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Job seeking

Video Interviewing for Developers during Social Isolation

While we’re all in social isolation, there are companies still hiring - they’ve adapted by replacing in person interviews with video interviews. I gave a talk at SydCSS last week explaining how to prepare.

Good people know good people

We love meeting new people and value referrals.

Get a Head Start on your New Year Job Search

Finding that perfect role can often take longer than you think so having a chat with us now can make all the difference.

Let’s talk about money

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

Resumes for Tech Leaders

Kat recently wrote about the differences between CVs and resumes. (Understandably, there is confusion about this!) As someone who works with lots of technical leaders, I often get questions about whether one’s resume should be different from when they were an individually contributing developer. The short answer is: yes.

Make your cover letter count

You’d be amazed at how few people submit their resumes without a cover letter. Or if a cover letter is provided, it is badly written with no consideration for the recipient, the role being applied for or the company advertising that role. Cover letters give you the chance to explain why you are right for the job. So why waste this opportunity?

Curriculum Vitae, Resume, Cover Letter

While ‘CV’ and 'resume’ are terms that are often used interchangeably, there are differences to keep in mind.

Junior Devs: How to stand out

As a junior dev, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd of other junior devs in your first few years of your career, let alone show off your skills and talents in their own right. You probably don’t have much commercial code to point to, your GitHub account is a little emptier than you’d want, and even your resume is pretty brief. But there is one simple project you can do that can highlight your talents in a number of ways: build your own blog.

Our referral bonus

Lookahead is very fortunate to be recommended by people we respect in our community. We value referrals, and we like to show our appreciation.

Setting the correct zoom level

Recently I’ve had more than a few conversations with people who are questioning their career choices.

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Lookahead Log

Aug

New site! Send your feedback while the code is fresh in our minds :)

Jul

Noticing an increase in hiring activity. Nearly back to pre-Covid levels.

Jun

We're getting used to being fully remote.

May

Two CTO roles to hire is keeping things exciting.

Apr

Fully remote and four days per week. We’re all learning to thrive in this new normal.

Mar

Lookahead celebrates eight years! Has a party just in the nick of time. 🎈

Feb

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.

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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