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

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 […]

My first non-military job: Where do I even start?

January 20, 2020

My first non-military job: Where do I even start?


When we talk to current servicemen and women, one of the first things they want to know is how to take the first steps towards that first civvy street role. There are a number of different routes you can take towards securing your first job outside the military. One of the most effective is using […]

Your first CV After leaving the forces

October 30, 2019

Your first CV After leaving the forces


If you’ve never needed a CV before because you’ve been serving in the military, it can seem like a daunting prospect. What on earth do people want to know about you? What can you do to make a recruiter want to interview you?  You’re not alone in wondering how you can translate your service experience […]

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 […]

Got an interview? Here’s the research that will give you the edge

April 16, 2019

Got an interview? Here’s the research that will give you the edge


Doing the right research on your potential employer and their industry is one of the best ways to be the first choice candidate during the interview process. It needn’t take a huge amount of your time but research is the best way to learn about what the work of the company, their values and how […]

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