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Technical Architect - Bristol Permanent / Bristol, England

Technical Architect - Bristol - J2EE / .NET - AWS - £65,000 An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a leading IT Consultancy with offices around the UK as a Technical Architect. They are offering up to £65,000 + excellent benefits for this position. This employer has an enviable reputation for delivering best-in-class solutions for their clients in multiple areas of IT such as: cloud, big data and digital transformation to name a few. Due to continued expansion they are looking to add a Technical Architect with hands-on AWS experience to their Bristol team. You must have significant client facing experience and strong hands-on AWS skills, working within .NET or J2EE architecture. Strong knowledge of SQL Server or Oracle, coupled with solid OO skills in a language such as Java or C++ is also required. It would be desirable, but not essential, to have experience of TOGAF or Zachman frameworks. As this is a consulting organisation applicants may be required to visit clients one or two days per week but where possible most work is delivered from the employer's office in Bristol. This is a fantastic opportunity to grow with a well-established company as it continues to gain market share. You will be rewarded with an excellent salary and benefits package in return for your skills. For more information and an immediate telephone interview please send me your CV today. Novate IT Ltd is a leading supplier of permanent and contract recruitment services for companies in the IT, Digital Media and Telecommunications industries.

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Front End Web Developer - HTML5, CSS3, React, D3 - Bath - £40K Permanent / Bath, Somerset

Front End Web Developer | HTML5, CSS3, React, D3 | Bath | £30,000 - £40,000 An exciting opportunity for a seasoned Front End Web Developer with experience of HTML5, CSS3, React and D3 has arisen. This role offers a substantial salary for Front End Web Developer looking for a challenging role. Due to ongoing success with their product range, this digital analytic company is looking to add a new team member to its office in Bath. The company have gone from strength to strength and now work with high profiling clients athat include airlines, retail stores and utility companies. Collaborating with other team members they are looking for a talented Front End Web Developer to combine the art of programming and design to define how the analytic applications looks and works. Working closely with UI/UX designers to translate their work to actual code, this role is for individuals driven by learning and personal growth. As a Front End Web Developer, you will have proven commercial experience of HTML5 and CSS3 (LESS/SASS) with good experience of JavaScript and frameworks such as React and D3. Git version control systems experience will be a significant advantage and while good organisational skills will ensure that you work effectively in the fast-moving environment. Experience of designing and maintaining style guides will be beneficial as well as managing component libraries, however this experience is not essential. It would be advantageous to be able to create and describe story frames that illustrate the functionality but not necessary. A good understanding of UX principles will also favourable but not required for the role. This is a fantastic opportunity for a Front End Web Developer with experience of HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. If you have the right experience and have a strong desire to meet and exceed expectations, apply today for more information and an immediate telephone interview. Novate IT Ltd is a leading supplier of permanent and contract recruitment services for companies in the IT, Digital Media and Telecommunications industries.

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.Net Developer Permanent / Bristol, England

.Net Developer | C#, .Net, Agile, SQL, JavaScript, Azure | £40,000 - £55,000 | Bristol Are you an experienced .Net Developer with solid knowledge of C# and Front-End tools? Are you using Cloud Technologies like Azure? If so, an exciting new opportunity has arisen with a fast-growing company in their Bristol office. A starting salary of up to £55,000 is offered depending on experience coupled with fantastic benefits. Our client is an established FinTech company who provide software tools and analytics for investment opportunities. Due to their rapid growth they are now looking for a .Net Developer with excellent knowledge of Cloud technologies and front-end experience including HTML, JavaScript and CSS to join their highly skilled team. You will have a direct influence on the products' future direction and the technologies used as well as being a key member of the Scrum team. You must be a keen technologist with extensive experience of C# including .Net Framework and .Net Core. Experience with relational databases and SQL are a necessity along with good knowledge of web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. You will have experience using SOLID development principles whilst also having knowledge of Agile, Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD). Please note, there is no technical test or phone interview required. If successful you'll be meeting with the hiring manager shortly after making an application! This position offers a fantastic opportunity for someone looking for the next step in their career as a .Net Developer. Please apply with us asap for more information. Novate IT Ltd is a leading supplier of permanent and contract recruitment services for companies in the IT, Digital Media and Telecommunications industries.

