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
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!
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!