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Hiring advice

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.

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Thoughts on Negotiation

When any negotiations takes place it's good to learn some basic principals, strategies and tactics of negotiation, in order to improve the chances of a positive outcome.

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Predictions for the year to come

Having just reached the nine year mark, Lookahead looks ahead to what could happen in the industry as we approach our tenth birthday.

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.

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Sarah McCarthy held a highly insightful and thought provoking workshop at Lookahead HQ on the topic of Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace.

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.

Let’s talk about money

At September’s installment of the SydTech Leaders meetup, the topic of the evening was remuneration.

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.

457 Visa superseded by the new 482 Visa

Last month saw the 457 Temporary Work Skilled Visa replaced by the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) subclass 482 Visa. The requirements for the new visa have changed significantly and it would be advisable to speak to a professional if you are currently on a 457 visa or looking to apply for the new 482 visa. The TSS visa has been separated into three pathways including:

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Lookahead Log

Jun

Welcome aboard, Ashleigh! 🎉

May

Tech stocks crashing, but still plenty of hiring in AUS for now.

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 2021

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

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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