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Interview Tips for IT Professionals

You have landed an interview, maybe you’re feeling a little nervous, how do give yourself the best chance of landing the role? Here are some preparation tips for your next face-to-face or telephone interview. Preparation One major pitfall is not being well enough...

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How to be a Great Project Manager

As a project manager you must master multiple skills, from the preparation and planning of a project, to controlling and maintaining momentum to see it through to a successful conclusion. Keeping on top of everything and making sure you utilize all relevant tools...

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Meet K2 at SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Next Month

SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG, the largest and most innovative cloud and business technology conference presented by SAP and ASUG, is nearly here. On 5-7 June, visitors can expect three full days of discussions, networking, strategy and education on the...

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The path to a SuccessFactors Career

Join us for a free educational webinar where you will learn how to become and remain a certified SuccessFactors consultant.  We will review some SuccessFactors case study in the webinar. Date: 28th June Time: 4:00pm (CET) Agenda: - How to start your SuccessFactors...

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How to be Successful as a Remote Worker

As the gig economy continues to grow, more and more freelancers are finding themselves working remotely. Working remotely has benefits for both employer and employee but can also pose challenges. Here are some tips that will help you make a success when you’re working...

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What to Expect When Starting a Career With K2

At the beginning, it is hard to grasp what staffing is REALLY all about no matter how much you try to get it. But once you are in the business, at some point it just hits you that it is as exciting and rewarding as it is demanding and challenging. In this industry...

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The Top 4 Hiring Trends To Look out for in 2018

As we enter a new year of recruiting, let’s have a look at some potential hiring trends for 2018 and how they could impact our customers and IT consultant network in the year ahead. 1. The freelance economy will continue to impact how work gets done Eventually...

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The State of Digital Skills in Europe

In this infographic, we examine Eurostat IT job statistics that illustrate the digital skills gap in Europe. Despite an increase in the number of IT specialists in the market, half of all businesses in Europe have difficulties recruiting tech talent.                  ...

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K2’s Roundup of Dreamforce 2017

Each year, K2 attends Salesforce’s annual event, Dreamforce, a fantastic opportunity to speak to Salesforce consultants and customers we work with as well as networking and meeting new customers looking to implement Salesforce for their business. The event, one of the...

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4 Tips for Surviving Dreamforce

Dreamforce is an enormous event and in order to get the most out of your time there, follow these tips. 1. Take a comfortable pair of shoes for the event, there is a lot to see and do during the day, and it is often spread out across the city. You're going to walk a...

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4 Reasons to Attend Dreamforce 2017

Thinking of attending Dreamforce, the flagship Salesforce event, this year? Here are 4 reasons why you should attend the world’s biggest software conference. Get the latest product news from Salesforce and its partners - Get the scoop on the latest big announcements...

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When to use Record Types Vs Page Layouts?

When I first started out in Salesforce revising for my ADM201, questions like these were the bane of my life. Record Types Vs Page Layouts, Lookups Vs Master-detail, Workflow Rules Vs Apex Triggers, and the list goes on. But after conquering half a dozen exams and...

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Why SAP has Never Been Easier to Learn

As a specialist helping SAP freelancers on improving their skills through training on the K2 SAP Learning Hub, I often hear concerns about spending money on training. I personally look at training as a true investment... You and your skills are one of few things that...

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Salesforce Einstein Delivers 752% ROI for Shazam

In just six weeks, music identification app Shazam experienced a 752% return on investment (ROI) with its Salesforce Einstein Analytics deployment. According to a study by Nucleus Research, the deployment provides an average annual benefit of $246,896 due to increased...

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My 4 Technology Trends That Could Dominate 2017

Technology changes fast, 2016 saw the introduction of new ideas and more widespread adoption of some existing technologies. But what does the year ahead have in store? Here are my top technology trends that could dominate 2017. Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality...

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6 Interesting Stats on the Internet of Things

How will the Internet of Things (IoT) affect companies and their customers in the coming years? From coffee machines to security cameras, more and more of the objects we come into contact with are now networked. As connected devices become ever more common, here are...

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K2 Joins Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition

K2 this week became a member of the EU’s Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition. The Coalition brings together Member States, companies, social partners, non-profit organisations and education providers who take action to tackle the lack of digital skills in Europe. There...

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3 Ways Blockchain Could Change the World

We’re hearing more and more about how Blockchain technology is moving from its cryptocurrency roots into other areas of business but where are we likely to see the biggest impact? Here we take a look at 3 ways the decentralized ledger of digital asset ownership could...

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Vietnam Competition Winners Finally Announced!

K2 is delighted to announce the 3 elite software consultants that will be coming to Vietnam on our annual incentive trip. Andre Wahjudi, based in Singapore, Raffaello Damgaard, based in Brasil and Akil Koemuer, based in Japan, each won a place on the trip for...

