October 27, 2019

A career in consulting

My name is Rob Graham. I’m a Senior Consultant at Deloitte, where I work on designing organisations that are going through transformation in the public sector, the majority of which are driven by the impact of digital. I haven’t always been a consultant though, I have had a wide variety of jobs and this short blog is to written to share my experience and offer advice to people wishing the make the transit...

October 10, 2019

My name is Thomas Coleman. I’m a Senior Consultant at Deloitte, where I work on technology and software engineering projects in the Public Sector.

Lessons learned from attending the WebSummit for the past 4 years.

At the London Startup Bookclub we recently read, Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup.

Techies today don't know they're born. 

It is personally hard for me to imagine life without cloud services, but that is because I am a relatively junior techie, who got into the tech industry when cloud services were just starting to be widely adopted.  For many of my team members that is not the case. I am constantly hearing from them about how much easier and more efficient it is to use cloud services compared to the old sch...

August 18, 2019

It’s well known that as women climb the career ladder they become less liked, whereas the inverse is normally true for men.

June 16, 2019

I'm fortunate enough to work in an organisation that posits accessibility first, or tries to anyway. And as I am dyslexic, I thought I'd jot down my top tips for being an accessible user of the internet. Even if you're not a blogger, adopting some of these habits will make you a better person. 

1. Don't underline text unless it's a link

Underlined text looks like a link, it'll annoy your users if they think it is a link, but it...

September 25, 2018

When I moved down to London from Leeds I was gutted to be leaving the community and network I had built up behind. Yes, we have Twitter and LinkedIn to keep in touch, but it's not the same as seeing people face to face.


I thought London would be daunting and that people wouldn't be as welcoming in London as they are in the North. But a year later I’ve realised I was wrong. People in London aren’t miserable, or too busy for you...

September 10, 2018

 

Short story: I wanted a role where I could apply the things I learnt at university, which by and large were research skills, with something digital and preferably in the public sector. 

Long story:


My expectations in the past couple of years have not been met. I got crappy a-level results, I didn't get into a red brick university like I wanted to, I finished university and wasn't inundated with job offers, I did a Master's and...

August 7, 2018

Hello lovely people

I've been working as a user researcher for nearly a year now, and alongside my work I manage this blog and talk a lot about how much of an exciting industry digital is, often on social media, and its potential to be super empowering. 

So it makes sense that I get asked a lot of questions around what it is I actually do, how I chose the job and how I got into digital with relatively little experience and degre...

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