Interviews can be stressful. So take the time to prepare for the interview properly. If you  follow our steps on ‘how to prepare for a job interview’ you eliminate some of the stress. Plus when you arrive prepared, the interviewer can tell and you leave a good impression, increasing your chances of landing your dream job. So take the necessary time to prepare, it’s worth it. Check out our tips on how to prepare for a job interview: Get more interview advice Be sure you get the interview, check out our CV advice Check out: 5 things a Recruiters does NOT want to see on your CV

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Interviews can be stressful. So take the time to prepare for the interview properly. If you  follow our steps on ‘how to prepare for a job interview’ you eliminate some of the stress. Plus when you arrive prepared, the interviewer can tell and you leave a good impression, increasing your chances of landing your dream job. So take the necessary time to prepare, it’s worth it. Check out our tips on how to prepare for a job interview: Get more interview advice Be sure you get the interview, check out our CV advice Check out: 5 things a Recruiters does NOT want to see on your CV

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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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We firmly believe in a positive recruiting process. How you hire is a direct reflection on your company values, culture and brand. A bad recruiting process can hurt your reputation and affect your chances of making the right hire in the future, ultimately affecting your ability to achieve your business goals. A positive recruiting process and building a positive, long term focused ‘employer brand’ is something we take very seriously. This week we welcomed three new members to our team in Malta and asked them to share their first-hand experience with our recruiting process. Here is what they said. Red Executive’s recruiting process Steve Murphy, Recruitment Resourcer I first applied for

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We firmly believe in a positive recruiting process. How you hire is a direct reflection on your company values, culture and brand. A bad recruiting process can hurt your reputation and affect your chances of making the right hire in the future, ultimately affecting your ability to achieve your business goals. A positive recruiting process and building a positive, long term focused ‘employer brand’ is something we take very seriously. This week we welcomed three new members to our team in Malta and asked them to share their first-hand experience with our recruiting process. Here is what they said. Red Executive’s recruiting process Steve Murphy, Recruitment Resourcer I first applied for

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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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Recruiter insight is a monthly series on our Blog. Each month our experienced Red Executive recruiters are asked a different question, so they can share their knowledge and experience. Last month, our recruiters shared What is your favourite interview question? This month we asked our recruiters, What is your top interview tip? Here is what they said: Ryan Cilia, Account Executive Answer interview questions using the STAR method. STAR stands for Situation, Task, Action and Result. Using this method ensures questions are answered concisely and with all the necessary information. Ricky Rudduck, Head of Business Development Prepare questions for the end of the interview. When it’s over and the interviewer asks, “do you have any questions,” don’t say “no.” When doing research

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Recruiter insight is a monthly series on our Blog. Each month our experienced Red Executive recruiters are asked a different question, so they can share their knowledge and experience. Last month, our recruiters shared What is your favourite interview question? This month we asked our recruiters, What is your top interview tip? Here is what they said: Ryan Cilia, Account Executive Answer interview questions using the STAR method. STAR stands for Situation, Task, Action and Result. Using this method ensures questions are answered concisely and with all the necessary information. Ricky Rudduck, Head of Business Development Prepare questions for the end of the interview. When it’s over and the interviewer asks, “do you have any questions,” don’t say “no.” When doing research

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Recruiter insight is a monthly series on our Red Exec Blog. Each month our experienced Red Executive recruiters will be asked a different question, so they can share their knowledge and experience. This month we asked: What is your favourite interview question to ask and why?  Here is what they said: Nicola Mizzi, Senior Account Manager In the last week, have you been satisfied, energized and productive at work? What were you doing? The candidate’s answer provides insight into what they truly enjoy in their role, as well as, their motivations to perform and excel. Borislava Iordanova, Recruitment Resourcer What is your biggest achievement? Their answer will determine if they are proactive and an overachiever. Also,

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Recruiter insight is a monthly series on our Red Exec Blog. Each month our experienced Red Executive recruiters will be asked a different question, so they can share their knowledge and experience. This month we asked: What is your favourite interview question to ask and why?  Here is what they said: Nicola Mizzi, Senior Account Manager In the last week, have you been satisfied, energized and productive at work? What were you doing? The candidate’s answer provides insight into what they truly enjoy in their role, as well as, their motivations to perform and excel. Borislava Iordanova, Recruitment Resourcer What is your biggest achievement? Their answer will determine if they are proactive and an overachiever. Also,

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At Red Exec, we appreciate that we are currently working in a ‘candidate driven’ market, which means demand for talent outweighs supply in the ‘digital technology’ space. The supply driven marketplace results in recruitment firms, including Red Executive, positioning themselves differently to their potential competition. So it directly impacts what we want to see from your CV. At Red Executive, we want to identify and engage with the talent that isn’t responding to job ads. This is the talent that is happy, content and challenged in their current role. Whether you are looking for a new role or not, to attract recruiters to your CV, keep it looking great. 5 things to

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At Red Exec, we appreciate that we are currently working in a ‘candidate driven’ market, which means demand for talent outweighs supply in the ‘digital technology’ space. The supply driven marketplace results in recruitment firms, including Red Executive, positioning themselves differently to their potential competition. So it directly impacts what we want to see from your CV. At Red Executive, we want to identify and engage with the talent that isn’t responding to job ads. This is the talent that is happy, content and challenged in their current role. Whether you are looking for a new role or not, to attract recruiters to your CV, keep it looking great. 5 things to

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I previously wrote a post on how to prepare for a job interview. The focus was the candidate perspective. I was kindly asked for my thoughts from the employer perspective on the same subject. As a consequence, I want to help ‘hiring managers’ understand how they should think and prepare for an interview. Understanding allows for a positive impression, full understanding of the client and ultimately hire the top 20% of talent available on the market for their job. The first thing you have to do is understand what you want. You would be amazed the volume of clients we have at Red Executive who want to utilize the recruitment process to identify

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I previously wrote a post on how to prepare for a job interview. The focus was the candidate perspective. I was kindly asked for my thoughts from the employer perspective on the same subject. As a consequence, I want to help ‘hiring managers’ understand how they should think and prepare for an interview. Understanding allows for a positive impression, full understanding of the client and ultimately hire the top 20% of talent available on the market for their job. The first thing you have to do is understand what you want. You would be amazed the volume of clients we have at Red Executive who want to utilize the recruitment process to identify

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Over the years, we must have literally interviewed tens of thousands of people at Red Executive. The roles have varied and the key components of a matching candidate have changed depending on the client and the specific role. When we have been recruiting on behalf of a client, we 100% endorse a quick meeting to go over the company and the role relatively quickly. This allows both parties to understand if the opportunity is right for the candidate. Ultimately, we are matching the candidate in a pretty basic manner. When this has been clarified, we provide more detailed information to the candidate and schedule a second, more in-depth meeting. The purpose

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Over the years, we must have literally interviewed tens of thousands of people at Red Executive. The roles have varied and the key components of a matching candidate have changed depending on the client and the specific role. When we have been recruiting on behalf of a client, we 100% endorse a quick meeting to go over the company and the role relatively quickly. This allows both parties to understand if the opportunity is right for the candidate. Ultimately, we are matching the candidate in a pretty basic manner. When this has been clarified, we provide more detailed information to the candidate and schedule a second, more in-depth meeting. The purpose

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