Over the past 15 years, social media has transformed the way in which people interact with both each other and businesses alike.
While a basic online presence once sufficed for the one-way dissemination of information for recruiters, this approach seems almost historical thanks to innovative platforms like LinkedIn and Facebook who are driving new forms of social interaction, collaboration and exchange in Ireland, and beyond.
It is of paramount importance that IT recruitment companies in Ireland are utilising these platforms to create the ultimate user-friendly experiences for both companies and those seeking employment. Eolas Recruitment uses social media to create connections, and establish ourselves as a trustworthy platform for which our network can rely on for all the latest news and updates in the field.
There is a myriad of social networks available for recruiters to utilise, but statistical data for Ireland suggests two clear frontrunners; Facebook and LinkedIn.
A survey from IPSOS MRBI in October 2016 found that 67% of the Irish population have a Facebook account, with the platform achieving an improvement of 3% from the previous quarter. Similarly, Octave Digital found that 74% of Irish Facebook users log in daily and spend an average time of 50 minutes on the platform – outperforming the other networks significantly. Octave Digital also found that LinkedIn is the second most progressive platform in Ireland, with 29% of the Irish population owning an account. Of those that own an account, 18% of people use LinkedIn daily, proving that they are engaging with followers and potential recruiters on a regular basis.
The nature of our business here at Eolas Recruitment means that LinkedIn is a key tool for us to network with those in relevant industries who would benefit from our services. We use our LinkedIn account on a regular basis, allowing followers to engage with all the latest news and updates from the field of IT and recruitment. It is our unrivalled knowledge of the marketplace that allows us to perform so well via this platform, along with our understanding of the needs of both clients and candidates.
That said, Eolas Recruitment acknowledges the importance of online visibility across a range of social media platforms, and we have accounts on each of the most widely-used networks. We find this helps us to reach potential candidates from all over Ireland and beyond, who can interact with us however they find most convenient. This established presence in the online sphere has allowed Eolas Recruitment to develop as a brand, setting us aside from competition and highlighting the fact that we are one of the few genuine specialist IT recruitment agencies in Ireland. Social media has allowed us to create a cohesive identity online that both clients and potential job seekers can recognise, trust and thus make the most of our services.
One other way we have been able to stand out from the crowd is by creating unique content and sharing it across our networks. This consistency has allowed us to be seen as a reliable source of information, updating those who have connected with us and providing the best of up-to-date technology news that impacts those within the Irish tech community. We have found content marketing to be one of the best ways to increase our reach, making it easier to source both candidates and clients, while cementing Eolas Recruitment as a leading IT recruitment company in Ireland.
A recent survey conducted by Amárach suggests that approximately 8 out of 10 online adults in Ireland use social media. This means that IT recruiters can use social media networks to target newly-qualified, aspiring men and women who are the future of technology-based businesses, as well as more experienced individuals that are perfect for senior roles. In that sense, social media has allowed recruitment agencies to access a variety of audiences like never before, and use key platforms such as LinkedIn and Facebook to do so.
Here at Eolas Recruitment, we’re proud of the brand we have established and the services that we offer. We have a wealth of jobs advertised through our social media accounts, and our expert team of consultants strive to match you to one of the many jobs we currently have posted on our website, which you can take a look at here. We have profiles on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, so you can follow us for all the latest information and news in whichever way suits you best.About UsContact Us
Whether you’ve taken a hiatus from work or are simply looking to revitalise your career, refreshing your knowledge in order to ensure that you get yourself the job you deserve is of paramount importance.
Kick-starting a revamp of a career can sometimes seem daunting, especially if you are unsure of where to start. Creating a strategy to make sure that you are aware of what is needed from you will allow you to plan the upcoming months. However, with the ever-changing with the world of technology, it can be difficult to forecast what the future world of IT will be like.
Here at Eolas Recruitment, we are one of Ireland’s leading specialist IT recruitment agencies. Thanks to the vast knowledge of our expert consultants, we can provide you with the well-deserved confidence boost that you may need when it comes to applying for jobs. Below, check out the list of vital information that we have compiled that will help you successfully revamp your career.
With the ever-changing nature of the IT industry, your skills and knowledge of up-to-date technology may be dated, especially if you are returning to the industry after a break. However, your experience working with a variety of different software and programs can actually work to your benefit.
