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5 June 2023
Why personal development is so much more valuable than a fancy company car
Especially in the earlier stages of your career, looking for personal development opportunities should be your priority over the actual money...
29 May 2023
Podcast: “We tend to focus on hard skills, but in reality soft skills have more impact.”
For this episode of our podcast Exellys Talks, we’ve invited Exellys alumna Svetlana Arutunyan. Svetlana is an expert by experience, since she has...
15 May 2023
Stuck in a Golden Cage? Here’s how to get out!
Ever heard of the Golden Cage Syndrome? It’s a phenomenon that affects a lot of people at some point in their career. And while it may sound nice,...
1 May 2023
10 tips to succeed at your first job
It’s natural to have some nervous jitters when starting a new job, especially if it’s your first one. You might find the reality of working doesn’t...
24 April 2023
Podcast: If you want to attract talented people, do this
In all Exellys countries, and especially in Belgium and the Netherlands, we continue to face a talent shortage. Finding and retaining talent is...
22 April 2023
How will cloud computing change your organisation’s way of working?
In today’s world where data is king, cloud computing is the undisputed reigning queen. It provides access to your company’s data from anywhere on...
17 April 2023
From Communication Scientist to Software Developer
Thomas Tielens is a communication scientist turned software developer. After Covid disrupted his career – which he wasn’t too bothered about to be...
11 April 2023
5 ways ChatGPT will make your life in IT easier
Have you heard about ChatGPT? It's the latest innovation that has caused a global buzz, both positive and negative, as all new things tend to do....
6 April 2023
How to form high performing teams in hybrid enviroments
Just like every year we had another great edition of Meeting of the Minds. Organized by our very own consultants. During this event, there were a...
3 April 2023
7 reasons why a good internship programme can help your business thrive
If you don’t yet offer internships, make it a New Year’s resolution for 2023! If you do have an internship programme, make sure you’re taking full...
27 March 2023
How can coaching unlock your full potential?
One of the things that makes Exellys unique, is our emphasis on coaching. But what exactly do we mean by ‘coaching’? What’s the difference between...
26 March 2023
7 office pranks to try out this April Fool’s
With April Fool’s coming up you might be still looking for some office prank inspiration. Keep on reading for some of the internet’s greatest...
20 March 2023
7 soft skills you need in today’s business world
You’ve mastered all the skills and knowledge required to get a degree, but will that be enough to help you land your first job? Probably not. So...
13 March 2023
Why salary isn’t everything – 7 things to consider during your job hunt
Often times, when it comes to deciding which job to take, gross salary will be the determining factor. You might think that more money equals more...
7 March 2023
The power of your purpose: how to create a meaningful job
While previous generations valued a stable and reliable income, Millennials and Gen Z value purpose over a paycheck. In fact, according to a survey...
6 March 2023
Exellys is nominated for Trends Gazellen 2023
We’re thrilled to announce that Exellys has yet again been nominated for a Trends Gazellen award in the category ‘large companies’.
27 February 2023
You should stop chasing unicorns, and here’s why
You already know there’s a talent shortage, why should you read another article about the war for talent? Because at Exellys, we’re not talking...
17 February 2023
We’ll meet you in the metaverse
Key takeaways of an inspirational session by Pieter Van Leugenhagen We recently hosted an inspirational session about the Metaverse for our alumni....
13 February 2023
5 reasons why you can achieve more with a coach
A coach guides people who want to make progress in their personal or professional life. Traditionally, the coachee reaches out to the coach and...
6 February 2023
Junior Compliance Officers: a sustainable solution to your recurring challenge
Many of our clients invest heavily in Risk & Compliance. There’s pressure on financial institutions to be compliant with strict laws and...
30 January 2023
“I am living proof that the Exellys model really works”
Tim Koster is living, breathing proof that the Exellys model works. Transitioning from the academic to the professional world is never easy, but he...
22 January 2023
Exellys on tour – Meet us at your local job fair
Here’s a (pretty lengthy) list of all the job fairs and events we’re doing in the upcoming weeks and months. So grab your calendar, start...
17 January 2023
Does size matter? The pros and cons of working for a big company or a small firm
What’s better: working for a big company or a small firm? The truth is, there is no right answer to that question. It’s all about your personality...
29 December 2022
7 last minute study tips that actually work
If you’re a student, January and June usually mean one thing; exam time! If you’re feeling stressed, here are some tips for last-minute efficiency...
20 December 2022
The best ways to attract (and retain) talent in 2023
The Great Resignation, the Big Quit, the Workers Revolution and many more terms have been coined to describe the current workplace transition....
12 December 2022
How to engage young talent: 4 tips for a future-proof talent strategy
The times they are a-changin’, sang Bob Dylan. You better start swimming, or you’ll sink like a stone. It was true nearly 60 years ago, and it’s...
