…The 21st night of September, no we’re not talking about Earth, Wind & Fire, it’s Prism’s September newsletter! Hello everyone, it’s the last day of the month so that can only mean one thing, it’s time for the Prism Digital monthly newsletter!
I wanted to take the opportunity to give a big welcome to Prism’s newest member, Samantha Redding, who joins the team as our newest Senior Talent Consultant. She joins with a wealth of DevOps and Cloud recruitment experience, so if you’re looking for your next opportunity, or have a requirement that needs filling, I’m sure Samantha would love to hear from you, see her details below!
In what is now becoming an annual occurrence, I’m going sober for October again! If anyone else is also getting involved, let me know; I’m sure we can struggle through it together! So, if anyone happens to wonder why I look so rejuvenated in the next month – that is why :)
On a slightly more serious note, we saw the total number of vacancies in the UK skyrocket past one million (a new record!), according to the ONS. Whilst it’s great to see an extraordinarily low unemployment figure right now (4.6%), it is clear there is a huge talent shortage at the moment, meaning companies are really struggling with their recruitment.
In tandem with this, today also marks the end of the government furlough scheme, in which (coincidentally) 1 million people are set to either come back to their jobs, or sadly be made redundant. Perhaps this will provide some relief for the huge number of vacancies currently in place, but of course it is tough to say. What is for sure is that it will be interesting to see how the jobs market plays out in the coming weeks with this unique position we find ourselves in.
Finally, but certainly not least - it was brilliant to be back at a real life conference this month with Blueprint LDN and WinOps. In fact, I even had my own talk, about: “How to get the job you deserve as a DevOps professional” – it was recorded and if you missed it I’ll share the talk in next month’s newsletter. Thanks to all the organisers and people who attended, it was great catching up with everyone in-person again!
I hope everyone has a great (maybe sober?) October!
This (SecOps) is my contracting / consultancy business. I've been working full time for a popular crypto exchange as a CISO, but I'm chilling for a bit now and looking out for the next truly amazing Security or DevOps leadership role to start in January 2022. I'm also involved with Cloud Security Alliance UK as a NED - our AGM is online again this year.
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