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Next Generation IT Recruitment

Make Your Next Career Move Wisely

Nobody wants to make a bad career move, neither does anyone want to stagnate in a job that leads nowhere. When considering a new job, one should look at oneself through the eyes of a prospective employer. You can learn about yourself by looking at your past jobs / projects and also by being honest about your strengths and weaknesses and ‘interviewing yourself ‘.

Looking introspectively at your current and / or previous jobs or projects

  • What am I good at and what not?
  • What makes me happy and unhappy?
  • What are my achievements?
  • What motivates me?

When answering the above questions, try to gain insight into and understand how the employer sees it in terms of the running of his department and so in terms of how the owner of the company sees it. If you can understand a bit about your employer’s company, job and goals, you will automatically stand out when you are interviewed.

What is expected from you to make your employer perform well and ultimately to let the company perform well.

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Cutting recruitment costs may cost you

The Internet has changed the landscape of traditional recruitment by making  job boards available to everyone. Employers have started advertising on job sites themselves in order to cut recruitment costs, but they have also discovered that recruiting high-level skills is not only about advertising a job or searching through available candidates.

Why it is essential to use a specialist recruitment agency and how to engage with them when hiring top IT staff?

Finding top-quality candidates, which then result in top-class appointments, is not that trivial and requires a lot of different skills and means.

When engaging a recruitment agency that can provide these top-class candidates, an employer should look at various aspects. One should look at their candidate pool. Getting past the low hanging fruit requires active and ongoing networking into the industry.

Maintaining relationships with candidates over long periods is crucial. This is only possible with an independent recruitment agency. HR departments cannot maintain relationships with potential candidates to the same extent that an independent recruitment agency with a strong independent brand can.

Furthermore, finding candidates is an art in itself. A decent recruitment agency uses strategies to locate good candidates that go beyond job sites and print advertising and depends more and more on personal references and relationships with people in the industry. Social networking tools are nowadays more and more required to attract top candidates.

Screening should not only filter out fake qualifications, but also ensure a candidate is genuinely interested in a position, and competent enough to do the job. This can be done better by a specialist agency due to the fact that the candidate is interviewed and matched not only for one job, but as part of a relationship-building process.

The offer stage negotiations are crucial; the offer can make or break a deal. Got to this stage, it is a good fit; the candidate likes the employer and visa-versa? Beware; the deal can still break down. The recruitment agency should have the knowledge and skills to bring the parties together to result in a win-win situation for both. It is only easier for an independent person to get into detailed and delicate negotiations.

A specialist recruitment agency should understand the employer’s needs, especially considering its expertise in dealing with many companies in the industry and seeing the big picture. A recruiter should then be able to convey the employer needs properly to the candidate during the screening process. The candidate wants to compare the employer to similar companies in the industry, too.

A face-to-face meeting between employer and recruiter is crucial, as this brings the recruiter into contact with the real world of the employer and issues like culture-fit can best be experienced during such a meeting.

Specialist recruitment agencies work with the big picture and should be able to advise on trends that are applicable to an employer’s unique situation. Trends include salary trends and also shortage trends so as to be able to develop strategies over longer periods.

A specialist recruitment agency should be at home in the employer’s industry. They should understand the industry thoroughly and be able to show a track record of previous experience in working on similar positions. References of previous clients can be obtained to substantiate this.

The employer is an active participant in the process and should be available throughout the recruitment cycle. Often meetings have to be set up very quickly in order to attract a top candidate on time. Changing requirements or parameters on the employer’s side should be communicated instantly to the interested candidate pool to avoid wasting people’s time and effort.

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Press Articles September 2011

Compuways was mentioned in the press in the following articles :

http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-announcement-it-skills-in-the-clou-2011-09-06

http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46918:it-skills-in-cloud&catid=250

http://companies.mybroadband.co.za/blog/2011/09/06/cloud-computing-to-reduce-it-operational-costs/

http://www.themarketingsite.com/live/content.php?Item_ID=16749

http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/542/63906.html

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Our Recently Interviewed Top Candidates

 

See top graduates from our training college looking for employment by clicking here

IT :
Administration Database, Data Analysis (Db)