9 December 2022
5 awesome last-minute Christmas gifts for your techie friends
Still wondering what to get your techie friend or loved one this Christmas? Well, stop stressing because we’ve got you covered!
8 December 2022
6 tips for getting the most out of your internship
Doing an internship over the summer? Internships may not come with much power or allure, they can be a fantastic way to earn professional...
6 December 2022
How Gianni overcame his Imposter Syndrome
Have you heard of Imposter Syndrome? Even if you’re not familiar with the term, chances are you’re familiar with the symptoms. Recent research...
29 November 2022
The possibility to work from home is not enough anymore
What you need today to attract and retain talent is a hybrid working policy. This isn’t news to you. But did you know that, in order to be...
22 November 2022
5 strategies to succeed fast in your new role
People nowadays tend to switch roles a lot more frequently than previous generations ever did. Millennials and Gen Z’ers will have on average...
15 November 2022
How young talent helps your organisation thrive
About six years ago, a global player in the financial services industry reached out to ProjectiveGroup for the roll-out of a Pilot around an...
7 November 2022
10 questions you should ask during your next job interview
We live in a time when interviewees, especially if they are skilled in new technologies, have the upper hand. So as a tech graduate, it’s okay for...
31 October 2022
How Sophie’s coach helped her thrive
One of the major benefits of becoming an Exellyst, is the extensive coaching and mentoring you get from your Talent Development Manager (TDM). If...
25 October 2022
3 scenarios for work organisation during the hybrid revolution
In the aftermath of the pandemic, companies need a new vision for the organisation of work. Remote working offers an opportunity to increase...
17 October 2022
5 mistakes managers make during an interview (and how to do better)
The internet is full of helpful articles on how not to botch an interview as a candidate. But what nobody seems to be talking about is how you can...
3 October 2022
Video: How a Bio Engineer ended up as a Project Manager in Germany
Meet Luigi, a 27 year-old Bio Engineering graduate and IT Project Manager. In this video, Luigi tells us all about his professional journey so far.
26 September 2022
Log4Shell: Securing the Web of Interconnectedness (video)
At the end of last year, the Log4Shell vulnerability detected in the Apache Log4j library made thousands of companies and security officers around...
17 September 2022
5 reasons why you should pursue a career in Data Engineering
We’re just going to come out and say it: Data Engineering kicks Data Science’s ass. But before we dive into the why’s, let’s recap quickly what the...
13 September 2022
16 technology conferences that you cannot miss
It might seem like a silly question, but why would you go to a conference? In our busy, online-driven society, it’s easy to forget how important...
5 September 2022
Learning about .NET6 and Quantum Computing in Las Vegas – Hendrik’s DevIntersection recap
In December of last year, Exellyst Hendrik Danau attended the renowned DevIntersection conference in Las Vegas. Let’s dive into the world of .NET6,...
30 August 2022
Reverse engineering your favourite game: what is it, why do it and how to start
In his spare time, Exellys alumnus Olivier likes to reverse engineer games. Though it is a very niche subject, his peers at Exellys were curious to...
22 August 2022
5 reasons why you should always take the interview (even if you’re not looking for a job)
Maybe you’re comfortable where you are and you don’t want to be looking over the proverbial fence. Maybe you’re afraid of change, of stepping out...
16 August 2022
TRUE OR FALSE: Statements about working in the financial sector
What is a job in finance really like? Can you really have a positive impact on society or are you just a small step away from becoming the next...
8 August 2022
How to balance your head & your gut: 8 tips to help you choose between employers
In an age where the war for talent has debouched into a war for people, young graduates with technological skills are entering a job market where...
31 July 2022
How Business Engineer Charles gets to pursue two careers at once
Meet Charles Vanhaesebroucke. As an Exellyst, he combines the role of business analyst with the role of functional analyst at insurance company...
26 July 2022
Why Jordi moved from Spain to join Exellys in Belgium
Data Analyst Jordi recently completed his Start Smart Program at Exellys and successfully integrated at Atlas Copco. He applied at Exellys remotely...
18 July 2022
Why you should consider a career in Cloud Computing
Thinking of starting your career in Cloud Computing? Smart choice. As we’re still in the early days of Cloud, the opportunities are endless, always...
12 July 2022
8 Cloud Roles explained
Thinking of starting your career in Cloud Computing? Smart choice. As we’re still in the early days of Cloud, the opportunities are endless. So,...
6 July 2022
Beyond buzzwords: why A.I. isn’t always the best solution (video)
Wim is an Exellyst working as a Business Analyst (in RPA & Data Science) at Umicore, and one of the people in charge of finding new and improved...
21 June 2022
How Erik’s Master in A.I. landed him a job as a DevOps Engineer
How does a psychology student end up as a DevOps Engineer? Actually, it’s not as far of a stretch as you might think. Erik Lokhorst told us all...
