Joe Gebbia (Co-Founder of Airbnb) - “You use it yourself; you eat your own dog food. Every time we do that, we discover something that we can improve” I want to be clear from the start that “dogfooding” is a metaphor and I won’t be held liable for any recruiters who, after reading this article, use … Continue reading Why Recruiters Should Eat Dog Food
In November 2018 I hopped on a plane to Berlin to present at Tech Rec 2018; a conference “dedicated to tackling challenges in finding and hiring tech talent”. This was the first time speaking at a conference abroad and I was so freaking excited! My talk wasn’t filmed so instead I’ve written a summary with my … Continue reading How Are New Technologies Affecting Hiring At EA?
I'm incredibly excited to announce that I will be flying over to Berlin to speak at Tech Rec 2018 on Friday November 23rd (but I will be there for the full 2 days on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd). Tech Rec Berlin is the unique industry-driven conference fully dedicated to tackling challenges in finding and hiring tech talent. It … Continue reading I’m speaking at Tech Rec 2018!
Earlier this week (11th September 2018) marked one year at Electronic Arts and what an incredible year it has been. Joining EA, and the video games industry, has far exceeded my expectations and I’m so glad I put the time and effort into chasing my dream job (I wrote about that journey here). I have … Continue reading My First Year At Electronic Arts. What Have I Learned?
"Sit back, close your eyes and picture the perfect candidate in your mind. What are they like? What makes them perfect?" It was incredibly fun working with the folks at LinkedIn on a post for the Talent Blog: “I Love It When Candidates Do These 8 Things”. I hope you enjoy it and let me … Continue reading I Love It When Candidates Do These 8 Things
“If you talk to a person in a language they understand, that goes to their head. If you talk to them in their own language, that goes to their heart” ‒ Nelson Mandela Even though my mother told me not to, I speak to strangers all the time. I’m a recruiter, it’s what I do … Continue reading Recruiting Globally? Learn This One Phrase.
In January 2018 I reached 30,000 connections on LinkedIn. And because I’m a sad individual, when I checked my connection count on my phone and saw I hit a new milestone I launched a fist pump into the air. And then ping! A new connection request came through. The joys! But when I went to … Continue reading LinkedIn Caps Your Connections At 30,000. Why?