Programming Is Like Sex…

Sometimes in life you just need some incredible jokes to make your pals chuckle. I’ve rummaged through the internet, and gathered together what can only be described as the world’s best one liners (15 of them to be exact). So go forth, and be the envy of anyone that hears you utter this top banter. … Continue reading Programming Is Like Sex…

Making A Hiring Decision? Default To No

Robert De Niro (Ronin, 1998) – “Whenever there is any doubt, there is no doubt” NOTE: I make some rather sweeping statements about Recruitment Agencies in this post. Enjoy. I’ve learnt a lot about making quality hires through transitioning from Agency Recruiter to Internal Recruiter. The most valuable lesson being a fundamental shift in mind-set. … Continue reading Making A Hiring Decision? Default To No

“Culture Fit”. What Is It? Why Does It Matter?

Dr. Seuss – “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind” [So apologies are in order dear readers. No posts in June Joe!? What’s the big idea!? Firstly, I was focusing on my new awesome job (see article below) and visiting all … Continue reading “Culture Fit”. What Is It? Why Does It Matter?

4 Reasons Not To Accept That Counter-Offer

Admiral Ackbar - "It's A Trap!" Currently feel undervalued? Waiting on a long awaited promised promotion? Being scrupulously micromanaged? Desk situated right outside a poorly ventilated toilet? This sounds like a terrible start to a rather cheesy injury claims advert, but these are just a handful of reasons why someone would quit their job. So, … Continue reading 4 Reasons Not To Accept That Counter-Offer

Want To Be Inspired? Read This Book

Biz Stone – “Once true passion hits you, you can recognize all the times in your life when you were chasing the wrong dream. And after you´ve experienced that sustained fulfillment , you´ll never want to settle for anything else” Last night I finished the most inspirational book I have ever read. That’s right. A … Continue reading Want To Be Inspired? Read This Book

7 Tips To Nail Your Phone Interview

Andy Grove – “Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive” Look at that guy above. You don't want to be that guy. The chances are that if you’ve ever been involved in an interview process, it started with a phone interview. Most do and quite rightly so. But recently I spoke to … Continue reading 7 Tips To Nail Your Phone Interview

Got a PhD? Struggling To Be a Data Scientist?

Douglas Mason [Data Scientist at Twitter] - “What I carried with me…was a relentless enthusiasm. I'm certain that was key to my success, leading to my current role as a Data Scientist at Twitter” Last week, I helped an incredible person find her first commercial role as a Data Scientist. No, the lovely lady above … Continue reading Got a PhD? Struggling To Be a Data Scientist?

Wearable Tech Will Be A Data Game

Riaan Conradie, Founder of LifeQ - “The future of wearables is not wearables per se…but it’s more about analysing and using that data” 2015, the year of [please insert technology here]!!!! Yes, it seems that every blog, magazine and business section in your daily newspaper has their predictions for what’s going to be the big … Continue reading Wearable Tech Will Be A Data Game