13 June 2022
Kubernetes: An introduction to high availability (video)
Meet Jochen Wilms, Exellys almunus & Software Engineer at ProjectiveGroup company The Glue. During one of latest events, he took the stage to give...
7 June 2022
Chasing a Data Career in London: Meet Daniëlle
Meet Daniëlle Metz, one of our first hires in the Netherlands since Exellys opened a brand-new office in Amsterdam. She just finished a 3-month...
31 May 2022
It’s a match! Kasper and Lise’s client integration journey (video)
Kasper Belmans and Lise Willemsens have both been proud Exellysts since 2020 Kasper recently integrated at his client, Corona Direct and Lise is...
11 May 2022
The case of consultant vs employee (video)
If you’re unsure whether you’re cut out for consultant life, or whether you’d rather be an internal employee, this panel is an interesting way to...
27 April 2022
How to drastically improve young workforce retention
1/3 of new starters changes employers in the first year... If you’re an employer, and these stats don’t worry you, you’re obviously doing something...
22 April 2022
5 reasons why your best talent quits
From our personal experience with coaching over 300 young and promising talents, there are five common problems in organizations that make young...
15 April 2022
Video: How Denny became a .NET Developer
Meet Denny, AP Hogeschool graduate (Bachelor in Electronics/ICT) and currently a .NET Development Consultant at Ferranti. In 12 minutes Denny will...
11 April 2022
Why it’s hard to find talent (and how to solve it)
With only a limited number of yearly graduates with a tech related background, it’s safe to say that tech talent isn’t growing on trees. But why...
29 March 2022
The do’s and don’ts of office pranks
How do you make sure that you don’t turn your office prank into a career limiting move? We listed some easy to remember do’s and don’ts, so that...
29 March 2022
Test engineering: necessary evil or exciting opportunity?
Software engineer Lars had some doubts about becoming a software tester. After all, testing software is not the same as developing it. He decided...
12 March 2022
How Tom became a Business Consultant
Tom Casteelen was one of the very first consultants joining Exellys in the Netherlands. When he was finishing his Master’s, his plan was to start...
7 March 2022
Exellys is nominated for Trends Gazellen 2022
We’re thrilled to announce that Exellys has yet again been nominated for a Trends Gazellen award in the category ‘large companies’.
22 February 2022
Video: From Business Engineering graduate to Functional Analyst – Meet Lise
Meet Lise, as a recent graduate in Business Engineering she quickly found her way to Exellys. As a Functional Analyst at Belfius Insurance it’s her...
10 February 2022
Daikin created the factory of the future (and you can join them)
Daikin has been providing high-quality innovative climate management systems for more than 45 years. They can call themselves a Factory of the...
28 January 2022
25 ways to boost your productivity in 2022
As work productivity resolutions are near the top of most professionals’ lists, we thought we’d offer a helping hand. We’ll discuss 25 ways that...
21 January 2022
What to look for during your post pandemic job hunt
You're not the only one out there looking for a job right now. What are the most important things to look for in this jungle of vacancies and...
30 October 2021
How to survive your first conference
If you’re about to pop your conference cherry, it’s natural to feel a little anxious. You may be worried about what to wear, feel stressed about...
4 October 2021
How to make the most out of your final year as a student
How do you find the perfect balance between enjoying the last of your ‘student-life’ as much as possible and making sure that you graduate with the...
4 October 2021
6 easy ways to make your CV stand out
Are you graduating this year? Or are you on the lookout for a new challenge? Spoiler alert: Even if you’re being spammed by recruiters on a daily...
7 September 2021
8 Things I wish I knew before I started my first job
Are you a recent grad about to start your first ‘proper’ job? If so, we understand just how you feel. The anticipation. The nerves. The excitement....
27 July 2021
How to adopt the 7 habits of highly effective people
Do you want to be more successful in life? Are looking for a way to stand out from the herd? If you’re looking for ways to improve yourself, the...
5 July 2021
6 things to do at work before leaving on vacation
Taking time away from the office is a fantastic way to lower your stress levels, improve your productivity, and boost your mood. But if you aren’t...
15 June 2021
How Louis became the Business Consultant he always aimed to be (Video)
During the recent virtual graduation ceremony of his Exellys Start Smart class, Louis and his Talent Development manager Leslie Hemmerechts...
19 May 2021
Hocus Focus: Six ways to concentrate better
Living in an ‘always-connected’ world has made life more demanding and stressful than ever, with infinite diversions nothing more than a click or...
18 May 2021
I’m about to graduate. What’s next?
Almost graduated? If you’re feeling a bit lost about which direction to head in, here are some top tips for starting the next chapter of your life...
15 May 2021
Scrum in five minutes
Ever heard of scrum? Small tip: it doesn’t have anything to do with rugby! Scrum is an agile framework for managing work. Today, we’re going to...
