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Recruiting field notes

Steve Gilles

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.

The Lookahead logo

A new look for Lookahead

After eight and bit years, we've undergone a brand refresh. Find out more about our new logo, new website, and our (slightly) new name.

Moving to four days a week

When Coronavirus hit, hiring paused for about two thirds of our active roles. It was a tough situation but it made sense. We all moved to four days a week and kept the team together.

Lookahead’s Pledge 1% commitment

Pledge 1% is a global movement of founders who pledge to give 1% of profit, product, time, equity. We pledged many years ago and I finally write more about it here.

ReactConf AU 2020

The first ReactConf AU was a huge success, and very lucky with the timing. Steve was part of the organising committee and writes about the event here.

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Lookahead Log

Sep

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

Aug

Congrats on 10 years, RubyAU! A truly amazing community.

Jul

Software engineers top priority for visa approvals, companies looking at sponsorship again.

Jun

Developer salaries rising rapidly. Engineering managment roles relatively steady.

May

Congrats on becoming partner Fiona and welcome to the team Dan! 🎉

Apr

Join our team! We're hiring technical recruiters and sourcers.

Mar

Lookahead turns 9! 🥳

Feb 2021

A Ruby renaissance? Reams of Rails roles racking up.

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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