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

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 […]

Newsletter- 14 March 2019

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 […]

Preparing for tricky interview questions

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.

Preparing for a successful transition from military to civilian life

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.

Five Golden Rules for Finding Work after Leaving the Armed Forces

November 1, 2018

Five Golden Rules for Finding Work after Leaving the Armed Forces


By Jean-Claude Hedouin. We’ve all been there, even me when I left the Royal Signals. There are a million things you have to remember and it’s impossible to do them all, so if you make sure you do the big ones the small ones will take care of themselves. With so many things to do […]

Three Reasons Why Employers Should Consider Ex-Military Personnel

October 3, 2018

Three Reasons Why Employers Should Consider Ex-Military Personnel


Throughout their service, ex-military personnel foster organisational skills, leadership, resilience and many other unique transferable qualities which are a great asset to the working world. In today’s world, organisations must compete harder than ever to find the perfect qualified candidates. Over recent years, there has been a growing number of employers who have began to […]

Case study: Ex-Mil Recruitment Secures the deal for a leading fuel supplier

August 30, 2018

Case study: Ex-Mil Recruitment Secures the deal for a leading fuel supplier


THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX, TO HELP A WELL ESTABLISHED COMPANY TO SECURE A NEW INDIVIDUAL TO JOIN THEIR ORGANISATION, AFTER A 6-MONTH UNSUCCESSFUL SEARCH  Job title: Boiler Engineer Location: Southern Counties Sector:  Engineering Function: Engineer Duration of search: 1 month Consultant name:  Jean-Claude   Challenge The client had been looking to find an Oil Boiler […]

Writing the Perfect Ex-Military CV: Four Key Steps

August 30, 2018

Writing the Perfect Ex-Military CV: Four Key Steps


If you’re leaving the military and getting ready to begin the search for your next role, you may need some assistance to write your CV in a manor which highlights and celebrates  the skills acquired whilst serving within the armed forces, allowing you to connect more with prospective employers. The vast majority of personnel transitioning […]

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