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Join the webinar: How to develop and launch your own mobile app

In the 1990s, a business had to have a fax number to show that it was a serious business. In the 2000s, it was a website. Today, more and more businesses have mobile apps to show that they’re serious about communicating and connecting …
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TCUK 2016 – a preview

Wow, I can’t believe summer is really over and it’s time for TCUK again – it’s coming up fast. Technical Communication UK conference is happening from 13-15 September at Wyboston Lakes Executive Centre, between Cambridge and Milton Keynes. The theme …
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What’s the craic from LavaCon Dublin?

I attended LavaCon in Dublin earlier this month at the atmospheric medieval Trinity College (or Hogwarts as some Twitter wags called it), which is home to Ireland’s greatest cultural treasure and the world’s most famous medieval manuscript – the Book of …
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10 reasons to use a specialist recruiter for content job hires

I’m a recruiter. I’m shameless about it. But when I’m out of my little office, I hear many tales of negative experiences using recruitment or staffing firms in finding a job. Indeed, you’d think that the recruitment agencies stood in …
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Call for contributions: Current practices and trends in technical communication

Technical communication is a fast-evolving and expanding field. As a result, the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC) plans to publish a new book in 2017 entitled ‘Current Practices and Trends in Technical Communication’. The main aim of this …
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TCUK 2015 conference in brief – #tcuk15

I’m fresh back from attending Technical Communication UK 2015 in Glasgow in bonny Scotland, where I met lots of great techcomm professionals and learned from the experts at some of the 30+ presentations and workshops. TCUK is a fun event on the …
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How to give a great phone interview – a recruiter’s tips

In digital communications, organisations use a high percentage of contractors or hire people from farther afield than the city limits. A phone interview is an efficient first step to screen job candidates and decide if you’re a potential fit for the …
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Six years of digital communications and jobs talk

This June will be Firehead’s sixth year of creating, collecting and curating insights about the world of digital communication for our job candidates and hiring clients. For me personally, as Firehead’s founder, I’ve loved watching the field grow. It seems every year there …
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When is the best time of year to look for a job?

This question formed one our most popular posts on the Firehead blog a few years ago, so I thought we’d revisit it with a slightly longer answer. As a recruiter, I’m often asked when is the best time to ‘put yourself on the market’ …
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Interview tips for the long-term unemployed

An estimated 23.815 million men and women across the EU’s 28 countries were unemployed in January 2015 (source: European Commission), with long-term unemployment one of the main concerns of policymakers. The most recent EU figures on long-term unemployment (from 2013) show …
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