Hitting rock bottom and getting back up again

In life, you have extraordinary highs and almighty lows, but when you are faced with something that completely knocks you back so much, you ultimately hit rock bottom. Your confidence goes and you are left with nowhere to go, which is what happened to me this week. Not that rock bottom from The Rock..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9RlXa_edx8Continue reading Hitting rock bottom and getting back up again

Dear Hiring Manager – Why you should employ me in your company

As I continue to look for my first job as a Media Graduate from Birmingham City University, I have decided to do something a bit different from what I usually post on my blog. Dear Hiring Manager, I am Umar Hassan, an award-winning Freelance Journalist and Data Analyst with over four years of experience. In that time, I have had bylines … Continue reading Dear Hiring Manager – Why you should employ me in your company

Simple is better for data visualisations than complexity

In the past few weeks, my Makeover Monday entries in Tableau have been using a bar chart with sparing use of colour. It got me thinking about all the data visualisations I have published on Tableau Public (all 53 of them!) and why I take certain avenues and directions with the visualisations I produce. If you have heard the KISS … Continue reading Simple is better for data visualisations than complexity