Top 7 Jobs for Ex-servicemen

Life at defence is something interesting and due to the risk involved in this profession, only a few people take it up. Also, they take pleasure in serving the nation for some years.

After having served the nation for some years, ex-servicemen generally look for some jobs to keep themselves active and to continue their service to the nation in one form or another.

Thanks to the special importance given for ex-servicemen candidates in many private and government job openings announced in India.

With a view to help out the nation’s servants to lead a decent life after completion of their service in Defence, there are many employment opportunities available in India for these professionals.

Earlier, people hardly think about working after retirement, but nowadays, most of the people wish to earn something even after their retirement.

When this is the case of normal civilians, ex-servicemen look for some ways to keep themselves connected to the nation and this is why they look for employment opportunities after completion of their service at Defence.

7 Best jobs for ex-servicemen

Here are the top 7 jobs available for ex-servicemen in India:

1. Facility/HR Manager in the corporate sector

Most of the managerial positions in the corporate sector seems to be tailor-made for ex-servicemen. The leadership qualities and experience in managing military troops, when they were serving for the nation can be used in these positions available in corporate sector.

Generally, corporate world is highly aware of the fact that leadership qualities or team leading ability is something that comes easily for ex-servicemen and this is why for these positions, these professionals are preferred.

In addition, it is believed that the element of respect, an ex-serviceman can bring to the table, cannot be brought even by an individual with several years of experience in the field of HR.

However, some people are of the different view and they argue that Ex-servicemen should not get into the corporate sector as army and IT are two completely varied fields and so ex-servicemen will have difficulty in coping with fresh training sessions.

So, it purely depends on the individual to decide on before applying for a managerial position in the corporate sector.

2. Security officers/supervisors

Of course, these professionals after having serving the people and the nation by providing them security from foreign threats, they can very well spend their retired life as security officers / supervisors.

Some of the fundamental skills needed for this position include providing guidance to the security guards in the case of emergencies, work delegation, ability to co-ordinate security training and good communication ability.

Many organizations operating in different sectors are highly particular about hiring ex-servicemen for these positions.

3. Sarkari Naukri

Generally, when it comes to Sarkari Naukri notifications in India, it would have been clearly specified that a certain percentage of positions are reserved for ex-servicemen.

So, after retiring from national service, these professionals can enter into government service, either central or state. Central government reserves 10% for group C and 20% for group D positions during government job notifications.

In the case of state government, the reservation is generally decided based on the number of ex-servicemen living in the nation.

4. Residential medical doctors

Generally, institutions prefer ex-servicemen for the residential medical doctor position with a view to ensure that their members can be in constant medical scrutiny.

On this position, ex-servicemen will have to conduct medical tests on individuals during admission and should provide them counselling from time to time.

5. Clerical jobs

Those, who have taken care of clerical job in the defence can look for similar type of clerical job notifications calling for application from ex-servicemen issued by government and even private organizations.

6. Part-time jobs

After retirement, if an ex-serviceman feels that doing some part-time jobs can be of some financial help, rather than working on a full-time basis, he can just opt for some challenging work-at-home jobs and not choosing some simple data entry jobs.

These professionals can also learn web designing and can provide this work for employers right by sitting at their home.

7. Hostel warden

As ex-servicemen know how to lead a disciplined life, they are appointed as hostel warden. The reason is that it is believed that these professionals can keep a strict vigil on the students staying at the hostel and can ensure their disciplined life. This is why special importance is given to these professional for hostel warden position.


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