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Brett Jones
Works at Key Connections Recruitment
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Hate being contacted by telemarketers OR being sent crap in the mail you didnt ask for? then sign up to the national "OPT OUT" register, and the bastards wont contact you anymore!

http://www.nationaloptout.co.za/
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Joined it anyway in the hope to reduce the amount of sms ads. It is really depressing only receiving sms's that are ads.
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Woah thats cool. Super nuts!!!! Dude is so close to the ground at incredible speed
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The Lost 1984 Video: Steve Jobs Introduces The Mac http://ow.ly/6dj5t
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I watched the video a while ago. Its weird that this article is almost Kevin Slavins whole video.
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Not sure I agree with this!!! Why Facebook Will Destroy LinkedIn http://ow.ly/6591y
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One problem is that LinkedIn is trying to monetize and they're doing it by trying to be more social, like Facebook. And on that front, I don't think they can win the battle.
Not only are they going up against a giant, their users don't want another social network. They want an online portfolio with awesome exposure options.
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Apple's Third Co-Founder Sold His 10% Stake For $800 http://ow.ly/6sGJw - value of that 10% stake today: $35 billion.
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I know its pretty funny hey! Reminds me of Jason! Haha
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Are you wondering what is the most important thing you could be doing with your life right now? Then watch this video. It may help you discover your life's mission. I think about this question a lot.

Cost of 4 years at Stanford, including tuition, books, housing, meals? $194,342. This speech? Priceless. Let this message sink in, it's one of the most valuable things you could ever learn.
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The Gatfol Team agrees that Steve Jobs is inspirational and amazing! Be hungry...be foolish...be different...change the world!
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Thinking The Unthinkable: Is Oracle Considering Buying HP? - Forbes http://onforb.es/nQ3qZc
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Entrepreneur, and Technology Recruiter with a Comp Sci degree. It is my mission to build lasting relationships with talented developers AND connect them with SA's most awesome companies.
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  • Key Connections Recruitment
    Owner / MD, 2010 - present
  • Arrows Group Recruitment
    Software development Recruiter, 2006 - 2010
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Cape Town
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Cape Town - Johannesburg - London
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Owner of Key Connections Recruitment - Specialists in Software & Web development
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I am the founder of Key Connections Recruitment. A Cape Town based, Technology Recruitment Company specialising in placing software and web development professionals throughout South Africa.

I completed my degree in computer science at UJ in 2004, and after a short working holiday in the US I moved to London hoping to start a career as a developer. But this didn't pan out for me as planned, and lured by the promise of a big pay check, I found myself in the tech recruitment industry. My comp sci background definitely gave me an edge over other tech recruiters in the industry, some of whom don't know the difference between "Java" and "JavaScript"! Shocking really!

Almost 5 years later I was leading one of the most successful recruitment teams in the company. This was when I had to decide whether to stay in London forever OR take a leap of faith and move to Cape Town with my long term girlfriend (now wife:) Happily I made the right choice, left cold & wet London, moved to beautiful Cape Town! Upon returning to SA I realised that there were no real specialist recruitment companies. They all claim to be specialists in IT (that's quite a broad area to be a specialist in, don't you think?). And so, I founded Key Connections.

It is my mission to build lasting relationships with talented developers AND connect them with SA's most awesome companies. I often work with developers that are not on the job market or actively looking for work smart enough to keep their options open. I don't just play "buzz word bingo" and spam developers with every job that comes my way! I take the time to find out what their dream job would be, and I contact them when an awesome opportunity comes along.

I am passionate about new technology, gadgets, entrepreneurship, and have a keen interest in the growing start up scene in SA (particularly in the "Silicon Cape". I one day dream of founding / funding tech start ups! I am currently working on a start up idea to disrupt the tech recruitment industry in SA. Watch this space :)
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  • University of Johannesburg
    B.Sc Computer Science, 2001 - 2004
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