Recruiter and candidate at Career Zoo
Recruiter speaks to candidate at Career Zoo. Image: Connor McKenna/Silicon Republic

What does it take to make it in sci-tech?

17 Oct 2016

A career in sci-tech can be very appealing – interesting work, good wages and restless innovation. But perhaps not everyone is cut out for the job.

Career Zoo’s 12th recruitment and networking event took place on Saturday (15 October) as hundreds of jobseekers descended on The Convention Centre in Dublin, in the hopes of securing a sci-tech job.

Employers in cybersecurity, fintech, biotech and professional services were exhibiting at the event, there to speak to candidates about working in their respective fields.

Many, including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pramerica, Bank of Ireland, and EY were seeking applications for numerous open roles.

Cybersecurity firm DarkMatter was also on hand, recruiting for 200 roles in the UAE.

We already heard from previous Career Zoo recruits about getting hired at a recruitment event.

But how do all of these companies decide who the best candidates are? How do the recruiters recognise the perfect hire?

We asked some of the exhibitors at Career Zoo what it takes to make it in a sci-tech career.

With answers ranging from “curiosity and creativity” to “aptitude and attitude”, employers gave us a solid idea of what sci-tech candidates need to be successful in the career of their choice.

Check out the full range of employer answers here:

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Kirsty Tobin
By Kirsty Tobin

Kirsty Tobin served as careers editor of Silicon Republic from 2015 up to August 2017. When she was younger, she had a dream where she started and won a fight with a T-Rex, so she’s pretty sure she kicked butt at this, too. Passions include eating all the cake, watching more TV than is healthy and sassy comebacks.

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