I'm a Master Seargent in the US Air Force and me and my wife decided it would be best if I retire next year. My wife would like us to retire to the UK so we could be close to her parents. She's British and I love the UK so living there won't be a problem for either of us. I'm only 39 and I want to find a decent management job when I get there. My last two years as a manager have been the easiest though thanks to the O3 and feedback skills I learned here. I really enjoy managing. I have a few fears about making the leap to the civilian world though.
I'm afraid my work experience won't carry the same weight in the civilian sector and even less in a UK job hunt as it would in the US. I don't want to go from being a military manager to an entry-level position. I spent my first 10 years in the forces turning a wrench and the second ten learning to be an effective manager.
Also, I'm curious if it will be harder to be seen as an approachable manager if I'm going to be looked at as a foreigner.
Does anyone hve any experience in either of these situations? Anyone know a good UK job placement service?