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  • Finding your way across the Skills Gap

    Posted on Friday, May 24, 2019 by Simon OsborneNo comments

    There’s been a lot of talk about the skills gap in the UK jobs market. That is the gulf existing between the skills that employers and the UK economy as a whole requires and those that the current and near-future workforce possesses. Forces Leavers looking to make the transition to the civilian jobs market should already have an advantage. According to recent reports by the Chartered Institute of ...

  • Six tips to help you network your way to a better Job

    Posted on Monday, April 15, 2019 by Simon OsborneNo comments

    Looking at our vacancies is a great way to find a job, but you can improve your chances by get out and about too. How? By networking. Lots of people are a bit suspicious about networking. They think it means going around selling yourself and dishing out business cards left, right and centre. Well the good news is that it's not about going all out to get what you want in a pushy way. Networking ...

  • Watch out for CV errors

    Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2019 by Jess CarterNo comments

    Heard the one about the candidate who put "I'm looking manly for an IT role,'" on his (or maybe her) CV? What about the CV that boasted the applicant was "a director with strong breath"? These are just two of the CV mistakes that turned up in a new survey of 500 CVs by Corinne Mills, career coach and author of ‘You’re Hired! How to write a brilliant CV’. One CV claimed that the candidate had ...

  • What not to put on your CV

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2019 by Jess CarterNo comments

    According to the BBC, employers receive an average of 60 applications for every low-skilled job and 20 for every skilled post. Some jobs get many, many more. It’s difficult enough to convince a recruiter that you’re the right person for the job, however, before you can even present the skills and qualities that make you perfect for the role, you have to ensure your application and CV is not ...

  • How to make sure your face fits

    Posted on Sunday, March 17, 2019 by Oli JusticeNo comments

    Moving from the services to a Civvy Street career is not just a change of job - it’s a change of workplace culture. Sounds fancy but it's not - just as everyone has a unique personality that affects what they think is important and how they do things, so do organisations. That means when you are looking for a new employer, you need to find one with a corporate culture that matches your own style ...

  • Interview tips for the Ex-Military job hunt

    Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2019 by Jess CarterNo comments

    You’ve polished up your CV, found the jobs you’re well-suited to and made it through the first stage of the application process. Now comes the part that can make even battlefield veterans nervous: the job interview. Interviews can take different forms. Some take place over the phone or Skype, some involve practical, aptitude or psychometric testing. The formal face-to-face interview, however, is ...

  • Moving Abroad after your Service Career - what to consider

    Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by Jess CarterNo comments

    Moving abroad after your service ends can offer exciting career opportunities in new and stimulating surroundings, and it may seem like a good option if you are finding it tough to secure jobs for ex-military at home. Having served in the military, you might well have been stationed in different locations around the world, and you will certainly be used to dealing with a wide range of people from ...

  • JAGUAR LAND ROVER BEST PLACE TO WORK IN BRITAIN

    Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2018 by Simon OsborneNo comments

    Jaguar Land Rover, a signatory of the armed forces covenant, has been named the best place to work in the UK by a new survey. Carried out for news agency Bloomberg by statistics portal Statista, the survey covered 15,000 UK employees, and included only companies that employed more than 500 workers. Respondents were asked 35 questions about their employer and their perceptions of employers in the ...

  • HOW TO DEAL WITH THE QUESTION: ‘WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST WEAKNESS?’

    Posted on Sunday, November 18, 2018 by Simon OsborneNo comments

    If you’re looking to make the transition from the military to civilian employment, you’ll have to get used to the job interview process. There are a number of potential pitfalls that you should be aware of, but one of the most awkward (and common) questions you are likely to be asked will concern your own weaknesses, and your need to identify them within yourself. There are a number of ways for ...

  • WHAT DO POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS FIND WHEN THEY GOOGLE YOU

    Posted on Friday, October 12, 2018 by Jess CarterNo comments

    According to online job search expert Susan P Joyce, 80 per cent of employers Google potential employees as part of their selection process. Every hire represents a substantial investment for an employer, so, if you are looking to make the transition into the civilian job market, you have to look at how you can influence what employers will find when they Google your name. Social media profiles ...