Let’s talk

Drop us a note and we’ll get back to you soon.

Contact Us

0423 130 652


Visit Us

Lookahead Search
Level 5, 63 York St
Sydney NSW 2000

Google Maps

Recommend us

Refer a friend

Refer a friend

Good people know good people. Connect us and earn a reward.

Photo of two people speaking

If someone you know is looking to hire or be hired, please think of us.

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.

Successful referrals are rewarded with your choice of a gift voucher, donation to charity or community event sponsorship to the value of $1,000. (Eligible three months after successful placement. Referral must be to a client or candidate we are not currently working with.)

Recruiting field notes

Steve Gilles
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.

Birthday Leave

We implemented birthday leave this year. TL;DR; your autoresponder goes on and phone goes off. Your one job is to Treat Yo Self, and tell us about it in Slack.

Lookahead & Sendle

When Sendle raised their Series B we completed an on-site project to help them double their team quickly. All while maintaining their very high technical bar and unwavering focus on values fit.

Welcoming Nicolle!

Say hi to Nicolle everybody! She’s a recruiting industry veteran with more than 20 years experience.

Fraser’s work experience week

We have Fraser Allen doing work experience with us this week! Some of you might know him - he’s Matt and Aprill Allen’s son. Flew here from Melbourne and everything.

Congrats, JP!

JP is now a partner at Lookahead Search. Joining in 2015, JP has seen us grow and helped us grow up. He’s a steady hand that’s calm under pressure and is always good for advice.

Become an approved sponsor

Make sure your company is an approved sponsor. Do the paperwork before you need to, so you’re ready when that dream candidate comes along who needs sponsorship.

1–10 of 46

Lookahead Log


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.

Browse blog by category

Join our team

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.

Find out more

“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