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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.

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Community

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.

Notes from a first time speaker

Speaking at meetups is a great way to enhance your job search, but it can be daunting for first timers. Debbie has shared her experience of being a first time speaker, so you know what to expect.

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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.

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.

Volunteer Day - Revitalising Sir Joseph Banks Park

We believe in volunteering and giving back at Lookahead. JP spent a day helping revitalise Sir Joseph Banks Park, a significant nature reserve on the Botany foreshore in South Sydney NSW.

CampJS X, 2019 - Broken Bay

I knew CampJS was going to be entertaining when it took 2 days to convince my colleague Shaila that unlike her experience of school camp in the UK, we would NOT be staying in a hotel.

Web Directions Code 2019

A recap of some of Simeon's favourite talks from the Code '19 conference in Melbourne.

RailsCamp XXIV

RailsCamp #24. Imagine yourself and a posse of like-minded ruby hackers* on a country retreat** with zero internet*** for a weekend of fun. You’ll laugh, hack, eat, learn, trek, flying-fox and play boatloads of Werewolf.

Code Heart Design 2018

Friday 30th November was the first ever Code Heart Design conference - a mini-conf bringing together designers, design system lovers and front-end developers. Lookahead Search were given the pleasure of being one of the sponsors of the event and I happily volunteered to go!

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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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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.

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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