As an Executive Headhunter, I am talking to a varied segment of the market daily. My goal of course, is to engage the finest talent on behalf of my clients. Generally, I make a point of talking to the entire talent pool for a particular role. This could range from 5 to 20 people max. Of course, I never engage all 20 individuals, however, what is interesting talking to these Business Leaders is what keeps them motivated to stay in their current employment. Therefore, see below 6 things that will play a large part in retaining your finest leadership talent: Get them dealt in and do it early. These individuals will

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As an Executive Headhunter, I am talking to a varied segment of the market daily. My goal of course, is to engage the finest talent on behalf of my clients. Generally, I make a point of talking to the entire talent pool for a particular role. This could range from 5 to 20 people max. Of course, I never engage all 20 individuals, however, what is interesting talking to these Business Leaders is what keeps them motivated to stay in their current employment. Therefore, see below 6 things that will play a large part in retaining your finest leadership talent: Get them dealt in and do it early. These individuals will

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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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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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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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You have a big project deadline on the horizon. You and your team need to pull together and get it done. There is no time for division amongst members but one member is not good at working with others, they have developed some bad habits, and it’s impacting the team’s ability to get their tasks accomplished. Bad habits impact everyone you work with and can cause tension. This can create problems for the team, which ultimately impacts the performance of the business. When a team works together, performance increases and you are able to achieve your goals. Not sure if you are guilty of these bad habits? Check our list of

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You have a big project deadline on the horizon. You and your team need to pull together and get it done. There is no time for division amongst members but one member is not good at working with others, they have developed some bad habits, and it’s impacting the team’s ability to get their tasks accomplished. Bad habits impact everyone you work with and can cause tension. This can create problems for the team, which ultimately impacts the performance of the business. When a team works together, performance increases and you are able to achieve your goals. Not sure if you are guilty of these bad habits? Check our list of

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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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It’s a New Year, which means a fresh start and new beginnings. It’s a time when you consider your future. Consideration is about setting goals and creating a plan; so you can achieve success. At the start of each New Year, we ask everyone at Red Executive to consider their top priorities for the coming year and write down their main goals. We then sit down as a team and discuss everyone’s goals and develop a plan on how to achieve them. We do this by considering the following factors. 5 simple ways to set goals: 1. Be Motivated Find something that motivates you and is your ‘raison d’être.’ If your

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It’s a New Year, which means a fresh start and new beginnings. It’s a time when you consider your future. Consideration is about setting goals and creating a plan; so you can achieve success. At the start of each New Year, we ask everyone at Red Executive to consider their top priorities for the coming year and write down their main goals. We then sit down as a team and discuss everyone’s goals and develop a plan on how to achieve them. We do this by considering the following factors. 5 simple ways to set goals: 1. Be Motivated Find something that motivates you and is your ‘raison d’être.’ If your

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Recently we conducted a survey to gain a better understanding of how you think about job search and recruitment consultancy. We asked about; what factors are in play when making career decisions; what type of organization attracts you; what challenges do you face when recruiting and what considerations are in play when engaging with a recruitment consultancy. We took the data and created an Infographic to share with you. Here are the results from our 2016 Talent Survey:     The results gave us better insight into what you want and your priorities, allowing us to better tailor our services to meet your needs. Read more about our Candidate Services Check

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Recently we conducted a survey to gain a better understanding of how you think about job search and recruitment consultancy. We asked about; what factors are in play when making career decisions; what type of organization attracts you; what challenges do you face when recruiting and what considerations are in play when engaging with a recruitment consultancy. We took the data and created an Infographic to share with you. Here are the results from our 2016 Talent Survey:     The results gave us better insight into what you want and your priorities, allowing us to better tailor our services to meet your needs. Read more about our Candidate Services Check

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The importance of personal branding for Recruiters Today, branding is not limited to just companies. You are a brand too. When you think of Richard Branson, Elon Musk or Mark Zuckerberg, you immediately think of a certain image, a trusted source, a leader in their industry and by extension their brands.  But personal branding is not just for CEO’s, entrepreneurs or The Kardashians. It’s for everyone. Personal branding is how people remember you. It is the exact impression you want to convey. It builds your professional reputation and by extension your company. Your personal brand gives you a competitive advantage, allowing you to stand out in your field. As a Recruiter,

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The importance of personal branding for Recruiters Today, branding is not limited to just companies. You are a brand too. When you think of Richard Branson, Elon Musk or Mark Zuckerberg, you immediately think of a certain image, a trusted source, a leader in their industry and by extension their brands.  But personal branding is not just for CEO’s, entrepreneurs or The Kardashians. It’s for everyone. Personal branding is how people remember you. It is the exact impression you want to convey. It builds your professional reputation and by extension your company. Your personal brand gives you a competitive advantage, allowing you to stand out in your field. As a Recruiter,

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