August 2016

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What’s sport got to do with getting a job in tech?

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Why do some employers like applicants who have played competitive sport? Is this even relevant in an job where basically you need to sit at a computer all day, and it’s more about the brain to keyboard coordination than hand eye coordination? The truth is it’s not sport per se but what this tells an employer about you. Competitive team sport is a metaphor for office life. 

Where do we source our candidates? (Clue: It’s not magic)

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We often get asked where we find the talent on our site. Presumably this is because businesses find it hard to find the best talent for their businesses and are sceptical about whether we can deliver the goods. You will be pleased to know it isn’t magic or cutting corners, we have a few tried and tested ways of finding the best talent.

Roles of the Week – Friday 5th August

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Hello August! Can you believe it? Because I definitely can’t. While the sun is still a bit shy, summer in London is undeniably the best. And what would make it even better? Landing your dream job in the city! That’s why every Friday we list for  you the best roles on our platform to make sure you don’t miss out on amazing opportunities.

Identifying your top soft skills – What are employers looking for?

plush-dog-teddy-bear-soft-toy-softIt can be hard to know what employers are looking for. It’s a bit like trying to figure out what the best diet is, or which new smartphone to buy – everything you read says something different. One week you absolutely have to know HTML, the next being able to grow your Twitter followers and go viral is the thing. So how can you cut through the noise? Focus on Soft Skills and you can’t go wrong.