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?
"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
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
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
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
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!
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?
Admiral Ackbar - "It's A Trap!" Currently feel undervalued? Waiting on a long awaited promised promotion? Being scrupulously micromanaged? Desk situated right outside a poorly ventilated toilet? This sounds like a terrible start to a rather cheesy injury claims advert, but these are just a handful of reasons why someone would quit their job. So, … Continue reading 4 Reasons Not To Accept That Counter-Offer