IDforEmp Best Skills Similar Total Academic Indust Salary For Locations Residence Nationality Race
30623 SQL Database Administrator 42-48 42-48 Bachelor of Science (Software Engineering) Matric R33 000 p/month Anywhere South Africa South African Black
31670 JAVA Developer | 284. 36-42 36-42 National certificate IT IBM certified solution developer v6.1 R25 000 p/month South Africa South Africa South African Black
40096 Network Support 36-42 54-60 Diploma . Rneg Sandton Jhb Midrand Newtown SouthAfrican Black
40083 SQL Database Administrator 24-30 24-30 National Diploma(IT Software Devolopment) MCITP DBA 2005 ,MCTS:SQL Server 2005 R10000 p/month Anywhere Kempton Park South African Black
40085 SQL Database Administrator 48-54 48-54 B.Tech – Engineering in Electronic Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Negotiable Anywhere Johannesburg Indian Black
37061 AS400 Network Support 48-54 48-54 IT NATIONAL CERTIFICATE MCITP Negotiable South Africa (Gauteng (Jhb)) South Africa (Gauteng (Jhb)) SOUTH AFRICAN Black
26884 Test Analysts and Testers | 2557. 0-6 0-6 ??? ??? Neg. South Africa South Africa SouthAfrican Black
40035 GSM C++ Linux 42-48 42-48 National Diploma: Computer Systems . Negotiable Anywhere Sandton South African Black
40036 C/C++ Unix GSM 120+ 120+ BTech Degree in Electronics Engineering Information/Telecommunications Technology Negotiable Anywhere Johannesburg South African Black


IT :
Consulting – IT / Management, (non – product, pure IT Business)
Here

IDforEmp Best Skills Similar Total Academic Indust Salary For Locations Residence Nationality Race
40240 infrastructure management consulting 54-60 18-24 B.Sc (Honns) – PU vir CHO ITIL Service Manager 800000 Pretoria Centurion
40000 Test analyst 72-78 108-114 . . Rneg . Randburg SouthAfrican White
39990 Software Project 66-72 108-114 B Sc. IT . Rneg Midrand Sandton Jhb Midrand South African Black


IT : SDLC :
Systems Analysis, Programming (Back-End)(Lng)

