At Red Exec, we appreciate there is currently a ‘War for Talent’ and as a potential ‘candidate’ you are in massive demand. Indeed, the market requirement for your skills far outweighs the number of people available. However, despite the ‘supply driven’ nature of ‘technical’ recruitment, it’s vital you position yourself professionally and tell us recruiters exactly what you have achieved in your career to date. See five things below, we believe will help you secure that top role you really want: 5 things to put on your CV: 1.Current Role/Project Your most recent experience, particularly if it has lasted longer than 12 months, is the most relevant. Questions to consider when you are updating

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At Red Exec, we appreciate there is currently a ‘War for Talent’ and as a potential ‘candidate’ you are in massive demand. Indeed, the market requirement for your skills far outweighs the number of people available. However, despite the ‘supply driven’ nature of ‘technical’ recruitment, it’s vital you position yourself professionally and tell us recruiters exactly what you have achieved in your career to date. See five things below, we believe will help you secure that top role you really want: 5 things to put on your CV: 1.Current Role/Project Your most recent experience, particularly if it has lasted longer than 12 months, is the most relevant. Questions to consider when you are updating

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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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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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‘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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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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Moving house, getting married and changing jobs are considered three of the most stressful events someone can experience. We can’t help you move house and we’re not very good at planning weddings but we are experts at job interviews and we can help you prepare. The excitement begins when you get that call to schedule your first interview for an amazing role at a great company. You can already picture yourself working in the position. Then the nerves kick in and you begin to worry, what if I don’t ‘rock’ the interview? How do I prepare for the interview? We’re going to tell you exactly what you need to worry about

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Moving house, getting married and changing jobs are considered three of the most stressful events someone can experience. We can’t help you move house and we’re not very good at planning weddings but we are experts at job interviews and we can help you prepare. The excitement begins when you get that call to schedule your first interview for an amazing role at a great company. You can already picture yourself working in the position. Then the nerves kick in and you begin to worry, what if I don’t ‘rock’ the interview? How do I prepare for the interview? We’re going to tell you exactly what you need to worry about

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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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It is just as important for an Interviewer to prepare before an interview, as it is for the Candidate. Preparation by the Interviewer is imperative to be sure you ask the right questions and to ensure you make the right hire. When you prepare, you get the best responses and gain a full understanding of the Candidate. Also, you convey a positive impression of yourself and the company, ultimately hiring the top 20% of Talent available on the job market. How to prepare before an interview:

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It is just as important for an Interviewer to prepare before an interview, as it is for the Candidate. Preparation by the Interviewer is imperative to be sure you ask the right questions and to ensure you make the right hire. When you prepare, you get the best responses and gain a full understanding of the Candidate. Also, you convey a positive impression of yourself and the company, ultimately hiring the top 20% of Talent available on the job market. How to prepare before an interview:

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As an Executive job seeker, your outlook during the recruitment process will be different to that of a mid-level candidate. By this point in your career, you are either an up and comer or have ‘been there and done it.’ So you need to distinguish yourself differently than in past interviews. In order to stand-out, it requires you to consider 6 key things, allowing you to fully elaborate the value you can bring to your prospective employer. 6 key things to consider as an Executive job seeker: 1. Does the prospective company match your values of business? You will be driving strategy in this new role, therefore, the method and outlook

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As an Executive job seeker, your outlook during the recruitment process will be different to that of a mid-level candidate. By this point in your career, you are either an up and comer or have ‘been there and done it.’ So you need to distinguish yourself differently than in past interviews. In order to stand-out, it requires you to consider 6 key things, allowing you to fully elaborate the value you can bring to your prospective employer. 6 key things to consider as an Executive job seeker: 1. Does the prospective company match your values of business? You will be driving strategy in this new role, therefore, the method and outlook

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