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.Net Developer in Test - London Permanent / London, England

.Net Developer in Test | C#, .Net, Azure, REST API, Automation, SQL | £45,000 - £75,000 DOE | London A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a .Net Developer in Test using .Net Core 2.0 and .Net Framework to join a highly successful and fast-growing FinTech company based in central London. A salary of up to £75,000 is offered depending on experience coupled with excellent benefits. Our client is a fast growing and very well established independent FinTech company working with many market leading brands delivering cutting-edge experiences using well crafter web tools. Due to their continued growth they are now looking for a .Net Developer in Test with excellent knowledge of creating test's against REST API's and coding in C# to join their highly skilled team. You will have solid experience creating test's using C# as well as using .Net Framework and ideally with .Net Core 2.0 exposure. You will have experience with SQL Server/SQL Azure plus being familiar with TDD or similar techniques. You must be a technology enthusiast and will have experience in a continuous delivery cycle along with knowledge of SOA or microservices architecture. Skill in defining test strategy is a must as well as strong experience with automation testing. This role offers a fantastic opportunity for someone looking for the next step in their career as a .Net Developer in Test. Please apply with us asap for more information and an immediate telephone interview! Novate IT Ltd is a leading supplier of permanent and contract recruitment services for companies in the IT, Digital Media and Telecommunications industries.

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Senior IT Project Manager - Mansfield - £40,000 - £60,000 Permanent / Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Senior IT Project Manager - Mansfield - £40,000 - £60,000 Are you an experienced IT Project Manager, driven and motivated by delivering best-in-class software solutions? If so, our prestigious client is looking for you to join their expanding team! This position offers a salary of up to £60,000 + benefits. With over a century of experience in their field, this employer has an enviable, well-established foothold within the marketing industry, as well as a range of high-profile clients. The company have a large, modern site from which they operate; as well as this, they consistently keep up with the latest technologies. This employer continuously delivers perfect marketing projects and solutions to their high-profile multinational clients. The company are now looking for a Senior IT Project Manager to join their team in Mansfield. Candidates should have deep knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle and the Microsoft development stack. As well as this, candidates should also have proven experience managing development projects in either an Agile or Waterfall environment. If you're a passionate IT Project Manager with a desire to deliver first-class projects to high-end clients, click apply today for an immediate telephone interview! Novate IT Ltd is a leading supplier of permanent and contract recruitment services for companies in the IT, Digital Media and Telecommunications industries.

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Android Developer - Android SDK, Studio, iOS - Bath - DOE Permanent / Bath, Somerset

Android Developer | Android SDK, Studio, iOS| Bath | Competitive Salary Do you have experience of building bespoke Android Apps? Do you have experience with Android SDK and Android Studio? Are you confident with working with high profile clients? If you answered yes to these questions, this digital company will want to speak with you. For the right Android Developer, this company will offer a competitive salary and generous benefits. This world leading content producing company is looking for Android Developers to develop and release innovative, engaging and beautiful apps for their growing global audience. Working with high profiling clients, you will assist the Bath based office with building the new platform for their outdoor sports focused content. Working alongside iOS developers and design teams in a fast moving, dynamic industry, you will thrive off challenges while remaining eager to learn about advancements in the digital technology industry. You will have commercial experience of building apps with Android SDK and the latest frameworks and APIs. You will be able to demonstrate experience of CI and CD processes, iOS app and Angular 2 development. All your previous apps you have develop will have been secure and polished. Understanding of Gradle, third party libraries and adaptive user interfaces. Version control should be paramount to you as well as promoting quality of code and ensuring knowledge is shared and code is reviewed. This opportunity is perfect for Android Developers looking to further their career while in an engaging and relaxes office environment. For more information about this digital company with a focus on outdoor pursuits and an immediate telephone interview apply today. Novate IT Ltd is a leading supplier of permanent and contract recruitment services for companies in the IT, Digital Media and Telecommunications industries.

