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upsidedownhead

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#21
Agree Tap.
Better than name and shame though- just sticky it on the vacancy thread saying idiots who spam the original poster will be barred. End of.

Like has been said. Guys and gals posting vacancies will dry up because of all the clowns spamming them.


Annie,

This should go without saying. Save to say we should not have to remind people of things like this. This is one of the reasons that will push employers away from posting vacancies on the forum. Why not create a page for those who applied for positions that they clearly did not have the qualifications for? Sort of like name and shame. I hope this does not put me in violations of the rules of the forum.

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upsidedownhead

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hello lads im not a cpo at the moment but im starting my course in the next few weeks followed by the heat course in finland was just wondering what would be the best route to go to work in the hostile enviroments i know my lack of experience will be a serious drawback but i just want to know if it will even be possible because ive no military backround any answers would be appreciated thanks
Awesome first post-rofl.

Mate, as already stated you have 0 chance of HE.
After 6 years in Iraq Ive been out of contract for a couple of months now and I'am not alone in the quest for the next job. Many many many people out there in the same boat. Good luck......cause your going to need some.
 

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how u going carl......after work in afgan or iraq. looking for xsailor with some guts ? ever tryed boarding in high seas or fast roaping?have weapons quals done some work with your hereford cp blokes can u give us a go mate.

WTF......... Yeah CD, give him a go!
 

conf32eire

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thanks lads not really what i wanted to hear but a whole lot better hearing it now than after paying for the heat course cheers boys. ps do you think its worth my while even shelling out for my cpo course in the first place seeing as theres so many overqualified lads with serious experience still looking for work it seems to be the same in all job sectors at the moment ive been plumbing the last few years recently let go, surviving on nixers,going for interviews but ive as good a chance as winning the lottery, dont want to pay big money for the course and be stuck in the same situation think i might just go for the army and go from there, any more advice would help boys, still undecided.
 
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David Platts

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thanks lads not really what i wanted to hear but a whole lot better hearing it now than after paying for the heat course cheers boys. ps do you think its worth my while even shelling out for my cpo course in the first place seeing as theres so many overqualified lads with serious experience still looking for work it seems to be the same in all job sectors at the moment ive been plumbing the last few years recently let go, surviving on nixers,going for interviews but ive as good a chance as winning the lottery, dont want to pay big money for the course and be stuck in the same situation think i might just go for the army and go from there, any more advice would help boys, still undecided.
Mate my advice start from the bottom and work up the tree why go for the CP Course straight away that way you will beable to make contacts and network on the way up will take a while but you will beable to establish a good name for yourself aslong as you work hard and dont piss about!!
 

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Hello Conf',
the same advice as the others have given I'm afraid. Don't throw good money away on a full-on CP course with the hope of going to hostile environments and mixing with the deep-tan boys because without experience you won't get there. All you'll get is depressed and broke.
Spend a fraction of your hard-saved cash on a decent security driving course as has been suggested or a good DS course and use the badges you get with them to look more realistically for work that will not only be within your reach but will get you the experience and contacts you will need to move up the ladder. I don't know what qualifies me to give advice to be honest . I've had three badges over the past years now, culminating in a CP but have been scrabbling around at the coal-face now for what seems like years doing whatever comes my way, hoping for that elusive break that will see me earn my stripes properly as a CP but the barriers I'm finding are proving just too tiring to get through. My last attempt at 'moving up the ladder' will be this year when I try and go back into driving which I did in the begining but moved away from, seduced by the dark side, and oblivious to the others who said not to listen to the siren calls....I'll do a good driving course somewhere and try and get back into the comfy seat again where my old bones can rest and keep the heater on.
Whatever you do decide though, be the best at it you can, and if you do that , the work will come....eventually and perhaps agonisingly slowly but that's what this business is about...hurry up and wait. Perhaps I'll see you beside me one day , with your principal in the back ? You'll know me...i'll be the one with the radio tuned to Radio 4. Very good luck . Just don't rush your fences....
 

