Executive Job Vacancies for the New Year

Here are a couple of new jobs that we have available for your consideration. If you feel that either of them would suit your skills and expertise please contact Lucy York, lucy@engageexecutivejobs.com or via 01202674488. Lucy will be happy to chat to you about your options.


FMCG Sales Team Leader

I am looking for a dynamic, energetic Sales Manager with fine food experience. Working with a fast growing, passionate Dorset based company to find a driven, fun individual, who wants to work hard.

A great opportunity for someone who has a proven ability in researching target markets and winning new business. Must have account management experience with a preferred consultative sale style. A contagious confidence is required with encouragement and coaching of existing sales team.

Must be a self starter, motivated and driven individual. This position is office based and therefore, driving license with own transport is required.

Salary – c£30,000 DOE


Regional Sales Manager

A great opportunity has arisen for a Regional Sales Manager position in the Dorset & Hampshire Counties. You will have a strong network of introducers and Invoice Finance experience.

Sourcing deals via Accountants and Brokers a good relationship style is essential. You must be self motivated, hard working and proactive to work for this financial operation.

Driving license is essential and ability to work outside of 9-5 when necessary will be required for networking purposes.

Salary – c£45,000 DOE + Bonus

Behind Every Great Company is a Great Leader.

An amazing piece by Amy Rees Anderson in Forbes this week, who discusses how good leaders are invaluable in business and how there is a huge difference between being a ‘boss’ and a ‘leader.’

It may sound obvious to some, but it is a very true fact that in order for a company to become a great company, it needs great, inspirational leaders behind it. Great leadership has a positive effect throughout the whole company, filtering through all areas of corporate culture and behaviour. 

Great leaders make their employees feel important, and an intrinsic part of the corporation as a whole.   Promotional decisons are based on picking people of integrity whose talents and experience best fit the positions. Employees are encouraged to compete with their own best to get ahead and they understand that helping their coworkers to succeed is the best way to get ahead themselves. The result of good leadership is high morale, good employee retention, and sustainable long-term success.

Read Amy’s article in full here

Counteract Executive Stress – Live by the Sea!

Following on from our previous blog post, ‘Executive Stress,’ reports show that people living near the sea suffer lower levels of stress. 

A study conducted by the European Centre for Environment and Human Health at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Exeter, showed that the small but significant results could have many explanations, not least the factor of an increased opportunity for an outdoors lifestyle and physical exercise as coastal dwellers are more motivated to go for a walk along the coast.

Lead researcher, Dr Ben Wheeler, also looked at the possibility that ‘being beside the seaside’ gives us a mental frame of mind relating to a more relaxing environment.

To read the full article, click here.

Engage Executive Jobs are located just a stones throw away from Bournemouth Beach; with over 7 miles of award winning beaches stretching from Sandbanks in Poole to Hengisbury Head, we are also part of the Jurassic Coast with it’s collection of hidden beaches, coves and bays.  If you are looking to move into a new senior or executive level position and think living by the sea will benefit yourself and your family, do not hesitate to contact us for a friendly and confidential chat.

Skyping Your Way to Success

2013 will, without a doubt, see Skype being used more and more as part of the interviewing process for recruitment companies and employers.  The benefits far outweigh any potential disadvantages, and if the choice is a phone interview or a skype interview, a skype interview will give you the scope to impress your potential employer and recruitment consultant  on a far wider level than a phone call ever could.

At Engage Executive Jobs, we have the technology and facilities to use skype, and will be doing so, where advantageous and appropriate to our candidate or client.

So, with all that in mind, now is a good time to brush up on your skype skills and take in a few tips on how best to present yourself for your skype interview.

  • Keep Eye Contact

Where should you look, the camera lens or at the little picture on your monitor of the opposite person? The answer is, the webcam. Maintain eye contact much like you would with an actual person.  Remember to try and relax and  keep from nervous gestures such as twirling your hair or tapping a pen on the desk.

  • Dress to impress

Ok, so you may not need to polish your shoes, but don’t sit for a skype interview in your pyjamas with ‘just got out of bed’ hair.  Dressing smartly will help you get into the mental frame of mind for the interview, and remember, you want to show the interviewer how professional and capable you are, just like a face to face interview.

  • Have a neutral space to skype in

You want the interviewer to focus on you and what you are saying.  The less mess and distraction behind you the better.  Best to shut any cats or dogs out of the room as well as a feline jumping in front of the webcam or a dog rubbing up against you that will be a distraction for you as well as the interviewer.

  • Keep the noise down

Noisy pets, children, TV’s, radio’s, mobile phones and anything that could be a distraction need to be out of the way and turned off.

  • Practice makes perfect

Practice skyping a friend and having them interview you so as you get used to using all the tips above.  If you are not familiar with the technology, have a friend help you well in advance and not 5 mins before the interview starts!

At the end of the day, treat your skype interview with the same seriousness and professionalism you would a face to face interview, and you really can’t go wrong!

By Nicky Clarke-Bradford/Seaberry PR


How Great Bosses Motivate Their Employees

There are so many aspects to being a great boss and they are not all to do with fullfilling quotas and making money – far from it.  A remarkable boss is a motivator, someone who is respected as opposed to feared by their employees.  A great boss knows how to interact with their staff, to make them feel they are part of the same team; yet equally, knows when to step back and take control.

Inc.com have listed qualities that we at Engage Executive think are spot on.

In the article, Jeff Haden, outlines 5 all important aspects that make a remarkable boss. 

Develop every employee

Deal with problems immediately

Rescue your worst employee

Serve others, not yourself

Always remember where you came from.

Read this article in full here

As a respected Executive Recruitment Partner, recruiting for senior level and executive positions around Dorset and Hants, we certainly understand and agree with Jeff’s article.

Engage Executive Plant an Orchard!

This week saw Engage’s Lucy York, join Seeker News at the stunning National Trust site of Kingston Lacy, to help recreate an orchard that once grew alongside the kitchen gardens of the house.

Elaine Arnold from the National Trust gets digging!

It’s a great community project that also gives local businesses the chance to get involved, and Engage with the Trust…

Lucy’s all planted up and waiting for the day she can make apple crumble from the fruits of her labour.


Executive Stress and How to Deal With It

Stress affects us all, and sometimes it’s hard to know the best way to deal with it whilst trying to carry on with your day, and not letting your own stress adversely effect those around you, hence making your professional life all the more tense.

Many of our clients at Engage Executive Jobs tell us they moved to Dorset to help escape the pressure cooker that can sometimes come with living in a big city.  But, living and working in an area surrounded by beautiful countryside with miles and miles of golden sand doesn’t make our executive recruitment partners, immune to feelings of stress. 

Sharon McDowell-Larson writes about how to deal with executive stress in  Forbes.com and we think everyone, executive or not, should take some of these tips on board.  Read the full article in Forbes here