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iOS Developer - Bath - Objective-C, iOS Permanent / Bath, Somerset

iOS Developer - Bath - £dependant upon experience An exciting opportunity to join a successful and growing developer of outdoor pursuit video content for a global audience of millions. This company are expanding their development team and looking for an experienced iOS Developer to assist in the development of their new iOS software solutions. A generous salary and benefits package is offered alongside some scope for remote/home working. This employer have established a specialist audience for their content of millions of consumers, they are now expanding their range of services and products and are expanding their mobile development team to assist with this. You will already be an experienced iOS Developer and will have worked with Objective-C, Xcode, Swift and/or Cocoa Touch and have developed bespoke apps for an international audience. This is a great opportunity to join a friendly and collaborative team in which your expertise will make a significant impact but where you can also develop new skills too. For more details and an immediate interview please apply today. Novate IT Ltd is a leading supplier of permanent and contract recruitment services for companies in the IT, Digital Media and Telecommunications industries.

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Full Stack Web Developer -PHP - South Elmsall - up to £45,000 Permanent / Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Full Stack Web Developer -PHP - South Elmsall - up to £45,000 A glamorous opportunity has arisen to join a leading ecommerce company as a Full Stack PHP Developer. This role can offer up to £45,000 + a generous benefits package which includes access to Perkbox. The company are a leading ecommerce company who are the innovators in their industry and also one of the market leaders. Not only does this company have stores all around the UK that stock their products, but they have direct clients who are household names as well. This company are now aiming to build on their strong position in the market place and have been putting steps in place to ensure they are using the latest technology to help them do this, such as a state of the art visually stunning website that is at the forefront of this digital innovation. They are now seeking a Full Stack Web Developer with strong skills in PHP to help them create their digital revolution. The successful candidate will be offered training and support to help them thrive, alongside an Apple laptop. Candidates must have experience with PHP and front end technologies such as HTML and CSS. The successful candidate will have the full LAMP skillset. Ideal candidates will have experience with Magento and/or Wordpress too. This is a wonderful opportunity to join a team where you have a real nurturing impact on the exciting projects this company have lined up. If you want to be part of a fun and forward-thinking team and you are passionate about digital, then click apply to send me your CV today for an immediate telephone interview! Novate IT Ltd is a leading supplier of permanent and contract recruitment services for companies in the IT, Digital Media and Telecommunications industries.

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Lead Games Engineer - Nottingham - C++/C#, Unity Permanent / Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Lead Games Engineer - Nottingham - C++/C#, Unity An awesome opportunity has just arisen to join a well established games development company as a Lead Games Engineer. This role can offer up to £65,000 + Benefits. The company are working with some of the leading companies in the games industry to assist them with game development and design. The team pride themselves on having a vast amount of game development experience and because of this; no challenge fazes them, which has ultimately led to the company having an enviable reputation in the industry for first class games development. They are now looking to add a Lead Games Programmer to their talented team. The successful candidate will be given responsibility to drive forward exciting new projects and work on some interesting new multiplayer games in the pipeline. Candidates must have experience in the games industry and have developed at least one multiplayer game as a Lead Developer. Candidates should also have strong C++ or C# experience and experience with Unity. Experience with peer-to-peer and client/server multiplayer architectures would be extremely beneficial to an application. The ideal candidate will also have experience SQL and No-SQL technologies. This is an amazing opportunity to join an enthusiastic and mega talented company who love creating fun and engaging games. For more information and an immediate telephone interview, click apply today to send me your CV! NB. Remote work is potentially available for the right applicant. Novate IT Ltd is a leading supplier of permanent and contract recruitment services for companies in the IT, Digital Media and Telecommunications industries.

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Senior QA Engineer - Sheffield - Automation, C# Permanent / Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Senior QA Engineer - Sheffield - Automation, C# A great opportunity has arisen to join an award winning bespoke software development company as a Senior QA Engineer. This role can offer up to £40,000 + a generous benefits package. The company create amazing innovative solutions for the transport industry in the UK. They are proud to provide such an integral service to this important part of or infrastructure. Due to continued success and recognised level of development, the company are continuing to grow. They are now looking for a Senior QA Engineer to join their team. The successful candidate will be testing complex web, iOS and Android application. Candidates should have experience with automation testing, using tools such as Selenium & Cucumber. Candidates should have experience with mobile testing too. The successful candidate will have experience with Agile methodologies. It would be beneficial to an application if applicants can demonstrate experience with writing automation test scripts in Java or C#. This is a great opportunity to join a well-established, successful and thriving software development company as part of a friendly team in Sheffield. For more information and an immediate telephone interview, click apply today to send me your CV! Novate IT Ltd is a leading supplier of permanent and contract recruitment services for companies in the IT, Digital Media and Telecommunications industries.

