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?
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?
David White – “The companies who say that they don’t use the data they have acquired, in 5 years won’t exist” Naturally, it was raining in London last night so it was good to be snuggled into the ground floor of the Shoreditch Google Campus surrounded by like-minded Data Analytics enthusiasts. Why were we there? To … Continue reading Big Man on Google Campus
I am about to purchase Information is Beautiful by David McCandless (a lovely recommendation from a fellow Analytics enthusiast). He is widely regarded, and I too agree, as the artisan who has united analytics and art into the medium of Infographics; a fantastic way to visually consume data.
“You got any more secret stuff? l think it's starting to wear off”. “lt didn't wear off. lt was water”. “You guys had the ''special stuff'' inside you all along”. The 1996 epic that was Space Jam did a few things for me. It made me be obsessed with the Chicago Bulls from the age … Continue reading What Space Jam Taught Me About Motivation
Samuel Goldwyn: “The harder I work, the luckier I get”This is the inspirational story of Samuel Goldwyn.Samuel Goldwyn was born Szmuel Gelbfisz in Warsaw, Poland, into extreme poverty. At an early age, he left Warsaw on foot and penniless. He made his way to Birmingham, England, where he remained with relatives for a few years … Continue reading Immigration: How a Goldfish Achieved the American Dream
For those who didn't know, it's National Poetry Day in the UK. How titillatingly commoving. My favourite poem of all time is Rudyard Kipling's 'If'. Enjoy. If by Rudyard Kipling IF you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men … Continue reading It’s National Poetry Day Mr. Kipling!