6 Articles from December 2016


  • The Internet of Things: Hackers Attack

    By 2020 it is projected that the world will have over 24 billion IoT devices. When we discuss IoT, we mean all the devices that are accessed through the internet via IP addresses and that communicate with it. These devices can range anywhere from printers and copiers, to coffee makers, blenders, lighting and climate control systems.This projected growth has a number of exciting benefits which will alter our way of life on a day to day basis. Looking past the “cool” factor of having a smart home, the benefits are actually there in terms of energy efficiency, cost, etc. However, in light of the high profile cyber-attacks carried out in the last few months, a lot of questions have risen, particularly in regards to the security gaps of the IoT and the future. What is there to do about it?...read more
  • The Robots are Coming: AI and The Future of Employment

    Great minds such as Alan Turing coined the term artificial intelligence sometime around the 1950s, but after more than half a century of silence around the topic, the last five years have seen a surge of interest in it. It’s more than interest actually, there’s excitement bubbling and that’s mainly due to “deep learning”. This new focus is looking at developing the performance of Convolutional Neural Networks. This is the system that is made up of a neural network (artificial brain cells) that works through examples that repeat themselves and thusly is able to ‘learn’. ...read more
  • Brexit and The UK Tech Sector

    Almost six months after the momentous Brexit vote, the UK finds itself none the wiser in terms of where we’re headed. With a certifiably one-sided back and forth, where the “remainers” probe for answers or even hints, and the Prime Minister’s tagline is “mum’s the word”, the UK tech industry is tentatively making predictions and trying not to panic. Prior to the vote, the IT sector was overwhelmingly opposed to the vote fearing a “techxit”, so where are we now and what can we expect?...read more
  • 6 Tips for Choosing Between Multiple Offers

    So, you’ve finished interviewing and now you’re happy to hear that you’ve got multiple job offers. Once you get over the initial buzz, you try and decide which offer you’ll accept, but find that you’re having a tough time choosing. Sometimes it’s a straightforward choice, but sometimes it isn’t and it can get quite stressful trying to choose the right one.There are many things to consider when deciding! Here at ShapeIT Recruitment we’ve brainstormed and put together a shortlist of 6 important factors to base your decision on....read more
  • How To Close An Interview Successfully

    Too often candidates leave an interview not really knowing where they stand with the hiring manager. Now picture this, you’ve aced the interview and created great rapport with your prospective boss. You like them and they seemed to buy into you as well. They’ve not actually said anything concrete about the outcome, so when you get on the phone with your recruiter and they ask you how it went you say “their body language was very positive”. That’s great, but wouldn’t you rather know than assume?...read more
  • How to Answer: Why Should We Hire You

    It’s that time of the week again when we give you killer tips on how to answer the most common interview questions. Yes, they’re common, however unless you’re a serial interviewer then some of these may catch you off guard. This week it’s “Why should we hire you” and we’ve broken it down into 5 easy key points you need to incorporate in your answer as well as what you’ve got to consider....read more

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