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Backend Developer - PHP or Node.js or Java or Go or Ruby - Bath Permanent / Bath, Somerset

Backend Developer - PHP or Node.js or Java or Go or Ruby - Bath - £dependant upon experience An exciting opportunity to join a successful and growing developer of outdoor pursuit video content for a global audience of millions. This company are expanding their Backend Development team and looking for Developers who have experience of working across a wide variety of languages, from PHP to Node.js to Ruby to Java to Go. A generous salary and benefits package is offered alongside some scope for remote/home working. This employer have established a specialist audience for their content of millions of consumers, they are now expanding their range of services and products and are expanding their backend development team to assist with this. This team work with a wide range of technologies, using the tools best suited to the job, and so successful applicants can look forward to working with anything from PHP to Node.js to Java to Ruby to Go. You will already be an experienced Backend Developer and will have worked with one or more of the following languages: PHP, Node.js, Ruby, Java and/or Go. You will have experience of working with SQL databases and servicing content to variety of platforms. Additional skills in CMS solutions such as WooCommerce, Wardress or Magento would also be beneficial but is by no means essential. Above all you will be a flexible backend Developer and a technology enthusiast with a desire to learn new languages and skills. This company are seeking Developers at all levels, from experienced Developers through to Technical Leads, with roles salaried accordingly, there will also be scope for remote working two days per week. This is a great opportunity to join a friendly and collaborative team in which your expertise will make a significant impact but where you can also develop new skills too. For more details and an immediate interview please apply today. Novate IT Ltd is a leading supplier of permanent and contract recruitment services for companies in the IT, Digital Media and Telecommunications industries.

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.Net Technical Architect - Bristol - C#, ASP.Net, .Net Permanent / Bristol, England

.Net Technical Architect - To £70,000 + bonus + bens An exciting new opportunity for an experienced .Net Technical Architect to assist in guiding the ongoing evolution of this company's SaaS solutions for a global client base. This role offers a starting salary of up to £70,000 + bonus + benefits. This employer have established a global reputation as a developer of SaaS products used by businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to multi-nationals. Recognised as a leading innovator in their industry and as one of the best technology companies to work for the company is growing steadily and is now looking for your expertise. Their Bristol office is focused on the enhancement of their existing core platform and products as well as developing future iterations of their products, taking advantage of advances in technology. To assist in this they are now seeking an experienced Technical Architect to provide leadership and design expertise for products that can be scaled to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes. You will come from a solid C#, .Net background with strong knowledge of REST APIs, security (SAML, OAuth etc) and relational databases, ideally MS SQL Server. You should have enterprise architecture experience with an understanding of the impact of process capability, strategy and governance on business performance. You are likely to have experience of SaaS, IaaS or PaaS solutions delivered using cloud technologies that can be easily scaled. If you have additional experience in CI/CD, DevOps principles, messaging queue systems, NoSQL databases and frontend UI frameworks ANY of these would be beneficial but NONE are essential to a successful application. With a rewarding and collaborative working environment this really is one of the best opportunities available for .Net Technical Architects in the Bristol at present. To find out more about this employer and career move apply today. Novate IT Ltd is a leading supplier of permanent and contract recruitment services for companies in the IT, Digital Media and Telecommunications industries.

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Testimonials

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  • I've found Novate IT to be highly professional - they've always focused on quality over quantity which has been a great help because I always know that CV's from Novate IT are a good match for my requirements. After dealing with several different recruitment firms, I've settled with Novate IT because I...

    Ben Howes (CEO) / Zoetrope Labs

  • Burned by previous bad experiences of agencies who didn't take due care and attention when sending though potential candidates, we had long stopped using recruitment agencies. It was costing too much time and money and becoming more of a hassle then it was worth. That was until we met Novate IT. their...

