900 jobs announced for Ireland in big week
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Whopping 900 jobs announced in Ireland in just one week

12 May 2017

It’s been another incredible week for the Irish jobs market as hundreds of roles have been added, with every corner of the island cashing in.

In recent weeks and months, these Friday round-ups have focused almost exclusively on career advice – and this one won’t be much different – but occasionally we have to break from tradition when something incredible happens. Like 900 jobs being announced in Ireland in a single week.

In addition to a few big announcements from Pearson, Aspire and SAP, smaller announcements came from fintech firm InfoHedge, e-commerce company Rakuten, aviation recruiter CAE Parc Aviation, recruitment software company EngageSmith, infosec experts AlienVault and engineering firm Designer Group.

Furthermore, Brexit and the upcoming roll-out of GDPR have had a beneficial knock-on effect on Irish jobs, as Morgan McKinley reports an increase in open positions.

And it’s not just Ireland feeling the jobs love. This week, streaming giant Netflix announced 400 new roles for Amsterdam.

With all of these jobs now available, it’s important that you know how to succeed in them. (We told you we’d bring you back to advice.)

Career development

You might want to start by building a network that can support you on your bid for career success. We spoke to Kelly Hoey, author and Inspirefest 2017 speaker, about how networking and connections helped her build her career.

But what about when you’re already in a job? What should you do then?

Well, it’s never too early to start developing your leadership skills. We gave you some pointers for how you can build out that particular skill set from your very first day on the job.

We know that it can feel like there isn’t enough time in the day to do everything that needs to be done. That’s why we took a look at how you can maximise what time you do have.

Getting a little more role-specific, we found out the range of options available for a qualified data scientist. We also looked at the growing area of UX design, examining what it means to be a UX designer and how you can become one.

More broadly, we found out how your hobbies can impact your career. Hays’ Brendan O’Donovan gave us some insight into what running taught him about work.

Finally, we heard from Liberty IT’s Tatiana Bordeianu about her career path, and how she’s found success.

As always, for more on any of these stories, follow the links below.

1. Pearson to create 300 new jobs at finance and IT hub in Belfast

Educational publishing giant Pearson is to establish a new financial services centre and IT hub in Belfast, aiming to employ more than 300 people.

2. Irish tech company Aspire bringing 150 jobs to Sandyford

Aspire Technology is on the hunt for new staff, from software development and network engineers, to design specialists and project managers.

3. German software giant SAP to create 150 jobs in Dublin and Galway

In its 20th year in Ireland, global software provider SAP has revealed a new recruitment drive that will bring its numbers to more than 2,000 over the next 18 months.

4. Professional job vacancies surge amid Brexit and GDPR worries

The number of professional job vacancies has risen significantly in recent months, though the lack of available workers exaggerates this further.

5. Netflix creates 400 jobs in Amsterdam

Global internet streaming service Netflix has revealed a raft of new jobs at a European customer service hub in Amsterdam.

6. How to win connections and network with people

Author Kelly Hoey knows the importance of networking to achieve your dream job. In fact, she reached this point of success in her career by doing just that.

7. Who says you need to be a leader to gain leadership skills?

If you’re just starting out in your career, and you want to get a head start on your leadership abilities, there are a few things you can do with very little effort.

8. How to get more time in your day

We could all probably do with a Harry Potter time-turner to get more done. But, until they become a reality, here are some alternative ways to gain a few extra minutes.

9. What can you do with a career in data science?

The need for data scientists is on the rise, but what can you do with a career in the industry? And what would a typical day involve?

10. What exactly is a UX designer and how can I be one?

For designers looking for jobs, a career in UX might seem appealing. But if they’re not sure what the role entails or even if they would be able to do it, how can they apply for it? We’re here to help.

11. 6 career lessons I learned on the run

They say regular exercise is good for the mind and body, but did you know that it’s good for the career, too? Hays’ Brendan O’Donovan sees a lot of overlaps between running and his job.

12. How to succeed in a tech career: ‘Set your goals high and be persistent’

Tatiana Bordeianu, an assistant systems administrator at Liberty IT, talks about the path her career has taken, from starting out as an interpreter to working in tech.

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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