Time for a little self promotion?

The horror that someone might think that we are one of those awful 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,...

Secure a successful move

I thought it might be helpful to run through a few essential points as you consider your move away from policing. And if you have already left, these will be of use if you are not getting the progress you had hoped for. 1. First and foremost, if you are thinking of...

LinkedIn Tips

Those of you who have worked with me will perhaps remember some of these pointers but I thought it might be useful to mention them here. Safety First – I do believe that LinkedIn is a safe place for police officers but this must include the caveat not to include...

Thoughts about leaving policing

I originally wrote this article for a police magazine and felt it might be useful to reprint it here. We have been supporting police officers as they leave policing for eight years now, having set up Police into Private Sector (PiPS) in early 2011. We had all...

Interviews – a few reminders

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...

Vetting issues

Hello Angela, I just wanted to provide a little cautionary tale for anyone coming to you asking advice about roles/contracts within the Met Police. In June of last year I was told that my contract with the Home Office would be coming to an ending so the time had come...