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Are Coding Tests a Load of Rubbish?

Are Coding Tests a Load of Rubbish?

Coding tests are sometimes placed at the first step of the interview process. But, is there any real value to these tests, or have they just become a standard procedure, packaged as something useful when, in reality, they’re an unnecessary hurdle for candidates, and possibly doing more harm than good to your hiring process? Put it bluntly, are they a
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Applying for Jobs and Getting Ghosted? The Good News: It’s Not Your Fault.

Applying for Jobs and Getting Ghosted? The Good News: It’s Not Your Fault.

You spot a job posting that looks like a perfect match for your skills, and you can’t help but get excited. So, you submit your CV and play the waiting game: Days turn into weeks. And weeks into months. Until you eventually realise… you’ve been ghosted. It’s easy to become introspective and to start wondering: What did I do wrong?
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A Pivotal Moment For Diversity in Tech

A Pivotal Moment For Diversity in Tech

It’s a pivotal moment for diversity in tech as the COVID bubble bursts. With over 250,000 tech layoffs globally in 2023, the competition for tech roles has reached new heights. But, what do these changes mean for diverse talent?  The current situation Layoffs have disproportionately affected underrepresented groups. For example, when considering only gender, between October 2022 and June 2023,
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Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile To Advance Your Tech Career – Part 2

Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile To Advance Your Tech Career – Part 2

If you haven’t already checked out part 1, we recommend you give it a read, because in this blog, we’ll be diving straight into how you can: Building your personal brand LinkedIn is the best social media platform for building your brand. Once again, it all comes down to who your audience is. If you’re interested in a particular coding
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Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile To Advance Your Tech Career – Part 1

Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile To Advance Your Tech Career – Part 1

Your LinkedIn profile is the home of your professional brand; it serves as your virtual introduction to new opportunities and plays a crucial role in guiding you to the next step in your tech career. As tech recruitment specialists, we know the value of a strong LinkedIn profile better than anyone. When we receive new job opportunities from our clients,
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It’s Time to Future-Proof Your Tech Career

It’s Time to Future-Proof Your Tech Career

The tech industry has faced a particularly challenging few years. As a tech recruiter, I’ve had my fair share of heartfelt conversations with candidates and clients who have been navigating layoffs. Many have shared their frustration finding roles amid tougher competition. And you’d be surprised by how many clients now have to do more with less, revealing some crucial lessons
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Glassdoor Frequently Asked Questions

Glassdoor Frequently Asked Questions

Job hunting is a full-time job, so if candidates ​get a vibe that your workplace culture isn’t ​great, they’ll think twice about hitting the ​“apply” button. Glassdoor is one of the most ​popular company review sites with 55 million+ ​monthly visitors. It’s a game-changer for your ​employer brand, so don’t overlook it. How does Glassdoor calculate employer ratings? Glassdoor uses
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Shift Your Perspective: A Positive Outlook for Tech in 2024

Shift Your Perspective: A Positive Outlook for Tech in 2024

There’s no denying it – 2023 has brought its fair share of challenges. With approximately 10,000 tech layoffs in Europe during the first quarter, we’ve had heart-to-heart conversations with candidates navigating the competitive job market and clients having to do more with less.  Amid layoffs and talks of AI replacing everyone, we thought it would be a great time to
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Embracing Neurodiversity in Cybersecurity: Strengthening the Industry Through Inclusion

Embracing Neurodiversity in Cybersecurity: Strengthening the Industry Through Inclusion

In the fight against digital threats, the demand for a workforce that is both diverse and innovative has never been more critical. Cybersecurity is always evolving, with new tactics emerging to breach defenses. Effectively countering these threats requires a workforce that brings a range of perspectives, skills, and approaches to the table. While the industry has made significant strides to
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Why Cape Town is the Ideal Hub for Tech Talent and Staff Augmentation

Why Cape Town is the Ideal Hub for Tech Talent and Staff Augmentation

Cape Town boasts a vibrant community of highly-skilled software developers, data scientists, cybersecurity experts, and other IT professionals. By partnering with Cititec, organisations gain access to this talent pool.