28 Articles tagged with Career


  • 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
  • Top 9 Most Popular Programming Languages in 2017

    If 2017 is the year that you decide to broaden your horizons and learn a new programming language to add to your professional profile, then it can be a bit overwhelming choosing which one. There are so many hot languages being talked about at the moment, ranked by different metrics whether they be StackOverflow questions, GitHub projects, or Google results. ...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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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