet three or the four requirements in a job advertisement, does this mean I cannot apply for the role?
We will work with you to identify examples of practical work activities that contain the underpinning skill sets that can be incorporated into your resume.
We are working with a network of corporate partners, companies and recruitment services to ensure we can support you in finding the right role in the right company at the right salary
All our network partners understand the unique skills that first responders bring to employers . That is why we at Beyond The Badge are your best option for the future
What support will I be provided when preparing for an interview
We will arrange a Zoom meeting with you prior to your scheduled interview and confirm the key messages that should be included as part of the discussions.
We will also refresh your introductory “personal pitch” to ensure your opening statement provides as clear and concise summary of your experiences that are aligned to the role.
Do I need to change my resume for each role I apply for?
Yes! Given that each role will have “key criteria” that must be addressed by the reviewer or by scanning software (ATS – applicant tracking systems).
I only have a First Responder background; wont employers want actual experience?
That is why we will work on the skills and strengths that you have built up and help you to convert those to language that recruiters and employers understand and are looking for.
Michelle is a former NSW Police officer who struggled on
leaving the force she is now in a great role
See Michelle’s story
Craig is a former NSW Detective Inspector who was forced
to leave the job he loved he struggled with his loss of
identity until he underwent our Career Transition program
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Career Transition Program Details
Prior to the program you will have a telephone or Zoom chat with Sean and Simon. This will provide you with an opportunity to ask any questions and gain a more detailed understanding of the program and how each day will work. It is also an opportunity for Sean and Simon to understand your background and how they can best support you both during and after the program.
You will focus on mapping your competencies before moving on to the recruitment process and interview questions. You’ll then be introduced to the LinkedIn platform as a key factor in personal branding before reviewing sample job descriptions. You will hear from company executives and former first responders who will provide you with insights, confidence and hope for the future.
You have the opportunity to learn and practice several face to face interview styles, which will provide confidence and structure. You’ll then get assistance with responding to difficult questions before proceeding to resume preparation and a phone screen interview.
You will have the unique experience of undertaking a Series of Interview formats including Face to Face and Coffee Chat which will be fully debriefed. This will prepare you well when you are ready to seek job opportunities.
You will gain insights into your first 30 days at work in a corporate workplace and understand meeting protocols.
We will finish up with a presentation and small celebration.
Once you have completed the program you will be a part of the Beyond The Badge Community. That means you will have access to Group chats, Facebook and Linkedin groups. Sean and Simon and the team will also be available to assist you when you are applying for jobs and seeking career advice. We are here to support you on your new journey.
We will have a face to face meeting on Zoom with you so we can understand:
- What your current situation is
- What type of job or career you might be looking for or suited to
- Your professional history including your service as a First responder
- Your general persona – which will assist us in working with you
- We will build you a “White Label” contemporary Resume based on your history.
- We will convert your first responder language and terminology into language that current recruiters and companies will understand
- When you are ready to apply for a role, we will assist you to “tailor” your Resume to ensure that it aligns with and targets the specific job requirements
- We will also assist you to write a Cover Letter if the role requires that
- If you are required to attend an interview, we will have a Zoom Session with you in order to help you prepare for that interview
- This unique service offering is currently being offered for the introductory cost of $330.00
- Please Get in Touch with us to register
- We will work with you in order to find the role and the employer that best serves your needs
- We will utilise the power and reach of our recruitment partners to ensure that we set you up for success