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Steve Gilles

4 day weeks, 2 years in

The job that upgrades your candidate’s life the most wins, so consider a four day week to help your hiring

Now hiring product roles

We’ve been quietly hiring product roles for over a year, it’s been awesome so we’ll stop doing it quietly. A bunch of our tech recruiters have product management experience, so you’re in great hands.

10 Years of Lookahead

We love birthdays, and this year it’s a big one for Lookahead so I hope you have fun celebrating with us remotely.

Meet Andrea

It's a new year, and we have a new Lookahead team member to tell you about!

Meet Kyle

Proud to be welcoming Kyle to the team. He's our first dedicated researcher, bringing skills learned recruiting in SF and Sydney. Ask him about basketball stats and boolean strings.

Project F Talent Partner Pledge

We’ve always understood the value that diversity adds to teams, companies and the broader community, so we’ve taken a step further and joined the Project F Program 50/50 Talent Partner Pledge.

Congratulations, Fiona!

Fiona Chan is now a partner at Lookahead. It’s a hat tip to her years of dedication, hard work, and community involvement.

Lookahead's 2020

It was a tough year but one that we’ll look back on fondly. We’ve learned things about ourselves and changed habits for the better. Everyone had their own unique experience but we’re grateful to be in Australia, doubly so to be working in technology.

Developer Apprenticeships

Every company wants to build a more diverse team and hiring juniors helps get you there. Most companies say they don't have capacity to train juniors so our friends at Blackmill are here to fill that gap.

Understanding Employee Share Options

Employee equity is not always well understood in Australia. It's an important topic far too large for one blog post, but let's look at one common scenario.

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Lookahead Log

Apr

We're sponsoring Product Women Sydney!

Mar

10 Years of Lookahead 🎉

Feb

We're sponsoring Railscamp! Glad to have some IRL events back.

Jan 2022

We're noticing travel exemptions and visa sponsorships being granted quickly.

Dec

Welcome to the team, Andrea!

Nov

Demand for software engineers still growing. No sign of it slowing down as we finish the year.

Oct

Welcome aboard, Kyle!

Sep 2021

Attention turning to mid-level developer market because the senior market is so tight.

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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