1. You start the journey with a #dmexcotravelselfie 2. The first day begins with all the newbies having to queue because they forgot to print their passes beforehand. 3. Meet up with friends you haven’t seen since dmexco last year. 4. All conversations  start with how poor the mobile reception and wifi are at the show. 5. YoY the Agency Network stands have more security. 6. The Lead Generation guy starts following you round the conference. 7. By 7pm, one of the stands has basically turned into a nightclub. 8. The second day begins and there are unmanned booths. Someone had fun last night. 9. As you’re leaving, you finally realize the difference between the dmexco diner

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1. You start the journey with a #dmexcotravelselfie 2. The first day begins with all the newbies having to queue because they forgot to print their passes beforehand. 3. Meet up with friends you haven’t seen since dmexco last year. 4. All conversations  start with how poor the mobile reception and wifi are at the show. 5. YoY the Agency Network stands have more security. 6. The Lead Generation guy starts following you round the conference. 7. By 7pm, one of the stands has basically turned into a nightclub. 8. The second day begins and there are unmanned booths. Someone had fun last night. 9. As you’re leaving, you finally realize the difference between the dmexco diner

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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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You may have noticed that recently Red Executive starting using the hashtag, #jobunicorn on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. We put a lot of thought into choosing our unique and very own hashtag. So we wanted to give you a little background information on how this hashtag came to pass and why we decided to use it, besides the obvious reasons of wanting to be cool and trendy. Why we chose #Jobunicorn Recently, Red Executive hired Alyssa Jacobs to take control of the company marketing and social media. One of her first quests was to work with the team in order to create a company # (hashtag). The challenge was creating one that represented both the organization

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You may have noticed that recently Red Executive starting using the hashtag, #jobunicorn on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. We put a lot of thought into choosing our unique and very own hashtag. So we wanted to give you a little background information on how this hashtag came to pass and why we decided to use it, besides the obvious reasons of wanting to be cool and trendy. Why we chose #Jobunicorn Recently, Red Executive hired Alyssa Jacobs to take control of the company marketing and social media. One of her first quests was to work with the team in order to create a company # (hashtag). The challenge was creating one that represented both the organization

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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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As a technology recruiter and self-proclaimed geek, the immediate and huge success of the recently released Pokemon Go has me thinking about the future of the technology industry in relation to recruiting. I have seen first hand how the ‘on trend technology’ of 2016, like augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), has directly affected recruiting. Implications on technology Nintendo has really hit the ground running with their first AR game, Pokemon Go. AR puts imaginary elements, like Pikachu, into the real-world. People can’t seem to get enough of this alternate AR world. Within four days of Pokemon Go’s release, it already has more users than Twitter, whilst only being released in

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As a technology recruiter and self-proclaimed geek, the immediate and huge success of the recently released Pokemon Go has me thinking about the future of the technology industry in relation to recruiting. I have seen first hand how the ‘on trend technology’ of 2016, like augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), has directly affected recruiting. Implications on technology Nintendo has really hit the ground running with their first AR game, Pokemon Go. AR puts imaginary elements, like Pikachu, into the real-world. People can’t seem to get enough of this alternate AR world. Within four days of Pokemon Go’s release, it already has more users than Twitter, whilst only being released in

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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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As a recent graduate, I have been thrown into the uncertainty that comes with it, unemployment. I find myself part of a generation of students that enter the working world debt-burdened and scrambling for a barista job just to pay the bills. As a result, we realize the jobs our degree is supposed to bring are either out of reach or no longer appealing. What to do Now? Having accepted that piece of paper and tossed that hat with a sense of freedom and expectation, there might come a moment when the reality of the situation sinks in. Suddenly you realize, the dream graduate job doesn’t exist, your parents will no longer fund drunken exploits and dietary requirements of chicken

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As a recent graduate, I have been thrown into the uncertainty that comes with it, unemployment. I find myself part of a generation of students that enter the working world debt-burdened and scrambling for a barista job just to pay the bills. As a result, we realize the jobs our degree is supposed to bring are either out of reach or no longer appealing. What to do Now? Having accepted that piece of paper and tossed that hat with a sense of freedom and expectation, there might come a moment when the reality of the situation sinks in. Suddenly you realize, the dream graduate job doesn’t exist, your parents will no longer fund drunken exploits and dietary requirements of chicken

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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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