Guest post: Story of Winston

This LinkedIn stuff doesn’t work… Like Moses turned to see the burning bush, you may have “turned” what this “burning bush” post is all about. Please grab some popcorn. Earth has seen no fury than a frustrated graduate and you’ve been there, job hunting for months or some a year plus, then we can take
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About recruitment and football

Last week we came across an interesting question on LinkedIn. David Wolstenholme, a personal brand builder for recruiters, asked ‘What football club best describes your recruitment agency and why?’  To which Nima, who when not recruiting top software graduates and junior developers,  is a semi-professional football player with UNSW, answered: ‘I guess I’d have to go
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My first year as a recruiter- Michael Lai

Where to begin? It has been a hell of a year. We were at a friend’s place, it was just the typical Friday dinner, a small group of friends chatting and drinking, there was one person who stood out because unlike everyone else she was at her laptop, furiously typing away. I was surprised but
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TedXSydney is coming to town! 

We are thrilled to officially launch our Referral Program, with an incredible opportunity for you to attend the biggest and best TEDxSydney yet! Do you know Java, C++ or C# developers? Python or Full Stack Web developers? How about Business analysts, Project Managers or Senior Engineers? Or browse our open jobs here in case you know
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A tale of two recruiters- Richard Center

I had a bit of a “sliding doors” moment last week. Michael Lai, one of Mantech’s up-and-coming recruiters, placed a software engineer into a great tech company last week. The candidate in question turned out to be someone I placed in what was one of my first placements at Mantech almost 18 years ago. It
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Follow Your Gut Feeling

You’ve worked hard all week, you’ve followed the process, but what does your gut feel say? What have I learned in the past year of Recruitment and dealing with candidates in specifics? It’s that building long enduring relationships of trust and transparency goes a long way as opposed to the invaluable transactional agreement of what
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How we’re using Psychogeometric testing for hiring

Workplace diversity is a buzz phrase in the hiring world, and is a key consideration in today’s fast paced environment.  It can be the difference between balance and unrest in a team.  It is also a broad term which is most commonly applied to gender and culture, but it should also be considered in relation to personality type.
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How finding the right candidate is like finding a great whisky

We all know how hard it is to find that perfect candidate. There are always a large number and variety to choose from, each with their own specific characteristics, skills and experience. Sometimes it’s hard to sort through the noise to get to ‘the one’, often overlooking great potential because it doesn’t look right. For me it’s a bit like finding a great single malt whisky.
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How to build a culture of continuous improvement…

…and use it to increase team productivity.

Continuous improvement is a principle developed as part of various Lean/ Agile methodologies.  With constant evaluation and solution implementation at its core, it serves to improve workplace culture, streamline processes and ultimately work towards more productive team performance.  This modern approach to management has many benefits, and once implemented effectively, can help to empower staff and improve company culture; both of which are proven to produce cost efficiencies.
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Women In Technology Part 2: Solar Analytics Senior Project Manager, Cindy Hung

As Cindy Hung knows, technology is primarily a male dominated industry.  With 16 years of management experience, 9 of which have been in technology, she recently made a career move that changed her perception of how the industry functions.  Cindy is now a Senior Project Manager at Solar phentermine no prescription Analytics, an international software startup at the forefront of the tech industry which also  seeks to actively include women in its workforce.  She describes this move as one of the best decisions of her career. In this two part series we chat to Cindy and Solar Analytics CEO, Stefan Jarnason about women in technology. You can find Stefan’s interview here.

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