You might have heard about the hidden jobs market but what does that mean to you? Did you know that most jobs aren't actually advertised? Instead, many are filled by organisations using internal advertising, social media and employee referrals. These are preferred by employers as...

Over the past year, we're sure you have seen how the Armed Forces have supported the UK's COVID response. You may have interacted with military personnel at a COVID testing centre or been vaccinated by a military medic. Alongside these visible activities, the Armed Forces...

From 6th April 2021, there is another reason that employing Armed Forces Veterans makes good business sense. Employers can claim NICs relief for employing Armed Forces Veterans for up to the first 12 months of a Veteran's employment with you. For year 21/22, you will...

Without a doubt, LinkedIn has changed the way many people look for jobs and new employees. At Joint Force Alba, we use it multiple times a day to find candidates for our clients roles, build and maintain our network and to investigate potential clients and...

What do you think when you receive applications from an Armed Forces leader? If TV or film portrayals come to mind, ceremonial duties, wet and muddy and lots of swearing are likely your first thoughts. What about the leadership style of Forces candidates? Shouting, barking...

We've worked in recruitment for over 15 years. So we’ve seen and heard a lot of feedback regarding CVs and interviews in the recruitment process. We have distilled some of that to hopefully help ensure you can win your ideal next role.   I’ve been told I’m...

Looking at the ex Armed Forces community might not be where you first consider looking for your next HSE hire. However, there is a huge amount of transferable skill and experience for many ex-Forces into HSE. Mindset Believe it or not, the Armed Forces are a very...

Equality. Diversity. Inclusion The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown an unflattering mirror on divisions within our society and, in many cases, exacerbated them. Women and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups appear to have suffered more economically than others. So as a society, we need...

Reports of skills shortages in the cyber sector is unlikely to be news to you. However, have you considered how transferable some skills and experience of ex-Forces candidates could be to cyber roles?  Not only do they have unique experience and extensive, high-quality training, they...

As we come to the end of November, we can do a bit of reflection on the 2020 jobs market so far as well as start to look forward to 2021 to see what that will have in store for employment and transition prospects for...