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

How Ex-Mil Recruitment Ltd. supports candidates

June 11, 2021

How Ex-Mil Recruitment Ltd. supports candidates


After spending years in the military and looking for your first civilian job, it can be very difficult to know where to start. The good news though is that many people in the military are trained in a vast array of useful skills to a high standard. For someone who’s only used these skills in […]

Skills to include on your CV in 2021

May 25, 2021

Skills to include on your CV in 2021


The key skills that employers look for are dictated by the wider environment as well as their own specific business needs.  The COVID pandemic has shifted the goalposts  considerably in terms of what employers need. We’ve pulled together the current most in-demand abilities that are trending in 2021. Include them, as appropriate, under “education” or […]

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 […]

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