When I re-emerged back in the job market over last summer, I'd forgotten how variable some recruitment agencies could be. Some can be very good indeed. And some can verge on the useless.
Posts about "work"
Seeing as some of you have asked about work stuff since I left the BBC...
So today is my last day at the BBC. I joined Auntie with a three month contract in January 2000. It was Greg Dyke's first day too. I like to think that I taught him everything he knew during his stint there. Somehow I managed to last eleven and a half years before saying goodbye.
How I'm looking at transferring my products and knowledge to the new BBC Red Button team in Manchester
Well it's coming to that time of year when pointless lists are made. Normally on this blog I contend myself with useless ones about "how popular some of my blog posts have been" or equally tedious tripe (incidentally, join me tomorrow for my Top 10 posts of the year!) however in the spur of the moment, I decided to compile an even more pointless list.
Baring the minor miracle of getting some dream job, it means I'm likely to be leaving the BBC next June, pocketing a redundancy cheque in the process.
One of the things I'm always keen to do on large work projects is a bit of user testing - where we get real people to come in, try using our services and see what happens. The idea is to see what works, and more importantly, what doesn't.
It was on 5 October 1999 that I first took my steps into full time employment, as I started my first job in London, having moved to the city a few days before.
It's been kinda interesting reading the stories in the press about the BBC and its water cooler bill.
It's been a bit of a roller coaster ride ever since the announcement that the team I work in - the TV Platforms department - would be moving to Salford in 2011.