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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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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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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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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The recruitment agency with a heart!

The recruitment agency with a heart! I have no recruitment background nor am I a recruitment consultant yet I feel the need to stand tall and defend my fellow work family and all of their hard work. Recently I have noticed posts on social media with people’s opinions of recruitment agencies or commenting on posts with such harsh and judgmental…

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Struggling to find employment

All too often I find myself speaking with people of all ranks and military backgrounds who are struggling to find work. It is important to clarify that these conversations are not just limited to the young person who has completed four years military service but to all ranks, backgrounds and lengths of service. Your rank, status, experience and qualifications do…

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Exceptional ex-Military Talent

EXCEPTIONAL EX-MILITARY TALENT It does not happen all the time but when it does it is great! This placement was different. So what made it different?  Well it was all down to the candidate that my colleague Joanne had found and introduced to our client in Cambridgeshire.  Joanne knew from the onset that this candidate was good, possibly exceptional.  An…

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I found my military badge

Over the weekend, whilst tidying up, I came across my last Army badge, albeit a bit grubby, and it reminded me of the time I was considering starting my own business. The main reason was that I had spent 24 years in uniform and during all that time I had not heard of one commercial company championing the skills and employability…

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