Articles and blog posts all about UX, marketing, product, data and digital.

Omni-channel consultant

June 22, 2015

Company Description A innovative business to consumer client of ours is looking to work with a senior onmi-channel consultant to help define and write their upcoming multi-channel plan with an emphasis on optimising the digital aspects of these multiple channels. Job Description This is a two to three month engagement to work with a number of stakeholders to drive the omni channel agenda via a well written plan that the above stakeholders has engaged with and are bought into.

In category: eCommerce Jobs
ByEdward
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Software Developer

June 22, 2015

Company Description We are working with a IT systems integrator and they are looking for a software developer to join on a 12 month day rate contract or a salaried permanent basis (this depends on the preferred candidates preference). This firm operates across the Island of Ireland and they have contracts ongoing with large corporations and some well known semi state bodies and enterprises. This particular contract is based in Dublin City Centre and you will be working on the development of applications to help build some of the largest infrastructure upgrades in the State's history.

In category: Development Jobs
ByEdward
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Who and what do we recruit for?

June 19, 2015

The tag-line for our site is head-hunting digital leaders. We then define that by function - UX, ad-tech & data, e-commerce, followed by programmes, development and product. I thought it would be useful to write a couple of posts that sum up each of the areas and why it makes sense for a recruitment business to tie these different functions under the umbrella of technology and digital leadership. This first post will summarise all the areas into two major subsections - experience and change. The second post will go into more detail on the specific functions and jobs. I see digital change and transformation occurring on a grand scale across clients regardless of sector. So the  broadly defined word "digital" is high on the agenda of banks, airlines, gaming firms, internet based enterprises, retailers and on and on. But it means different things to different people. Over the last four years I have seen how, in the main, it all pulls together. There are two overarching groups helping business successfully adapt and deliver better service for the connected age. They are, number one - digital experience and number two, digital change.

ByEdward
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Why I started my recruitment firm

June 12, 2015

I am sitting here in my shiny new office in Rathgar, Ireland, at the end of week one and I am reflecting on why I took the plunge into entrepreneurship once again. I thought it would make a good topic for a post that introduces what we are trying to do here. I'll address why I am doing it and what we are looking to achieve now and for the future of the company. Hopefully, from this summary, you will get an understanding of how I can help you or not.   Background to my decision I have worked in the corporate world, the SME world servicing large corporates and also in the start up space working with emerging technology firms. Functionally, I have spent about half of my 15 year career working in recruitment and talent consulting. The other half I have worked in online marketing & projects, corporate account management and, finally, digital publishing & events. So, I like to think I have a broad understanding of business, process and what it takes to get stuff done in the corporate world.

In category: Thoughts
ByEdward
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The best CV format ever – in my opinion

June 6, 2015

I work in recruitment, mostly senior technology, digital and online operations jobs, and I am often asked what is the best way to format a CV. Now, this is a tricky question. People don’t want to be too prescriptive as it is a subjective thing and no two people are the same. They also do not want to try and shoe-horn different professions under one template. Additionally there are a wide variety of opinions on what works and does not. So recruiters and HR professionals are reluctant to give their own take in case it is “wrong”.

Byadmin
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Digital Director - Media

June 4, 2015

Company Description A very large and successful media buying group are now looking for a leader to join one of their growing brands. This is a 200 strong organisation structured to grow and achieve even more. They are plugged into every piece of the media pie we consume everyday and they do it better than the rest. Digital innovation is at the centre of what they do as part of an overall data driven view of the world. Job Description They need a leader to join their team. Someone who has world-class digital media experience. They are looking for a Director of Digital to inspire the team to grow digital media planning and buying to new heights within the agency. The clients are all household names and international brands. They are mostly mass B2C businesses who execute global media and advertising campaigns, so they need to work with a media partner who is comfortable in that environment. Our client is one such media partner.

In category: Jobs
ByEdward
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This will help you prepare for an interview

June 1, 2015

I was reading a piece from Lou Adler, one of the most published head hunters out there, on the best interview question of all time. The one thing that as an interviewer you should ask a candidate to evaluate their fit for your company and role. As a potential candidate it is instructive, have a read of it here and consider the following. If you can answer this question and deal with the 20 or so follow up questions then you are prepared for any interview.

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