IDforEmp Best Skills Similar Total Academic Indust Salary For Locations Residence Nationality Race
2691 RPG AS/400 COBOL 120+ 120+ Matric Rneg Gauteng, Preferrably not the East Rand ZA,GP Johannesburg South African White
40189 C# ADO.Net ASP.Net MS SQL 60-66 60-66 Diploma Information Technology SAS Negotiable Anywhere Midrand South African Black
40183 Specialist 120+ 120+ . MCP ITIL R600k Sandton Jhb Midrand . SouthAfrican White
28832 JAVA /J2ee Developer 60-66 60-66 Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Sciences SCWCD 5.0, SCJP5.0 Negotiable Johannesburg Sandton,Johannesburg Indian Indian
11330 Oracle 60-66 60-66 National Diploma: Information Technology . R425 South Africa South Africa SouthAfrican Black
35564 Java / C++ Software Developer | 1619. 42-48 48-54 . . Neg. South Africa South Africa SouthAfrican Black
40151 RPG 72-78 90-96 Diploma . Rneg Sandton,Johannesburg,Midrand JHB SouthAfrican Black
40146 RPG 78-84 102-108 Degree + Diploma . Rneg Sandton,roodepoort Cresta SouthAfrican Coloured
28924 JAVA Developer | 284. 60-66 60-66 Degree Sun Certified Java Programmer Neg. South Africa South Africa Indian Indian
40141 UNIX 66-72 120+ Honours Degree . Rneg Sandton Johannesburg Midrand Parkview RSA/UK White
40110 WAN / LAN C++ 60-66 78-84 Diploma . Highly neg Sandton Jhb Midrand wants to relocate to SA nil Black
40105 analyst 36-42 42-48 Diploma . Rneg Sandton Johannesburg Midrand . nil Black
40093 ASP.NET, C#.NET, VB.NET, MS SQL SERVER 24-30 24-30 Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology PGDCA R120 p/hour Anywhere Midrand Indian Indian
40059 Java MySQL 36-42 48-54 . , R. Jhb,Sandton Midrand Randburg nil Black
40039 Scrum 36-42 78-84 . . Rneg Sandton,Johannesburg,Midrand Melville South African citizen White
40021 Sharepoint C# .NET 36-42 36-42 Masters in Computer Sciences Share Point Portal Server 2003, R35k – R40k p/month Anywhere Johannesburg Indian Indian
40014 Sharepoint C# .NET 84-90 84-90 Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Sciences Share Point Portal Server 2003 Negotiable Anywhere Bryanston Indian Indian
39998 Java PHP J2EE 72-78 72-78 BSC Computer Science Honours Linux Administration Certificate R25 000 p/month Anywhere Midrand Zimbabwean Black
39999 ASP. Ajax C# 96-102 120+ Diploma . Rneg Jhb,Eastrand Johannesburg SouthAfrican White
39995 Software Asp C# 48-54 120+ Degree . R25000 Jhb,Sandton,Roodepoort Roodepoort SouthAfrican Black
39978 C# VB.Net ASP.Net MS SQL 36-42 36-42 ND Financial Information Systems Systems Development R420 000 p/annum Anywhere Randburg South African Black
39980 ASP.Net C# SQL 36-42 54-60 Bsc (Hons) SAS R300k Anywhere Westgate South African Black
39970 C# MS SQL Ajax 54-60 54-60 Bsc MCSD R420k Anywhere Randburg South African Black
39981 Asp.net C# MS SQL 114-120 120+ Degree + Diploma . NEG . Linden
39972 C# Sharepoint 60-66 0-6 Degree . NEG Jhb Sandton Eastrand Springs SouthAfrican White
39975 .Net C# VB 60-66 78-84 . . NEG Pretoria,Midrand,Jhb,Sandton Pretoria SouthAfrican Black
8058 .net C# 60-66 96-102 Degree . Neg. Jhb,Sandton Midrand South Africa nil White
39973 c# .Net ASP 24-30 30-36 National Diploma: Information Technology . NEG Eastrand Sandton Jhb Germinston SouthAfrican Black
39967 ASP.NET HTML C#.NET 54-60 54-60 Bachelor of Commerce (Business Information Systems) MCAD MCSA R540k Anywhere Johannesburg South African Indian
19998 Java j2ee SQL 2000,Jms Struts Jobss Weblogic 66-72 96-102 Masters Degree in Computer Applications (M.C.A) MCA R350/hr Anywhere Pretoria Indian Indian
39951 COBOL ORACLE Java 96-102 96-102 ND IT (Web and Application Development) OOM R400k Anywhere Illovo South African Black
39953 Java/JEE Developer 36-42 42-48 BSc Information Technology Degree . 300/hr Anywhere Midrand South African Black


IT : Support
End User / Server, Workstation – Hardware, Networking, Cabling (H/w)(O/S)

IDforEmp Best Skills Similar Total Academic Indust Salary For Locations Residence Nationality Race
38231 It technician/It Support 0-6 0-6 College Certificates A+,N+ and MCSE 2003 6000 Jhb,Pta,Plk,Witbank,Nelspruit,Middelburg, germiston south african Black
40229 Alcatel 36-42 120+ . . . Sandton Johannesburg Midrand .
40232 Support 18-24 24-30 Degree CCNA MCSE N+ A+ R8000 Sandton Jhb Midrand Midrand, SouthAfrican Black
40227 A+ N+ 24-30 24-30 . . R4500-R5000per month Sandton Johannesburg Midrand Midrand South African Black
40204 Installation Cables Network 6-12 6-12 IT Diploma Matric R4500 p/month Alberton Lambton South African Black
40203 Installation Cables Network 24-30 24-30 IT Diploma Matric R4500 p/month Alberton Alberton South African Black
36635 TS4 18-24 18-24 IT National Certificate TS4 R4500 p/month Gauteng Germiston nil Black
36646 Technician Support 6-12 6-12 National Diploma: Information Technology . Neg. Jhb SouthAfrican Black
40188 Technicain 12-18 12-18 Diploma . R4500-R5000 Sandton Jhb Midrand . Cameroon Black
28998 Systems Engineer 42-48 48-54 . . Neg. Jhb South Africa South African White
40160 Support Setup 60-66 66-72 . MCSE Rneg Sandton,Midrand . SouthAfrican White
40115 Network Support 42-48 60-66 Diploma . Rneg Jhb,Sandton,south Ruimsig SouthAfrican Black
40113 Network 60-66 78-84 . CCNP CCNA Rneg Sandton Jhb Midrand Midrand SouthAfrican Black
40116 COBIT ITIL Server 120+ 120+ Master of Business Administration (MBA) MCSE Negotiable Anywhere Centurion South African Indian
40117 COBIT ITIL IS 120+ 120+ Certificates MCSE Negotiable Anywhere Johannesburg South African Black
40118 Network 42-48 60-66 . . Rneg Sandton Jhb Midrand . SouthAfrican Black
40119 Support 60-66 78-84 Diploma MCSE, MCDBA CCNA, CCNP, CCIP, ITIL Foundation Rneg Sandton Jhb Midrand North Cliff nil Black
40069 Network Support 54-60 54-60 N+ (Network Architecture) MCITP Negotiable Anywhere Kempton Park South Africa Black
40003 Maintenance Configuration Installation 120+ 120+ N Diploma IT MCSE Negotiable Anywhere Johannesburg South African Black
40006 Support 12-18 24-30 . Diploma Rneg . Jhb North South African Black
39985 Support DiagnosingTroubleshooting 30-36 30-36 Diploma PC Engineering Matric R15k p/month Anywhere Diepkloof South African Black
39986 Support Server Backup 30-36 30-36 IT Technical Support Certificate Matric R17k p/month Anywhere Soweto South African Black


