Give it a chance

I’ve been in Tel Aviv now for 2 weeks. When I arrived I couldn’t help but feel a tad uneasy to be somewhere that back in the UK is often shown on the news. News that never shows Israel in a good light.

From the bits of Israel I’ve seen so far, the people are really easy going, worries about the language barrier were quickly thrown away as most people speak really good English and walking down the street feels as safe, if not safer, than walking down a street in Birmingham or London.

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Education vs Experience

Last month at a meetup in Birmingham there was a discussion about who’d you hire given the choice. Someone who has experience in the industry or someone who’s been at College/University and gained qualifications.

The outcome of the discussion seemed to lean towards experience being much more important than education when viewing a CV. I should note this discussion was regarding the Web/iOS industry. This is a topic close to myself as I didn’t go into further education myself.

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