46 Articles in the category Advice


  • ​5 Mistakes to Avoid When Migrating to The Cloud

    Mistakes in business aren’t only time-consuming, they can also be very expensive. Depending on the severity of the overlook, it can also be a massive impediment in the face of moving forward. With anything tech-related this can be true, but it is particularly relevant when it comes to cloud migrations. ...read more
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365: What Impact Will It Have on Your Career?

    With the release of Dynamics 365, a new era of business agility is ushered in. The new system will combine AX and CRM systems into an all-encompassing one, allowing customers to pick and choose between the features that are most suited to their business. The 6 modules are: sales, customer service, project service, operations, marketing and field service. We discussed the business benefits of Dynamics 365 here: The Business Benefits of Dynamics 365, but how will this evolution affect Microsoft Dynamics professionals? What changes and new focuses will there be and what do you need to do to stay ahead?...read more
  • 7 Tips for Creating A Stellar Project Manager CV

    As a Project Manager, writing a comprehensive, yet succinct CV can be tricky. You don’t want to fall into the 10-page novella category, nor do you want to leave out highly relevant details and hinder your chances of an interview. The ideal CV is two pages long and in those two pages you will need to demonstrate your ability to lead staff, control budgets, mitigate risks and discuss accomplishments. While every project manager’s CV will be unique, there are certain universal metrics which all hiring managers will want to see. ...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
  • 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
  • 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
 

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