12 Articles from January 2017


  • Hidden Figures: A Look At The Real Women Behind The Movie

    It’s Oscar movie release season (for some, the best time of the year) and among quite a few great titles that have popped up, the movie “Hidden Figures” is set for UK release on the 17th of February. If you haven’t seen a trailer for it, the movie is about three African-American women, Mary Winston-Jackson, Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Johnson Vaughan that worked as “human computers” in the segregation area that plagued the US. ...read more
  • 6 Ways To Be More Productive At Work

    With the hours in the day seemingly disappearing more and more, it may seem as though your days are getting shorter and you’re not achieving everything you set out to do. When it comes to productivity at work there are two options: work longer hours or work smarter. We’re sure you prefer the latter (so do we). ...read more
  • 6 Tips for Improving Your Candidate Interviewing Skills

    If you do a quick search for articles on ‘interviewing skills’, you’ll find a myriad of them plastered all over the internet. A lot of the focus seems to be on the interviewee, completely ignoring the interviewer. An interview is a bipartisan affair and having good interviewing skills are crucial for the interviewer as much as they are for the candidates. Just as some job seekers may need to brush up on their interviewing skills, so do some hiring managers. ...read more
  • How To Leave Your Job On A Great Note

    So you’ve jumped through all the hoops: interviewed like a pro, impressed your new bosses and made it through the “get to know your new team” drinks without making a fool of yourself…great! You’ve signed the dotted line and now you’re ticking the days away until you start. Most job seekers think that’s the end of the line before their new work life begins, however a little thought needs to be put into how you leave your current role. While it’s easy to fall into the trap of facing your last days in your old gig with a “couldn’t care less” nonchalance, it’s important to leave on a positive professional note. ...read more
  • How Delaying A Job Offer can Affect Your Business

    2017 has kicked off powerfully, with us here at ShapeIT seeing a strong demand for IT professionals, particularly MS Dynamics experts. With the IT industry moving from strength to strength, we’ve also noticed a trend when it comes to companies missing out on hires because they delay making a job offer. Delaying a job offer can have an adverse effect 9 times out 10 and it can be detrimental to your business as a whole. ...read more
  • Save The Date: European Microsoft Dynamics Conferences and Events

    With 2017 already underway there’s never been a better time to start planning your year ahead. Relevant events and conferences are a big staple of the Microsoft Dynamics industry so we’ve put together a comprehensive list of all European Microsoft technology conferences in 2017 which you should go to. Just pick and choose to create the ultimate event calendar! ...read more
  • Will Recruiters Be A Thing of The Past?: AI and Recruitment

    We’ve all been privy to the ongoing debate about the future impact of AI on jobs (which we discussed in a post here) and you’re probably watching with interest, aren’t we all? Sure, there are those Doomsday prophets that shout from the top of their lungs that we’ll end up being ruled by our AI overlords and others that see the benefits of automating menial processes. As with any major technological advancements in history there is reticence, but today we’re going to have a look at the fate of Recruitment as it faces the inevitable introduction of AI. ...read more
  • Forgetting Recruiters and Applying Directly: A Good Idea?

    Starting a job search may seem daunting at first. It’s a process that requires a lot more thought than most people think. Not only do you have to decide what direction you want to take your career in and craft your resume to reflect who you are and what a great asset you’d be for any business, you also need to decide on the approach you want to take in order to get in front of the right decision makers. While being an “apply now” button warrior on job sites may seem like a relatively harmless and no-fuss strategy, it may hurt your chances of landing your ideal job in the long-run. ...read more
  • Become a LinkedIn All Star

    LinkedIn is used by so many in the professional social media scene. It’s a versatile tool which can be very effective in reaching some of your professional goals if you use it well. It’s great for job hunting, networking, and building a business’s profile. A lot of users won’t use it to its full potential though, which won’t necessarily damage anything, however it won’t have the impact or the reach you’d want....read more
 

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