Looking for a new job? We’ve got you covered

11 Sep 2015

If you’re in the process of looking for a new job, we’ve got some good news for you.

This week saw an incredible 812 jobs announced on the island of Ireland, with big recruitment drives from Intelling and SAS, and a new regional jobs plan bringing 276 jobs to the south-east.

This week also brought us the countdown to Career Zoo, Ireland’s biggest tech recruitment event. For many Career Zoo 10 attendees, a new job will be just around the corner.

In addition to 10 tips for those attending Career Zoo 10 and an opinion piece from Career Zoo director Brian Ó hOisín, we gave you a look at three past attendees who each walked away from February’s event with a brand new job.

Of course, we’re not just catering for those who are jobseeking right now.

We took a look at the recent surge in the number of students taking STEM subjects at Junior Cert level, perhaps indicating that there’s a significant body of students interested in entering the sector after graduation.

Web Summit plans to help them along the way, announcing this week that 7,000 free tickets would be made available to second- and third-level students, permitting them entrance to two special events targeting students.

We try not to get bogged down in any one iteration of the tech sector here. It’s an industry that’s ever-changing and expanding, and the opportunities within it fluctuate just as much.

As such, we examined the increasingly prevalent practice of crowdsourcing tech solutions. We took a look this week at Appirio, a company that pitches problems as competition, encouraging a community to solve them. The company has more than 800,000 ‘employees’ on the books.

Finally, as always, we round out the week on a funny note.

This week saw Apple finally reveal its latest tranche of products, including the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, the latest Apple TV, some Apple Watch advancements, and an intriguing new plan that would see Apple devotees paying a monthly fee for annual upgrades to the latest iPhone handset.

We took a non-reverential approach to Apple in this week’s memes, with our Android-powered staff highlighting the very worst of the Apple ‘fanboys’ (a term we use gender-neutrally).

For more information on any of these stories, follow the links below.

1. 205 digital marketing jobs in Belfast with Intelling

Digital marketing and contact centre provider Intelling has announced it is to create 205 jobs in its Belfast office.

2. 150 new jobs in Dublin as SAS expands

Business analytics company SAS is investing €40m in a new Dublin hub, expanding its team six-fold with the hiring of 150 people over the next three years.

3. 276 jobs to be announced for south-east

Across the south-east of Ireland, three companies – Eishtec, Bluefin and CipherTechs – are to announce a total of 276 new jobs for the region.

4. 10 top tips for attending Career Zoo 10

Career Zoo’s 10 top tips for making the most of your visit to Ireland’s leading tech recruitment and networking event.

5. We started Career Zoo during the crisis: were we mad?

In the lead-up to Career Zoo 10, Brian Ó hOisín, founder and director of Career Zoo, reflects on how the tech recruitment event has evolved since it was established in 2011.

6. Career Zoo offers trove of job opportunities

Career Zoo is a veritable treasure trove of job opportunities, with some huge companies in the line-up aiming to fill positions in their Irish operations. Here are the stories of three people who found new jobs at the last event.

7. STEM surge in Junior Cert studies

A rise in the uptake of science, maths and foreign languages in the Junior Cert — reflecting a similar trend at Leaving Cert level — shows signs of progression in an Irish employment environment crying out for STEM skills.

8. Web Summit announces free tickets for 7,000 students

Web Summit CEO Paddy Cosgrave has announced that the organisation intends to give 7,000 tickets to students, entirely free of charge.

9. The cloud, the crowd and endless computer competitions

The internet has helped users solve problems for years now, but the introduction of cloud technology and cloud thinking has taken us several steps further. Now the best minds compete for work, possibly from thousands of miles apart.

10. 10 Apple fanboy memes

You may have noticed Apple revealing several new devices that you cannot live without. You may also notice devoted followers, already eyeing up a purchase. Here are 10 memes, videos and troublingly honest tweets to help portray the world from the viewpoint of an Apple fanboy or, more importantly, from the viewpoint of the rest of us.

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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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