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on 10th Aug 2017
Salary negotiation for IT jobs- arm wrestle

Armed with the recruiter’s knowledge of the current climate and rates, you’ll be in the best position for negotiating. Trust is key. If you don’t trust your recruiter, find one you can.

on 31st Jul 2017
Recruitment superheroes

We’re ecstatic to announce our second wave of recruitment graduates have earned their stripes in our dedicated in-house training academy and are now specialist IT recruitment consultants!

on 21st Jul 2017
Gender Pay Gap

Unless you’ve been living on Mars this week, you’ll have noticed that the UK is a flood with discussion on how to achieve equal pay for women, for people of colour, for everyone.

on 29th Jun 2017
Applause IT Day at the Races

If you’re struggling to retain staff or want to build a more cohesive workplace atmosphere- we highly recommend a day at the races. Maybe not on the hottest day of the year, but still, a great day out.

on 23rd Jun 2017
Interview Preparation Guide: Get hired with tips from Ted Talks

There’s nothing worse than coming out of an interview feeling that the interviewer didn’t get to see the real you, or your enthusiasm didn’t shine. So how do we make sure we’re our enthusiasm shines when it comes to the interview and we’re likely feeling nervous, and our least confident?

on 16th Jun 2017
Applause IT in Birmingham Digital Digbeth Day

We want to send a huge thank you to everyone involved with #Digicities Digital Digbeth at Fazeley Studios. You looked after us, inspired plenty of Thursday Thought time and most importantly gave us a chance to get creative!

on 2nd Jun 2017
The Applause IT family on graduation day

As a recruitment agency with years of consulting experience, and as a graduate employer training graduates to become specialist IT recruitment consultants, we wanted to pass on a few tips we’ve picked up over the years on landing a job. As you can see from our Applause family collage- we were graduates once!

on 15th May 2017
Visual display of Wannacrypt attack from MalwareTech blog 24 hours after Friday's release, and Monday morning compared.

We owe a huge thank you to @MalwareTech for his involvement in a global crisis, but attacks such as WannaCrypt are far from over. For companies who escaped last weekend's attack- use this as a clear wake-up call to make your anti-virus set up a clear priority going forward.

on 5th May 2017
Are you our next recruitment superhero?

If you are excited to know your Java from your JavaScript, your scrum to your agile working environments, then recruitment could be the career for you! In our recruitment training academy, you’ll learn all the tools you’ll need to become a recruitment superhero along with the technical expertise to excel in the specialist IT sector.