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 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 time&nbs

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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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Why knowing your IT terminology is important

Why knowing your IT terminology is important
candidate | 10 December 2018

One of the things I learnt early on in my IT recruitment career was that technical definitions and particularly job titles mean different things to different people.

For those old enough to remember, there used to be a slot in a laptop that a

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Help, I’m an IT grad, how do I get an IT job? Part 3 of 3

Help, I’m an IT grad, how do I get an IT job? Part 3 of 3
candidate | 21 August 2017

Make your resume look the absolute best it can be

Make sure that it is really well designed, it shows a bit of flair, a little bit of finesse. 

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Help, I’m an IT grad, how do I get an IT job? Part 2 of 3

Help, I’m an IT grad, how do I get an IT job? Part 2 of 3
candidate | 14 August 2017

Make sure you have an awesome home lab setup.

By this I mean not just a virtual server that you set up in order to go through a book doing the lab exercises verbatim with a click here, click there and whoopdie-do it does what

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Help, I’m an IT grad, how do I get an IT job? Part 1 of 3

Help, I’m an IT grad, how do I get an IT job? Part 1 of 3
candidate | 03 August 2017

That’s the common question I get asked almost every day when speaking to graduates venturing into roles in IT. And it’s diffic

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Gordon St Garage - Cafe Review and surfing the wave of designer coffees

Gordon St Garage - Cafe Review and surfing the wave of designer coffees
Coffee | 20 March 2017

mmm… ‘Pour Over’ coffee… mmm… I think I am in love with coffee all over again, or we have taken our relationship to the next level…or something..

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