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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When should I start?

This week I received an application from a Royal Electrical and Mechanical (REME) engineer.      After reading his CV he seemed an ideal candidate for the vacancy; right experience, qualifications and he only lived 7 miles from the company in question.  As the vacancy also resided with one of my long-term loyal clients I already knew that there would be strong interest. …

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10 years with Demob Job

  Demob Job Employee Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary Joanne Foster, recruitment team manager, celebrates her 10-year anniversary with Demob Job. After working at a leading North East estate agent in sales and management roles, Joanne joined Demob Job in 2008 as a recruitment consultant and was promoted to recruitment team manager in 2011. Over the past 10 years, Joanne has…

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Strictly Come Recruitment

I’m not ashamed to say that Strictly on a Saturday night is one of my favourite programmes. If I was a celebrity, this would be the one for me. The opportunity to be intensely trained by someone who is at the ‘top of their game’ in a new skill is an opportunity not to be missed. Last week I was invited to speak to an audience of businesses…

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What is the real cost of recruitment?

What is the real cost of recruitment? When business owners think of the ‘real cost of recruitment’ they often think of agency fees, advertising costs and ‘in house’ costs like salaries. Over obsession with these costs can mean that we slow down, penny pinch or avoid recruiting altogether. We forget that the real quantifiable cost is different and far more…

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Candidate Hidden Qualities – Thailand Cave Rescue

Candidate Hidden Qualities - Thailand Cave Rescue I had not realised until I read an article online over the weekend that a British Army soldier had been directly involved in the rescue effort of the 12 schoolboys and their football coach from the flooded cave in Thailand. This got me thinking about those hidden qualities that do not always jump…

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CV Red Flags – have you spotted them?

CV Red Flags by Adrian Cheesman, MD Demob Job Ltd If you are in a position where you are considering CVs in order to draw up an interview shortlist you will have developed a good eye for potential ‘Red Flags’. Having worked in the ex-military recruitment sector for close to ten years I am a keen advocate that a CV…

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The Grand National Recruitment Model

    The Grand National Recruitment Model The Grand National was on over the weekend and is arguably one of the biggest sporting events of the year on which people place bets. It’s not my thing but I imagine a very small percentage of those who bet take into consideration many things prior to selection, unlike the majority who just…

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Who is in your corner?

Who is in your corner? I’m not the biggest boxing fan but I must admit I enjoyed watching the Chris Eubank Jr fight on Saturday night. Early on Chris took a cut to his face and it took all the effort of his corner team, along with his Dad, to try and control it to ensure it did not result…

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