Advice Archives - Rattleberry

The Top 10 Online UX Design Courses

August 30, 2017

“Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. Design is how it works.” Steve Jobs famously said. He must be talking about UX design. It can be said that UX design sits at the center of user needs, business goals and brand identity.   According to Joe Baz, an experienced Senior UX Designer at Athena Health, “A UX designer is responsible for understanding both customer problems and business…

ByBerfu Sahin
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How Human Centred Design Helps Recruiters Like Me

May 2, 2017

UXswitch spoke exclusively to Edward Conmy, Managing Director of RattleBerry.co about how human centred design can make for better candidate experiences and more successful recruitment agencies.     I own and run a specialist recruitment business. It’s called Rattleberry. The sweet spot for us is hiring UX designers. This is not an easy life. There are a lot of requests for talented designers…

In category: Jobs Recruitment advice UX
ByBerfu Sahin
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Seven ways to improve your LinkedIn page immediately:

May 19, 2016

Creating a strong LinkedIn profile nowadays can be crucial to helping you get the job you want. Linkedin is an opportunity to showcase your skills as and brag about why you're the 'best employee and worker there ever was and ever will be'. It's also a key opportunity to demonstrate your personality and attitude as a person, not just a worker. LinkedIn is designed to help you find a job, so just like creating a strong CV, if you're going to use LinkedIn, you need to take it seriously and be willing to put time into it.

ByEdward
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RattleBerry RoundUp: Interview Tips for Success

March 24, 2016

Welcome to the RattleBerry RoundUp! This is a weekly series where we select a trending topic and round up the latest and greatest articles to keep you up to date. We hope you enjoy it! Let us know either way on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. This week, we wanted to give you some tips on how to walk out of an interview feeling confident that you performed to the best of your ability. Being in the recruiting business, we do a good amount of interview and career coaching and strategy for our clients and panel members. Since we only work with experienced and senior level professionals, there is another level of professionalism and business savvy required during interviews that is often not covered in interview preparation material you find on the internet. Here, we have pulled together recent articles covering useful tips and information for experienced professionals going through the interview process.

ByMark
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10 UX Interview Questions & How To Answer Them

March 11, 2016

One of the core recruiting areas for RattleBerry is UX, so we are consistently meeting with clients to hear their needs and prepping our candidates to perform to their best ability in interviews. We then have the benefit of hearing from both the client and the candidate after an interview on what they felt went well and didn't. Here are some of the common questions we hear  UX designers struggle with in interviews, and how we recommend you answer them.

In category: Interview advice UX
ByMark
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RattleBerry RoundUp: Recruiting Tools, Trends & Tips

March 2, 2016

Welcome to the RattleBerry RoundUp! This is a weekly series where we select a trending topic and round up the latest and greatest articles to keep you up to date. We hope you enjoy it! Let us know either way onTwitter, Facebookor LinkedIn. This week's post goes out to all you recruiters out there. We know the struggle is real. We also know how seriously you take your jobs and how invested you are in succeeding, so this week we are rounding up some posts, podcasts, websites and more that might make the hustle a bit easier. At the very least we hope they will give you a little inspiration.

ByMark
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RattleBerry RoundUp: Leadership In The Modern Age

February 17, 2016

Welcome to the RattleBerry RoundUp! This is a weekly series where we select a trending topic and round up the latest and greatest articles to keep you up to date. We hope you enjoy it! Let us know either way on Twitter,Facebook or LinkedIn. This week, I've sorted through loads of articles titled something along the lines of "5 Essential Qualities for Every Leader", "How These 3 Things Tell You How to Lead", or "Leaderships is Defined By These 4 Traits" to bring you articles with real substance on the qualities and tools today's leaders use.

ByKatie
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5 Reasons You Need A Personal Website

February 12, 2016

We all know that the recruiting process has moved almost entirely into the online space. Because of that shift, all of our lives got a little bit easier. You can upload a CV or attach your LinkedIn profile to most applications in a split second which has removed much of the labour from the application process. Information on how to optimise your CV or profile is not only readily available, but it is virtually engraved into the brain of anyone who has applied for a job in the last 10 years. With all of these advancements, one question still remains, "How do I stand out from the crowd?" There is still no easy answer, but something you can do is create a personal website.

ByKatie
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3 general interview prepatation tips

August 27, 2015

Without getting into too much industry or skill type interviewing tips and hints sometimes you just need a nice overview of the fundamentals. The three links below will give you a baseline to prepare and build up confidence for any upcoming interview. You can layer in the more complicated stuff afterwards.   Some general interview preparation content General interview preparation – a thorough overview of all types in interviews and how to prepare for them. Telephone interview…

In category: Interview advice
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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