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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I would like to share a story. I recently had a conversation with my friend, Jane. She recently started a new job but she already received interest from another company. Jane is apprehensive to switch. But the new opportunity is really intriguing. She is apprehensive to switch jobs because her resume is filled with a new job every 12 to 24 months. She hasn’t stayed at a single company for more than 2 years. Jane’s CV reflects that of a ‘job hopper’; someone who moves from company to company every year or two and has done it many times. Jane asked me my opinion, since I work at a recruitment company,

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I would like to share a story. I recently had a conversation with my friend, Jane. She recently started a new job but she already received interest from another company. Jane is apprehensive to switch. But the new opportunity is really intriguing. She is apprehensive to switch jobs because her resume is filled with a new job every 12 to 24 months. She hasn’t stayed at a single company for more than 2 years. Jane’s CV reflects that of a ‘job hopper’; someone who moves from company to company every year or two and has done it many times. Jane asked me my opinion, since I work at a recruitment company,

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Over the last 3 weeks, we have been trying to find Talent for our own business here at Red Executive. It is just as difficult to hire the ‘right fit’ for our own business as it is for our clients. To date, I’ve conducted 12 first interviews for the various open roles and the one thing that stands out is the lack of preparation taken by many candidates. It is concerning. When I ask candidates, “Why do you want to work here?” apparently the answer “because I think I would enjoy it” is acceptable. How can someone be willing to commit their life to a job and a business they literally

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Over the last 3 weeks, we have been trying to find Talent for our own business here at Red Executive. It is just as difficult to hire the ‘right fit’ for our own business as it is for our clients. To date, I’ve conducted 12 first interviews for the various open roles and the one thing that stands out is the lack of preparation taken by many candidates. It is concerning. When I ask candidates, “Why do you want to work here?” apparently the answer “because I think I would enjoy it” is acceptable. How can someone be willing to commit their life to a job and a business they literally

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Picture this: You just got an interview for your dream job. You prepped for the interview, did your research, picked out an outfit. You are all set and ready to rock it. Last month you went out partying, on Facebook a friend tagged you in a picture dancing on the bar holding a bottle of tequila. You don’t think anything of it. After the interview, you feel great and are confident you will get an offer. But a few days later you get a call from the hiring manager, “we really liked you but we don’t feel you are right fit for our company.” What went wrong?! According to a survey

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Picture this: You just got an interview for your dream job. You prepped for the interview, did your research, picked out an outfit. You are all set and ready to rock it. Last month you went out partying, on Facebook a friend tagged you in a picture dancing on the bar holding a bottle of tequila. You don’t think anything of it. After the interview, you feel great and are confident you will get an offer. But a few days later you get a call from the hiring manager, “we really liked you but we don’t feel you are right fit for our company.” What went wrong?! According to a survey

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In my 30 years of recruitment, one thing has not changed, it is important to build long lasting relationships with clients, candidates and industry peers. When I first started to work in recruitment during the 80’s, the fax machine was the newest piece of kit, and boy it was amazing.  Over the years, I worked in many areas of recruitment, such as temporary staff, high volume, permanent and temporary recruitment within the call center industry.  I  worked in agencies, in-house and the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.  Currently, I work within the exciting world of Digital Marketing, where the energy and the buzz is without question second to none. Success relies on talk not tech Throughout my career,

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In my 30 years of recruitment, one thing has not changed, it is important to build long lasting relationships with clients, candidates and industry peers. When I first started to work in recruitment during the 80’s, the fax machine was the newest piece of kit, and boy it was amazing.  Over the years, I worked in many areas of recruitment, such as temporary staff, high volume, permanent and temporary recruitment within the call center industry.  I  worked in agencies, in-house and the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.  Currently, I work within the exciting world of Digital Marketing, where the energy and the buzz is without question second to none. Success relies on talk not tech Throughout my career,

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Should I learn to code? That is a question I have been asking myself for a while now. As an intern in the digital sector and a recent graduate who was job hunting,  I  witness first hand the demand increase for digitally skilled employees, who can create and implement technology. Read more about The War for Talent What can I do? Learn to code or program, even at a basic level. It complements your skill set and makes you stand out among other candidates. Plus, it helps develop your logical thinking and basic understanding of computer science. Governments have realized the importance of coding and, in recent years, added coding to the

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Should I learn to code? That is a question I have been asking myself for a while now. As an intern in the digital sector and a recent graduate who was job hunting,  I  witness first hand the demand increase for digitally skilled employees, who can create and implement technology. Read more about The War for Talent What can I do? Learn to code or program, even at a basic level. It complements your skill set and makes you stand out among other candidates. Plus, it helps develop your logical thinking and basic understanding of computer science. Governments have realized the importance of coding and, in recent years, added coding to the

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Situated south of Italy, lies a small yet surprising Island that boasts a welcoming climate and a strong and stable economy. I have been living in Malta on and off for the past 5 years. My experiences on this little slab of paradise have been unforgettable and why I keep coming back. I grew up in the South of Wales; a lush, green, wet-sheep ridden country, extremely different culturally and geologically from Malta. If you are in mind set where you need a change of scenery, a fresh start or a new challenge, then Malta is a country I would consider relocating. 5 best reasons to live in Malta 1. Almost everyone

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Situated south of Italy, lies a small yet surprising Island that boasts a welcoming climate and a strong and stable economy. I have been living in Malta on and off for the past 5 years. My experiences on this little slab of paradise have been unforgettable and why I keep coming back. I grew up in the South of Wales; a lush, green, wet-sheep ridden country, extremely different culturally and geologically from Malta. If you are in mind set where you need a change of scenery, a fresh start or a new challenge, then Malta is a country I would consider relocating. 5 best reasons to live in Malta 1. Almost everyone

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Are you interested in recruiting or considering a career change? I want to share the most valuable things I have learned since starting my career. My goal is to help other people decide if working in recruitment is right for them or to help new recruiters navigate the industry. My career began 6 months ago when I joined Red Executive as a Recruitment Resourcer. My job is to work closely with account managers and help find the top 20% of talent for our clients. Previously, I worked as a Regional Manager for a telecommunication company and my experience with recruitment consisted of hiring for my team. However, it became my favourite part

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Are you interested in recruiting or considering a career change? I want to share the most valuable things I have learned since starting my career. My goal is to help other people decide if working in recruitment is right for them or to help new recruiters navigate the industry. My career began 6 months ago when I joined Red Executive as a Recruitment Resourcer. My job is to work closely with account managers and help find the top 20% of talent for our clients. Previously, I worked as a Regional Manager for a telecommunication company and my experience with recruitment consisted of hiring for my team. However, it became my favourite part

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