‘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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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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Ricky Ruddock, Red Executive’s Head of Business Development, shares what made him choose this profession, why he loves it and what it takes to be successful. Q: How long have you worked in Recruiting? I’ve been a Recruiter for 15 years but during that time I have worked in many different areas like corporate, betting and now technology. Q: How did you get into Recruiting? I had just graduated University and I was offered a job in London to work for the rail network but I wasn’t ready to leave Scotland. So, I passed on the opportunity and was looking for a job. One day I saw an ad for a

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Ricky Ruddock, Red Executive’s Head of Business Development, shares what made him choose this profession, why he loves it and what it takes to be successful. Q: How long have you worked in Recruiting? I’ve been a Recruiter for 15 years but during that time I have worked in many different areas like corporate, betting and now technology. Q: How did you get into Recruiting? I had just graduated University and I was offered a job in London to work for the rail network but I wasn’t ready to leave Scotland. So, I passed on the opportunity and was looking for a job. One day I saw an ad for a

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Your interview for a great job is quickly approaching; you are deep into ‘pre-interview’ prep, concerned about conveying why you are right for the role and what your skills can bring to the company. What you are going to wear is the furthest thing from your mind. But it shouldn’t be. What you wear and how you carry yourself is important. It is the hiring manager’s first impression of you. If you show up looking sloppy and unkempt, a negative perception will be formed and it could affect your chances of getting the job, despite being qualified. An appropriate outfit shows you did your research about the company, took the time to

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Your interview for a great job is quickly approaching; you are deep into ‘pre-interview’ prep, concerned about conveying why you are right for the role and what your skills can bring to the company. What you are going to wear is the furthest thing from your mind. But it shouldn’t be. What you wear and how you carry yourself is important. It is the hiring manager’s first impression of you. If you show up looking sloppy and unkempt, a negative perception will be formed and it could affect your chances of getting the job, despite being qualified. An appropriate outfit shows you did your research about the company, took the time to

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Creating a positive Candidate Experience when hiring for your business, plays an important role in any successful strategy. It allows your business to stand out in the job market and attract the top talent. Ultimately, winning the War. You must win this war. You need Candidates with the right skills and abilities to help bring your vision and product to market, ultimately reaching your goals. Yet, a surprising amount of businesses do not invest the necessary time into creating a talent strategy, ensuring every Candidate that applies for a job has a positive experience. We’ve created an infographic that shows you exactly what is needed to create a positive recruitment process.

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Creating a positive Candidate Experience when hiring for your business, plays an important role in any successful strategy. It allows your business to stand out in the job market and attract the top talent. Ultimately, winning the War. You must win this war. You need Candidates with the right skills and abilities to help bring your vision and product to market, ultimately reaching your goals. Yet, a surprising amount of businesses do not invest the necessary time into creating a talent strategy, ensuring every Candidate that applies for a job has a positive experience. We’ve created an infographic that shows you exactly what is needed to create a positive recruitment process.

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In honour of Valentine’s Day, we asked the Red Executive team to share what they love most about the Digital Industry and Recruiting. Here is what they said: Martin Collins, Founder & MD I love the ‘dynamic’ of any recruitment process. Often you hear people complain their job involves the same element of work over and over. However, given we are working with people the ‘dynamic’ constantly changes. I’ve been in the industry for 16 years and I have yet to experience two processes that have followed the same path. Processes are like snowflakes, two are never identical. That’s what makes my job so interesting and engaging. Connect with Martin on

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In honour of Valentine’s Day, we asked the Red Executive team to share what they love most about the Digital Industry and Recruiting. Here is what they said: Martin Collins, Founder & MD I love the ‘dynamic’ of any recruitment process. Often you hear people complain their job involves the same element of work over and over. However, given we are working with people the ‘dynamic’ constantly changes. I’ve been in the industry for 16 years and I have yet to experience two processes that have followed the same path. Processes are like snowflakes, two are never identical. That’s what makes my job so interesting and engaging. Connect with Martin on

