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!

Goodbye Hudl. Hello Electronic Arts.

"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.

Interviewing? Make Sure It’s At 10.30am On Tuesday

“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

Career Advice? Befriend a Recruiter

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

14 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Career in Recruitment

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!