Foxtek acts as a specialist Tech Talent Partner to some of the Netherlands' most exciting companies. We help to scale and strengthen engineering teams and enable companies to achieve ambitious growth goals, critical to their advancement and future success. We do this by providing a complete Talent Solution, from initial advice & hiring roadmap design, through to execution. All the while, identifying & match-making the best local Talent out there. Geographically we focus solely on the Randstad region. The Netherlands is one of the hottest destinations for Tech Talent globally and we relish the opportunity to work alongside amazing companies and the awesome teams within them. So whether you're a potential client, who needs a Talent Partner with the know-how to deliver for your development team in this challenging market, or a candidate, looking for an agency to support you with your search... we're here to help.
When I was looking for a new position, Tom Page approached me and I can say without doubt, is someone I can rely on. Not only did he provide multiple great positions (senior frontend developer) but he also managed all the communications between me and his clients. This meant I only had to concentrate on doing the interview. There was regular communication at a time that was convenient for me, so finding a new role was a good experience and I would definitely consider working with him again.
Tom (Baker) is one of my favorite recruiters. It took me some time to get used to his direct and open communication style. But I now see the benefits of this no-nonsense approach to recruitment. He is very fast, keeps his promises and has an excellent network. Great work Tom!
Gabor De Mooij
Absolutely amazing service. I received a job offer within two weeks from the moment I was contacted by Foxtek. Working in the tech industry in the Amsterdam area, I know it can be quite overwhelming getting contacted by several different recruiters at the same time, so don't make this mistake. If you get contacted by Foxtek, you're lucky! Work with them and I guarantee you will find what you are looking for! Thank you Foxtek!
Lewis helped me find a great role and I really enjoyed working together with him. Throughout the process Lewis was organized and communicated clearly. He knows the industry well and was able to connect me with standout companies that I had not been able to find on my own. If you are looking for a new tech job in the Netherlands, I couldn't think of a better person to reach out to.
Tom Page was the recruiter I worked with in Foxtek Recruitment. Tom is the best recruiter in the Netherlands hands-down. He's straight-forward and does his job with excellence. A lot of recruiters pester you and do not listen to you. I told him my wishes and what I was looking for, and Tom handled it like a champ. He landed my job at my new company which saw a 50% increase in my salary! I'm incredibly happy with my current job and I owe it to Tom. The process was speedy. Tom possesses what so many recruiters lack: "Common Sense”. He treated me like a professional and never once did he waste my time. He only gave me meaningful status updates and gave me jobs that were uniquely tailored to my wishes. Thank you Tom & Foxtek!
Janine Amelie Lourens
David Arkinstall of Foxtek helped me find and land a great role at a fun and impressive company. During the process, he managed everything well and frequently updated me of any developments. I really liked his communication style and the way he was involved to make things happen. Above all, although I have never met him personally, he seems to be a really nice guy and is an examplar of a good recruiter. Thank you David!
Tom and Foxtek were amazing. Genuinely better than any other recruiter I worked with before. They found the exact positions I asked for and consistently found new things I found interesting. Tom was always pleasant, clear, respectful, and professional. They treated my time like it was valuable and were exceptionally honest and transparent. Great experience with a really good team.
Tom was my Tech Recruiter and helped me find my first job in Netherlands. Working with Tom was a pleasure. Very friendly, professional, supportive and quick to respond. You can feel that he has your back and it shows. He helped me find exactly the kind of company I was looking for. I would wholeheartedly recommend Tom if you are looking for a new position. Thank you Tom for all your help and support!
Tom (Baker) is very hard working and will work until 11PM for you if necessary. He is very honest and direct in his communication style, ensuring efficiency in conversation but also takes his time if you need more explanation. I got my first freelance gig through him and he was helpful in assisting me with everything I needed to know.
At Tjuna we have been working with Tom for nearly one year. Tom provided at least 3 very suitable Freelance Developers with the required skillsets. Tom is good at understanding what our needs are and acts towards these goals. He asks the questions that matter to get the information that he needs to find the right candidate for us. He is helpful and his way of working fits our organisation very well. The advantages of working with Tom are that he delivers (quickly if needed), he asks a fair price for this and he is not pushy. What we need, we get. Apart from his professional skills, Tom is a very kind person I would definitely get in touch with again
When the market for development talent is so stretched, can companies afford not to hire freelancers?🤔It's no secret that the market for Developers in the Netherlands is nearly at a breaking point.A booming Dutch tech economy, coupled with the lack of incoming talent due to travel restrictions, has left the employment market short on job seekers🔍For the first time in my career, I'm being approached by developers who want to start freelancing because their current company is "under-staffed", and there is too much pressure on them😓They want to escape that environment and see freelancing as a route to that.Yet I still speak to many companies who are reluctant to hire freelancers due to the perceived costs, but is it worth losing your permanent staff over?When good developers are so challenging to find and expensive to replace, surely it's worth biting the freelance bullet for 6-months?📆It will enable you to keep your projects on track and allow your current team some breathing room.Have you found yourself or your colleagues turning to freelance due to an unmanageable workload?
You've just received a great offer from a company you've interviewed with.Your current employer makes you a counter-offer.What should your next move be?STOP AND THINK.If the only reason you were interviewing in the first place was to use it as leverage to negotiate a better deal with your current employer, then it's mission accomplished.However, a lot of the time the counter-offer will come as a surprise, so you need to consider your options thoroughly.Ask yourself WHY you wanted to leave in the first place.Extra money is simply a tactic to try and convince you to stay.It doesn't solve the lack of career growth.It doesn't solve boring projects.It doesn't solve poor management.It doesn't solve inflexible working arrangements.It's like putting paper over the cracks.Accepting a counter-offer also poses risks.The relationship with your employer has been damaged – the level of trust and loyalty may not be the same, which could affect future promotions.Future expected salary increases may not materialise as they've raised your salary already.Make sure you're not blinded by the money and weigh up all of the pros and cons before making your decision.I hope this advice can help you make the right decision.
Why specialise in Azure ☁️ for your DevOps skills?Recently my focus in recruiting DevOps has responded to client demand - I'm focussing purely on Azure Cloud currently.My content for the next 2 weeks will cover two main questions - 1) what is the market saying about Azure DevOps?2) (Next week) - Why is this the case 1. What is the market saying at the moment?A crude way is to analyse the demand for these skills is to check the LinkedIn Jobs advertised with these skills in the last month:1670 - Azure DevOps jobs595 - AWS DevOps jobs344 - Google DevOps jobThis is a 154% increase in Azure jobs compared to the last 6 months!2. Which skills within Azure Cloud is most in demand?Kubernetes, specifically the Azure container service that simplifies the operation, deployment and management of Kubernetes is still within 79% of these jobs.From discussing with my Network - CKA: Certified Kubernetes Administrator seems to be the most productive qualification.Question to my Microsoft Azure ™Network - what are you seeing from the market? What qualification has helped you the most?
Pretty much every developer has experience of working with a legacy codebase, yet for many, the idea of Greenfield work is the Holy Grail of software development.But are we forgetting some of the benefits that come with this type of work and the boost it can have on your own development?Here are a few reasons that stand out to me:- Legacy code often means a clearer direction- Your debugging skills increase quicker- You can add improvements/refactor and see instant results- Migration helps build your knowledge of new featuresThat's not to say that there aren't downsides to working with legacy code, and I appreciate often it's the sheer quantity of work with legacy that developers can be frustrated with.Having said that, I'm curious as to how many of you would be the developers you are today without the long hours spent honing your skills with this sort of work?