UBER – Opportunities

By |September 18th, 2017|

Here are some roles we have been asked to present to you by the guys who have successfully made the move from policing over to Uber.

A Security Investigator role –  technical investigations in Amsterdam, which is quite technical and requires programming skills.

A Security Manager role based in London.

If either of these appeal to then please so […]

Field Officer – Metfriendly

By |August 30th, 2017|

Job Advert – Field Officer

Metfriendly is recruiting for a full time Field Officer to join our existing team.

Reporting to the Sales & Marketing Director you will be responsible for delivering field sales of our savings, investment and insurance products as well as representing the company in the field.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working […]

Time for a little self promotion?

By |August 21st, 2017|

The horror that someone might say that we are one of those arrogant sorts is often used as an excuse to not take a deep breath and talk about ourselves with confidence. But if we cannot tell people what we are good at how will they know?  Not a problem perhaps, until we want a job, […]

Thoughts about leaving policing

By |August 9th, 2017|

I originally wrote this article for the Police Resettlement magazine. I  happened upon it recently and felt it might be useful to reprint it here.

We have been supporting police officers as they leave policing for over five years now, having set up Police into Private Sector (PiPS) in early 2011. We had all experienced moving […]

Interviews – a few reminders

By |January 23rd, 2017|

You could be forgiven for thinking that one interview is much the same as another. You want the job on offer, you have submitted your strong, concise and compelling CV which has now secured an interview.

Of course, now you might reflect it is a long time (if ever) since you went along to an interview outside […]

Secure a successful move

By |November 30th, 2016|

As we start 2015 I thought it might be helpful to run through a few essential tasks for you should you be considering a move away from policing in 2015. And these will be of use too if you have made the move already but are not getting the speed of progress you hoped for. Here are my points on a securing a successful move -

Supporting statements and cover letters.

By |November 11th, 2016|

Supporting statements and covering letters are often a cause for concern and really they need not be once you hold a few rules in mind. To start, it is so important to bear in mind that these documents are all about the reader and never about the writer. To demonstrate this, think what is the […]

Should you make the jump?

By |March 23rd, 2016|

There have been some excellent posts in the Police into Private Sector group on Linkedin, so I thought I would add my experience. I decided to leave the Police in 2012. I had been thinking about it since 2010 but had done nothing about it. I was determined to not be one of those officers that […]

Are you holding back?

By |November 19th, 2015|

Where do you stand now?  Starting your new life, starting your new business or perhaps experiencing rejection as you apply for new jobs after many years of ‘safe’ employment in policing?

And of course, if you are leaving after thirty years,  there is the poisoned chalice we often speak of at PiPS of having a certain […]

LinkedIn – why you should be connecting

By |August 10th, 2015|

Working and talking with members I am struck by the variation in the use and understanding of LinkedIn and so I thought it might be a good to address the benefits of being on LinkedIn, why you should commit to having a strong profile and using this superb tool.  This is not a ‘how to’ guide, but a ‘why to’

It is your shop front

First and foremost, so many employers do a cursory check on the internet.  LinkedIn has it so locked down with Google that chances are (and depending on how unusual your name is) your LinkedIn profile, if you are active, will come up first or at least in the first few.  So you can take a potential employer to your profile – backing up your already strong CV, and demonstrating that you use and understand the basic technology now required by us all. This is the ideal opportunity for you to display a strong and compelling profile that will lift you above the competition.

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