Life in Defence is perhaps is strangely interesting. What is more interesting however is life after it. After serving your nation for a good part of your life, what you are left behind with is a greater value for life, oodles of self esteem and a strong urge to keep on serving the society or keep yourself active for most part of the day. Gone are the days when retired people could hardly think of earning extra bucks in their free time. Now with the advent of freelance jobs in India, even a retired person can earn on a regular basis. The process gets easier for retired Army personnel whose leadership qualities and discipline can earn them key positions in MNCs and smaller corporate offices as well. Let us find out more on the best jobs for ex servicemen.
HR Manager/ Facility Manager in the corporate sectors: The managerial positions in the corporate sector seem tailor made for ex servicemen. Their leadership qualities, experience of managing military troops can be safely applied to these jobs after retirement. Team leading in this case comes naturally to retired Army personnel. Additionally an ex serviceman brings an element of respect to the table which even a trained HR manager may not be able to do at times. However, there are always contentions to this view. Some are of opinion that ex servicemen should not go for corporate jobs as Army and IT are different ballgames altogether, wherein the ex army man may find it increasingly difficult to cope with fresh training sessions (which they possibly have to undergo) or to imbibe the nitty-gritty of a strictly commercial ambience.
Security Supervisors or Security Officers: As an ex serviceman you can also land up with full time jobs of security supervisors for obvious reasons. Good communication, ability to coordinate security training, management of security activities, providing guidance to security guards in emergencies etc are some of the basic skills required for these jobs. Some of the institutions are very particular about hiring ex servicemen or people with similar profiles for these positions.
Government Jobs: As per karnmk.blogspot.in? most of the states in India have made provisions for reservations of ex servicemen in government jobs. The percentage of reservation varies with the number of ex army men living in the state. Additionally Central Government has reservations (10% in Group C and 20% in Group D) for ex servicemen in civil posts.
Residential Medical Doctors: Ex servicemen are particularly preferred by institutions which want their members to be under constant medical scrutiny in a bid to ensure an overall healthy ambience. These jobs will require you to conduct thorough medical tests of individuals during admission, providing necessary treatment and counseling to members from time to time among other things
Part time jobs: There are a number of part time and work from home jobs available for retired people, housewives or even students. While as an ex serviceman you definitely would like to be involved with something more challenging than simple data entry jobs, you can try for a number of part time writing or development jobs available if you have the required knack.
Those who have been involved with clerical jobs in the Army can apply for the same positions in different institutions after retirement.
On the flip side after retiring you might as well encounter a serious lack of opportunities owing to your growing age since hirers especially corporate offices, MNCs are mostly looking for young and fresh talent. However once you have set your mind on finding a job after retirement, there should be hardly anything to deter you