Category Archive: Job Seeking Advice
Advice for Ex-Military personnel on finding vacancies and getting the job.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
March 14, 2019
Newsletter- 14 March 2019
Hi folks, Moving swiftly on from the political mess at Westminster (just… what?!), let’s focus instead on two of our favourite things; military heroes and idiotic behaviour. Our hero of the week is a former soldier who took down a robber in a shop and pointed the criminal’s own gun at his head. This goes to show […]
February 12, 2019
Preparing for tricky interview questions
Interviewers like to throw in a few tough questions to test your ability to perform under pressure and to try to work out what makes you tick. For many interviewees, these questions can cause panic, especially when you’re not expecting to be put on the spot. However, it is possible to prepare for the most common tough questions in advance.
November 22, 2018
Preparing for a successful transition from military to civilian life
From the training, excitement and the routine to the life-long friendships and camaraderie, army life can feel like a very difficult thing to move away from.
However, if you’ve decided that the time is approaching for you to make the break – whatever the reason – we’ve got a few tips to help you prepare.