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Developers – here’s how to be a stand out candidate!

Developers – here’s how to be a stand out candidate!

Published 22nd November 2017 by Daniel Pitts, Consultant - Candidate Services at Davidson Technology

Through my work with digital clients and candidates, I have gained the following insights as to what separates the good Developers from the great. Here’s my advice to Developers on how to be a standout candidate in the Australian market. Be a continuous learner With the candidate market tightening up, the major standout for our […]

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7 things managers look for when hiring Software Developers

7 things managers look for when hiring Software Developers

Published 3rd November 2017 by Asa Hughes, Consultant - Software Development & Digital at Davidson Technology

In my role, I have regular conversations with Hiring Managers in the IT industry around what they are looking for in their new hires. There are some consistent characteristics that keep coming up so I thought it might be helpful to offer some interview tips for Software Developers. Now it’s obviously different for different companies, roles […]

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The evolution of DevOps and Cloud is like a game of Australian Rules Football

The evolution of DevOps and Cloud is like a game of Australian Rules Football

Published 1st November 2017 by Bernie Skinner, Senior Consultant at Davidson Technology

It is now coming up to three years since I started to specialise in recruiting in the DevOps & Cloud space – where I started my journey to learn what they were all about. At the time in Melbourne, these IT specialisations were both just starting to come of age, so I was eager to […]

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Here’s how to win an argument — even when you’re wrong

Here's how to win an argument — even when you're wrong

Published 30th October 2017 by Rob Davidson, Founder of Davidson and Executive Coach

I was coaching an executive on influencing skills this week. I taught him a technique that I have found incredibly powerful. So powerful, you can even use it to great effect, with evil intent. I’m not suggesting that you’d do this, but I do love a good debate. It’s possible there may have been times, […]

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How to be happy

How to be happy

Published 26th October 2017 by Kylie Ringelstein, General Manager, Projects & Operations Queensland

According to Google, “How To Be Happy” is searched nearly 100,000 times every month. Choosing happiness for me is something I do every day. Anyone who knows me would probably say I am a fairly happy and positive person (most of the time) and that’s just who I am. This is, however, a conscious decision […]

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The right way to accept a job

The right way to accept a job

Published 17th October 2017 by Rob Davidson, Founder of Davidson and Executive Coach

There is only one correct way to accept a job and few people know it. Before I became an executive coach, I was a recruiter for many years and before that, I was a lawyer. My legal days still echo through in some of the career advice I give because, after all, it’s not called […]

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Sourcing staff who will stay safe

Sourcing staff who will stay safe

Published 13th October 2017 by Amanda Sheard, General Manager (NSW), Davidson HR Consulting

Injuries and accidents on the job are often described as a result of multiple complex factors, such as organisational safety culture, systems and processes and a range of ever-changing situational factors. Organisations spend millions of dollars every year on trying to get each of these elements right but sometimes still get it wrong. Despite the […]

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Putting the Customer First

Putting the Customer First

Published 12th October 2017 by Brendan Kavenagh

For some time now we have been hearing about the importance of customer service. Net Promoter Scores became the metric for measuring a company or individual’s customer satisfaction levels. In recent times we have seen a significant development,  a transformation that holds the customer at the centre to how products are designed, services delivered and […]

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Gender Diversity: Changing the Ratio & Closing the Gap

Gender Diversity: Changing the Ratio & Closing the Gap

Published 12th October 2017 by Imogen Studders | Davidson Technology

Often with Tech Diversity articles the lead headline is negative and tells of the grave state the sector is in with the lack of females, particularly at senior levels. Well, I am happy to report that in the last 12 months the gender gap in the Australian Technology market has started to close! In the […]

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Projects driving IT job market in New South Wales

Projects driving IT job market in New South Wales

Published 12th October 2017 by Spencer Stirrat | Davidson Technology

The IT  job market in New South Wales for IT & Digital professionals continues to be strong with job advertisements up 9% year-on-year and average salaries holding firm (SEEK Employment Trends, Aug – 16 to Aug-17). The statistics are encouraging and we find that this is indicative of a lot of the project activity across […]

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