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…
Over the last couple of weeks I've had the pleasure of working with LinkedIn's content team to produce a short article with some of my top lunch interview tips. Check it out here and let me know what you think!
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
Andy Grove – “Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive” Look at that guy above. You don't want to be that guy. The chances are that if you’ve ever been involved in an interview process, it started with a phone interview. Most do and quite rightly so. But recently I spoke to … Continue reading 7 Tips To Nail Your Phone Interview
Douglas Mason [Data Scientist at Twitter] - “What I carried with me…was a relentless enthusiasm. I'm certain that was key to my success, leading to my current role as a Data Scientist at Twitter” Last week, I helped an incredible person find her first commercial role as a Data Scientist. No, the lovely lady above … Continue reading Got a PhD? Struggling To Be a Data Scientist?
A lot of companies are fairly bad at recruitment. Fact. Though, not always is it a reflection on a company’s internal hiring processes or the recruitment consultancies they use. More often it’s that human beings cannot accurately predict the abilities, character and future achievements of others. Can Big Data help? Of course it can, Big … Continue reading Can Data Science Replace The Job Interview?
Robert Duvall – “A young actor once asked me, what do you do between jobs? I said, Hobbies, hobbies, and more hobbies” I have seen quite a few CV writing advice articles circulating the internet recently banging on about how to make your CV STAND OUT FROM THE REST. But as someone who often has … Continue reading CV Writing: Your Hobbies, Interests & Achievements
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
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
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?