    James Ewin (Creative Director) / Only Orca Limited

  • I was working with Novate IT on product and tech positions for wefox. I enjoy the simple and fast processes with Novate IT. Novate IT helped us to hire a challenging Product Owner role in insurance segment in a very short time.

    Roman Matyushkin (Recruitment Development Manager) / wefox

  • I found Novate IT to be helpful and endlessly patient. We were extremely fussy but were supplied with a string of high-quality candidates

    James Andrews / Hiring Manager

  • We have worked with the team at Novate IT for several years now. The roles we hire into are often highly specialized and with hard to find skills and/or experience. The Novate IT team has taken the time really to understand our business, what drives us and what we look for in...

    Ann Tanner (Senior HR Business Partner) / Cray UK Limited

  • Actual Experience has enjoyed a productive partnership with Novate, securing candidates matched to our requirements and aligned with our culture. This has helped us achieve sustainable growth.

    Vincent Lerigo-Smith (Professional Development Manager) / Actual Experience

  • I have had the pleasure of working woth Novate IT for a number of years on various technical roles. In every instance their team has taken the time and effort to understand what we are looking for in the ideal candidates. The candidates which are sent trhough are relevant and of high...

    Matt Seymour (Head of Software) / Verisk Maplecroft

  • We use Novate IT's recruitment services as we are often in need of Linux specialists for one or several of our European offices. Time after time, Novate IT show that the company has a strong candidate network in different countries, that the Consultants deliver high quality recruitment services and that they 'do...

    Lizeth van der Jagt (Recruiter) / ClusterVision BV

  • I've worked with the team at Novate IT for over 10 years. Novate IT stand out from the crowd by building and maintaining long-term relationships and connections within the tech indistry in the Bristol area. They are well-informed and realistic, and partner with you as a hiring manager to help you arrive...

    Alex Francis (VP of Engineering) / Polecat

  • It’s been a pleasure working with Novate IT on filling some of our difficult vacancies. They are not only friendly and responsive but also listen (which is an essential recruiter virtue from my perspective) to both HR AND the candidates and is thus able to deliver candidates which are a perfect match....

    Gosia Szulc (Director of HR & Admin) / Verimatrix GmbH

  • We have been working with Novate IT for around one year and the team has helped us bring many great talents on board. Everyone at Novate IT is straightforward, smart and easy to work with. They always send relevant candidates that also fit well into our team. Besides the fact that we...

    Verena Garo (HR Manager) / Zattoo International Ltd

  • Helpful Consultants at Novate IT were instrumental in securing an exciting Senior Technical Writing role with one of their clients - a top tech company. Although we didn't agree on a job offer at the end of the day, the guys at Novate IT knew I had competitive offers on the table...

    Ivan Terziev / Candidate

  • Novate are easy to deal with and got me some good interviews. I do not usually like dealing with recruitment agencies at all but Novate is an exception.

    Jamie A / Candidate

  • Novate IT were a great company in helping me along the path towards my new job. They checked in with me at key points of the process with a willingness to answer any questions or concerns. What really struck me the most was my Consultants focus on making sure my fit and...

    Ben Howard / Candidate

  • Over the past few months I have dealt with several recruiters, some being too pushy, some not knowing enough information about the sector, and some I just felt like they didn't care much about my applications. my Recruitment Consultant at Novate IT ticked all the boxes, he was friendly, attentive and I...

    Callum Bailey / Candidate

  • I found my current job with the help of Novate IT. In the first call I had with them, they approached me with three interesting job offers giving me all the information I needed synthetic and precise, no "bullshit". I choose one and they followed me through all the process - always...

    Marco Franceschin / Candidate

  • Highly recommended. I have had experience with quite a few recruitment agencies and NOVATE IT is by far the best one. They provided me with job opportunities that really fit my skills and personal criteria. Contact was also excellent. Unlike other agencies which would spam me with constant phone calls, communicating over...

    Kornelia Watson / Candidate

  • Novate were super quick and friendly, and had processed my application in a matter of hours. I am now happily employed thanks to their help and haven't looked back!

