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Experience talks, wisdom listens – Developing good leadership skills

By on Aug 10, 2017 in candidate advice | 0 comments

Experience talks, wisdom listens – Developing good leadership skills

Leadership is an elusive quality but, for me at least, it isn’t a magical one. Certainly, there are some people who seem to have a natural ‘something’ that makes people more likely to follow them, charisma I suppose we would call it. However, a charismatic personality doesn’t make you a good leader. Leadership is not just about being popular (although in fairness it...

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Permanent or Contract – Which is best for you?

By on Jun 9, 2017 in candidate advice, contractors | 0 comments

Permanent or Contract – Which is best for you?

We speak to contractors who always have been, and always will be, contractors, driven by the higher hourly wages and the diversity of work offered by contracting, and permanent employees who would never ‘risk’ life in the contract market. As with everything in life, there are pros and cons to consider, and the bottom line is that while you could put up a valid case...

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Bridging the gap – The continuing skills shortage

By on Mar 28, 2017 in candidate advice, employer tips | 0 comments

Bridging the gap – The continuing skills shortage

The IT world is a complex and often difficult one to work in. In our recent blog about the danger of obsolescence in a role, we looked at one of the main reasons why IT is so unusual: Where some industries have a steady change through technological advancement and implementation of new methods, the IT industry is commonly the source of those changes. What this means...

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Being a specialist in a non-specialist environment

By on Mar 14, 2017 in candidate advice, employer tips | 0 comments

Being a specialist in a non-specialist environment

– How to communicate to people who are not IT literate We do suffer from the over application of stereotypes in the IT world don’t we? For most people, Moss and Roy in the ‘IT crowd’ are pretty much what is expected when you say you work in the Tech sector. It is frustrating at times, but at the risk of being a bit contentious, is it also be a little bit of...

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