IT :
Management – IS / Projects, Software development (Pmt)

IDforEmp Best Skills Similar Total Academic Indust Salary For Locations Residence Nationality Race
32143 IT Manager 90-96 120+ . MCSE ITIL R720k South Africa Gauteng SA White
40221 ITIL 54-60 96-102 Diploma ITIL R800k Sandton Johannesburg Midrand Johannesburg Zimbabwean Black
40140 IS Support Engineer 120+ 120+ PC Engineering ITIL R430 000 p/annum Johannesburg Johannesburg South African Black
40135 Support 72-78 102-108 . MCSE CCNA ITIL R430k-R460k Sandton Jhb Midrand Homestead Park SouthAfrican Indian
40037 Software Web 24-30 36-42 Diploma . Rneg Sandton Johannesburg Midrand Midrand SouthAfrican Black
13855 C#/ VB.Net/ SQL / Administrator | 1318. 48-54 48-54 Matriculated 1990 ??? Neg. South Africa South Africa SouthAfrican White
39979 Software Development 36-42 120+ Degree + Diploma . Neg Jhb,Sandton Midrand Theresapark nil White


Marketing /
Sales / Account Management

IDforEmp Best Skills Similar Total Academic Indust Salary For Locations Residence Nationality Race
40025 Account Sales development 66-72 120+ . . Rneg Sandton Midrand Midrand nil Black
40023 Sales Account 66-72 84-90 . . Rneg Sandton Johannesburg Midrand Centurion nil Black
40016 Business Development 36-42 120+ . . Rneg . Jukskei Park nil Black
39992 Sales Quotes Orders 54-60 54-60 Bachelor of Business Administration . R11 000 p/month Anywhere Midrand South African Black


IT :
Operations – Support of Mainframe Computer facilities (In-house) (O/s)
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IDforEmp Best Skills Similar Total Academic Indust Salary For Locations Residence Nationality Race
40061 Network Support/Systems Engineer 42-48 48-54 Rneg MCSE A+ N+ . Sandton Jhb Midrand Ferndale nil Black


IT :
Administration – Network or Server Operating System (O/S)

IDforEmp Best Skills Similar Total Academic Indust Salary For Locations Residence Nationality Race
38146 NeworkEngineer 30-36 48-54 MCSE, CCNA MCSE 12000 or above any where 312 main ave 29 Victoria loft Randburg
40185 Cisco 60-66 72-78 . CCNP CCIP CCNA Rneg Sandton Jhb Midrand Centurion SouthAfrican Black
40179 CCNA Cisco Network 60-66 66-72 Diploma CCNA Rneg Sandton Jhb Midrand . SouthAfrican Black
40167 Network Security 72-78 84-90 Diploma CCNA CCNP CCNA security Rneg Jhb,Sandton Midrand . SouthAfrican Indian
26706 Network Specialist | 373. 72-78 78-84 . . Rneg South Africa South Africa SouthAfrican Black
40155 Support 30-36 72-78 . MCSA MCT MCDST MCP Rneg Sandton Jhb Midrand . South African White
40145 ADSL ISDN PABX 96-102 96-102 NHD Electrical Engineering ADSL CPE installation and Maintenance Negotiable Anywhere Soweto South African Black
28548 Linux, Network Administrator, Manager 42-48 54-60 Diploma . Rneg Gauteng (Johannesburg and Surrounds) South Africa South African Black
40094 Network 36-42 66-72 . . Rneg Sandton Jhb Midrand . SouthAfrican Black
40065 Network 42-48 66-72 Degree . . Sandton Jhb Midrand Elspark nil Black
27771 MCSE Server/Systems Administrator | 2585. 120+ 120+ GCE Advanced Level City and Guilds Telecom T5 Certificate Neg. South Africa Johannesburg Zimbabwean Black


