Category Archives: Overheard

Is your work a bitch? Beware moaning about it here!

Six working days – that’s how much time employees in the UK spend moaning about their employer each year, according to a recent survey. Recruitment firm RSG commissioned a poll of 2,000 British office workers and discovered just how much all …
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Overheard: how rejection can lead to your ideal job

There is a great presentation on Stanford University’s site about the growing trend for data visualisation for anyone looking to get into this relatively new and niche area of content creation. It’s an hour long mix of interviews and resources, …
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Content Strategy tips from the UIE Book Club

Did you tune into UIE’s fascinating Content Strategy for the Web book club last Tuesday? We did. It was less of a book discussion and more of a Q&A with the author Kristina Halvorson about content strategy and how to …
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Old or overqualified? Here’s how NOT to sell yourself

The hotshot dilemma. Picture: ©Anssi Koskinen I was fascinated to sit opposite a twentysomething recruitment consultant on the train to London last week. For over an hour, he rather loudly went through some poor IT candidate’s CV by mobile phone, …
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Content Strategy Market Survey Results

Check out this link from Eat Media: 2010 Content Strategy Survey Results. Ian Alexander of Eat Media did a survey of companies EatMedia considers to be plugged in and got some interesting results. I’d like to personally thank them for …
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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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Interview No-No's

Here at Firehead, we’ve been talking a lot lately with our clients and community about about interviewing. We’ve been fascinated by some of the responses we get from interviewers about what candidates do. Sometimes, you just think things are obvious, …
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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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Content Strategy Comes to London, Manhattan Style!

This is so exciting! There’s another Content Strategy gathering coming to Europe this spring! Content Strategy UK and London IA are presenting “Content Strategy, Manhattan Style” in London on Tuesday 13 April. The world-class speakers include Karen McGrane, Rachel Lovinger, …
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Ten Motivators for your Writing and your Life

If you’re feeling the blahs, which is understandable during this late stage of this long winter (with my apologies to those of you in the southern hemisphere), there is one cure I know works for me: writing! Of course, if …
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