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?
Author: Joe Burridge
I’m speaking at Tech Rec 2018!
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!
My First Year At Electronic Arts. What Have I Learned?
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?
I Love It When Candidates Do These 8 Things
"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
Recruiting Globally? Learn This One Phrase.
“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.
LinkedIn Caps Your Connections At 30,000. Why?
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?
6 Mistakes To Avoid In Your Final Interview
Recently I teamed up with the great people at Jobbio to share my thoughts on mistakes to avoid in your final interview. You can find the original post here, but I've also shared the article below. Enjoy! ... You’ve made it to the final interview of your dream job and you’re feeling really happy with yourself. But don’t … Continue reading 6 Mistakes To Avoid In Your Final Interview
9 Ways To Become A Better Recruiter Right Now
As the end of 2017 approaches, I started thinking about how I can be a better recruiter next year. We all want to improve, but sometimes it’s pretty tough to find a few easy things we can implement right away. So to help out, I’ve put together a list of nine things I have tried … Continue reading 9 Ways To Become A Better Recruiter Right Now
How I Got A Job In The Video Games Industry
Proverb - “It’s not what you know. Or who you know. But who knows you” I finally achieved a life goal of mine back in September, I got a job in the video games industry. This has been a dream of mine ever since I was a kid but it was only in the summer … Continue reading How I Got A Job In The Video Games Industry
10 Eyebrow-Raising Things Hiring Managers Say (and How to Respond)
Pleased to say that I worked with the great people at LinkedIn on another post for the LinkedIn Talent Blog. I've worked with some rather interesting hiring managers in the past, this article provides my top ten quotes and how to respond (with lots of GIF's of course). Enjoy! https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/recruiting-humor-and-fun/2017/10-eyebrow-raising-things-hiring-managers-say-and-how-to-respond