The 2nd Interview Quandary for a Candidate. When we attend the first interview of a process, whether it be a face to face meeting or a call, it’s inevitable that we take the necessary steps to be prepared. If we are excited by the prospect, we understand all elements of the person we are meeting, what the company do and the goals for the role. Most literature on the matter tends to be fairly focused on that first interview, or be a generic piece outlining how you should prepare overall. However, the dynamic of a 2nd interview is different. Presumably, if managed appropriately, both the candidate and the client have taken

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The 2nd Interview Quandary for a Candidate. When we attend the first interview of a process, whether it be a face to face meeting or a call, it’s inevitable that we take the necessary steps to be prepared. If we are excited by the prospect, we understand all elements of the person we are meeting, what the company do and the goals for the role. Most literature on the matter tends to be fairly focused on that first interview, or be a generic piece outlining how you should prepare overall. However, the dynamic of a 2nd interview is different. Presumably, if managed appropriately, both the candidate and the client have taken

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Encase you hadn’t heard, Malta is thriving and fast becoming the foremost digital hub in the Med. With a recent economic history, built on Online Gaming and Finance, their relatively liberal corporate tax regime is attracting businesses from other areas, including Digital Advertising, Platform Development and Fintech. But what are the 5 reasons you should consider Malta as your next location on your career path? 1.  The majority of businesses are ‘tech savvy’. If you are involved in ‘tech’, whether you be an Engineer or a Sales professional, the businesses coming to Malta are generally at the cutting edge of their specific industries. As a consequence, over the last decade, the

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Encase you hadn’t heard, Malta is thriving and fast becoming the foremost digital hub in the Med. With a recent economic history, built on Online Gaming and Finance, their relatively liberal corporate tax regime is attracting businesses from other areas, including Digital Advertising, Platform Development and Fintech. But what are the 5 reasons you should consider Malta as your next location on your career path? 1.  The majority of businesses are ‘tech savvy’. If you are involved in ‘tech’, whether you be an Engineer or a Sales professional, the businesses coming to Malta are generally at the cutting edge of their specific industries. As a consequence, over the last decade, the

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It is common within any type of organization for two departments to not work efficiently together, hindering their ability to deliver a strategy. Often, we see two different departments lack a commonly held view of the business ethos and the values behind that ethos. However, when it comes to the hiring process, it is vital that the main departments involved, like Human Resources and Talent Acquisition, are on the same page. They must deliver the same message and work toward the same goals and outcomes. It is common during the hiring process for conflicts to arise. Indeed, in Part 7 of this series, we explored how issues arise for the reasoning

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It is common within any type of organization for two departments to not work efficiently together, hindering their ability to deliver a strategy. Often, we see two different departments lack a commonly held view of the business ethos and the values behind that ethos. However, when it comes to the hiring process, it is vital that the main departments involved, like Human Resources and Talent Acquisition, are on the same page. They must deliver the same message and work toward the same goals and outcomes. It is common during the hiring process for conflicts to arise. Indeed, in Part 7 of this series, we explored how issues arise for the reasoning

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If you want to hire the top talent, clarity and strategy must be at the forefront of the recruitment process. Clarity of why the role is needed, the expectations for it and how the role helps your business reach its goals must be understood by all stakeholders involved. The importance of clarity was discussed in Talent Acquisition Part 9. Now, it’s time to discuss the strategy for the hiring talent your business needs, since these two elements go hand in hand. Why strategy is important when hiring Your business needs new hires with specific skills, so it can expand and achieve its goals. To do this successfully, a strategy needs to

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If you want to hire the top talent, clarity and strategy must be at the forefront of the recruitment process. Clarity of why the role is needed, the expectations for it and how the role helps your business reach its goals must be understood by all stakeholders involved. The importance of clarity was discussed in Talent Acquisition Part 9. Now, it’s time to discuss the strategy for the hiring talent your business needs, since these two elements go hand in hand. Why strategy is important when hiring Your business needs new hires with specific skills, so it can expand and achieve its goals. To do this successfully, a strategy needs to

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You need to make the right hire for your business. It is critical to achieving your goals. This individual needs to possess both the right technical skills and values for your business. The best way to achieve this is by asking them the right questions during the interview. You want to get detailed responses, with workable examples, for a full understanding of the Candidate. This will help you hire someone that will help your business advance and outperform the competition, creating a unique solution for the market. During the next job interview you conduct, you could ask these questions, allowing you to determine if they have the talent, drive and values

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You need to make the right hire for your business. It is critical to achieving your goals. This individual needs to possess both the right technical skills and values for your business. The best way to achieve this is by asking them the right questions during the interview. You want to get detailed responses, with workable examples, for a full understanding of the Candidate. This will help you hire someone that will help your business advance and outperform the competition, creating a unique solution for the market. During the next job interview you conduct, you could ask these questions, allowing you to determine if they have the talent, drive and values

