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...

When looking for a new job, either as a service leaver, Veteran or Reservist, you want your job application to get you an interview. But how do you standout against the other 10s or 100s of applicants? Your military experience is a great selling point,...

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...

Whether you're on resettlement or have been in civ div for a while, your CV your "brochure" that will need refreshing and updating regularly. If you're writing a CV for the first time, or updating yours to look for a new opportunity, the hints and...

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...

You may have heard us and others talking about the value that ex-Forces candidates bring to organisations. Their unique experience and extensive training combine with discipline, focus on delivery and excellent communication to provide a fantastic potential employee. But how can this translate to ex-Forces...

Last week, we interviewed a candidate who pretty much aced her client interview. So what did she do to leave such a good impression and ultimately get the job offer? Research The candidate had clearly prepared for the interview through extensive research on the client and the...

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...