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Jean-Claude talks to 5 Live

January 29, 2014

Jean-Claude talks to 5 Live


Jean-Claude was interviewed on Radio 5 Live last week, discussing the final tranche of armed forces redundancies. Have a listen…

The Right Questions – Top Tips for Interviewers

July 19, 2019

The Right Questions – Top Tips for Interviewers


One of the most important tasks in any company is interviewing applicants for vacancies. Even if you have experience, it is worth keeping up-to-date with current thinking about how to do the job effectively. Think first about what you want to achieve. You have a list of shortlisted applicants, all qualified for the job. The interview […]

Newsletter – 18 July 2019

July 18, 2019

Newsletter – 18 July 2019


Hi folks, We were really fascinated by this story about the current provision for mental health in the Armed Forces. Following huge investment and better understanding of mental health issues, serving military personnel are reporting a very low rate of mental ill-health – averaging at 2.7%, compared to 4.4% among the British public. It’s clear […]

Newsletter – 4 July 2019

July 4, 2019

Newsletter – 4 July 2019


Hi folks, Last weekend saw Armed Forces Day marked across the UK. It didn't get a huge amount of mainstream media coverage but we did find these great pictures of celebrations.  It's genuinely fascinating to see which events and stories do get picked up by the media. It's even more interesting to look at how […]

Newsletter- 20 June 2019

June 20, 2019

Newsletter- 20 June 2019


Hi folks, With the news thoroughly full of the Tory leadership contest – was Rory Stewart an MI6 spy or not is about as thrilling as it gets – it seems like a great time to look away from the news for a bit. Luckily, we’ve been busy putting not just great jobs but also […]

What personal details should I put on my CV?

June 18, 2019

What personal details should I put on my CV?


Your name Some employers now remove names from CVs so that the decision maker can’t make a judgement about the gender or ethnicity of applicants but instead has to judge on the merits of the experience and skills outlined in the CV. However, even if they do this, they need to know how to get […]

Newsletter – 6 June 2019

June 6, 2019

Newsletter – 6 June 2019


Hi folks, With President Trump making most of the headlines this week, it seems appropriate to cover his presence at the D-Day Landings commemoration in Portsmouth yesterday. We hope that the coverage today will reach more people than ever, giving them a valuable chance to gain more understanding of the Normandy Campaign, which marked the turning […]

Case Study: Three more candidates for an International Client

May 31, 2019

Case Study: Three more candidates for an International Client


Challenge The client has worked with Ex-Mil successfully in the past and approached us to help them source an additional three key members of staff for a massive reconstruction project in Egypt, where they are looking to upgrade the critical infrastructure for their personnel. Solution After taking a thorough job description for each of the […]

Newsletter – 23 May 2019

May 23, 2019

Newsletter – 23 May 2019


Hi folks, We don’t ask for much but this week we have two favours to ask you. Firstly, some poor veteran out there, or their family, is missing some hard-earned medals. We all know how much awards mean to our forces and their loved ones. If you’re in the Derby area, can you identify this […]

“Why not me?”: Giving Interview Feedback to Candidates

May 20, 2019

“Why not me?”: Giving Interview Feedback to Candidates


When you interview, only one person gets the job and everyone else is left asking “why not me?” Employers don’t have to give feedback, but any candidate who requests it deserves an answer.  They have generally shown that they are keen to find work, want to improve their job-search skills, and often really want to […]

Newsletter – 9 May 2019

May 9, 2019

Newsletter – 9 May 2019


Hi folks, Well, firstly, of course, we must add our voices to the chorus of congratulations to Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their first son. Fabulous news!  Secondly, our sincerest commiserations to the family of brave Guardsman Mathew Talbot who was killed by an elephant while on counter poaching […]

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