Although you may feel as though you are not well-versed in new programs or applications, your previous experience, whether it be using or developing software, is a transferable skill that will be looked upon favourably by new employers. PK Agarwal, Regional Dean of Northeastern University-Silicon Valley, states that: “With people who cut their teeth in the ’70s, ’80s, or early ’90s, their education is much broader, and mental pickup is not that difficult”.
These legacy skills often require a more in-depth knowledge, so proving your understanding of the industry, no matter how out-dated you may feel it could be, is very important. However, it is equally as important to acknowledge that technology has evolved, so you should also be able to show potential employers that you have a willingness to learn.
A vital step in revamping your IT career is looking at how you can evolve your skill set. Take some time to look through previous job roles, writing down your strengths and how you think they could be applied in a new role. Referencing new technologies, you can draw comparisons between things that are happening now in IT and your previous positions. This will allow you to decide which sector of the industry you feel as though you would best fit with, and will allow you to apply your skills to this sector.
This is a hugely beneficial step when it comes to rewriting your CV, as it will allow you to update and modernise it for new applications. If you feel as though you need some additional help deciding where to start writing, we have a helpful guide that can be found here.
One of the benefits of revamping your career is that you can look at it as a clean slate. No matter what the reason for your overhaul is, you can start looking towards the future, writing a list of goals and career aspirations to allow you to form a plan on how to get there. This is important as it provides you something to aim towards, giving you more motivation to make the revamp work.
When deciding on an end goal, you should also give yourself achievable checkpoints to ensure that you stay on track. One of the reasons for this is that it will allow you to track your process, and each small step will seem more feasible.
After taking some time out from work, you may be eager to find a new position. However, being realistic with the amount of time it may take should always be considered. Although there is an increase in demand for IT professionals, there are also more people looking for jobs than ever. Therefore, finding your perfect position may take some time and patience.
If you’ve found the above guide helpful, we would love you to get in touch with us on our social channels. We respect that rebooting a career can be an intimidating process, but here at Eolas Recruitment, we specialise finding candidates for a wide variety of high-profile clients. We have a wide range of jobs available online, including .net developer jobs in Ireland for you to take a look at today. However, if you’re finding the job hunting process challenging, get in touch with one of our consultants via the contact us page, which can be found here or give us a call on 012866666.Job SearchContact Us
A recent study by The Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) found that only a third of businesses surveyed plan their IT infrastructure beyond one year.
With the constant evolution of the IT industry, including the Internet of Things (IoT) and the ongoing migration to Cloud, companies are finding severe levels of disruption which can make long-term planning difficult.
In order to keep their plans current and up-to-date, many businesses are opting to only plan for the current year, allowing their company to stay flexible and relevant.
Further discoveries from CompTIA’s report, titled “Planning a Modern IT Architecture” found that out of the surveyed group, 36% said that in order for better collaboration between IT and business units, there is an emphasis on the importance of enterprise architectural planning. However, it was also found that four in 10 companies lack the budget required for them to invest in new architecture, with a further third stating that they believe there is a lack of knowledge regarding new, emerging technologies and trends. This means that they feel unequipped to formulate an integration plan.
In a statement with Seth Robinson, Senior Director for Technology Analysis at CompTIA, he stated that “By connecting the construction of IT architecture to overall corporate objectives, both groups will be better informed about the options available and the trade-offs involved when selecting devices, applications or operational models.”
Whereas previous years would have seen an influence on the importance of planning a strategy regarding IoT, the number of businesses that had no immediate plans for IoT has increased from 15% in 2016 to 34% in 2017. One of the reasons for this could be due to the lack of understanding in regards to the IoT and if it could benefit the company. However, in contrast, out of those who are using the IoT, 61% report that it allows them to extend their technology into broader organisational objectives.
With the ever-changing technology in the IT industry, it has proven that it is difficult for companies to plan what software and operations they will be using in the future. With careful contemplation, businesses should be able to forecast what their goals for their IT systems will be, allowing planning for their infrastructure in the upcoming months to run smoothly.
If you’re looking for project manager jobs in Ireland where you can oversee the future planning of the IT infrastructure, then why not take a look at the range of jobs available here at Eolas Recruitment? Our team of expert consultants will strive to help you out as best as they can, so get in touch by using our contact page here or phone us on 01 286 6666.Job SearchContact Us
Looking for a change of career within the IT industry can be daunting, especially when most areas need years of experience in order for you to get your foot through the door.
