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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.

Interviewing the Interviewer: Back Pocket Interview Questions

Interviews aren’t just a chance for hiring managers to question you, they’re your opportunity to figure out whether a job is ticking your boxes, too.

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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.

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.

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?

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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