I Have A New Job!

Socrates – “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new” Today is my first day at Hudl as a Tech Recruiter in London. I’m so excited I just want to shout it from the rooftops! Instead, I’ve posted this news on every … Continue reading I Have A New Job!

4 Reasons Not To Accept That Counter-Offer

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

7 Tips To Nail Your Phone Interview

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

Change The Way You Hire Data Scientists

Charles F. Kettering - "People are very open-minded about new things, as long as they're exactly like the old ones" What is the best way to hire a Data Scientist? I have been asked that a lot recently (probably because answering that question is part of my job). The simple answer? Change your usual recruitment … Continue reading Change The Way You Hire Data Scientists

Can Data Science Replace The Job Interview?

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?

CV Writing: Your Hobbies, Interests & Achievements

 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

Who Is The Only Recruitment Company at London Tech Week?

Boris Johnson - “London's first ever Technology Week will showcase London’s role as the digital capital of Europe” WHAT ON EARTH IS LONDON TECH WEEK!? It just so happens to be the biggest technology event in the UK and Salt will be the only recruitment company present. We have partnered with London Tech Week so … Continue reading Who Is The Only Recruitment Company at London Tech Week?

The Problems with Big Data & Data Science Hiring

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

Top Tips for a Skype Interview

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