With the role of a Business Analyst, it is possible to land yourself your dream job with little to no experience. Here are a couple of steps that you can start implementing to ensure that you are prepared for a change in career path.
Before becoming a Business Analyst, it is essential to understand what the position entails. One of the primary responsibilities involves understanding the needs of the business to allow the smooth running of the development of their software or program. For more information on what you can expect while working in that position, check out our blog post here on how it is a pivotal position if a business is hoping to expand. Having a comprehensive knowledge of why the company needs a Business Analyst can improve your understanding of why your role is necessary.
As the position varies from company-to-company and is not restricted to one particular field, it is difficult to gain experience in this area. Therefore, any skills that you have picked up from previous jobs, especially soft skills such as communication, teamwork and problem solving are easily transferable. These skills are vital, as you will be interacting with different departments within the business, so proving that you have a high level of self-motivation and good leadership skills are qualities that future employers will look out for.
If you’re just starting out, you might not know anybody who currently works as a Business Analyst; and that’s okay! Joining forums, message boards and communities will allow you to talk to IT professionals who might know the answers to any questions that you may have. In addition to this, you may find some useful tips and resources which could prove to be invaluable later on!
However, if you already work in a company which has a Business Analyst, you’re fortunate enough to have someone who could provide you with vital information and insights into the career that you are hoping to enter. Asking this person about their career can offer you advice, and can alert you to areas that you may have to research to allow yourself to have a better grasp of the role.
This might seem like the obvious step when looking for a change in career, but searching for information online about the role of a Business Analyst can provide you with online training, webinars and tools. Although these might not help you straight away, knowing that there is information online which could further your future job applications could prove to be hugely beneficial.
In addition to finding information, researching the role will alert you to the different types of Business Analyst that are out there. Finding out how each role varies will allow you to look at your skill set and decide which Business Analyst jobs you would be best suited for.
Here at Eolas Recruitment, we recently wrote a blog post on how to write the best CV for IT jobs which is beneficial when writing the perfect CV for a Business Analyst role. Looking at a guide on what you should include will provide you with a good grasp on what you should include and will help you avoid using up valuable space with unnecessary information.
When applying for a role with minimal experience, it is important to emphasize and draw attention to areas that you excel in, especially if what you learnt through that position can be transferred to your potential new role. You should use your CV to highlight the most relevant experience you do have and should back up why you think it is significant in a short synopsis under each position mentioned.
Here at Eolas Recruitment, we have a range of Business Analyst jobs in Ireland on our website that are perfect for people with varying levels of experience in the field. Thanks to our team of expert recruitment consultants, your background and level of expertise will be taken into consideration when helping you apply for roles, so you will never feel out of your depth! For more information, get in touch!Job SearchContact Us
At a time when the IT industry is booming, searching for the right candidate to fill a job role can seem like a mammoth task.
Here at Eolas Recruitment, our team benefits from 80 years’ combined experience, making us one of the leading IT recruitment firms in Ireland. Each year for clients, we place in the region of 400 candidates between daily rate contract and permanent placements. This is down to the help of each member of our consultancy team, all of which have an extensive knowledge of the requirements that businesses within the IT sector have.
When looking to employ an individual, it can be tempting to hire in-house; however, there are a number of limitations that you may find when choosing to employ an individual in this way. Due to our vast experience in the industry, the team here at Eolas Recruitment have written a list of the top three reasons people may choose to use an agency.
Sometimes, you may find yourself, as an employer, needing to fill a position within your company in as little time as possible. However, when advertising, you may be inundated with a number of applicants who don’t fit the desired skillset that you are looking for. As a result of this, you may find your company tackling the time-consuming task of scanning through countless applications that don’t fit the job specification.
One of the benefits of using an agency is that they will be able to save you time by selecting only the best candidates to be interviewed. Each day, we receive over 120 new CV’s that we carefully analyse before one of our experienced consultants will screen them. By undertaking this process first, we can understand the individual and whether they would be the appropriate choice to put forward to you as someone looking to hire.
It is through these stages that Eolas Recruitment begins to select the right candidate for your job role. Without a recruitment agency, these are all steps that you would have to undertake yourself. So, why waste time when you could’ve already filled the position with the ideal candidate?
We are Ireland’s leading specialist IT recruitment agency, and many of our team of expert consultants have been working for the company for over 15 years. With this in mind, as a company interested in using a recruitment agency, you can be assured that each of our consultants has a comprehensive knowledge of the IT industry.
