Just how big is Big Data?

Is it bigger than Big Soup? Sounds implausible I know. In a recent blog post for Science Warehouse, I stated: “‘Big Data’ will soon hit the Peak of Inflated Expectations in the emerging technologies hype cycle and head towards the Trough of Disillusionment as people realise it’s actually quite hard to get meaningful, valuable data […]

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Interviews – you really ought to know this stuff by now

The Internet is littered with advice of the dos and don’ts of interviewing. Candidates still break the basic rules so I’ll elaborate on some of the more egregious errors and a few less obvious ones too. 1. Not knowing what the organisation does You’d think with every company being on the Internet that candidates would […]

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From Techie to Tie: Making the step from a technical to managerial role

This is a longer version of an article I wrote for GuruCareers in January 2014. While many people in technical occupations have the career aim of becoming ever more proficient in interesting and useful technologies, traditional company hierarchies and our working culture tends to hold in high status those in managerial and organisational leadership roles.  […]

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