    Ryan Boylett / Candidate

  • I had the pleasure of working with Novate IT on my recruitment at wefox. They guided me through every step of the recruitment process. I was very glad for their supportive attitude and guidance.

    Monika Kotus / Candidate

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The Recruitment Industry is Broken

The Recruitment Industry is Broken “There had to be a better way. A company that only acts in the interests of job hunters and employers. A company that supports all parties to ensure the very best match between individual aspirations and employer’s needs” We are that company. During a recent round of interviews, it quickly became apparent that candidates wanting to join the Novate IT team were drawn to our company by our candidate led approach – something they themselves stated they ‘have not seen in other recruitment agencies’. Candidates are often seen as a commodity by agencies, that’s only the start of where we differ. We do not classify ourselves as an agency, we are a Consultancy, and we ‘do’ recruitment how it should be done. We see our candidates as clients, and value each of our contacts for the person they are, embracing on relationship building so that we can understand you and your requirements better. Seeing as all hiring managers and decision makers were candidates at some point, it seems ludicrous that agencies are willing to treat candidates and their aspirations with such disdain. We understand that there is a lot of noise from Recruiters in general – it can be hard to pick the good from the bad – our efficient candidate led approach, attention to detail and high quality in delivery of our service will not only help to put your trust back in Recruiters (yes, - it can be done) but will also save you time and money, allowing you to focus on the more important things. Having had enough of being deflated by stories of rogue recruiters and bad practices from clients and candidates alike, we have taken it upon ourselves to commence a crusade. A crusade against bad recruitment practices. We know what we do works, and now it’s time to educate the rest of the world on how recruitment should be done. Take note other recruiters reading this, you might want to hold onto your clients. Over the coming weeks and months Novate IT will be posting regular content on a weekly basis giving you insider knowledge on the do’s and don’ts of recruitment, tips and tricks and generally some damn good advice to help you on your way to providing, and receiving better recruitment practices. Amongst other things, we will look at addressing the most frequent problems and taboos you are faced with and how to overcome them. Whether you are seeking your next work opportunity or simply looking to fill your current vacancies there will be something that you will find useful and insightful. Stay up to date and view all of our previous blog posts here: www.novate-it.co.uk/blog

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5 Reasons to Decline a Counter Offer

5 Reasons to Decline a Counter Offer Picture the scene, you’ve hit the job market running, having decided that your current employment is no longer working for your needs. You have successfully passed several interview stages and are the proud recipient of an employment offer for a new and exciting opportunity, you’ve had a potentially awkward conversation with your line manager regarding you leaving your post or maybe have already given in your notice. So, what now? Most employers accept that resignation happens, are supportive, and may seek to learn from your experience by conducting an exit interview, however some employers are perhaps a little less willing to let go. It’s something we sadly see only too often. We speak to candidates every day who feel undervalued, unappreciated or burnt out in their current roles, they later successfully gain an employment offer to work with a leading company, to then in turn receive a counter offer from their current employer to stay, whether asked for or voluntarily given. Though it may seem appealing to accept the counter offer, sticking to what you know and not embrace change, there can be several reasons to decline your counter offer and take that leap of faith. Your current employer is attempting to cover their back – if you are carrying a high workload, you leaving will potentially have negative financial impact on team or business operations as well as increasing the workload of your colleagues, it can also look bad on the manager if there has been a high team turnover. From a business perspective, its better to try and keep you on board regardless of how you might be feeling until a replacement can be found. ‘The aftermath’ of your departure isn’t your problem, put yourself first. You have become a risk to your current employer – You have threatened to leave once, it may only be a matter of time before you do it again, and smart companies tend not to allow themselves to be put in that situation. Unfortunately, it is possible that you will not be perceived the same to them once you have threatened to leave but decided to stay. This means that promotions and major projects may not be offered to you as the employer knows you are always likely to have (at least) one eye on leaving. Any situation that leads to you seeking outside offers is suspect – for example, if money was a strong motivator to you seeking a new role and your counter offer includes a higher salary, you should ask; why has it taken my resignation for them to realise the need to pay me my value? If I’m worth the money now, why wasn’t I 15 minutes ago? The reasons for you wanting to resign will likely still remain – even if they are temporarily shaded. Cast your mind back to why you wanted to leave, and ask, is it really going to be any different now? Quality – well-run companies won’t give counter offers…ever! Put yourself in the employer’s shoes - If an employee states (by providing their resignation) they don’t want to work for your any more, then they should go. Counter offering to keep someone who doesn’t want to be there is a slippery slope, and so isn’t the norm. A counter offer is usually made because of No. 1 and/or No. 2 of this list, not because you’re brilliant at your job. IF you do get the urge to accept a counter offer, just be prepared for the consequences when they do arise. Novate IT fully support and respect our candidates when it comes to their decision making, so we’d never be offended if you declined an employment offer made through us, however as genuine Recruitment Consultants we may advise you against accepting a counter offer if in our experience this will be detrimental to your overall career aims. You can easily view and apply to any of our current live vacancies through our website – www.novate-it.co.uk/job-search

