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
Mark Twain - “Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest” I’m a Recruiter which means I read a lot of job applications. And as the “New Year, New [Career/You/Life]” spam comes our way you may be thinking of sending out multiple applications (but before you even think of quitting … Continue reading Applying For Jobs? Avoid Doing This…
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?
Rusty Frioux - “Big Data isn’t magic" There are always going to be problems when trying to hire in a space which is new, exciting but importantly, largely misunderstood. I say largely misunderstood, though the Data professionals of this world know exactly what they’re talking about. The problems start when these people aren’t deeply involved … Continue reading The Problems with Big Data & Data Science Hiring
Harrison Ford – “I don't mind doing interviews. I don't mind answering thoughtful questions. But I'm not thrilled about answering questions like, 'If you were being mugged, and you had a lightsaber in one pocket and a whip in the other, which would you use?'” We live in a world of digital transformation, but many … Continue reading Top Tips for a Skype Interview
Russel Honore – “When you form a team, why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed” Russel Honore is not wrong! Look at this happy-go-lucky terrier taking a joy ride on a horse. Whether you’re job hunting or hiring, collaborating effectively with your Recruitment Consultant will amount … Continue reading Job Hunting? Hiring?
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?
Jim RohnThere we have it, another obvious observation; you’re not a tree. With all the New Year buzz there is the sweet, though often annoying (no one wants to see your 2013 slideshow), smell of change in the air with another chapter closed.Very often at this time you can look back over your year and … Continue reading Don’t Quit Your Job…