5 rules for attending tech networking events

Whether you’re a developer looking to advance in your career, the founder of a new tech start-up or an industry influencer, you’ll benefit from attending networking events. Networking events and tech meetups offer the opportunity to build real-world relationships, generate business and keep up-to-date with the latest industry trends. With networking events having such hefty

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7 questions you should ask at your next interview

You’ve landed an interview for your dream job. You’ve spent hours thinking up perfectly structured answers to a multitude of questions and you’re ready for whatever the interviewer throws at you. But, what about when the roles reverse and the interviewer asks if you have any questions? The last thing you want to do is

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How to up your LinkedIn recruitment game

Social networking is changing the hiring landscape. With platforms like LinkedIn accessible to everyone, it’s now easier than ever to get in touch with candidates from all markets. Top candidates are bombarded with messages every week from companies and recruiters trying to persuade them to join their teams, and in turn candidates have become immune

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Using social media to attract the top tech talent

The average job-seeker uses 18 different resources to research a company before applying to a job, with 79% of candidates using at least one social media platform to assist in their search. Your employer brand and the way you portray your company on social media can have a big impact on the talent you attract,

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UK tech industry: hard times for soft skills

Soft skill intensive occupations will account for two thirds of all jobs by 2030. Pair this with fact that the UK tech sector is growing 2.6 times faster than the economy and you reach the conclusion that soft skills in technology are a big deal. In previous years, talent acquisition was based largely around hard

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Top soft skills for tech success in 2019

We talk about the skills shortage a lot, but it’s not just technical skills that are lacking, its soft skills too. Soft skills, or intangible non-technical abilities are becoming increasingly important and employers are focusing much more on the personal attributes of individuals. In a Wall Street Journal survey of over 900 executives, 92% reported

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Celebrating Success – 10 minutes with Emma

After Emma’s success of winning December’s employee of the month award, we sat down with her to discuss her time at ISL so far. Scroll down to read her story… Tell us about your time at ISL so far… My time at ISL so far has been amazing, it’s now coming up for 2 years since

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Employee referral schemes – who does it best?

The talent shortage is a widely recognised theme in the tech industry. Earlier this year, it was reported that the UK loses £63 billion a year due to unfilled jobs in the tech sector alone. We can all relate to the struggle of finding candidates for hard-to-fill vacancies, so it’s no surprise that organisations are

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Celebrating Success – 10 minutes with Laurence

In light of Laurence winning October’s employee of the month and recently being promoted, we caught up with him to ask some questions about his time at ISL so far. Scroll down to read his story… Tell us about your time at ISL so far… I joined ISL from another well known recruitment agency in

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Life at ISL – October

October was another busy month for us at ISL! We went to the UWE careers fair, celebrated birthdays, welcomed new employees and attended the Goldman Sachs 10,000 small employers programme. Check out everything we’ve been up to below: UWE Careers Fair Last month we attended the UWE careers fair! We had a great day meeting

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