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Avoid the Robot Recruiter

Avoid the Robot Recruiter

There is a certain approach to recruitment which just really gives recruiters a bad name. It’s that old mechanical conveyor belt system, we call them robot recruiters which is polite seeing as they are just bad recruiters. Recruiters who are forced to spend excessive...

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Check Yourself: Are You an Impostor Candidate?

Check Yourself: Are You an Impostor Candidate?

As recruiters, we often come across candidates who are just so smooth, so slick and so together. Every so often though; not all is as it seems. The lighting is good and the makeup is on point… but those Instagram models are just not who they say they are. They have...

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The Secret to Salary Negotiations

The Secret to Salary Negotiations

Most people think getting the job offer is the biggest hurdle of your job search. In truth, the biggest hurdle is actually getting the right package from the right company. For a software developer, as with many other careers; finalising an offer that combines your...

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There’s no Skills Shortage in South Africa

There’s no Skills Shortage in South Africa

At e-Merge we regularly hear that ol’ pearl; ‘there’s a skills shortage in South Africa’. The truth is that we get to work with some incredible candidates every day; developers who are driven, talented and hard working. The trouble? It’s not uncommon for businesses to...

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How to Use Body Language to Ace Your Interview

How to Use Body Language to Ace Your Interview

Acing an interview is definitely tougher than it sounds, your nerves can easily get the better of you. If we are honest with ourselves, at some point everyone has been reduced to a dithering fool whilst sitting opposite an icy interviewer. The feeling of walking out...

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How to Write a CV That Sets You Apart

How to Write a CV That Sets You Apart

Getting your CV to the top of a pile is by no means an easy feat. You need to know how to write a CV that sets you apart. It’s our first point of contact with you. You kind of need to impress us, give us enough to go on so that we can better understand your career...

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If You’re Not on GitHub Do You Even Exist?

If You’re Not on GitHub Do You Even Exist?

We often meet candidates who are, for lack of a better term, mediocre. While there’s nothing wrong with not being a rocket scientist developer straight off the bat, there is a lot to be said for the kind of developer who actively puts in the extra hours and energy to...

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Why Should You Go to the MyBroadband Conference 2017

Why Should You Go to the MyBroadband Conference 2017

All About The MyBroadband Conference 2017 You don’t need to eat, sleep and breathe tech to know that MyBroadband is a leader in the South African tech news space. In an industry that thirsts for more knowledge, information and opinion on the things that matter to us,...

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What Should a Software Developer Wear to a Job Interview?

What Should a Software Developer Wear to a Job Interview?

So you have an interview set up for your dream development job in your dream company. You are already worrying about getting there on time, what questions might crop up and how technical their questions might be… and then you start to worry about what to wear too.

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AI poses no threat to IT careers

AI poses no threat to IT careers

This article by Beverley Head appeared in ComputerWeekly.com. A SolarWinds survey reveals that IT professionals are more concerned with cyber security than losing their jobs to artificial intelligence. IT professionals remain unfazed by any existential threat that...

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Why You Shouldn’t Accept a Counter Offer

Why You Shouldn’t Accept a Counter Offer

Every now and then we have a developer who accepts a counter offer. It’s definitely not the norm, but it happens. It’s also easy to understand why. The problem is this; while money plays a very big role in the job selection process, it's not...

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What Happens When You Lie on Your CV?

What Happens When You Lie on Your CV?

There comes a point in everyone’s life where the market is tough, you’re new to your field or you’re just down on your luck and no one is responding to your job applications. Even though developers are in demand, a job search is by no means a walk in the park. Adding...

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A Few of the Greatest Programmers of All Time

A Few of the Greatest Programmers of All Time

Fame, notoriety, notability – it’s all relative. Besides a few very prominent names, like the Bill Gateses and Mark Zuckerbergs of the world, there aren’t exactly what one could call celebrity programmers, and most people really don’t care who invented the internet,...

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What Do Developers Want?

What Do Developers Want?

Over and above a salary, there are certain things a developer needs - we all have needs. If you haven’t asked yourself yet, ‘what do developers want?’, can you actually attract the talent and skills that your company needs? At e-Merge, we are big on matching...

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The Worst Career Advice Ever

The Worst Career Advice Ever

Everyone has been at that place where you have been given so much career advice, you simply do not know whether you are coming or going. The biggest problem when you are just entering your career is what advice to take and what advice to completely ignore. Whether you...

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Why You Should Never Miss an Interview

Why You Should Never Miss an Interview

There comes a day in every recruiter’s life when a candidate simply doesn’t arrive for an interview. We get it, life happens but seldom is there sufficient reason for not getting hold of us or the person responsible for attending your interview. Of course, car...

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