Louis L’Amour - “Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on” My sister Becky has been suffering from Ehlers–Danlos syndrome for the past 4 years. It’s an incredibly debilitating condition and one where we know very little about the cause or, more importantly, the cure. It’s a … Continue reading Why You Should Write (Even If No One Reads It)
In November 2018 I hopped on a plane to Berlin to present at Tech Rec 2018; a conference “dedicated to tackling challenges in finding and hiring tech talent”. This was the first time speaking at a conference abroad and I was so freaking excited! My talk wasn’t filmed so instead I’ve written a summary with my … Continue reading How Are New Technologies Affecting Hiring At EA?
Earlier this week (11th September 2018) marked one year at Electronic Arts and what an incredible year it has been. Joining EA, and the video games industry, has far exceeded my expectations and I’m so glad I put the time and effort into chasing my dream job (I wrote about that journey here). I have … Continue reading My First Year At Electronic Arts. What Have I Learned?
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
Hugh Jackman – "The secret to modern life is finding the measure in time management. I have two kids, career and I travel, and I don't think my life is any different than most...The most valuable commodity now for many people is time and how to parcel that out" Where would we be in life … Continue reading Wolverine’s Advice on Time Management
It's been one of those times when great things all collide at once. Here's a snippet from what has happened in the last 7 days' (or so)...FEATURED ARTICLE IN DataIQ MAGAZINERAN THE RICHMOND HALF MARATHON (1hr 50mins)...IN THE NAME OF DATA!CO-HOSTED THE QUARTERLY ANALYTICS NETWORK EVENT AT THE SAS HEADQUARTERS IN CENTRAL LONDON
As a Recruitment Consultant I’m always on the lookout for snippets of career advice, anecdotes about success and wisdom…so I can then post it on LinkedIn with a semi-related picture. But seriously, I always ask my candidates, clients, colleagues, friends and even complete strangers how they have got to where they are now in their … Continue reading Motherly Mother’s Day Advice from My Mother
Nate Silver – “Data-driven predictions can succeed — and they can fail. It is when we deny our role in the process that the odds of failure rise. Before we demand more of our data, we need to demand more of ourselves”No doubt you’ve heard ‘the hype’ about Big Data and that we need it…RIGHT … Continue reading Big Data’s Big Debate: Does Intuition Have a Place in Data?
Frank Zappa – “Art is making something out of nothing and selling it”Here’s the situation. You’re an owner of a highly successful Recruitment Company, and from out of nowhere a highly trained team of assassins burst into your office, pin you to the floor and put a gun to your head. You may live, but … Continue reading Recruitment Dilemma: Who Would You Leave Behind?