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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There are many differences between working in a startup and a corporate environment and each with their own merits. But working in a startup provides unique opportunities that progress your career, which is not available in a corporate workplace. With the ‘digital technology’ space becoming more ‘candidate driven’ by the day and the ‘War for Talent‘ only being heightened, you are probably wondering why a startup, where everyone knows the output required to be successful is greater, be a good choice to aid your career? Wonder no more. Below we explain, why it will progress your career. 8 reasons why joining a startup will progress your career 1. Influence strategy and direction

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There are many differences between working in a startup and a corporate environment and each with their own merits. But working in a startup provides unique opportunities that progress your career, which is not available in a corporate workplace. With the ‘digital technology’ space becoming more ‘candidate driven’ by the day and the ‘War for Talent‘ only being heightened, you are probably wondering why a startup, where everyone knows the output required to be successful is greater, be a good choice to aid your career? Wonder no more. Below we explain, why it will progress your career. 8 reasons why joining a startup will progress your career 1. Influence strategy and direction

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You just got a job offer at a start-up company and are very excited about their vision and product. However, the company is in the process of an exit. What does this mean for you? A job isn’t as simple as just matching your skills to the job description. It is also about matching your ‘wants’ to the company, like the future plans of the company, vision, environment, structure and culture. You must be a right fit for the company and the company must be a right fit for you. An important question to consider when deciding to accept a job offer, which is often overlooked, is what is the company’s

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You just got a job offer at a start-up company and are very excited about their vision and product. However, the company is in the process of an exit. What does this mean for you? A job isn’t as simple as just matching your skills to the job description. It is also about matching your ‘wants’ to the company, like the future plans of the company, vision, environment, structure and culture. You must be a right fit for the company and the company must be a right fit for you. An important question to consider when deciding to accept a job offer, which is often overlooked, is what is the company’s

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Do you feel you have trouble getting things done and staying on-task? As someone who is working, in school and guest blogs, my ability to get everything done, and on-time, relies on being productive. Being productive is not only about getting more done, it’s about staying on-task and not getting side-tracked. I have tried many different things, different apps and followed peoples’ advice. Through much trial and error, here is a list of my favorite and simplest ways that will help you be more productive. 5 ways to be more productive 1. Create a to-do list The list should be ordered from most important to least important. Creating a list is

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Do you feel you have trouble getting things done and staying on-task? As someone who is working, in school and guest blogs, my ability to get everything done, and on-time, relies on being productive. Being productive is not only about getting more done, it’s about staying on-task and not getting side-tracked. I have tried many different things, different apps and followed peoples’ advice. Through much trial and error, here is a list of my favorite and simplest ways that will help you be more productive. 5 ways to be more productive 1. Create a to-do list The list should be ordered from most important to least important. Creating a list is

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