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?
My First Year At Electronic Arts. What Have I Learned?
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?
How I Got A Job In The Video Games Industry
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
New Article on the LinkedIn Talent Blog
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!
Want To Be Inspired? Read This Book
Biz Stone – “Once true passion hits you, you can recognize all the times in your life when you were chasing the wrong dream. And after you´ve experienced that sustained fulfillment , you´ll never want to settle for anything else” Last night I finished the most inspirational book I have ever read. That’s right. A … Continue reading Want To Be Inspired? Read This Book
Hadoop. Where Did The Name Come From?
George Burns - "First you forget names, then you forget faces. Next you forget to pull your zipper up and finally, you forget to pull it down" Google, Skype, Cisco and Zune are just a handful of tech companies that opted to use weird and wonderful names. Now, some of these names have great back … Continue reading Hadoop. Where Did The Name Come From?
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
Big Data Does Not Make You Money
Arthur Conan Doyle – “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data” That’s right, Big Data does not make you money. Hopefully after this article you will be like this impressive guy above, pulling money out of a Data Analytics application on his computer... As my avid followers will recall, in a … Continue reading Big Data Does Not Make You Money
Big Data and Recruitment: Why The World Needs Data Analytics Experts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrNlZ7-SMPk Here's a short video I found on Youtube this morning by Link Analytics (www.linkanalytics.com), an awesome US based start-up who understand that "the Big Data Analytics Revolution has only just begun". A simple 3 minute video that should provide enough impact and insight for a Monday morning!