PiPS member, Dave Sumner, shares his experience of moving from policing into the private sector
I have learnt an awful lot from speaking to colleagues further ahead of me on the path to finding a new career after completing working life in the police, as well as by reading articles from the PIPS Linkedin Group. So I think it is only right to give something back.
I left the metropolitan police in 2014 and had over 3 months paid leave. I chose the date I wanted to leave as I had completed 2 additional years and had reached as far as I would go. Prior to retiring, I had 2 job interviews but had been unsuccessful in both.
How to decide what to do next? We are often encouraged to not follow the money but to following what we love and then – hurrah – everything will be peachy and you will feel wonderfully fulfilled and success will find you as you enjoy doing what you love. Nice idea, but not as simple as […]
Perhaps things really are becoming too uncomfortable to stay and you can feel your life ticking away. Maybe your current position is coming to an end? Perhaps this career is just not turning out as you hoped and you feel it is time to move on. But all too often anxiety or denial often set in […]
Today is the second anniversary of my new life. My husband and I both retired from the Met Police exactly two years ago. I thought that I would share some of the things I have learned or struggled with along the way. Please don’t think that this is a smug article about getting it all […]
One of our members, David Imroth, recently asked us to post a job opportunity on our LinkedIn group – David has subsequently offered his thoughts and findings which I think many will find useful. And I offer a timely reminder that if you need support in any of these areas then please pick up the phone […]
………or even if you are already wearing it I think we are all agreed now that it is clear before leaving the job some preparation will come in handy. The days of leaving, having a couple of months off and then starting the second career have left us and I doubt they will return in […]
Feeling a bit stuck? You are not alone but follow this PiPS plan and you will be looking at your future with new excitement. Moving from Policing can feel like you are leaving home – away with the familiar and on with a new, often untried, way of working. We know from experience that there is […]
Following the recent post looking at different career paths I was asked about training in particular lecturing. I have taken the liberty of expanding this slightly with a look at teaching and training too – all food for thought! I have now spoken to a few people hoping to get a broad overview; here […]
Just sayin’… Self-interest is sometimes a wonderful thing. I just had an opportunity to learn from colleagues who had the enviable task of paper-sifting through more than 75 CV’s submitted as part of a recent recruitment campaign. Why self-interest? Well, barring a major Lottery win, I know I will eventually be looking for another job, […]