IT :
Support non ERP Application Software (Accounting, Health, Property etc.)
(Business Skills)

IDforEmp Best Skills Similar Total Academic Indust Salary For Locations Residence Nationality Race
40066 Support ADSL 36-42 54-60 . . . Sandton Jhb Midrand Lenasia nil Black


Training /
Education

IDforEmp Best Skills Similar Total Academic Indust Salary For Locations Residence Nationality Race
40235 e learning 36-42 120+ Degree . . Sandton Johannesburg Midrand Edenvale SouthAfrican Indian
40206 content photoshop 30-36 36-42 Degree . Rneg Sandton Jhb Midrand Midrand SouthAfrican Indian
40040 Training 36-42 114-120 Degree . Rneg Jhb,Sandton Midrand . SouthAfrican White
40041 elearning 60-66 120+ . . Rneg Sandton Jhb Midrand Midrand SouthAfrican Coloured
40030 elearning 120+ 120+ Diploma . Rneg Sandton Jhb Midrand Midrand SouthAfrican Black
40024 Training development bank 48-54 96-102 . . Rneg Jhb,Sandton Midrand Van Dykpark nil Indian
40022 Training eLearning 18-24 72-78 Degree . Rneg Sandton,Jhb Birchleigh North SouthAfrican Indian
40004 Pastel 54-60 72-78 . . R14000 Johannesburg Pretoria South African White
39994 Training Technical writing 48-54 96-102 Degree . Rneg Jhb,Sandton,Roodepoort Roodepoort SouthAfrican White


IT : SDLC :
Business Analysis, User interfacing, producing specs for developers (Case Tools,
Meth)

IDforEmp Best Skills Similar Total Academic Indust Salary For Locations Residence Nationality Race
40249 Analyst 72-78 108-114 Diploma . Rneg Sandton Jhb Midrand . SouthAfrican White
40142 analyst 60-66 102-108 Degree . Rneg Sandton Jhb Midrand JHB nil Black
31020 Agile Business Analyst 54-60 54-60 B.com Informatics ITIL Neg. Anywhere South Africa South African Black
40133 JAD UML 66-72 84-90 Degree . Rneg Jhb,Sandton,Roodepoort Weltervreden Park SouthAfrican Black
40102 Analyst 42-48 60-66 Degree . Rneg Sandton Jhb Midrand Randburg nil Black
40104 analyst 60-66 72-78 Degree . Rneg Sandton Jhb Midrand Midrand nil Black
40099 Analyst 36-42 54-60 Degree . Rneg Midrand,Pta . SouthAfrican Black
40092 Analyst 30-36 54-60 Degree . Rneg Sandton Sandton SouthAfrican Black
40103 Analyst 42-48 66-72 Diploma . Rneg Sandton Johannesburg Midrand Robertsham nil Black
40088 analyst 36-42 48-54 Degree . Rneg . . South African Indian
40064 Scrum Analyst 42-48 60-66 Degree . Rneg Jhb,Sandton Midrand . Romanian Black


IT : SDLC :
Front-End / Web Development, Graphics Design (Graphics Tool, LngWeb)
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IDforEmp Best Skills Similar Total Academic Indust Salary For Locations Residence Nationality Race
40097 Web Development 120+ 6-12 ZIVA / Diploma ASP.Net Certificates 25000 Johannesburg Johannesburg North nil Black
40207 elearning 36-42 36-42 Degree . Rneg Sandton Jhb Midrand Midrand SouthAfrican Black
40209 elearning QMP 60-66 60-66 Degree . . Sandton Jhb Midrand . SouthAfrican Black


IT : SDLC :
Documentation, Technical Writing, QA (DQ)

