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

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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