Tag Archives: Career

Futureheads Top Tips series: Considering a career change

Authors: Jon Wall – Client Director, Rohan Maheswaran – Team Manager, Engineering There are a huge number of reasons anyone could consider a career change at any given time, but particularly in a downturn this idea could prove more tempting. Here are the things to consider: Get prepared – many jobs sound interesting in theory, … Continue reading “Futureheads Top Tips series: Considering a career change”

Futureheads Five Stories – Christina Buch-Petersen

Christina is a product and technology leader with 15 years’ experience from pre-launch ventures to large scale business transformations in well-established businesses. Her expertise lies in product and technology strategy design and implementation, team building and service design.   1. In what shape has your business emerged from Covid-19? I work as an independent consultant, … Continue reading “Futureheads Five Stories – Christina Buch-Petersen”

Futureheads Top Tips series: Safeguarding your mental wellbeing while looking for a job

Author: Melissa Curran – Mindset Coach, Counsellor and Director @ The Modern Mind Group When it comes to looking for work in the current climate, it certainly has affected the mental health of many. You do not have to look far to hear stories of others going through the same thing following redundancy or restructuring. … Continue reading “Futureheads Top Tips series: Safeguarding your mental wellbeing while looking for a job”

Futureheads Five Stories – Kristen Carter

Throughout her career, Kristen Carter has navigated research, design and development at all stages of the product lifecycle—tackling complex and challenging projects with curiosity, an open mind, and desire for discovering meaningful insights that drive innovative solutions. For our latest instalment of Futureheads Five Stories series, we spoke to the Content Editor turned UX specialist … Continue reading “Futureheads Five Stories – Kristen Carter”

Forever employable: Becoming invincible in a continuously changing workforce

On 24th June, Futureheads’ founder Be Kaler Pilgrim will be hosting a talk from Jeff Gothelf – author, executive coach and workshop facilitator working with big companies on agility, transformation and innovation. After spending the first 10 years of his career climbing the corporate ladder, Jeff Gothelf decided to change his approach to staying employed. … Continue reading “Forever employable: Becoming invincible in a continuously changing workforce”

Futureheads Five Stories: Matt Pilgrim

Matt Pilgrim is an experienced channel and alliances director and is Partner Development Director for the UK business of global digital experience platform provider Episerver. Matt took five minutes to share his thoughts about the impact of Covid-19 to Episerver and the changes they are making as a result. Matt has perviously held leadership positions … Continue reading “Futureheads Five Stories: Matt Pilgrim”

Onboarding from Home: Tips and Tricks for Remote Onboarding

As virtual working has become the new normal, the need for effective onboarding could not be greater. Where office camaraderie and impromptu one-to-ones may have been the extent of your process before, the current climate calls for a new and improved plan for remote onboarding. Fortunately, while the circumstances are unprecedented, the key themes have … Continue reading “Onboarding from Home: Tips and Tricks for Remote Onboarding”

Futureheads Five Stories: Ben Gilmore

Ben Gilmore is a lead UX Designer, teacher and mentor based in Melbourne, Australia. Ben has accumulated 18 years of UX design experience and managing design teams. Specialising in usability, web applications, design patterns, Search interfaces, accessibility & inclusive design, Ben focuses on building strong collaboration design processes between disciplines and achieving creative solutions based … Continue reading “Futureheads Five Stories: Ben Gilmore”

Futureheads x Ogunte: Hiring & Retaining Talent in a Social Enterprise

Hire and retain – sounds straightforward enough; however, in a limited pool of talent, hiring and retaining can be a challenge for many social enterprises. To achieve desired growth, social enterprises, also known as socents, often compete directly with the private sector for top talent – a hurdle that has proven difficult for many. So, … Continue reading “Futureheads x Ogunte: Hiring & Retaining Talent in a Social Enterprise”

Our Top 10 Career Development Blogs from 2015

We wrote a lot of great blogs on career development, interviewing better and sprucing up your CVs in 2015. Now that we have stepped into 2016, I’d like to share some of our best blogs from last year to help you get the career you want: 1. Top tips on becoming a successful digital freelancer: … Continue reading “Our Top 10 Career Development Blogs from 2015”

How to Land That First Digital Design Job as a Graphic Design Graduate

As part of the Creative team at Futureheads, we see a lot of graphic design graduates looking for their first job in digital design. I studied design myself, so have seen my fellow students trying to juggle their final major project, writing a dissertation as well as putting together a CV and portfolio for job … Continue reading “How to Land That First Digital Design Job as a Graphic Design Graduate”

Climbing the Career Ladder: How to Stay Relevant and Valuable in 2016

Photo: Viktor Hanacek Many of us are constantly thinking about how to climb the career ladder and achieve that next career goal. Whether your career is not going quite how you expected, or you’re successful and looking to aim higher, it’s important to take action now to stay on top of your game. Here’s a … Continue reading “Climbing the Career Ladder: How to Stay Relevant and Valuable in 2016”

How to Nail that Freelance Digital Project Manager/Producer Interview

Hiring a freelance Digital Project Manager/Producer is a very speedy process. It is normally just a one stage interview which means that it is even more important that you are able to demonstrate yourself and your skills clearly and confidently. So how do you portray your best self in just one hour or less? Preparation … Continue reading “How to Nail that Freelance Digital Project Manager/Producer Interview”

UCD 2015: Digital Teams Need To Hire More UX & Design Graduates

At the recent UCD conference, I spoke with Lee Sankey @leesankey and Kirsten Lawton regarding the challenges and opportunities for hiring graduate UX and design talent in London. Experience shows that not enough graduates are being hired. Futureheads have met with over 230 clients in the last 2 years and less than 4% of resulting … Continue reading “UCD 2015: Digital Teams Need To Hire More UX & Design Graduates”

Are You a Developer or an Engineer?

Here at Futureheads, we pride ourselves on market and subject knowledge. This helps us understand our clients and candidates better, and keep ahead of the ever-changing tech market. Last week, we invited a long-term contact of ours in for a Q&A session, so we could deepen our understanding of architecture. Ian Brayshaw @denormal an open … Continue reading “Are You a Developer or an Engineer?”

Writing A Winning Project Management CV

Photo: Startup Stock Photos If you’re currently part of the job search market and are on the lookout for your next Project Management role, the first place to start is by working on writing a winning CV. A well written CV helps paint a picture of who you are, what you’ve achieved and what you … Continue reading “Writing A Winning Project Management CV”