Following on from my posts about the PRINCE2 qualification, I wanted to share some advice about becoming Agile certified. I completed my AgilePM Foundation and Practitioner exams in November. Continue Reading
How to get ahead in your career
I recently passed my PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams and wanted to pass on some advice. If you’re just here to find useful exam resources, keep scrolling to the How to Study and Exam Resources section below!
People have been telling me to read this book for a while, and I was already aware of many of the concepts being Sinek’s philosophy on life and business. Whilst sunning myself in Portugal I finally got the chance to actually read it! It left an impression on me. Continue Reading
When I worked in recruitment I gave plenty of interview advice to candidates looking for their next job. I would outline what interviewers were looking for, what their personalities were like, what sorts of questions they might ask. I considered my interviews with candidates to be more like conversations than true assessments, and I was never the person making the final decision on a hire, so I trusted the hiring managers to make the right call. Continue Reading
I’d wager very few people know from a young age what they want to do with their lives and sometimes, even if they do, the path towards that goal can be unclear. After two years in Recruitment helping people take a step closer towards their ideal role, I actually found myself at a career crossroads. I didn’t want to work in agency recruitment again, but I also suspected from my six month spell in Operations that this wasn’t my dream job either. Continue Reading
The start-up scene in London at the moment is booming.
Boris Johnson recently said there’s “nowhere to rival London for start-ups looking to thrive and grow”, and it certainly seems the ‘Silicon Roundabout’ as well as the numerous incubators and accelerators are doing a good job of nurturing London’s new digital businesses. Continue Reading
Thought I’d write a quick post about employee attraction and retention in Tech companies – meant to relate to technical hires (since this is what I know about!).
**Please, please, for the love of God, do not put everything in boxes**
It was only a matter of time until this post was written.. I know there’s a lot of these out there, but I think I might as well add my two pennies’ worth! I see a huge number of poorly structured and written CVs so this is still a problem worth addressing. Continue Reading
This point seems to be coming up in my job a lot at the moment – people with excellent technical profiles being rejected for roles because of ‘culture fit’, or bright people being rejected because they don’t quite fit a job spec. Continue Reading