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
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
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
"When one door closes, another one opens” Today is my last day at Hudl and I am full of mixed emotions. On the one hand, I’m leaving behind some of the best people I’ve ever worked with and the best company I’ve ever worked for. And on the other I’m so incredibly excited about joining EA. Being a … Continue reading Goodbye Hudl. Hello Electronic Arts.
“What’s the difference between a good joke and a bad joke timing” In short, aim to interview at 10.30am on a Tuesday. Timing is key. I interview a lot of people. And like any interviewer, there are times when I’m on top, productive and positive and times when I’m, well, just not. Why? Because I’m … Continue reading Interviewing? Make Sure It’s At 10.30am On Tuesday
Reid Hoffman - “Your network is the people who want to help you, and you want to help them, and that's really powerful” Recently I surprised a friend with a piece of career advice, “you should try and strengthen your recruiter network”. They said they had never heard that before. Recruiters are just those annoying … Continue reading Career Advice? Befriend a Recruiter
2017 is set to be the best year of my life. This month marks 2 years at Hudl for me, I was employee 221 and now we’re 600+ employees across 15 countries. I also got married in March (a few snaps here) and am currently buying my first house. Dreams are literally coming true. Humblebrags … Continue reading A Short Story On Being In The Present