12 Differences Between Agency and In-House Recruiting

A couple of folks from LinkedIn HQ got in touch a month back to discuss me writing for their LinkedIn Talent Blog. My first post has just been published!! You can find it here. Enjoy!

1 Year At Hudl. What Have I Learned?

Today (May 11th 2016) I celebrate my 1 year anniversary at Hudl (*does a mini fist pump*), and oh boy what a year it has been. In the past 12 months I have witnessed the integration of 3 acquisitions, the result of $72.5M in funding and what rapid growth looks like. From the viewpoint of … Continue reading 1 Year At Hudl. What Have I Learned?

Before You Start Hiring, Get Your Sh*t Together

Confucius - “Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure” As I’m sure you can imagine, when I googled “preparation quotes” there seemed to be countless. Everyone everywhere seems to be talking about the value of preparation, even as far back as Confucius 2,500 years ago. You’d think … Continue reading Before You Start Hiring, Get Your Sh*t Together

LinkedIn Profile Pictures: The Good. The Bad. And The Ugly.

LinkedIn Talent Blog - “Your profile picture can be one of the most important elements of your LinkedIn presence. Our research shows that just having a picture makes your profile 14 times more likely to be viewed by others” Your profile picture, on any social network, is the first impression someone gets of you. So … Continue reading LinkedIn Profile Pictures: The Good. The Bad. And The Ugly.

How To Become A LinkedIn Power Profile

Reid Hoffman - “Your network is the people who want to help you, and you want to help them, and that's really powerful” LinkedIn made a couple of big announcements this week, the first being that LinkedIn UK hit the 20 million user milestone. An incredible achievement and hats off to them. The second part … Continue reading How To Become A LinkedIn Power Profile

How To Get A Pay Rise In The New Year

Anna Held – “The more they applaud, the bigger your salary will be” What are your 2016 goals? Lose weight? Spend more time with the family? Ask your manager for a pay rise? Or perhaps you haven’t bothered with goal setting this year (for shame!). Out of all the goals we set ourselves at the … Continue reading How To Get A Pay Rise In The New Year

Interview Tip: “What’s Your Greatest Weakness?”

Marcus Tullius Cicero – “Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error” “I have no weaknesses. I am simply perfect for this job”. Oh yeh, good one. There are many ways to answer this question, and this is certainly not one of them. Start by getting over yourself. Remember that … Continue reading Interview Tip: “What’s Your Greatest Weakness?”

Web Summit 2015 Top 3 Talks

This year I was fortunate enough to have been flown to Dublin and attend Web Summit. What’s Web Summit? Well “it’s been called the best technology conference on the planet” (www.websummit.net). There were well over 1,000 speakers grouped into 21 different topics over 3 days. I tried to attend as many as possible, but sadly … Continue reading Web Summit 2015 Top 3 Talks

Is It OK To Hire A White Straight Man?

Frank Zappa – “A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open” If you’re responsible for making any form of hiring decision, then you should be aware that you have unconscious biases toward anyone and everyone you encounter. Building a diverse workforce and tackling your unconscious bias is a mammoth … Continue reading Is It OK To Hire A White Straight Man?

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…