Here’s Why Our CEO Believes that Veterans are Good for Business

By Lee Holloway, CEO at the OA.  Recruiters have an opportunity to celebrate and benefit from the experience and skills honed during military service every single day of the year. Tapping into the talent pool of military veterans can ensure that Britain’s businesses make full use of the training that has been invested in those […]

9th July 2018

What Recruiters Want from a CV

HR managers and recruiters are the gatekeepers in the job application process. Your CV will determine if they shortlist you. Clive Lowe, OA Career Consultant, regularly attends career events for veterans, where HR managers and recruiters discuss what they look for in a CV. He shared these insights in a recent webinar with Ashka Raval, […]

9th April 2018

What do Recruiters Look for in Candidates with Military Experience?

When applying for a job it can be difficult to know exactly what employers and recruiters want from candidates. The OA recently hosted a panel discussion with recruiters to answer questions about the job application process, during the recent OA Employment Symposium in York. The panel included Michael Sanderson, Siemens Talent Acquisition Partner; Leanne Wood, […]

10th August 2017

Recruiters: Their Value to Job Seekers

Exactly what can the world of recruitment do for you? Nick Everard, Managing Director of specialist ex military recruiter J1 Consulting, will share revealing insights from his wealth of experience in this field. Nick will take us through, in his candid style – the recruitment industry, why recruiters aren’t your natural allies in a job […]

4th November 2014

Recruitment as a Real Career – Michael Page

Chris Bradberry and Tom Jeffreys-Jones from leading recruitment brand Michael Page join the OA to share their industry insights. This is a chance to find out more about the opportunities available within an organisation with nearly four decades’ worth of experience, across 25 different areas of expertise – from banking and financial services, construction, property, […]

20th January 2015

The Value of Attending Insight Days

During your transition journey you’re likely to hear a lot of talk about the importance of attending networking events, careers fairs, online tutorials and insight days.  Insight days are often overlooked.  Attending them can be seen as a bit of a ‘luxury’ yet these events are run by employers with the specific purpose of giving […]

2nd May 2017

A Day in the Life of… A Recruitment Consultant

Christopher Bradberry is the Talent Acquisition Associate Director for the Talent Team at PageGroup, a worldwide leader in specialist recruitment. He is responsible for finding and sourcing talent to join PageGroup businesses across the UK. PageGroup is an international FTSE 250 business that operates 164 offices across 34 countries. They have several specialist divisions that […]

20th July 2016

Fewer Barriers in Meritocratic World of Recruitment

67% of you believe your management and leadership skills make recruitment a suitable career choice. Despite this, there are still a low number of officers choosing to go into this industry. Former infantry officer James Wakefield shares what he finds rewarding about the work, both professionally and financially, and how the world of recruitment can […]

19th May 2016

“Relationships are Integral to Recruitment”

With 8000 recruitment businesses operating in the UK and a 7.3% growth expected in 2015, the industry is thriving more than ever. Chris Bradberry, Associate Director for the Talent Acquisition Team for PageGroup, and former RAF pilot Tom Jeffreys-Jones, who’s now Associate Director for Michael Page Finance, discuss why this is an opportune time to […]

18th May 2016

Recruiters: Their Value to Job Seekers

Are recruiters your natural allies in the job market? Sadly no. As handy or comforting as it would be to have access to your own personal ‘career advisor’, it’s not the job of the recruiter to patiently ponder where your strengths lie or figure out where your skills would be best suited. Here, Nick Everard, […]

1st June 2014