7 May 2021
Why most developers don’t (get to) code all day
Congratulations, you got the job! You’re ready to dive headfirst into your new life as a software developer and write thousands of lines of code....
6 May 2021
Starting your career during a lockdown: Data Engineer Ine about remote interviews & new ways of working
Ine Nauwelaerts discovered her passion for data science and data engineering during her master’s degree, and her enthusiasm about everything to do...
28 April 2021
A LinkedIn starter’s guide for graduates
Over 90% of hiring managers use LinkedIn to look for recruits and the professional networking platform is only gaining in popularity. So when it...
21 April 2021
Technical Analyst Dries about communicating, self-development & life
Meet Dries: Technical Analyst, sports enthusiast and music lover. He builds bridges between IT-professionals, clients and partners at Baloise.
15 April 2021
News: Belgian Talent Incubator launches NL branch
Exellys, a Belgian based Tech Talent Incubator, recently launched its Dutch branch. With over 120 IT consultants working at +40 companies in a...
13 April 2021
Pivot your career: When should you switch?
Feeling unsure about your career is totally normal every once in a while. But when is the time to actually jump and make that change you’re looking...
30 March 2021
Jürgen Ingels’ advice for young professionals (video)
We invited Jürgen Ingels to talk about his first book '50 lessen voor ondernemers'. Which of his lessons can easily be implemented as a consultant...
16 March 2021
Starting out with home automation: A practical guide (VIDEO)
Exellys alumnus Jeroen Reinenbergh offers some pointers about how anyone can get started with IoT at home. His talk covered everything from...
10 March 2021
How stepping out of your comfort zone can become an eye-opening experience
Exellyst Katrien Meessens recently wrapped up her StreetwiZe expedition. During three days, the Exellysts are brought in contact with boys and...
23 February 2021
How my life changed after graduating in IT (VIDEO)
In this interview, Software Engineer Jochen shared his journey from the moment he graduated as an IT student up until today. Some of the topics he...
16 February 2021
Is our health more important than our privacy?
We recently invited privacy activist and director at the Ministry of Privacy Matthias Dobbelaere-Welvaert to give our Exellysts an online keynote...
9 February 2021
What do these people actually do? 17 IT function titles explained
We get it, the spectrum of IT jobs is a broad one and navigating through this sea of function titles isn’t always easy. So, if you’re looking for a...
20 January 2021
Organizing talent management in the remote age
The corona pandemic has forced every organization to rethink the way they work. Almost overnight, homeworking has become the new standard. But what...
12 January 2021
Why energy management is the secret to better work
In the competitive business world of today, where organizations are demanding ever-higher performance from their teams, we need something that can...
24 November 2020
Burrito’s and learning (part 2)
In our previous ‘Burrito’s and learning’ blog, we discussed some of the basic tips that we’ve picked up in our switch to online training. We’ll...
23 November 2020
Burrito’s and learning (part 1)
We take a lot of pride in our training programs, but just like everyone else, we were forced to switch it up over these last few months. Here’s how...
10 November 2020
5 Career killers you need to avoid
You have probably worked hard to achieve your current career status. Coming so far, the last thing you want, is to make a mistake that ruins all...
31 October 2020
Meet the very first UK Exellysts
After Belgium and the Netherlands, Exellys recently made its way across the North Sea to start writing its UK chapter. With the support of...
12 October 2020
7 things no one will tell you about salary negotiation
How do you ask for a raise and actually get one? Whether you’re starting a new job, are up for a promotion at your current employer, or just don’t...
30 September 2020
Roadmap for a Digital Future in Belgium
Belgian companies need help to focus on digitalization. So it’s time to come up with a pragmatic action plan, packed with concrete initiatives to...
11 August 2020
How to discover a company’s actual culture
In order to really get to know a company’s culture, you’re going to have to go beyond the about us-section on their website. The best way to learn...
5 August 2020
My journey from Industrial Engineering graduate to Chapter Lead
Meet Lore Donné! After graduating as an Industrial Engineer, she joined Exellys in September of 2018 as a Full Stack Developer. Here, she shared...
15 July 2020
Introducing a talent development strategy in your organization
Cultivating a thriving learning culture is a delicate balance between formal training and supportive coaching: and employees are what make an...
22 June 2020
Why you aren’t coaching employees to excellence
Many organizations expect senior leaders and middle managers just like you to take up these coaching roles. But you have the feeling that you’re...
11 June 2020
Why talent development matters on the job
As a CEO, team lead or hiring manager, talent development should be one of the cornerstones of your working philosophy. But what is the tangible...
8 June 2020
How to handle (exam) stress
It’s natural to feel overwhelmed with stress every once in a while. But it’s important to remember that everyone’s in the same boat and you...
6 June 2020
6 good reasons to invest in employee development
If you’re not doing it already, it’s high time you make learning and development a focus of your company culture. Sure, it’s a bit of an...