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If you are looking for a new job, be sure your LinkedIn profile is up-to-date and highlights your accomplishments, skills and career goals. Take the time to update your profile because a stellar LinkedIn profile will get Recruiters to take notice, putting you one step closer to landing your dream job. LinkedIn Profile: Do’s and Don’ts Do: Professional profile image Your profile photo must look professional; make you look approachable and friendly. It has to be a recent picture and actually look like you. If you changed your hair recently, update your profile image. Do: Use the correct words Use industry keywords in your description, headline, job title and summary. This

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If you are looking for a new job, be sure your LinkedIn profile is up-to-date and highlights your accomplishments, skills and career goals. Take the time to update your profile because a stellar LinkedIn profile will get Recruiters to take notice, putting you one step closer to landing your dream job. LinkedIn Profile: Do’s and Don’ts Do: Professional profile image Your profile photo must look professional; make you look approachable and friendly. It has to be a recent picture and actually look like you. If you changed your hair recently, update your profile image. Do: Use the correct words Use industry keywords in your description, headline, job title and summary. This

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In today’s competitive recruiting market, creating an online personal brand allows you to stand out amongst competitors. Your personal brand is how people remember you and the impression you want to convey. Worrying about your online presence is a relatively new phenomenon that didn’t need to be considered 10 years ago but in today’s social media-driven world, we do. Not every social media profile you have will be used for work purposes, some won’t be appropriate for your audience and some you just want to use for your private life. No matter if you are posting on your professional or your personal profile, there are certain things that should always be

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In today’s competitive recruiting market, creating an online personal brand allows you to stand out amongst competitors. Your personal brand is how people remember you and the impression you want to convey. Worrying about your online presence is a relatively new phenomenon that didn’t need to be considered 10 years ago but in today’s social media-driven world, we do. Not every social media profile you have will be used for work purposes, some won’t be appropriate for your audience and some you just want to use for your private life. No matter if you are posting on your professional or your personal profile, there are certain things that should always be

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We conducted an internal survey with the Red Executive team so you can get to know us better. We asked: What is considered the most important skill for Recruiters to possess? Do you prefer Star Trek or Star Wars? How many years Recruiting experience do you have? Are you a pet owner? When was your first placement? And more! We took the data and created an infographic to share with you. Check out what the Red Executive team said:   To connect or learn about the Red Executive Team members: Martin Collins, Founder and MD Ricky Ruddock, Head of Business Development Julian Cassar, IT Recruitment Team Lead Rosalind McCabe, Office Manager Bjorn

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We conducted an internal survey with the Red Executive team so you can get to know us better. We asked: What is considered the most important skill for Recruiters to possess? Do you prefer Star Trek or Star Wars? How many years Recruiting experience do you have? Are you a pet owner? When was your first placement? And more! We took the data and created an infographic to share with you. Check out what the Red Executive team said:   To connect or learn about the Red Executive Team members: Martin Collins, Founder and MD Ricky Ruddock, Head of Business Development Julian Cassar, IT Recruitment Team Lead Rosalind McCabe, Office Manager Bjorn

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You got the call you wanted, an interview for a new role you with a business that is incredibly attractive. Your first-round interview is with your potential new manager, over Skype. Once you get over the initial shock and excitement of the interview,  you suddenly realize, ‘I have never had an interview over skype before. What do I need to do?’ Relax and breath. We’re here to help you. With a Skype interview, there are some new elements, besides the usual interview prep, which come into play. Use these tips to make a good first impression and rock the interview: Appropriate username Be sure your username is appropriate. If it’s still partygrl69,

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You got the call you wanted, an interview for a new role you with a business that is incredibly attractive. Your first-round interview is with your potential new manager, over Skype. Once you get over the initial shock and excitement of the interview,  you suddenly realize, ‘I have never had an interview over skype before. What do I need to do?’ Relax and breath. We’re here to help you. With a Skype interview, there are some new elements, besides the usual interview prep, which come into play. Use these tips to make a good first impression and rock the interview: Appropriate username Be sure your username is appropriate. If it’s still partygrl69,

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