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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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Vive la France! Firehead is expanding!

We’re proud to announce that Firehead has just opened a brand new regional European office in France to meet the fast-growing demand for technical writing, content strategy and other digital skills in the country. The office is based in Aix-en-Provence …
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Bitesize content strategy – coming soon to Firehead

We recently posted a link to Kathy Hanbury’s brilliant Content strategy in 6 crazy-simple steps – where she likens content strategy to weight loss: “The process is not complex. It’s not hard to figure out what needs to be done. …
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It's the Content, Stupid!

Just got back from Paris and one incredible conference: Content Strategy Forum 2010. We did it! There’s no denying it was a smashing success. Firehead were proud sponsors of this ground-breaking event and I, personally, am very proud to have …
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Social Media World Forum in London 15-16 March

I’ve had another request to announce a conference that looks interesting for a crowd like us. This is the Social Media World Forum in London from 15-16 March. A bit late, but this is worth juggling your schedule a bit …
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Adobe Webinar: Incorporating Social Networking into Your Documentation

Well, I did it for MadCap, so I might as well let you know Adobe is also lining up a great series of Webinars about Technical Communication-related topics lined up this season.  They’re also FREE and extra high quality. Looks like …
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MadCap Webinar on DITA Principles

MadCap Software is hosting a series of tools-neutral webinars about Technical Communication-related topics. Why am I posting this? Because they’re FREE. And they’re very high quality. This must be one of the best deals in the industry for those motivated …
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Ethical Business is the Way Forward

At Firehead, ethical recruitment practices are at the centre of our business model. We believe it is the only way to run a business that will last. There’s been a lot of talk in the last year about how short-term …
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BBC Gets into Writing Instruction Manuals

On Friday, 21 August, at 11:00 GMT, the BBC radio 4 will be broadcasting the program, “How to write an instruction manual” See this link for details. You should be able listen to it afterwards for 7 days through the …
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Augmented Reality: What are they Talking About?

“What is Augmented Reality?” I hear all around me. Admittedly, it’s a funny name that lends itself to some entertaining explanations which have nothing to do with the technology. I found the best definition so far on How Stuff Works.com, …
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