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We will take good care of anyone you refer. We can answer questions they have about the market or talk through ways to optimise their hiring process. We can even introduce them to other specialist recruiters if their skills are not in areas we know extremely well. So if you're unsure, refer them anyway.

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How to support your favourite meetups

The world has changed a lot since COVID-19, including the way meetups are run. Find out some simple ways you can support your favourite meetups while they move to online events.

Inkling workshop

Two weeks ago, I attended Inkling’s Ignite program which is a two-day leadership workshop. It was an opportunity for me to learn some new skills on how to become a more confident and resilient leader, while still feeling comfortable being me.

How to run a good interview

When it comes to running an interview, there aren’t necessarily right or wrong ways. However, there are certainly some things you can do to make sure you give candidates a good experience.

The Benefits of Public Speaking

For many people, public speaking is one of the most nerve-racking things you can do. As Mark Twain once said, “There are only two types of speakers in the world: those who are nervous and those who are liars”. However, it is one of the best things you can do for your career and personal growth.

Global Diversity CFP Day

Saturday 3rd February was Global Diversity CFP Day. It was a day to help underrepresented groups with talk topics and proposal writing. Workshops were held all around the world. The Sydney chapter was led by Kris Howard and a group of mentors from the Sydney community (including myself) was there to help out.

Why hire juniors?

When it comes to building a team, sometimes people think having more seniors is better. While it might mean you can get through the work more quickly, there are many reasons why you should consider hiring juniors.

One Year On

Today marks one year since I’ve gone from a front end developer to be a technical recruiter at Lookahead Search. In my previous jobs, making it to one year just felt like another day. But this time it’s different. It feels more significant because it was a career change.

The Importance of 1:1 Catch Up

Hiring a good team of people is hard, which is why retention is very important.

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New site! Send your feedback while the code is fresh in our minds :)


Noticing an increase in hiring activity. Nearly back to pre-Covid levels.


We're getting used to being fully remote.


Two CTO roles to hire is keeping things exciting.


Fully remote and four days per week. We’re all learning to thrive in this new normal.


Lookahead celebrates eight years! Has a party just in the nick of time. 🎈


ReactConfAU. Steve helped organise, Kat lead the volunteers, Shaila represented MusesJS, Debbie & Simeon ran the Lookahead stand. Had a wonderful thyme.

Jan 2020

Another amazing SydJS and React Sydney. Proud to be long time supporters & sponsors.

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We don’t just hire for other companies; we’re also building our own dream team.

We hire people who care about technology and train them to become great technical recruiters.

Are you a developer looking for a more people-focused role? Or a product manager who wants more autonomy?

If you love technology and want to work more closely with people, Lookahead could be the perfect fit.

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“Although I’m not coding on a daily basis, I’ve really enjoyed meeting developers and chatting with them. Having that technical background definitely helps me understand what developers and companies are after. I’ve also spent a lot of time giving people general advice on job searching and resume writing. They really appreciate that.”

Fiona Chan

Lookahead recruiter since 2015