Want to stand out from the crowd when applying for a job?

If you want to work with one of the biggest employers in the country, it’s important to make sure you set yourself apart from the rest.

And who better to take advice from than the employers themselves?

Thousands of jobseekers flocked to Career Zoo on 11 March to talk to some of the top companies in tech, cybersecurity and pharmaceuticals.

We spoke to some of the companies at the event that are currently hiring in Ireland and asked what would make a candidate stand out for them.

Words by Jenny Darmody