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10 Top Tips for Telephone Interviews

Top 10 Telephone Interview Tips from Novate IT Telephone interviews have become a standardised part of the recruitment process for the vast majority of roles you will be applying for, and as such, the need to ace your telephone interview is crucial to you proceeding to the next stage. Here at Novate IT, we always ensure that candidates represented by us are fully briefed on the role and recruiting company, providing you with the best chance of success. But there are also some other things you can do to help showcase your knowledge and skills. We have put together this small list of 10 top tips to help you to excel in your telephone interview – please feel free to share! Find a quiet space for your interview, where you definitely have mobile signal. You may be surprised by the number of telephone interviews that are rescheduled due to the call being unable to connect or dropping due to poor signal. A good signal strength for the call and a quiet space where you can talk freely will help to make the process less stressful. Go over the job advert and job description again (and again) before your interview. Having a great grasp and understanding of what the role is and what it entails prior to your interview will help to enable you to demonstrate that understanding and your suitability more accurately, which can’t be a bad thing. Do your research on the employer! With the internet at our fingertips where ever we go, there is little to no excuse for not having done any research on the recruiting company that have offered you an interview. Even a little knowledge gained from research can go a long way; think founding year, core values of the business, products they create, clients they work with etc. Would you proceed with hiring a person who has demonstrated low interest in what the company does or how they achieve it? Make sure you know who you are going to be speaking with and their job title. This information should be provided to you in advance of any interview, if it hasn’t, chase it up from your recruitment agency. It can make a situation feel awkward if names are incorrect or unknown, preparation can avoid that. Have a copy of your CV to hand to refer to during the telephone interview. If it feels like all your months blend into one or are maybe a contractor, it can be tricky to remember from memory where you were working when, and what you were doing where – by having a hard copy of your CV in front of you during the interview you can refer to it at ease removing those ums and ahs and helping to make your answers come more naturally and smooth. Be ready to talk through your CV, including previous roles and any gaps. It is very unlikely that you wouldn’t be asked about the work history on your CV. Interviewers tend to do a ‘run through’ of your career to date, It is a valuable way for any future employer to gain an understanding about your career development so far, your motivations, your achievements and equally importantly what those experiences would bring to this role you are interviewing for. Be able to confirm your notice period and salary requirements. This seems simple enough, but it is fairly common for candidates to stumble at the question of ‘…and what is your current notice period?’. Employers like to know when they can get you on board and rolling with the team! Should you be nervous of asking your line manager you can look to your employment contract for this information, it is a standard clause in all employment contracts. If you are seeking a salary increase of more than 15% to your most recent role you will need to demonstrate the justification for this increase – take this as an opportunity to explain what value you can bring to the team in exchange for your required salary. Ask Questions! As well as providing you with answers, it will demonstrate interest. Ask questions to fill any gaps in your research. You could ask about; the team you would be working with, any workplace incentives, about policies or procedures, company values, visions or goals, about projects or products, anything you want to know that would help you to make an informed decision when presented with a job offer. It’s a good idea to ask about the interview process and when you could expect to receive feedback too. Establish if it is a job that you would enjoy and confirm the key skills needed. An interview is your opportunity to delve deeper into the requirements and duties of the role, and in doing so you would likely have a good idea of whether it is a role that you would want to do and a company that you would want to work for. Not all job offers made are accepted. SMILE! It might only be a telephone interview, but smiling your way though it can have a wonderous effect to the way in which you come across and carry yourself through the call. Smiling can have a positive affect on your vocal tone, as well as promoting a positive attitude. Body language can subconsciously be picked up through voice alone, so if speaking with a negative posture and a frown upon your face it will come across in your voice. Whether you are a candidate or a recruiting company, you can contact Novate IT today to discuss your recruitment needs and how we can be of assistance to helping you to solve your current issue. Bristol Office - 01174 403 970 - Bristol@novate-it.co.uk Nottingham Office - 01159 101 516 - Nottingham@novate-it.co.uk

