Australian work visa for IT Genius

We are excited to team up with LifeinAus, a customer-centric migration agency super focused on delivering the best outcomes for both individuals and businesses, providing full transparency along the process. Moran Shultz, the founder of LifeinAus, migrated to Australia in 2010 and is extremely passionate about helping other migrants. Having been through the journey herself,
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The job chose me- Stephen Winnick

I didn’t proactively try and become a recruiter, the job chose me. I had been overseas for 8 years, the last 5 years of which were in a software company in London. When I came home to Sydney, I was having a hard time finding a recruiter who could understand my value proposition. What I
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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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“You are clearly an excellent engineer but…”

There is clearly somewhat of an arms race in Sydney for tech companies to secure top engineering talent. Asking salaries are on the rise, counter-offers at resignation time commonplace and there is a marked increase in average time-to-hire.  Great news for high performing engineers! And yet, in the face of all the growing demand for
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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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In Conversation: Laurie Green

Part of what we do involves asking lots of questions of our candidates, so we thought it only fair that you get to know us a little better.  Here, Laurie Green, our Online Community Manager, shares a little about her life outside of work, her technological history and passes on some advice for job hunters.
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Were rabbit trappers the JAVA programmers of their time?

Recently in Hobart, Tasmania I meandered through what is called “The Soldiers Walk”. The Soldiers Walk is a gentle 2-3km walk with bronze plaques laid in front of a specially planted cedar tree. Each plaque uniquely represents a citizen of Hobart who had passed away through the course of the Great War. There are some
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A story of success: Entering the Australian IT industry, from an outsiders perspective

Daniel Versick recently approached Mantech looking for work in R&D and systems programming.  He is well spoken, highly accomplished in Linux and offers 15 years’ software experience.

Ultimately, he would be an ideal employee at any company lucky enough to have him, but following his recent emigration from Germany, where his extensive software skillset was in high demand, he was surprised at the subtle differences between the two countries’ industries.

Here, he tells us about his experience, how he feels the Australian technology industry differs and why he made the decisions he did.
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