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Get the most from your interim manager

September 21, 2017

The pressure is on, the you need expertise and you need it fast. You have managed to hire an experienced interim manager to take over that delicately poised programme of work. So, how do you make sure you avoid any of the potential pitfalls like low engagement, lack of influence and growing costs? Don’t worry, there are tried and trusted ways to ensure, as a hiring manager, you get the best out of your time and investment.   I should…

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.

ByEdward
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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: The Future of Recruiting

February 10, 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 are taking on the topic of the future of recruiting. This is what RattleBerry is all about. As the corporate world undergoes digital transformation, something to realize is that there will not only be changes in the way companies do business but also in the way companies attract and hire talent. The recruiting industry along with HR departments the world over are being rocked by the shift to digital. Everything from the way a candidate applies for a job to the way an employee is defined is shifting, and it feels as though we are on the brink of a revolution. Just as in commerce where all the power has shifted to the customer, to stay relevant in recruiting (especially for tech) we must realize that all the power has shifted to the candidate.

ByKatie
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Our evolving proposition - 6 months in

November 13, 2015

Focusing on digital transformation and experience RattleBerry is a freshly squeezed six months old today and we thought it would be a good time to take a step back and see where we have gotten to and what has changed from our initial plan. We have made two hires to our own team and have been lucky to get to work on some really senior recruitment briefs in UX, eCommerce and digital delivery/ project management. So, we are ahead of schedule and that is great, but I have noticed a slight but important shift in the areas we recruit for.

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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Functional areas we recruit for explained and typical job titles

July 3, 2015

Last week I wrote a piece on the intersection of technology and organisational transformation in this connected age. That post summarised the broad categories of digital experience and digital change. I am now going to explain what the associated functional areas do and the kind of job titles that are found in each area. The goal is to give you a deeper understanding of not only what kind of work we do but also what kind of skills companies now need to nurture and hire to accomplish their digital transformation.

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”.

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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.

Byadmin
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