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We've been shortlisted in the Onrec Online Recruitment Awards 2016

on 18th Jan 2016

We’re delighted to be shortlisted for the Onrec Online Recruitment Awards 2016, the second time we have been shortlisted for a recruitment award in the last six months!

How to become a games developer without a degree

on 7th Jan 2016

As of the start of 2016, the software industry in one of the last sectors that is still wide open and accepts those into the fold who don’t have a degree. While it is still a highly skilled profession, it is unlike finance or law, for example, in that there are no formal exams or accreditations needed by those who want to become developers, whether it be for developing apps or games.

Saying no to impossible IT

on 21st Sep 2015

One of the hardest things for an IT pro to do is try and find a way of telling their boss “I'm sorry but this can't be done”. It can be frustrating enough having to say it to a user but to the people who have complete control over your career it can actually feel almost dangerous!

Communication and getting the message across, there’s a need to get better at IT!

on 29th Jul 2015

There are many misconceptions surrounding IT, one of the main ones being that it's actually some kind of parallel universe. Other departments tend to think of the ‘IT guys’ as all being geeks who hide themselves away and rarely communicate with the outside world unless it is via email or online chat.

Our top 6 funniest job adverts

on 6th Jul 2015

As an employer it can be hard to stand out from the crowd when you’re looking to add talent to your team. We sometimes find it difficult ourselves to make our adverts get noticed, especially as the recruitment space becomes more crowded across social media channels. LinkedIn is awash with recruiters trying to grab the attention of potential job seekers and the adverts and approaches they use are becoming more and more creative and in some cases bizarre.

8 tips for writing the perfect CV

on 10th Jun 2015

It’s difficult nowadays to stand out from the crowd when you’re trying to get the attention of potential employers but there are a few rules that always apply. Today’s top tips are influenced by stats from template.net, they show how to present your CV whether you’re applying directly to an employer or via a recruitment consultant.

6 killer questions candidates can ask in an interview

on 11th May 2015

Ask most people what is the worst part of a job interview is and they will tell you it's the bit where the interviewer says “so, have you got any questions?”. You know you have, they are on the tip of your tongue, but you find yourself smiling and saying “No I think you've covered everything”.

Giant tech entrepreneurs who started life in IT jobs

on 16th Mar 2015

If you thought that some of the leading tech entrepreneurs in the world just 'got there' then think again. The majority of them started life at the bottom of the ladder in an ordinary IT job. They took their place amongst their colleagues every day and nobody had an inkling they were destined for greatness.

Creative ways to showcase your talent

on 12th Mar 2015

We have mentioned in previous posts how to make your CV stand out but what about taking things a stage further and being creative with your approach, particularly if you’re applying for a creative role, why not use your CV to showcase your skills?

Tips for finding the right recruiter

on 10th Feb 2015