The battle for talent; how to win

The battle for talent; how to win Some say the war for talent is over, while others categorically argue that it still continues to roar, and companies need to take every tactical advantage they can muster. An article from Fast Company references a study from the Wharton School of Business, which states that companies fill less than one-third of open…

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Emma Saxton celebrates 10 years with Demob Job

As I am celebrating my 10-year anniversary this week I have took some time to reflect on my journey so far working for Demob Job. I remember back in 2008 seeing a job advert for a Sales Consultant and thinking that sounds interesting working for an ex-military recruitment agency.  At that I was working as an Outbound Sales Advisor for…

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The importance of retaining talent (and how to achieve it)

According to ACAS, the leading body for the promotion of strong working relations between employers and employees in the UK, the average cost of replacing an employee equates to a shocking £30,000. Why so much? ACAS suggests that ‘more than £25,000, comes from loss of productivity caused by the time it takes — 28 weeks on average — for a…

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Ipswich Army Careers Office

[caption id="attachment_1437" align="alignnone" width="670"] Army Careers Office in Ipswich[/caption] I don’t travel back to my hometown as much as I should.  Ipswich was the place where I spent the majority of the first 16 years of my life, and I have some great memories of my childhood growing up in a ‘non-technical’ environment.  When I look back, it was my Mum who showed the…

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Candidate Ghosting: how your company can avoid this costly recruitment trend

Candidate Ghosting: how your company can avoid this costly recruitment trend No longer confined to the dating world, ‘ghosting’ is a nightmare-inducing recruitment trend that has seeped into the professional world, too. Ghosting, for those unfamiliar with the term, means that contact with the person you were dating — or in this context, the candidate you were interested in hiring — suddenly…

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Do you know your CV?

In our latest TOP Tip ex-Military Jobseeker video Adrian Cheesman explains the importance of 'knowing your CV'. Select the video to watch: For all our Jobseeking Tips visit our YouTube channel, just click here

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Ex-Military Qualifications & Transferable Skills

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has for many years ensured that qualifications gained within an Armed Forces career are directly related to those of their commercial equivalent. People leaving their Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force careers will have gained qualifications which you, as an employer, will recognise. These range from NVQs through to Degrees. Engineering and technical…

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Sorry this was not my idea

Like most good ideas, this one did not come from me.   In fact, when it was raised just over twelve months ago, I batted it back and said, ‘Ask me again next week’.   And they did, so I agreed to participate.   So, this Sunday, Joanne Foster, Kim O’Brien, Kelly Chandler and I will be participating in the Great North…

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We did it

It was a great day out of the office. For Joanne Foster, Kim O’Brien and Kelly Chandler it was a new experience. All non-runners who, over many months trained hard to complete the 2019 Great North Run in impressive times. Not only did we finish the run, but we raised over £4,000 for Walking With The Wounded, a great charity…

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Sample of our ex-military placements

More successful engineering placements and happy clients James served 22 years in the Royal Navy as a Marine Engineer. He is a multi-skilled engineer with mechanical engineering bias. He holds an HND in Mechanical Engineering and various Leadership & Management qualifications.  He is now working as a Service Centre Manager for a leading manufacturer based in the Midlands.   Alex…

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Would I work for you?

With unemployment reportedly below four per cent, it is no wonder it is hard to find your next ideal employee, especially if you require an engineering or technical person. But the story does not end there. If you are carrying out interviews today, there is a strong possibility that the candidate who you are about to meet already has several…

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Interview advice for ex-military personnel

Preparing for an interview can be daunting, especially if it’s your first job role outside of the military. Thorough preparation is key to walking into a job interview feeling confident, positive and getting through the interview successfully. Remember, a job interview is your opportunity to shine and prove to a prospective employer that you are the best person for the job.…

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