Brett Jones
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Occupation
Entrepreneur, Recruiter
Who are you?
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.

I make it 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 :)

Contact me on 021 424 8381 OR bjones@keyconnections.co.za.
URL to LinkedIn Profile
www.linkedin.com/in/brettjones
Twitter Username
key_connections
Where can you be found on the web, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc?
www.keyconnections.co.za
www.linkedin.com/in/brettjones
www.twitter/key_connections
http://gplus.to/BrettJones
In what place did you last go to school or other institute of learning?
B.Sc Computer Science at University of Johannesburg

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Cape Town Entrepreneurship Week (CTEW)

Cape Town Entrepreneurship Week (CTEW) is a city-wide festival of entrepreneurship events, conferences, competitions, workshops, programmes and media – all designed to inspire, promote, showcase and advance entrepreneurship in the City.
Oct 19, 2012
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Aug 16, 2012
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Gauteng Startups

This group will act as a medium for Gautengers that is involved in a software startup.
Feb 29, 2012
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May 26, 2011
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Jul 22, 2010
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Bandwidth Barn

The Cape Town-based Bandwidth Barn has been in operation since 2000 and is today regarded as one of the leading ICT business incubators in the world.See More
Jun 22, 2010
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Jun 22, 2010
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Cape Town Startups

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Jun 9, 2010
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Developers

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Agile Cape

Agile is alive and well in Cape Town. Share your experiences, questions, thoughts, events, etc. relating to all things Agile (XP, Scrum, Lean, Kanban, etc.) in the Cape.
May 18, 2010
Brett Jones is now a member of The Silicon Cape Initiative
May 14, 2010

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