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Staff retention: what can (and should) a CTO do?

By recworks on Tuesday, 13 October, 2015

Companies, and CTOs in particular, spend a lot of time and effort in developing their developers and engineers. RecWorks has asked the following questions: Why do developers and engineers leave companies? What, if anything, can a CTO do to retain talent? Thanks to all who gave us their views. This…

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Getting on to the international conference circuit

By recworks on Wednesday, 30 September, 2015

Speaking at international conferences is more than a job for many tech enthusiasts and evangelists – it’s a passion and a way of life! Here are some top tips from some of the best speakers there are, including London Java Community (LJC) associates Martijn Verburg, Trisha Gee and Daniel Bryant. Competition is…

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Looking for your first tech job after graduation?

By Jo McLean on Saturday, 29 August, 2015

If you aren’t already looking for your first job after graduation, it’s likely that you soon will be. There are many options open to you when you start your search. You could: Use your personal contacts Read job boards and newspaper ads Follow up on contacts through internships and volunteering…

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Relocating to the UK

By Jo McLean on Sunday, 9 August, 2015

Introducing Adam Bolton, who runs ABRecruit, a company specialising in .Net roles (as opposed to the RecWorks focus on Java related roles). Adam recently blogged about the serious business of applying for jobs as a developer in London from the point of view of someone relocating here from another country. The cultural…

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Open letter to a candidate RecWorks has rejected

By Jo McLean on Wednesday, 1 July, 2015

If you’re reading this, the chances are that you have been rejected for a job you’ve recently applied for at RecWorks. And the chances are that we rejected your application before we even read your CV was because of errors in your covering letter. Do you think that’s unfair? In…

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