A boutique IT recruitment agency based in Australia, selecting, tracking and nurturing IT talent for IT companies and forward thinking IT Departments.

What IT people want from an Employer

What IT people want from an Employer
Employer | 17 October 2019

Employment though is a two-way street, and so what about the candidates? If you want to attract the best candidates for the role and you have quite a stringent set of non-negotiable's around soft and hard skills, then you need to be able . . .

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The importance of Habit Formation for IT People

The importance of Habit Formation for IT People
Candidate | 08 October 2019

Perhaps one of the most interesting things I've learnt recently is a study that showed it's not intelligence or IQ that determines someone's success in life but the single quality of self-control. 

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Good questions for IT candidates to ask in an interview

Good questions for IT candidates to ask in an interview
Candidate | 18 September 2019

So, you’re going into an interview, you’re a little nervous but well prepared for what questions you think the interviewer is going to ask you. But, they're not the only things you should be preparing for. You’ll look . . .

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What to do when you’re IT career has come to a standstill

What to do when you’re IT career has come to a standstill
Candidate | 12 September 2019

“The IT team is only 6 people, there’s no room to grow. “  

“My employer never offers me any training” 

“The scope of my role is very limited so I can’t learn new skills . . .

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CV Analysis - Feedback on a grad level IT CV

CV Analysis - Feedback on a grad level IT CV
Candidate | 21 August 2019

So I tried something new today. I did a ‘one take’ screen recording as I gave someone advice on what I’d do to modify their CV and make it more relevant for the jobs they were applying for . . .

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What older IT jobseekers can do to help themselves land that new job.

What older IT jobseekers can do to help themselves land that new job.
Candidate | 16 August 2019

Most of the time I find employers will be open to consider older candidates if they can be assured of the following...

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Three presentation tips for all job seekers

Three presentation tips for all job seekers
Candidate | 02 August 2019

It doesn’t matter whether you’re writing a CV, meeting a potential employer in an interview situation, attending a networking event or posting on social media, these three principles always apply when you’re hunting for a job.

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What IT people can do to get promoted - Attitude

What IT people can do to get promoted - Attitude
Candidate | 06 June 2019

I've employed a lot of technically talented people in my time but it's not always the talented people that get their career fast tracked. When I look back at all the people I have hired over . . .

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The value of telling stories in an interview

The value of telling stories in an interview
Candidate | 23 April 2019

In the course of being a recruiter giving interview tips and advice and prepping candidates for interviews, there’s something I do certainly every week, almost on a daily basis.

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The 3 key benefits of working for an MSP or IT company

The 3 key benefits of working for an MSP or IT company
MSP | 08 April 2019

When I ran an IT company, I found recruiting was one of the toughest jobs simply because if a candidate hadn't worked in small business IT before and didn't understand the rigours of needing to support multiple different clients with

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The three critical success factors for IT Managed Service Providers (MSPs)

The three critical success factors for IT Managed Service Providers (MSPs)
MSP | 29 March 2019

Since stepping out of my MSP and into IT recruitment, I've worked with a lot of MSP 's and looked at what makes the larger, growing ones so successful. So, here’s my take on the 3 critical

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Interviewing Introverts

Interviewing Introverts
Employer | 26 March 2019

There are a lot of articles out there that give tips on how an introvert candidate can ace his/her next interview. But what about the interviewers?

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Radio interview with 720 ABC Perth  - How to structure your CV in a competitive job market

Radio interview with 720 ABC Perth - How to structure your CV in a competitive job market
Recruitment | 15 March 2019

This week 720 ABC Perth asked me to speak live on air about CVs and how to produce a better CV which also ranks highly in the automated recruitment systems.

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The 3 critical skills required to be a great Technical Account Manager

The 3 critical skills required to be a great Technical Account Manager
Candidate | 01 March 2019

The Technical Account Manager is a perfect blend between a relationship manager which manages the relationship with the client as well as a technical person who understands the technical solutions to business problems.

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How to answer the “Tell me a bit about yourself” question

How to answer the “Tell me a bit about yourself” question
Candidate | 26 February 2019

You walk into the interview and sit down and the interviewer almost without thinking rattles off the classic interview opener “Tell me a bit about yourself”. What you do next can determine the whole course of the interview… your

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How long should my IT CV be?

How long should my IT CV be?
Candidate | 12 February 2019

I see many resumes that are way too long. Far more than that are too short. So I thought I’d write a brief guide to help you work out how long your CV should be and what to cut out. Naturally this is general advice, without seeing your CV it&

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The most difficult role for MSP’s and IT Services companies to fill

The most difficult role for MSP’s and IT Services companies to fill
Employer | 11 February 2019

MSP "We need more clients in order to grow so we need someone to go out and get more clients for us."

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Should I put a Skills Matrix on my CV for an IT job application?

Should I put a Skills Matrix on my CV for an IT job application?
Candidate | 31 January 2019

Skills matrices are a much vexed question for IT CV’s so here’s my take on it.

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The biggest mistake IT people make when negotiating a salary increase

The biggest mistake IT people make when negotiating a salary increase
Candidate | 23 January 2019

This is a real bug bear of mine, so please excuse this rant.
Heck no, don’t excuse it, sit up and listen, and take notes if you need to.

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Attention to detail avoids disaster

Attention to detail avoids disaster
Candidate | 15 January 2019

I watched a ‘Seconds from Disaster’ episode last night on the 1986 Hotel New World collapse in Singapore. Disaster to say the least – an entire 6 story building collapsed in less than a minute, 33 people tragically lost their lives an

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