Tech candidates now seeking bigger challenges, says Version 1
Lorraine O'Sullivan, Infrastructure Consultant at Version 1. Photo: Luke Maxwell

Tech candidates now seeking bigger challenges, says Version 1

18 Sep 201532 Shares

As the doors of The Convention Centre Dublin opened for Career Zoo 10 this past Saturday (12 September), no small amount of those passing through them were there for Version 1.

Version 1 was at Career Zoo, Ireland’s largest tech recruitment event, to find “the best of the best”.

Siliconrepublic.com spoke to Lorraine O’Sullivan, Infrastructure Consultant at Version 1, about what the IT consulting company looks for from candidates.

Some of the key attributes valued by Version 1 include initiative, a desire to be challenged, and the ability to work well on a team.

Speaking about how the make-up of those attending Career Zoo has changed since the economic recovery began, O’Sullivan said that candidates were now seeking more of a challenge, and really hoping to develop their careers, not just get on the bottom rung.

At Version 1, O’Sullivan said, there are a number of avenues to employment, from internships to grad programmes to the in-house referral system.

O’Sullivan also discussed diversity, and how it can make a team, and a workplace, far better.

 

Kirsty Tobin
By Kirsty Tobin

Kirsty served as Silicon Republic’s Careers Editor from when she joined the company in 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. Her favourite thing on the internet is, and will likely remain, Pun Dog.

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