What tech employers want: skills, passion, a desire to grow

12 Sep 2015

Today saw thousands descend on The Convention Centre Dublin for Career Zoo, Ireland’s largest tech recruitment event.

They came to Career Zoo in droves, hoping to speak to employers and make an impression.

Many of them would have gone in wondering exactly what tech employers want from candidates.

Siliconrepublic.com spoke to some of those employers to find out.

Of course, having the right skills and qualifications is essential for every candidate, but it’s not all employers look for.

A lot spoke about how important it is for their employees to be passionate. Others talked about an interest in developing a career, and a desire to grow within a company. Creative and innovative people were top of a lot of wishlists.

Here are just some of the things top tech employers want from their employees.

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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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