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Newsletter – 10 September 2020

September 10, 2020

Newsletter – 10 September 2020


Hi folks, We hope you are staying safe and well during all the Covid ups and downs. The news cycle of 2020 continues to surprise and we often find it tough to pick out the strangest among them! Firstly, a long but interesting article on Novichok, the poison which keeps making headlines. What is it and […]

Newsletter – 27 August 2020

August 27, 2020

Newsletter – 27 August 2020


Hi folks, It’s been a strange old year with so many weird and wonderful news stories to choose from. This one has really tickled us though: the MP for Hammersmith and the council have asked the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), if their expertise in installing bridges overseas could be used to identifying a […]

Newsletter – 13 August 2020

August 13, 2020

Newsletter – 13 August 2020


Hi folks, We're well into the traditional quiet period for news but things don't seem to be letting up in 2020.  All this news means a busy year for our armed forces. Royal Navy ship HMS Enterprise has just arrived in Beirut to assist following the terrifying explosion which destroyed the port and buildings across the […]

JC’s Virtual Interview Tips

August 10, 2020

JC’s Virtual Interview Tips


In today’s job seeking marketplace, Zoom/Virtual interviews are now very popular for initial rounds of interviews and to be honest it can be a very unnerving experience, especially if you have never done it before. Here are some very quick and simple rules when being asked to have a “virtual” interview Dress to impress: make […]

Newsletter – 30 July 2020

July 30, 2020

Newsletter – 30 July 2020


Hi folks, Following on from our last newsletter, where we asked “are things finally looking up for our military colleagues?” is the recent announcement of a 2% pay rise for armed forces personnel.   Is a 2% increase enough, being just above the rate of inflation? Is it enough when the government continue to rely […]

Virtual hiring and induction

July 21, 2020

Virtual hiring and induction


It hasn’t always been easy to find the silver lining lately but if there is one it’s that the market for exceptional employees is better than it’s ever been. Many highly skilled and motivated individuals have been furloughed, face redundancy or were already looking for their next role.  If you were advertising, or were about […]

Newsletter – 16 July 2020

July 16, 2020

Newsletter – 16 July 2020


Hi folks, Some lovely news this week in that Captain Tom Moore will be making the journey tomorrow to be knighted by HM The Queen for his exceptional fundraising in support of the NHS. Now 100 years old, Captain Tom raised nearly £33 million by walking laps of his garden with his walking frame – […]

Newsletter – 2 July 2020

July 2, 2020

Newsletter – 2 July 2020


Hi folks, Some potentially good news for veterans lately, including the news that veterans in Southampton can get help in buying their first property thanks to a new scheme – let’s see more of this please, property folks! Councils have also been told to give veterans priority when it comes to local authority housing which could […]

Ex-Mil Recruitment secures Crypto Accountant for leading Defense Prime

June 29, 2020

Ex-Mil Recruitment secures Crypto Accountant for leading Defense Prime


Challenge We were asked to assist a Defense Prime who were seeking to recruit a Crypto Accountant for their engineering team. They had been seeking for some time but the quality of candidates they had been sent did not have the right level of capability and knowledge to replace the previous post-holder, who was moving […]

From rejection to ideal candidate – what to do if you don’t get a role

June 24, 2020

From rejection to ideal candidate – what to do if you don’t get a role


As the job market slowly returns, competition for work will likely be even more intense than before the COVID-19 crisis.  The impact will continue for some time, with large numbers of people seeking new employment. Unfortunately, for many, this will mean having to deal with being rejected for a role they really wanted. It’s never […]

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