Career Zoo: Interview with Carl Dempsey,

23 Sep 2014

As one of the largest business software companies in the world, attended this September’s Career Zoo to connect with jobseekers and promote the brand more in Ireland.

Establishing their Irish base in Dublin in 2000, say that their time in the country has been one of the multi-national company’s particular highlights, but now they feel that as a brand, events like Career Zoo give a greater chance of making them into a household name in Ireland.

Speaking to, the company’s vice president in sales engineering, Carl Dempsey, said that in the Irish tech scene, it has become much more competitive for employers as they compete to hire the country’s best graduates.

However, for jobseekers whose backgrounds may not directly be related to tech, Dempsey believes that curiosity plays a vital part in a person’s ability to succeed in the industry: “What’s more important, if you’ve been somewhere apart from tech, is having a curiosity about it and willing to give it a go.”

Career Zoo interview: Carl Dempsey,


Colm Gorey
By Colm Gorey

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic. He joined in January 2014 and covered AI, IoT, science and anything that will get us to Mars quicker. When not trying to get his hands on the latest gaming release, he can be found lost in a sea of Wikipedia articles on obscure historic battles and countries that don't exist any more, or watching classic Simpsons episodes far too many times to count.

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