31 May 2020
How 2 Exellysts got ownership of a sustainability project at HPE
Exellysts Sien Van Broekhoven and Cedric Plouvier got to tackle a really cool sustainability project at their client, HPE. “We learned a lot from...
22 May 2020
“Having doubts about Exellys? All the more reason to join.”
Nicola Krynin joined Exellys a while ago. He was offered to integrate into ProjectiveGroup. “Even though I’m usually a doubter, this decision was a...
5 May 2020
How Business Engineer Viktor became a BI Consultant
Let us introduce to you, Viktor Van Beersel. A 25-year-old BI Consultant who calls himself a true social animal and values contact with other...
3 May 2020
Video: Should you join a startup or a corporate?
Do you want to work for a start-up? Are you attracted by the drive, the innovation, the flexibility of a small company on its way to greatness? Or...
27 April 2020
If you don’t give your employees a chance, they will go look for it elsewhere
Even if you don’t see them immediately, there are several valid reasons why it’s often better to promote from within, instead of relying on...
20 April 2020
5 learning platforms to sharpen your skills while staying at home
“Never waste a good crisis”, a saying you probably heard more than once since the coronavirus outbreak started. But wasting away your time with...
15 April 2020
How to find a job during a pandemic
If you’re approaching graduation or are on the lookout for a new challenge, the coronavirus pandemic may have got you wondering, “Should I even...
6 April 2020
From engineering student to technical consultant – Meet Casper
Let’s meet Casper, a 22-year old who is really interested in traveling and exploring other cultures, he’s a great communicator and an awesome...
4 April 2020
Salary vs. Job satisfaction: what’s more important?
A coach helps you to figure out what you need to be happy at work, and also makes you better at your job, which in turn may result in a pay raise!
17 March 2020
Tech-related tv-shows to binge watch
You did your absolute best to postpone this for as long as possible, but you can’t take it anymore. It’s time to binge-watch your way through this...
16 March 2020
How to prepare for a job interview through Skype
Whatever the reason, you received an invitation for a job interview. But then the Corona virus happens, nobody's shaking hands anymore and the job...
11 March 2020
How to work from home more efficiently
Chances are your employer recently asked you to start working from home. Whether you work from home fulltime, once a week, or just every once in a...
10 March 2020
Why you need to start thinking exponentially
The ability to think exponentially is one of the most important skills for those looking to succeed in today’s tough economic climate. We need to...
6 March 2020
How to survive as a woman in tech
A few weeks ago, we invited 4 top leading ladies to have a round table session with some of our female Exellysts. They took the time to share their...
24 February 2020
Google Hash Code 2020: The Exellys edition
Since we’re always in the mood for a challenge, we registered our office bar as one of the more than 700 official hashcode hubs.
18 February 2020
The art of making a job fair worthwhile
Here is a common misconception about job fairs. A lot of people seem to think that a job fair is just meant to be ‘strolled around’, to get a...
23 January 2020
Projective acquires majority stake in Exellys
Projective acquires the majority of the shares of Exellys. Raf Seymus, current CEO and founder of Exellys, joins the board of Projective and...
20 January 2020
7 (tech) conferences we’re looking forward to in 2020
If you want to improve yourself, attending a conference every now and then can make a difference for your business and career. We’re anticipating...
6 January 2020
I spent over an hour dangling from a cliff, and this is what I learned about leadership
Have you ever wondered what it's like to join one of our Grow Smart kickoff weekends? Well, our digital growth marketeer Pieter Mijnendonckx...
25 November 2019
An Exellys Intern story: How a taste of ‘company life’ can make an impact
Exellys matches the finest tech talent with ambitious companies. Not only for recent graduates and young professionals but students as well. This...
11 November 2019
Web Summit 2019: Our key take aways (Part 2)
It’s a wrap! After a spending a couple of days in Portugal for Web Summit 2019, this is what several of our consultants will remember…
11 November 2019
Web Summit 2019: Our key take aways (Part 1)
It’s a wrap! After a spending a couple of days in Portugal for Web Summit 2019, this is what several of our board members, key clients and trusted...
6 November 2019
10 ways to become better at presenting
You may not be the world’s best public speaker, but the following ten tips will help you improve the quality of your presentations, whether you are...
28 October 2019
Exellys is Antwerp’s most promising SME of the year
Last week Unizo selected Exellys as Antwerp’s most promising SME of the year. We’re very happy with this recognition and extremely proud of the...
14 October 2019
How to give feedback to your manager
If you’re fresh from school and new on the job, you may feel insecure about giving feedback. If something’s bothering you, you may not know the...
8 October 2019
Why you should focus on sharpening your presentation skills
Whether you’re presenting your ideas to a prospect or pitching a new app in the boardroom, strong presentation skills are a must for both sales...
