Photo taken towards the end of 2009. Sitting next to me is Chris - a fellow Brit who came to Japan on a working holiday visa. I saw some of his work online and we finally hooked up at a Culture Japan Night.
Demonstrating that you have the ability to do something is key to a successful career.
Working examples or visible past achievements is important when getting a business or career deal. Without seeing examples of his work online, I'm not sure I would have invested the time to talk to Chris as there are so many folks out there who want a job but don't even try to demonstrate what they can do - but that could be because they can't to anything...
I'm always hunting for talent by following links to websites of folks who interact with me on this website and twitter in particular. Regardless of whether you are looking for a job with us or another employer - you should always have an online profile that outlines your skills and examples to back up what you say you can do.
Chris was great with technology who also migrated Mirai Gaia from PHP to Ruby which is still used by many of our clients.
5 years after he joined, Chris has moved on and has returned to the UK - he brings with him his wife and two new kids ^o^
Without Chris, Mirai would not have been able to get to this stage and I thank him.