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The 6 Most (Revealing) FinTech Interview Questions of All Time

by Mark Nancarrow in career
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When you’re interviewing for a new tech employee, whether it’s an Integration Developer, a Product Owner or a Relationship Manager, there are specific points that you must explore during the recruitment process. There are many reasons why the tech recruitment process doesn’t go as the hiring manager had planned. The candidates that make it through to the interview might not be quite right for the position, in terms of their skills and abilities or their culture fit.  Additionally, the hiring manager might lack the experience to conduct a thorough enough interview, pulling out critical information to make the right decision...
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The 4 Little Known Facts That Can Affect Your Tech Recruitment Process

by Mark Nancarrow in career
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What does your recruitment process look like for technology roles? Some organisations often use the same H.R. manager or internal recruiter for hiring all manner of vacancies, usually using the same recruitment outline. But will the system that works to hire a new general manager or marketer be as effective when hiring for a tech role? The truth is that it possibly isn’t. When hiring for your next Technology Architect, Product Owner or Cyber Defense Manager, a recruitment process that has been specifically tailored to tech roles, carried out by experienced tech recruiters, will produce better results long-term for your company than a general one. In this...
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Are You Making These Recruiting Mistakes?

by Mark Nancarrow in career
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Hiring technology talent has never been more challenging. A recent snap poll conducted at the WSJ CIO Network’s annual meeting found that more than half of all CIOs are ‘secretly worried that their firms don’t have the IT talent they will need to compete’. When you have a pivotal role vacant in your organisation, it is understandable to want to fill the vacancy as fast as possible. Many hiring managers operate quickly to fill the position with someone who meets some of the ideal criteria for the job.  But in doing this, these common technology recruiting mistakes are often made.  If you have found yourself...
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Is It Time to Use Science When It Comes to Hiring Business Critical Roles?

by Mark Nancarrow in career
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With the competition for business-critical technology candidates in the UAE tougher than ever, what can employers change in their approach to make sure that every hire is the ‘right’ one? PwC’s 2019 annual CEO survey found that 80% of CEOs worried about the availability of candidates with business-critical skills; likewise, a similar survey found that CEOs ranked attracting and retaining key talent as their no.1 challenge. As a tech employer in 2020, if you want to be confident that you are attracting and retaining the best possible talent for your organisation, it’s time to start applying science to your recruitment process...
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Are Your Interview Skills or Your Mindset Letting You Down?

by Mark Nancarrow in career
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Are you looking to secure your next fintech role?  When you have applied and been interviewed for several roles but have continued to be unsuccessful, it is natural to want to know why. There could be several reasons for you not securing the digital banking positions you have applied for – some are within your control, but some are outside. Job rejections are harsh for even experienced employees, and sometimes the reason can be that somebody also applied who was more suited to the role than you.  However, sometimes it is a tech candidate's mindset or interview skills which prevent them from securing their new role. And it’s these instances which I want to talk...
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