IDforEmp Best Skills Similar Total Academic Indust Salary For Locations Residence Nationality Race
40161 SQL Tester Analyst 36-42 36-42 Certificates Fundamentals of Software Testing R350 000 p/annum Anywhere Randburg South African White
40152 SQL Tester Analyst 42-48 42-48 National Diploma(IT Software Devolopment) Software testing techniques R350 000 p/annum Anywhere Pretoria South African Black
4392 SQL Tester Analyst 60-66 60-66 BSc Computer Science (Honours) SQL for Testers R350 000 p/annum Anywhere Pretoria South African Black
40154 SQL Tester Analyst 48-54 48-54 National Diploma(IT Software Devolopment) Basic Practical SQL for tester Negotiable Anywhere Midrand South African Black
21255 Tester 60-66 84-90 Diploma . Rneg South Africa South Africa South African Black
39881 Software Tester,manual 120+ 120+ National Diploma Electrical Engineering . R350 000 p/annum Anywhere Cape Town South African Black
39856 Software Tester,manual 60-66 60-66 Master of Computer Sciences ( M.Sc) Certified HP Quality Center in Test Management R350 000 p/annum Anywhere MIdrand South African Indian
40031 Tester C++ SQL 78-84 78-84 Master Of Computer Applications . R350 000 p/annum Anywhere Midrand indian Indian
40001 Test analyst 66-72 120+ . . Rneg . . South African White


IT :
Management of Facilities (hardware / networking inclined) (O/s)
Here

IDforEmp Best Skills Similar Total Academic Indust Salary For Locations Residence Nationality Race
36741 IT Manager 120+ 120+ Matric MCSE R450000 p/a Johannesburg, Gauteng Orange Grove, Johannesburg nil White


IT :
Consulting around Product – Lines, Systems Integration (Pre – Sales) (Db,Lng,Non-Erp)

IDforEmp Best Skills Similar Total Academic Indust Salary For Locations Residence Nationality Race
18280 Java JS2E J2EE 66-72 66-72 Masters in Computer Sciences java developer R320 p/hour negotiable Anywhere capetown Indian Indian


IT :
Management – General (CIO, IT Director)

IDforEmp Best Skills Similar Total Academic Indust Salary For Locations Residence Nationality Race
40210 IT Manager CIO 66-72 96-102 Degree University of Johannesburg R R1,000,000-1,200,000 Gauteng Midrand South African Black



Administration (Office / Project)

IDforEmp Best Skills Similar Total Academic Indust Salary For Locations Residence Nationality Race
40201 IT Network Technology 120+ 120+ Degree CISA/CISM/Microsoft/Unix Negotiable Pretoria Pretoria
40126 Support IS ITIL 120+ 120+ CNE MCSE Negotiable Anywhere Johannesburg South African Black
40046 GSM C++ IP 60-66 60-66 Masters of Science in Engineering GSM Overview Negotiable Anywhere Arcadia South African Black
39989 Sales Quotes Orders 60-66 60-66 Matric Computer Diploma R10000 p/month Randburg Randburg South African Black
39988 Payroll Queries Contracts 102-108 102-108 Matric Human Resources Certificate R8000 p/month Alberton Alberton nil Black
39974 CT Project Manager 60-66 120+ Degree + Diploma . Neg Jhb,Sandton Midrand . nil Black
39965 JQuery JavaScript, HTML CSS 54-60 54-60 B.Tech Information Technology . R360k Anywhere Northriding South African Black
39957 RUP ARIS 66-72 114-120 Degree + Diploma . Neg Sandton,Johannesburg,Midrand Lyndhurst South African Black
36429 Project Manager Analyst 120+ 120+ 3 yr Datametrics N Diploma (UNISA), BCompt (current) UNIX Advanced Certificate Negotiable Gauteng Ekurhuleni nil Black
39958 PHP SQL HTML 48-54 120+ . . Negotiable Johannesburg,Midrand,Sandton . nil Black


Juniors
with less than 1 year working experience

IDforEmp Best Skills Similar Total Academic Indust Salary For Locations Residence Nationality Race
20962 MCSE.A+,N+ 0-6 0-6 MCSE NONE 6500+ JOHANNESBURG Jonannesburg nil Black
39586 scjp,scjd,java 0-6 0-6 Matric scjp,scjd,Mcts 70-432 R10 000.00 after deductions Midrand,JHB,Pretoria Hartbeespoort SA Burger White
39527 php, java, access, xhtml, css 0-6 0-6 Matric / National certificate NQF5/6 / Diplomas Java prog and dev, SCJP, PHP, Photoshop Neg. ZA Centurion South African White