30 September 2019
This Exellyst created an AI course without a line of code
Ever heard of Udemy? Well, Data scientist and Exellys consultant Domien Van Damme is a big fan of the platform and recently even created his very...
24 September 2019
3 Rules for scaling your team for greatness
Digitalization is forcing companies to innovate rapidly. Tech trends are forcing organisations to become leaner and more efficient while at the...
21 September 2019
How Hendrik became a traveling SAP Business Analyst
Hendrik knew he wanted to do ‘something with IT and business’ after graduating. And possibly with lots of traveling because he wants to nourish his...
20 September 2019
Rutger: From computer science graduate to technical consultant
They say first impressions are the most important. So, when Rutger discovered Exellys and everything we stand for, he kept in touch. Because he...
19 September 2019
How Maxim became an IT system administrator
In September 2017 Maxim started working at Melexis as an IT System Administrator and proud Exellyst. He made what he considers the best decision...
18 September 2019
Steven: From engineering student to front-end developer
Surviving your final months as a student, graduating, finding a job that you like and still finding the time to have something that looks like a...
17 September 2019
How Mara from Romania became a Full stack Java Developer in Belgium
What if we were to offer you an international professional adventure? Would you hesitate? Mara seized the opportunity and relocated all the way...
10 September 2019
How to build a great(er) team
As a manager, you know first-hand how crucial, yet difficult, it is to foster and promote great teamwork among a group of professionals. Teamwork...
30 August 2019
Bridging the generation gap in your workplace
For the first time in history, four generations can be found around the meeting table. Each with their own style and preferences, their...
26 August 2019
Glass ceilings are made to be broken
A few weeks ago, Exellys and CIOnet joined forces and organized a ‘Women in Tech’ event. 4 business savvy women shared their stories on the battles...
20 August 2019
Spotify’s Engineering Culture: An introduction
Since its launch in 2008, Spotify has grown exponentially to account for an estimated 40 percent of the global music streaming market. To reach...
8 August 2019
How to future proof your business using Horizon Scanning
Given the scale and scope of current changes, how can future leaders thrive and prosper in the coming years? That was the question that futurist...
1 August 2019
Netflix’s The Great Hack: A Modern Day Horror Story
Even if you’re very familiar with data tracking, it’s hard to find Netflix’s new documentary The Great Hack anything short of terrifying. Like a...
23 July 2019
Why this is the book you should read on your next holiday
If you’re starting to think about which books to take to the beach this year, we suggest 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by renowned historian...
29 June 2019
Video: The unexpected career path of a bachelor in IT
When it comes to a career, there's no such thing as a straight line. Just ask Stijn, a bachelor in IT who joined Exellys as a Business Analyst a...
24 June 2019
Why Unity is one of the best game engines for beginners
Thinking about getting started with game development but don't know where to start? We suggest Unity and here are five reasons why!
20 June 2019
7 video’s to show you what working at Exellys is really like…
Every week we publish another blogpost. But what of instead of telling, we showed you what we’re all about? We browsed through our YouTube channel...
17 June 2019
How to think more productively
A while ago, Functional Analyst Jolien Jackers took the time to write a blogpost on the Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy or REBT in short. How do...
10 June 2019
Does the money even matter? What makes developers stay (Podcast)
Joren Verspeelt, one of Exellys’ full-stack developers recently got invited to the Lazy People Podcast a while ago. In the one hour talk he focused...
3 June 2019
How this Functional Analyst is working on the most innovative projects
Let’s meet Giani-Luigi Driesen, curious to say the least and passionate about football and all things digital. He likes to learn, whether it’s...
27 May 2019
How 40 consultants hacked the future of work
1 challenge, 40 motivated Exellysts, 1.576 post-its (give or take) and potentially a beer or two. The perfect recipe for the first edition of...
21 May 2019
9 Career lessons to learn from Game of Thrones
That was it, Game of Thrones is over. After 71 episodes it turns out, Game of Throne’s biggest ‘gotcha’ was that between all the violence, nudity...
17 May 2019
Exellys is IT Sourcing Company of the Year
Last night we attended the 20th edition of the Datanews Awards and became IT Sourcing Company of the Year. This award wants to honor companies who...
13 May 2019
How Maxim made it from Functional Analyst to Product Owner
Maxim Van Aert is an ambitious Product Owner at ING. He is leading a team, making important changes within the company and is always able to take...
11 May 2019
Exellys’ Company Culture
We aim to foster a tight-knit company culture where young and like-minded peers share common ground. Our culture is open, hardworking and lots of...
23 April 2019
What you need to remember from Stack Overflow’s 2019 Developer Survey
For nine years, Stack Overflow has fielded an annual global survey asking tens of thousands developers about their opinions on a wide variety of...
