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Archive for April, 2010

Found my first Googlewhack!


Awesome!   Its a bit sad, but after watching the DVD of Dave Gorman’s Googlewhack adventure I did struggle to find out how he found so many and the stories and people he met really struck a cord with me.

Dave Gorman's Googlewhack adventure

Dave Gorman's Googlewhack adventure

My Googlewhack?   ‘Argentine omniglossolalia’   it was used in an Independent article I was reading this morning as something made me take the free Independent paper that they are giving out until the conclusion of the UK Election.

I have yet to find out what omniglossolalia actually means which is how I stumbled across the Googlewhack itself.   Read more…

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Excel VBA Interview questions


I started this blog mainly to record my experiences while looking for Excel / VBA roles.   I do remember that there were a number of blogs that I myself found very useful.  This one always stick in my mind as I remember using 2 posts on the blog for both my current spate of job hunting and also the previous spate where I first started to look for Excel / VBA / RAD roles when I worked out I just wasn’t going to make a very good C++ programmer.

Excel VBA Questions:

http://www.toomik.net/helen/blog/2007/01/31/interviewing-for-an-excel-vba-job/

Hiring:

http://www.toomik.net/helen/blog/2006/02/28/hiring/

I’ll post some more thoughts up on a re-edit, I just thought  I would post this up right now in my lunch break first.

Back to basics. Excel (VBA) Macros 101


I have a friend who is just starting out in the professional Excel world.  I thought it would be a good opportunity to write about my advice on starting out with VBA Macros from the very beginning and post it here.

My first advice would be to have a good play with the Macro recorder.   Read more…

New Contract!


I have managed to leave my perm employer and start in my very first contract!   I will be blogging the experience of searching, finding jobs and then interviewing for them here. 

I’ll try to get a proper blog about interview questions for :

  • Excel
  • VBA
  • Finance
  • Some C# / .Net resources
  • C++ ( not so much )

I’ll also blog about my experiences of goign contracting with a view to setting up a Limited Company, Pay schemes and Agency negotiations too.