"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
I have a new post on the LinkedIn Talent Blog! It's a 3 minute read packed with GIF's (and lots of useful information), just let me know what you think. And while you’re on the article if you could click the ‘like’ and ‘share’ buttons I’d appreciate it as it helps me out. Thanks! https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/recruiting-humor-and-fun/2017/14-things-i-wish-i-knew-when-i-started-my-career-in-recruitment
Salvador Dali - “Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it” I’m a Recruiter and I’ve made a ton of mistakes throughout my career. One thing I learnt right at the start of my career is that most people dislike Recruiters. In fact, most people really think negatively of Recruiters and will quite … Continue reading The Worst Introduction From A Recruiter
Mark Twain - “Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest” I’m a Recruiter which means I read a lot of job applications. And as the “New Year, New [Career/You/Life]” spam comes our way you may be thinking of sending out multiple applications (but before you even think of quitting … Continue reading Applying For Jobs? Avoid Doing This…
Over the last couple of weeks I've had the pleasure of working with LinkedIn's content team to produce a short article with some of my top lunch interview tips. Check it out here and let me know what you think!
Thanks Leo, much appreciated. So, I’m often asked about how best to approach interviews (whether phone, video or in-person) and how to interview with Hudl. My general advice for interview preparation, on the whole, can be found online by sifting through interview advice articles, so I’d like to give some specific tips for interviews I … Continue reading How To Pass An Interview…With Me
Simon Mainwaring - “Social media is not about the exploitation of technology but service to community” As a Recruiter, I always want to be where the most people are as this gives me greater options to seek out talented individuals. This is why I have built a professional online brand and Twitter is at the … Continue reading Tips For Your Professional Twitter Account