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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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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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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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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I recently read an article by Mark Whitby, a leading recruitment trainer, most noteworthy was his discussion on an encounter he had with a Team Lead at consulting gig. He mentioned said Team Lead viewed ‘recruitment’ as a ‘service’ that was simply a ‘necessary evil,’ something his client HAD to utilize. This was not the first time I had heard of recruiting being referred to as a ‘necessary evil.’ I have worked in recruitment for 15 years. I witnessed some recruiters not understand the value they bring to their clients. This short-sightedness is a problem. It causes recruiters to adopt a ‘transactional’ approach, ultimately burning themselves and the overall attitude towards the industry. With

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I recently read an article by Mark Whitby, a leading recruitment trainer, most noteworthy was his discussion on an encounter he had with a Team Lead at consulting gig. He mentioned said Team Lead viewed ‘recruitment’ as a ‘service’ that was simply a ‘necessary evil,’ something his client HAD to utilize. This was not the first time I had heard of recruiting being referred to as a ‘necessary evil.’ I have worked in recruitment for 15 years. I witnessed some recruiters not understand the value they bring to their clients. This short-sightedness is a problem. It causes recruiters to adopt a ‘transactional’ approach, ultimately burning themselves and the overall attitude towards the industry. With

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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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Every Business Leader and Hiring Manager of scaling businesses in the ‘Digital Technology’ space want to identify and engage with the finest talent available for a position. In order to best achieve this goal, the dynamic of the recruitment process must be considered. Why is dynamic important? Hiring for a scaling business is a process that needs thorough consideration, as your current team will have a bigger impact on the delivery of that project than the new hires in the short term. Plus, there are financial and psychological implications on a team that does not have the necessary skills to deliver on said project. We can assume by NOT making that

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Every Business Leader and Hiring Manager of scaling businesses in the ‘Digital Technology’ space want to identify and engage with the finest talent available for a position. In order to best achieve this goal, the dynamic of the recruitment process must be considered. Why is dynamic important? Hiring for a scaling business is a process that needs thorough consideration, as your current team will have a bigger impact on the delivery of that project than the new hires in the short term. Plus, there are financial and psychological implications on a team that does not have the necessary skills to deliver on said project. We can assume by NOT making that

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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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Whilst browsing Linkedin the other day I saw a post from a long term connection and regular contributor to my feed. The post was complaining about how organizations found it necessary to test candidates, regardless of role, prior to even meeting them. He, and many of his audience, agreed it was ridiculous how an organization should ask the individual to take time out to prove themselves as worthy to that business, without the organization themselves having to take any steps to build a positive impression. Indeed, it was suggested that this was entirely unethical and would deter many of them from even continuing with the process. This got me asking the

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Whilst browsing Linkedin the other day I saw a post from a long term connection and regular contributor to my feed. The post was complaining about how organizations found it necessary to test candidates, regardless of role, prior to even meeting them. He, and many of his audience, agreed it was ridiculous how an organization should ask the individual to take time out to prove themselves as worthy to that business, without the organization themselves having to take any steps to build a positive impression. Indeed, it was suggested that this was entirely unethical and would deter many of them from even continuing with the process. This got me asking the

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