Working for start-ups best way to broaden career path – NDRC CEO (video)
Ben Hurley, CEO, NDRC

Working for start-ups best way to broaden career path – NDRC CEO (video)

26 Feb 2014

Speaking to Ben Hurley, CEO of NDRC (National Digital Research Centre), at Career Zoo, we found out about fast-growing start-ups now seeking to grow their teams and why working with an early-stage company can be beneficial.

NDRC was at Career Zoo, which took place on 15 February in the Convention Centre Dublin, to help some of its ventures find new recruits to fill about 20 positions. Jobs available with these start-ups ranged from iOS app development and business development to design engineering and internships.

“In an early-stage company, resources are always limited so quality is absolutely paramount,” said Hurley. “In any of these positions, the companies need very, very strong candidates to fill these roles.”

Hurley was quick to point out the benefits of working with a start-up, even at intern level. “One of the best places to learn and broaden a narrow vertical career path is in a start-up, because you have to always think outside of the box of your own role. So, that ability to think broader than just what your job is, is actually important from day one,” he said.

Career Zoo 2014: NDRC  

Elaine Burke
By Elaine Burke

Elaine Burke was editor of Silicon Republic until 2023, and is now the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. Elaine joined Silicon Republic in 2011 as a journalist covering gadgets, new media and tech jobs. She later served as managing editor before stepping up as editor in 2019. She comes from a background in publishing and is known for being particularly pernickety when it comes to spelling and grammar – earning her the nickname, Critical Red Pen.

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