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Novate IT Sponsor "Best in Health Tech" Award at the South West Digital Awards - September 2018

We're delighted to be working with the South West Digital Awards this coming September as the sponsor of the "Best in Health Tech" Award. Looking forward to meeting all the nominees on what looks to be a really exciting evening. For more details please visit here: https://helmsquared.com/novate-it-health-tech/ .....and if you'd like to attend the evening and say Hello to the Novate IT team you'll find all the info you need here: https://helmsquared.com/awards/

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Welcome to Novate IT...

There is something spectacular about the way in which so many creative ideas worldwide can, and have been brought to life through coding, and equally incredible is the impact of which computers and software have revolutionised the world we live in. Technological advances have been vast over the last two decades alone, but it is going to go further, with strong evidence to suggest that civilisation is entering into its ‘third industrial revolution’ – The technology revolution of the Internet of Things (IoT). Joining the Novate IT team enabled me to leave behind my challenging NHS roles and jump head first into the world of technology that I have long found to be a personal interest, and I haven’t looked back. For a small but friendly team, the Novate IT guys certainly pack a punch. Since day one, I was able to hit the ground running and find myself looking forward to going to work in the mornings – something that hasn’t happened for a while! I feel like I have gained a small additional family. Prior to that first day however, I was very sceptical of what to really expect – was I about to walk in to the lion’s den, containing therein a rowdy bunch of commission hungry, overly confident, devious people? I am pleased to say – I did not! In just a short space of time it was evident that I had nothing to fear and what feelings of anxiety I had quickly disappeared. Already, Novate IT have entirely changed my perspective of recruitment, and to me, demonstrate exactly how it should be done. For me Novate IT as an employer, is a breath of fresh air. Having several years of public sector work under my belt, I was more than aware of the inadequacies there can be within recruitment processes, with vacant posts often taking 8-9 months to fill from start to finish, increasing the workload of remaining colleagues during that process and often leading ultimately to negatively affected sickness records. Thankfully here at Novate IT the process is much quicker, and we often find suitable applicants for our clients to interview within a matter of hours from being invited to recruit for a role. Through selection based on ability and experience, the candidates put forward to our clients are nearly always subsequently interviewed in some format, and a number of those initiated contacts conclude with an employment offer being made to one of our candidates – our approach is a natural process, streamlined in efficacy and effectivity. Its also great fun to be able to have meaningful conversation with so many talented people in search for the right candidate for our client. If you are hiring or are looking to be hired there are a multitude of ways that Novate IT can provide you with assistance. We work with you, not against you and genuinely only have your best interests at heart. You can get in contact today with our Bristol or Nottingham office, contact details below: Bristol (covers UK & Europe) – 01174 403 970 / Bristol@novate-it.co.uk Nottingham (covers Midlands & North of UK) – 07896 995 821 / Nottingham@novate-it.co.uk

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StackOverflow - Global Developer Hiring Landscape 2018

Those fine folk at Stack Overflow have conducted a survey of over 100,000 Software Developers to gain a detailed understanding of the hiring landscape in 2018. Key highlights are: What technologies people most want to work with (and which they dread!) and the salaries linked to those skills What Developers look for in a new job How Developers prefer to be contacted and what they want to know about in a new job We found these insights fascinating and hope you do too. To download the survey results please click below Global Developer Hiring Landscape 2018.pdf We’re grateful to Stack Overflow for conducting this research and hope it helps them expand their business however, if you’re presently recruiting and would like further advice and guidance on how these insights can be crystalised into an effect recruitment campaign then please do let us know.

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