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Lookahead life

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.

RubyConf AU 2019 - Melbourne

RubyConf kicked off on the evening of the 6th Feb with a delightful opening party at the Skydeck located on the 89th floor of the Eureka Tower!

Welcoming Shaila and Simeon!

It’s been a big start to 2019 for Lookahead as we’ve added two people to our awesome little team. Both are technology veterans who are lovely humans as well.

YOW! Sydney Conference 2018

The last two days of November held a special treat for Sydneysiders in Information Technology. It was the 2018 edition of the YOW! Sydney conference.

Office Plants

It’s amazing the difference a few plants can make. Here at the Lookahead office we recently spruced up our desk area with some beautiful plants.

Team Hang 2018

Last week we had our annual Team Hang™. I haven’t found many blogs about team offsites so wanted to share a small part of what we’ve learned after running 5 of these.

Inkling workshop

Two weeks ago, I attended Inkling’s Ignite program which is a two-day leadership workshop. It was an opportunity for me to learn some new skills on how to become a more confident and resilient leader, while still feeling comfortable being me.

Lookahead turned 6, had a party.

Last Friday we celebrated our 6th birthday with a party on the Glenmore Rooftop. Huge thanks to everybody who came and to everybody who has been supporting us along the way.

Lookahead Log


Attention turning to mid-level developer market because the senior market is so tight.


Congrats on 10 years, RubyAU! A truly amazing community.


Software engineers top priority for visa approvals, companies looking at sponsorship again.


Developer salaries rising rapidly. Engineering managment roles relatively steady.


Congrats on becoming partner Fiona and welcome to the team Dan! 🎉


Join our team! We're hiring technical recruiters and sourcers.


Lookahead turns 9! 🥳

Feb 2021

A Ruby renaissance? Reams of Rails roles racking up.

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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