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The scenario: You need to reach your business goals. But to do this, you need to make critical hires. The best way to ensure you make the right hire is to have a clear hiring process. A clear hiring process allows you to build a strong ‘employer brand’ and attract the best talent, ultimately winning the War for Talent, allowing your business to achieve and surpass its goals. The importance of clarity Creating a clear hiring process begins with every stakeholder involved understanding the need for the role, being involved in creating the process and adhering to it for every interview and eventual hire. The need for clarity is important because

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The scenario: You need to reach your business goals. But to do this, you need to make critical hires. The best way to ensure you make the right hire is to have a clear hiring process. A clear hiring process allows you to build a strong ‘employer brand’ and attract the best talent, ultimately winning the War for Talent, allowing your business to achieve and surpass its goals. The importance of clarity Creating a clear hiring process begins with every stakeholder involved understanding the need for the role, being involved in creating the process and adhering to it for every interview and eventual hire. The need for clarity is important because

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You want to hire the best talent for your business. One of the most effective ways to do this is by using Recruitment firms. Yet, when we scroll through our LinkedIn newsfeed, we notice there seems to be a negative attitude toward recruitment firms across the digital industry. This is puzzling because almost every business we know utilises recruitment firms in some capacity in their overall Talent Acquisition Strategy. Although we notice, the role Recruitment firms play is not fully considered or utilised. How to use Recruitment Firms to their full potential In Part 3 of this Talent Acquisition series, we discussed how your external partners should be a strong component

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You want to hire the best talent for your business. One of the most effective ways to do this is by using Recruitment firms. Yet, when we scroll through our LinkedIn newsfeed, we notice there seems to be a negative attitude toward recruitment firms across the digital industry. This is puzzling because almost every business we know utilises recruitment firms in some capacity in their overall Talent Acquisition Strategy. Although we notice, the role Recruitment firms play is not fully considered or utilised. How to use Recruitment Firms to their full potential In Part 3 of this Talent Acquisition series, we discussed how your external partners should be a strong component

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‘Do you have any questions for us?’ The inevitable end of interview question. Many people fear it. Don’t. This question is an opportunity. It gives you the opportunity to learn more about the role and company. Remember, an interview is a two-way street, you also need the chance to assess the company and make sure it’s a right fit for you too. 25 questions you can ask: Have I answered all your questions? Do you need any more details to help with the decision? Where do you see the company in 5 years? What do I need to accomplish in the first 90 days to be successful? What are your expectations

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‘Do you have any questions for us?’ The inevitable end of interview question. Many people fear it. Don’t. This question is an opportunity. It gives you the opportunity to learn more about the role and company. Remember, an interview is a two-way street, you also need the chance to assess the company and make sure it’s a right fit for you too. 25 questions you can ask: Have I answered all your questions? Do you need any more details to help with the decision? Where do you see the company in 5 years? What do I need to accomplish in the first 90 days to be successful? What are your expectations

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Hire for attitude and train for skill. This concept allows you to build an entire company with one purpose: success. Success heavily relies on all employee attitudes and values aligning with the company. When scaling your business, it is easy to lose sight of the values, the element that put your business into a position of strength. Don’t. Every hire, from leaders to interns must have values that align with the business to retain and grow your position in the market. The importance of values when hiring Company values must drive all business decisions. This ensures your business moves in the desired direction, so you must hire against these values. Thus,

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Hire for attitude and train for skill. This concept allows you to build an entire company with one purpose: success. Success heavily relies on all employee attitudes and values aligning with the company. When scaling your business, it is easy to lose sight of the values, the element that put your business into a position of strength. Don’t. Every hire, from leaders to interns must have values that align with the business to retain and grow your position in the market. The importance of values when hiring Company values must drive all business decisions. This ensures your business moves in the desired direction, so you must hire against these values. Thus,

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Technical skills get you the interview, soft skills get you the job. At your next job interview, it is vital to highlight your soft skills. These are your personality traits that determine if you’re able to work effectively and harmoniously in certain settings. Soft skills demonstrate how you fit in with the team, company culture, environment and direction of the business. How do you highlight soft skills during the interview you may wonder? Answer questions by using the STAR method (Situation, Task, Action, Result). This allows you to provide examples of how your soft skills complement your technical skills to get the task accomplished. Remember, not every soft skill is relevant

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Technical skills get you the interview, soft skills get you the job. At your next job interview, it is vital to highlight your soft skills. These are your personality traits that determine if you’re able to work effectively and harmoniously in certain settings. Soft skills demonstrate how you fit in with the team, company culture, environment and direction of the business. How do you highlight soft skills during the interview you may wonder? Answer questions by using the STAR method (Situation, Task, Action, Result). This allows you to provide examples of how your soft skills complement your technical skills to get the task accomplished. Remember, not every soft skill is relevant

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