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Advice for Ex-Military personnel on finding vacancies and getting the job.

Checking references: A guide for employers

April 30, 2021

Checking references: A guide for employers


Checking references is a critical part of the recruitment process as it provides some proof to what your candidate has told you during the application and interview process. Timing After the first interview is the optimum time to check references.  By this time you will have reduced the number of people you want to see […]

Time to Spring Clean your Profile

March 31, 2021

Time to Spring Clean your Profile


With the sun shining and the temperatures rising, now is the traditional time to clean and organise for the coming year, including your job searching profile. The job market is picking up as budgets are approved for the new financial year and the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions should lead to even more possibilities for a […]

What are Soft Skills and how can you include them on your CV?

January 27, 2021

What are Soft Skills and how can you include them on your CV?


Soft skills are personal qualities or attributes and often take a back seat to more obvious ‘hard’ technical skills and qualifications but employers will be looking out for them at all stages of the recruitment process. The best way to demonstrate your personal qualities to the employer is during the job interview but to get […]

What to expect from the jobs market in 2021

November 20, 2020

What to expect from the jobs market in 2021


It’s fair to say that 2020 has not been a great year for jobseekers – or anyone, really – but things could soon improve, according to a recent survey. This year may have seen a large number of employees either furloughed or made redundant but looking ahead, many companies are planning to expand in specific […]

Standing out from the crowd in a competitive jobs market

September 29, 2020

Standing out from the crowd in a competitive jobs market


It’s no secret and no surprise that the jobs market is fiercely competitive at the minute and may get even tougher in the coming months. With more people applying for every single vacancy, how do you make yourself stand out from the crowd every step of the way? We’ve pulled together some top tips for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Creating your ideal cover letter

April 30, 2020

Creating your ideal cover letter


This may feel like a very strange and uncertain time to be looking for work but something you can do while in lockdown is to improve your chances of the job you want. Please do take the time to review and update your CV. The first thing that many potential employers see is the covering […]

Recruitment: What to expect during the Covid-19 crisis

March 27, 2020

Recruitment: What to expect during the Covid-19 crisis


The current outbreak of COVID-19 is changing the way recruitment agencies and jobseekers work together, and many of these changes may turn out to be permanent.  You may have noticed that the number of vacancies has reduced while companies work out how to adapt or what the future may look like. However, we do expect […]

A Guide to Working with Recruitment Companies

February 20, 2020

A Guide to Working with Recruitment Companies


We get asked a lot of questions from both job seekers and hiring companies about what recruitment companies and recruitment consultants do and what the best way is to work with them so we hope this goes some way to answering those questions. If you want to know anything else, please drop us a line […]

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