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Death by Gantt Chart

It sounds so simple. A small group of highly educated IT professionals sit together and plan a project as if they have a degree in fortune telling. With the available budget at hand, wishful thinking results in defining a specific deployment date. Then this fictitious...

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3 Ways to Secure Your Next SAP Project

There are various reasons why people choose to freelance instead of working as a permanent employee. Some choose to freelance because it can offer higher pay and others prefer it because of the variety of experiences it can provide. Some of the freelance consultants...

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K2 Singapore Sees in the New Year

  K2 Singapore wrapped up another fantastic night on the 12th of January in the heart of Boat Quay. This year, K2’s New Year celebration brought our top technology consultants, or business associates as we prefer to call them, together to celebrate the new year and to...

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The 2017 Cybersecurity Landscape

2017 promises to be a critical year for information security. Take a look at this infographic to see some of the key threats expected to shape the market.   If you’re a cybersecurity professional looking for your next opportunity contact us. If you’re an organisation...

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SAP Announce Next Generation HANA 2

SAP have announced HANA 2 their latest ERP solution. The next generation platform aims to build on the technology from SAP’s current in-memory computing platform and provide a new foundation to enable the digital transformation of their customers. New key features and...

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Como K2 está Apoiando Salesforce Wave no Brasil

K2 completou recentemente o primeiro de uma série de cursos de treinamento no Brasil para ajudar a aumentar o número de talentos em Salesforce com as últimas habilidades. A formação focada em soluções Wave Analytics da Salesforce, que K2 tem vindo a utilizar para as...

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K2 Gets Social Recruitment

So K2 has been ranked as the 7th most socially engaged global recruitment firm in LinkedIn’s annual awards. This is an outstanding achievement for many reasons, but two immediately stand out to me. Firstly, K2’s rise in the rankings from 9th position in 2015 to 7th...

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From Mexico to London With K2

I recently celebrated my 3 year anniversary with K2.  When I started at the company I was a Level 2 Associate Resourcer at the Mexico office now I am a K2 Konnect Project Manager in London. During my time in Mexico I gained a wide range of skills from salary...

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From Shanghai to San Francisco With K2

Last week, I celebrated my 3 year anniversary with K2. I started my career with K2 in Shanghai. Over 2 years in K2 Shanghai was not a super long journey, but I have helped K2 Shanghai to set up the SMAC practice in China, and ready for the next chapter. I was lucky...

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K2 Sharks to Swim the Messina Strait for Charity

On Saturday the 30th of July our very own K2 Sharks: Clement, Maurizio and Marco will swim the Sicilian Channel (Stretto di Messina) in aid of the charity Cavernoma Alliance UK, who do encouraging research into Cavernomas. Please help support the team with this...

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Learn SAP While You Earn

As the global leader in consultative technology staffing, K2 knows there is more to providing the right talent than simply recruiting. This is particularly true in the complex and fast evolving world of technology, where companies frequently rely on the flexibility...

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20 Interview Questions for Business Analysts

The increasing demand for Business Analysts and similarly titled roles was recently underlined by US Bureau of Labor Statistics showing that American employers will need 876,000 business analysis related professionals by 2020. We continue our blog series highlighting...

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K2 Goes the Extra Mile

What started as a one man mission turned into a fantastic collaboration between many K2 employees in raising a substantial amount of money for Bloodwise, the blood cancer charity. Back in September 2015 Marc Burgess, one of the Senior Associates at K2’s London HQ and...

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From San Francisco to Mexico with K2

I recently had the opportunity to work out of K2 Mexico's office for one week thanks to three deals/placements I made in Mexico. I started working at K2 San Francisco as a recruiter with very limited IT knowledge around 6 months ago. With K2’s support I was able to...

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Mapa Educacional SAP com o K2 Learning Hub

Como o portfólio de produtos da SAP fica cada vez maior com soluções em nuvem (Cloud) torna-se cada vez mais popular e desafiador ser consultor SAP e é necessário cada vez mais se atualizar e garantir que você tem as habilidades certas para permanecer relevante no...

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3 Elements to Building a Personal Trusted Brand

Many consider the book by Fyodor Dostoyevsky “The Brothers Karamazov” a masterpiece because it contains so many lessons about human behavior. For example, the competition between the father, Fyodor and his eldest son Dmitri for the love of Grushenka, a beautiful 22...

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Smart Companies Embrace a Liquid Workforce

Smart companies that fully leverage a highly skilled “liquid” workforce and create custom-built platforms will win in today’s digital economy, according to the Technology Vision 2016 Report from Accenture. In the report, Accenture identifies five technology trends:...

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