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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Some of My Most Memorable Placements

I started with Demob Job in 2008, very naive to the fact of what people ‘actually do’ in the military and how important every single person is to the operations and day to day running of each section, each regiment of the military is and how transferable their skills are to the civilian world. We specialise in ex-military engineering and…

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Top Tips for Writing an Ex-Military CV

When preparing to leave the forces, creating a strong and relevant CV is a vital first step for ex-military personnel looking to transition into civilian life with a new, commercially focused career. A well-written CV is important for making a good first impression to a prospective employer, so time and consideration are vital when creating this. It is also important…

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Former Royal Navy Personnel Bring Their Expertise to Marine Sector Specialist

We are delighted to have helped place three ex-military personnel into Sir Joseph Isherwood Limited (Isherwoods), a management systems and services provider for the Marine sector.  The candidates were previously employed by the Royal Navy and trained in electrical or mechanical roles, with a service record ranging from 7 to 34 years.  They are now employed by Isherwoods as project…

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What are the benefits of employing ex-military?

We understand employers can find it difficult to find the perfect candidate and some industries are struggling to ‘fill’ a significant skills gap.  One solution for employers to consider is recruiting ex-military personnel who have a breadth of aptitude, skills and training which are transferable and could add real value to their business. The Armed Forces; Royal Navy, British Army and…

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