Last week was Europe’s showcase event in the ‘Digital Advertising’ space and 60,000 people from all over the world descended upon Cologne, (Leverkusen or Dusseldorf for the less organized), to engage in conversation and commercial action for 2017. What I really want to explore is how the following three key talking points from the show, coupled with the current state of the recruiting industry, impacts on our ability to attract talent. 1. Relevancy Online/Mobile ads is a massive market. So if the largest brands are going to spend their advertising money with you, you have to offer something relevant to their key target audiences. Gone are the days where I/Os and arbitrage

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Last week was Europe’s showcase event in the ‘Digital Advertising’ space and 60,000 people from all over the world descended upon Cologne, (Leverkusen or Dusseldorf for the less organized), to engage in conversation and commercial action for 2017. What I really want to explore is how the following three key talking points from the show, coupled with the current state of the recruiting industry, impacts on our ability to attract talent. 1. Relevancy Online/Mobile ads is a massive market. So if the largest brands are going to spend their advertising money with you, you have to offer something relevant to their key target audiences. Gone are the days where I/Os and arbitrage

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“Find something you love to do and you’ll never have to work a day in your life” – Harvey Mackay But sometimes, even a Monday can feel like work. Monday, a singular day of the week that everyone loves to hate. But is this grudge justified?  If on Monday morning you find it hard to get started, we compiled a list to help you get past those Monday blues and start your week off right. 1. The start of the work week offers a fresh start Think of Monday as a fresh start, you have tasks you want to accomplish, goals and aspirations you want to achieve, put them into action.

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“Find something you love to do and you’ll never have to work a day in your life” – Harvey Mackay But sometimes, even a Monday can feel like work. Monday, a singular day of the week that everyone loves to hate. But is this grudge justified?  If on Monday morning you find it hard to get started, we compiled a list to help you get past those Monday blues and start your week off right. 1. The start of the work week offers a fresh start Think of Monday as a fresh start, you have tasks you want to accomplish, goals and aspirations you want to achieve, put them into action.

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Imagine, you finally get the funding from the group of VCs and investors because they believe in the business you built.  Now it’s time for your business to move out of its core market and expand internationally. It’s the start to the next chapter of your mission and there are many elements to consider. Based on our experience of creating expansion strategies with our clients, we have put together a list of questions to consider when entering your new region. What is the political situation? What is the political climate in the new region(s)? Is it stable? Traditionally, when companies expanded to Europe it has been to London due to low cultural barriers

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Imagine, you finally get the funding from the group of VCs and investors because they believe in the business you built.  Now it’s time for your business to move out of its core market and expand internationally. It’s the start to the next chapter of your mission and there are many elements to consider. Based on our experience of creating expansion strategies with our clients, we have put together a list of questions to consider when entering your new region. What is the political situation? What is the political climate in the new region(s)? Is it stable? Traditionally, when companies expanded to Europe it has been to London due to low cultural barriers

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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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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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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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