9 April 2019
SingularityU Spain Summit: Our Founder’s favourite talks & take aways
A while ago, our Founder & CEO Raf Seymus hopped on a plane to Spain to attend the Singularity University Summit in Madrid, a two-day conference...
2 April 2019
Companies will have to create radical digital sustainability
Industry 4.0 is ushering in a new era of exponential change, rapid disruption and regulatory challenges on a scale never seen before. But Raf...
28 March 2019
I believe in the collaboration between man and machine
Acronyms such as IoT, AI, and ML can make it easy to feel overwhelmed by the challenges presented by Industry 4.0 (i4.0). But according to Veerle...
25 March 2019
Industry 4.0 is going to change life fundamentally
For me Industry 4.0 is about hacking. We can alter genes and create super humans, we can produce new molecules in order to make new materials and...
20 March 2019
Government can enhance trust in technology
The technologies driving Industry 4.0 have already started to change the way we live, work and interact with each other. Robotics, infotech,...
18 March 2019
Technology can turn this planet into a garden of Eden
From autonomous vehicles to digital assistants and self-healing materials, the lines between the biological, physical and digital spheres are being...
4 March 2019
Google Hash Code: The Exellys Edition
Hash Code is a team programming competition organized by Google for students and industry professionals across the globe. Some motivated Exellysts...
20 February 2019
What you need to thrive in Industry 4.0
In five years, over one-third of skills that are considered important in today’s workforce will have changed. Innovations such as artificial...
13 February 2019
A 10 step guide to finding your career path
In an ideal world, everyone would have a clear calling and settle into a life-long, fulfilling career doing what they love. Unfortunately, things...
9 February 2019
Exellys is nominated for Trends Gazellen 2021
We’re very excited to share that Exellys has been nominated for Trends Gazellen 2021 in the category large companies.
3 February 2019
7 Habits of unsuccessful people and how to tackle them
Bad habits can have a significant impact on all aspects of our lives. They can affect our levels of happiness and limit our successes. These habits...
29 January 2019
Why transparency should be a top priority for your company
Being honest and sharing information should always be at the top of your agenda. The world is becoming increasingly closer-knit and the largest...
22 January 2019
14 rules programmers should live by
There are some truly great programmers out there. So, what sets them apart? All successful programmers live by certain rules and applying these...
8 January 2019
Reimagining work in the age of AI
It’s 2019. Take a look around you. Far from being the stuff of science fiction, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has already become an indispensable...
10 December 2018
Michiel flew all around the globe for a training week
Wanna go into the wide world, ha? We get it. We’re all young. Most of us like discovering new cultures from time to time. That definitely goes for...
27 November 2018
4 reasons why fun in the office is important
Who has time for fun when there’s work to be done? We do! Our new office is awesome, but, as anyone who visits us soon finds out, it is more than...
19 November 2018
Attracting young tech talent at an established industrial player
"We especially appreciate the matchmaking between candidates and our organisation, the time gains throughout the process and the continued training...
13 November 2018
Meet Steve Wozniak in our office
As you may have heard, we recently moved to a brand new office in Mechelen. Next to our tech talent scouts, talent development managers and sales...
26 October 2018
A brand new office in Mechelen: a successful opening night
An impressive office, a buzzing crowd and four captivating panel members eager to share their story and love for Exellys on a Thursday night. That...
16 October 2018
Exellys hacked the Port of Antwerp
As you might have seen on our social media, last week 10 Exellys consultants participated in the ChainPORT Hackathon. Tom Bruyninx, Java API...
6 September 2018
Man of steel: Where the steel industry and IT come together
When you match an industrial engineer with an innate passion for oversized swords with an internationally renowned steel company like Arcelor...
3 September 2018
10 questions you should ask yourself after one year on the job
After one year on the job, it’s time for a Q&A with yourself! It doesn’t hurt to look into your rear-view mirror every once in a while. Not to get...
21 August 2018
How a 27 year old consultant ended up working from a beach in Mauritius
Let’s be honest here, if you were to picture yourself in your next IT job, would there be any palm trees, sandy beaches and clear blue water in the...
9 August 2018
You have a limited amount of fucks to give, spend them wisely!
Every year the Exellys team gets a book for some light summer reading. Each book is carefully selected for its valuable lessons. This year, we...
7 August 2018
The five best talks from JS/CSSConf in Berlin
Three front-end developers are sitting on a plane. What happens next? Not too long ago Stijn, Steven & Yoran, three Exellys consultants of the ING...
31 July 2018
How to take your career into your own hands
Exellys has by now become strongly associated with tech, but (and there is BIG but ;-) ) the fact is that although we specialize in matching IT...
10 July 2018
Be smart about your career by starting smart
Our Class of 2016 successfully concluded the two-year Start Smart Programme at Exellys and we're so proud of our graduates. It was a pleasure...
4 July 2018
How our Belgian Red Devils can teach you to be better at your job
We we're watching the game and it’s safe to say that we broke some sweat. But what we took away from this experience is the incredible resilience...