IT : Data
Warehousing (Dw) Business Intelligence (BI)

IDforEmp Best Skills Similar Total Academic Indust Salary For Locations Residence Nationality Race
35101 Business Intelligence 36-42 120+ Degree Information Technology R350k Midrand,Centurion, Pretoria midrand South African Black
40053 SSIS ETL SQL 42-48 60-66 Diploma . neg . Midrand SouthAfrican Black
40017 Data Analyst 36-42 96-102 Degree . Rneg Midrand midrand South African Black


IT :
Support Call Centre (Inbound), Helpdesk

IDforEmp Best Skills Similar Total Academic Indust Salary For Locations Residence Nationality Race
32826 Technical Help Desk 6-12 6-12 NETWORKING TECHNICIAN DIPLOMA A+ N+ WITH COMPTIA R5 000 JOHANNESBURG Berea, Johannesburg South African Black


IT : ERP
Specialisation / BA / Administration / Implementation in an ERP client company (Erp,
Lng)

IDforEmp Best Skills Similar Total Academic Indust Salary For Locations Residence Nationality Race
40182 Microsoft 60-66 78-84 . MCSE MCP MCSA Rneg Sandton Jhb Midrand Midrand SouthAfrican Black

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Compuways’ in-house recruitment solution cuts costs, delivering quality

With the proliferation of internet job sites, some employers have decided to do more of their own recruitment in-house. This did often do not result in saving costs. To the contrary – more costs were often incurred e.g on hiring more people for the team. The variety and quality of candidates obtained also did not really improve.

Partnering with an independent, specialist IT recruitment agency like Compuways, provides the desired service at a lower costs because:

  • Our clients have full-access to our on-line recruitment database (not a job-site)
  • Candidates often come to us before they go on big job sites
  • Candidates are comfortable with our independent brand, established for 20 years
  • Working very closely as one team builds speed an efficiency
  • Our recruitment system can be integrated with your system further streamlining the process
  • Our business model is designed to cut costs of placement fees up to 50% of the market related fees

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Success Guidelines in an IT Professional’s Career

What makes an IT Professional stand out above his peers? We have compliled this list from interviewing thousands of IT Professionals over the last 20 years. We would like to invite you to add to this list from your own experiences by commenting on our blog.

1. Be solution-oriented

Look at every task you are given as a product / service delivered by you being the company. Every product has a customer / user that needs to use this and benefit from it. Rather than looking at a job just as a means to an end and being there in working hours. This might require of you to work longer hours than usual at times. Linked to this, every product or service has to be delivered in a reasonable time frame. This definitely also does not mean you have to be a workaholic to be successful, one should live a balanced life so I suggest you should always ensure that you also have enough rest, even if it is between projects delivered.

2. Keep your skills updated

“School is never out for the true professional”. This is especially applicable for IT as we have continuously evolving technologies in the IT industry, it is so easy to fall behind. This is also one of the reasons why we have a skills shortage in our industry.

“Rack up those certifications”. It is just a fact that employers take IT Certifications seriously. Certified candidates earn higher salaries and are preferred in job interviews. Keep the certifications relevant to your job, updated. (We have a training school in our group – to assist with that : see http://www.getcertified.co.za/ ) .

3. Build relationships.

People are more important than technology, so do not neglect building friendships along the way in your IT career. It is not alone “what you know” – it is also “who you know”. Colleagues, bosses, customers / end-users fall into this category. Make sure that while you are delivering the best solutions possible, you are also build strong friendships and remember we are all part of the human race.

4. Specialisation vs. generalisation

Your goal should be to be a specialist in your field, but you should not neglect the basics of a generalist. While being the top guru in your field, do not rely on other people to clean up the basics. For example while being a top Software Developer, it can be very positive to know how to fix your PC (and those of you users in times of need). An end – user looks up to an IT Professional as someone who knows everything.

5. Take responsibility

When choosing tasks on a new project, look at the core skills that will make the project successful. This is not always being a project leader, often a key member in a team plays a critical role when it comes to keeping the customer / users happy. Keep adding happy customers to your list and CV, it will add to you your success.

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