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Can anyone help me out with any close Protection job coming up in iraq or afgan
Try networking mate, thats how most people find their work not like Yosser hughes "gimme a job I can do that" try all the usual companies and all your ex military mates any others you have worked with or know, There is a job section in here keep an eye on that but always the best way is networking. There are a lot of people looking for work so you probably won't get a great response to that question. Good luck mate
 

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hi all ive been looking for work in the sand pit for a while now, and the conclusion i have come to is buy the time
i get a sniff of a job huntley will be on tag rant over
 

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#32
I always loved this subject!
Makes me remember my first few posts , laughin my ass off when i read them now!
Never getting tired off reading them
It seem that once again we need to remind some members about applying for vacancies posted by companies and members. It isn't rocket science, it's all about common sense.

We understand that it can be a frustrating venture sending CV's everyday and getting no replies, and the current market is grossly overmanned, with a lack of work.

* READ the entire vacancy ad

* ENSURE you have ALL the qualifications required and meet the criteria in full

* ONLY apply if you do meet every aspect of the criteria

* If you are succesful please do bother to show up (it's amazing how many we hear about who don't bother after they make the effort to apply)

* DO NOT spam those offering the vacancy with CV's that are not adequate

* ALWAYS be honest, do not lie to get a vacancy

* Think of others and not just yourself. everytime you simply send off a CV and do not meet the criteria you are wasting the time of those who bother to post a vacancy. Constantly doing this tends to loose the vacancy poster the will to live after reading 50 CV's that are not up to the task. You may be 21, have a CP license and believe you are ready to protect Madonna but a little realism goes a long way. Just because you have a FAW or an FPOS does NOT make you a medic ready to wizz off to the sandy places and jolly along on a convoy.

*REMEMBER posters do so because they wish to use a forum which has a great many qualified people on the hunt for work, don't spoil it for everyone else by applying for jobs you cannot do, or these posters will simply go elsewhere and then nobody gets the benefit of vacancies.
 

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#33
Just to add to what annie has said, DONT do what I have just done, and put ''Dear Sir / Madman'' USE SPELL CHECKER and read your own words !!.....groverling email sent explaining my error !!! DOHHHH



It seem that once again we need to remind some members about applying for vacancies posted by companies and members. It isn't rocket science, it's all about common sense.

We understand that it can be a frustrating venture sending CV's everyday and getting no replies, and the current market is grossly overmanned, with a lack of work.

* READ the entire vacancy ad

* ENSURE you have ALL the qualifications required and meet the criteria in full

* ONLY apply if you do meet every aspect of the criteria

* If you are succesful please do bother to show up (it's amazing how many we hear about who don't bother after they make the effort to apply)

* DO NOT spam those offering the vacancy with CV's that are not adequate

* ALWAYS be honest, do not lie to get a vacancy

* Think of others and not just yourself. everytime you simply send off a CV and do not meet the criteria you are wasting the time of those who bother to post a vacancy. Constantly doing this tends to loose the vacancy poster the will to live after reading 50 CV's that are not up to the task. You may be 21, have a CP license and believe you are ready to protect Madonna but a little realism goes a long way. Just because you have a FAW or an FPOS does NOT make you a medic ready to wizz off to the sandy places and jolly along on a convoy.

*REMEMBER posters do so because they wish to use a forum which has a great many qualified people on the hunt for work, don't spoil it for everyone else by applying for jobs you cannot do, or these posters will simply go elsewhere and then nobody gets the benefit of vacancies.
 

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I'm also looking for some cp work I have my course on the 9th of August and I'm really desperate for work straight away overseas, I have military background providing security for high ranking officers and barrack Obama in Iraq 2008(Pre Election) as well as security door supervisor and sites,
Honestly any help would be appreciated it's always about the first foot in the door, and I have no idea about forums what so ever that is my downfall
Thanks
Harry


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HarryCp

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I'm also looking for some cp work I have my course on the 9th of August and I'm really desperate for work straight away overseas, I have military background providing security for high ranking officers and barrack Obama in Iraq 2008(Pre Election) as well as security door supervisor and sites,
Honestly any help would be appreciated it's always about the first foot in the door, and I have no idea about forums what so ever that is my downfall
Thanks
Harry


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