12 June 2018
How to ace your exams with time management
Exams aren’t everyone’s favourite time of the year; there’s lots of work to be done, a ton of distractions and constant demands on your attention....
24 April 2018
18 job interview tips by Mathilde, an Exellys Tech Talent Scout
You’ve made a great impression at a job fair. Or perhaps you wrote an exceptional letter of application? Whatever the reason, you received an...
19 April 2018
Fast learners, great potentials
“At the very moment, meeting Exellys was a real gift as they helped us to find the rare tech talent we were looking for.”
17 April 2018
The hackathon aftermath
We organised a kick ass hackathon. The challenge? Crack the code of private banking. Not an easy thing to do. Almost 30 young hackers and hustlers...
10 April 2018
Disrupting disruption: What the heck is a Hashgraph?
Hashgraph DLT technology is a superior consensus protocol with a unique data distribution structure. It may be a much better alternative to current...
27 March 2018
Meeting of the Minds: Photo Report
That’s right, Meeting of the Minds. These are our quarterly meetings with all Exellysts: consultants, internal staff and management. A group that...
20 March 2018
Data Trinity: What you should know about the Data Big Three
We are fast approaching the ‘Data Age’, an entirely new era that will see the rise of everything from humanoid robots to autonomous vehicles and...
13 March 2018
How to find the perfect professional match
Matchmaking is serious business, especially when it comes to the graduate-employer relationship. Why? Well, you’re a first-timer, a newbie, a...
6 March 2018
The ultimate guide to finding a Blockchain job in 2018
Given that this particular market is growing exponentially, wanting to get involved is natural. If you are thinking of making a career change, this...
1 March 2018
Google Hash Code: Photo Report
Some motivated Exellysts took on the Hash Code challenge on the first of March. Hash Code is a team programming competition organized by Google....
27 February 2018
7 videos to show you what working at Exellys is like
You can keep reading about what it is we do exactly but why do that if you can just see it? We selected 7 video’s from our YouTube channel to give...
9 February 2018
How to find your dream internship
How do you know if an internship will provide you with the experience and accomplishments you’re looking for? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back and...
6 February 2018
Digitalization in the banking industry
Self-driving cars, drone deliveries, smart buildings, and Elon Musk's vacuum tubes. The technology is there and the world is ready. But how does...
30 January 2018
Machine Learning is changing the world. This is how you stay ahead.
No machine in the history of mankind has a learning capacity comparable to the human brain. Not yet. But things are changing.
29 January 2018
5 must see talks (according to our presentation skills trainer)
For this blogpost, we had a small chat with Cris van Cleemput – Founder and owner of Cyres and Exellys’ longtime presentation skills trainer. He...
23 January 2018
When alliances are formed, both companies and employees grow
Many companies are working hard on rethinking and rebuilding their employer-employee relationship framework. The Alliance, a book by Reid Hoffman,...
16 January 2018
4 Industries that will never be the same after Blockchain
You might first have heard of blockchain in connection with the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. It seems to be in the news more frequently nowadays, and...
3 December 2017
Why engaging your employees is vital
In the current business landscape, competition for both customers and employees is fiercer than ever before. Despite this, we see more and more in...
15 November 2017
Technology and innovation will save the day
Exellys attented the Web Summit in Lisbon this November, the Walhalla of all things tech. It was an amazing event and we were blown away (yet...
2 November 2017
This is why a Tech Talent Scout at Exellys is so much more than a recruiter
We at Exellys, are passionate about attracting, selecting and matching IT graduates and young IT professionals with the perfect job at the right...
17 August 2017
Robotics: join the (r)evolution
From Star Wars to superhero movies, robots are never very far away in modern life. But this is fiction. Right? It will be reality sooner than we...
26 July 2017
Java 9: All you need to know about the features and release date
The upcoming Java Development Kit – JDK 9 will be packed with amazing new features, including modularization, a read-eval-print, ahead of time...
3 July 2017
Talent is overrated, so start smart
Do you need to be born with the seed of success already in you? If you feel like you’ll never have what it takes to be a good data...
26 June 2017
Hunting for your first job in IT? Here’s how you start.
Finding your perfect job is never easy. But, don’t despair. The good news is that you have your future in your own hands! You’re in the driver’s...
6 January 2017
How to use personal branding for a flying career start
As a young graduate, you may think personal branding is not really any of your concern. Think again. First of all, personal branding is rapidly...
27 December 2016
Building the bridge between business and IT
One year ago, Lissa and Vincent started working for Exellys as IT business analysts for Umicore. Umicore is a worldwide and BEL20-listed company...
1 August 2016
Raf Seymus in Knack GO Startersgids
For organisations, talent is key to make a difference. But in reality they usually look for ‘experience’ and work-related knowledge. That...