"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?
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
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