Choosing a recruitment agency that is aware of the specification of the role that you want to fill can be hugely beneficial when it comes to selecting potential applicants. Knowing what is expected from the job, our recruitment consultants can select individuals based on work experience and the skillsets that were highlighted during the audit of their CV when they first signed up.
One of the main reasons that companies choose not to use recruitment agencies is due to the cost. However, businesses have often found that sourcing an in-house recruitment team or using a direct hiring model is actually less cost-effective than they thought, especially when only looking to hire occasionally.
As a specialist recruitment agency, we work with your company from the get-go, looking to provide you with the perfect candidate for your job. With no up-front fees, our team of consultants will work tirelessly to ensure that we find you the right option for the position that needs to be filled. It is only once we have placed someone for you that any fees would become payable.
This can be very cost saving, as it removes the need for expensive adverts on job websites and also reduces the amount of time that your current model of hiring would have spent looking to source your newest employee!
If you’re interested in using a recruitment agency to fill a position that you’re advertising, then why not get in touch with Eolas Recruitment? We’d love to help solve any staffing issues that you may have, so either reach out to us on our contact us page here or call us on 01 286 6666.Client ServicesContact Us
When looking at third-generation programming languages, there are a couple of front runners that seem to dominate the industry.
Although the first introduction of third-generation coding was during in the late 1950’s, the evolution of how we develop has been shaped by languages such as C#, C++ and Java. Due to the popularity of these general-purpose languages, developers today seem to have their personal preference as to how they code, as well as which they choose to work with.
Over the past 34 years, C++ has been one of the most widely-used programming languages. Since its introduction in the 1980’s, it has been used as a foundation for many other languages, allowing C++ to have a prominent appearance in many major applications. Due to its mature toolchain, software and programs developed using the language run efficiently and far quicker than applications created using an alternative language. Although it is regularly updated and constantly evolving, C++ is seeing a reduction in the amount of developing jobs that it is being used in due to the programming language being hard to understand.
One of the languages which developers are opting for over C++ is C#. Although similar in syntax, as they are both C-based languages, C# was created by Microsoft to compete with Java, sharing more characteristics with the Oracle Microsystems language. One of the reasons for C#’s popularity is due to the easy-to-use interface; intended to be simple, modern and general purpose, parts of the C# language are open source, allowing developers to modify and share.
Today, developers are opting for C# over C++, due to C# being a higher-level language. As part of the .NET language, C# works smoothly with Windows-based programmes and is therefore used in the development of many web and desktop tasks. In addition to this, when beginning to learn to code, the specification for C++ is almost twice as large, meaning that it is arguably quicker and easier to learn the interface of C#.
Another of the main reasons for developers choosing C# as their language of choice is due to the way in which it can be used. If you are looking to code web applications or Microsoft products, the .NET platform makes C# the better option. The .NET framework allows greater language interoperability thanks to the Framework Class Library. If you want to find out more information about the .NET framework, then check out our blog post here on its latest update.
There is a downside that developers and coders have found from picking C# as their primary language, and that issue arises when taking the plunge into learning other languages. Although the knowledge learnt from C++ is transferable to Java and C#, for those who originally learnt to code in C#, they can find that having to relearn some of the additional language required to gain a full understanding of C++.
Here at Eolas Recruitment, we have a wide range of C# Developer jobs for those looking for a change of career. We are one of Ireland’s leading IT recruitment agencies, and our expert team of recruitment consultants have the knowledge needed to help you secure your dream developing job. If you’re unsure as to whether or not you’re ready to take the plunge yet, why not check out our blog for more information? We have a range of posts offering you advice and insight on a variety of topics, including what the Irish IT industry is like for female coders in a blog post that you can check out here.Job SearchContact Us
In a report based on the interviews of 1,600 senior executives, it was discovered that, for the second year running, there had been a decrease in the proportion of budgets allocated for Quality Assurance.
In collaboration with HPE, Capgemini & Sogeti have recently released their 9th World Quality Report. As the industry’s largest research study and analysis of testing and quality assurance trends, the report details the key findings and makes suggestions based on analytics, intelligent self-learning QA and testing platforms, as well as the adoption of QA approach for DevOps.
Raffi Margaliot, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Application Delivery Management, Micro Focus said: “We are proud to deliver this year’s World Quality Report to help IT and application delivery leaders around the world understand and plan for the disrupting forces of agile, DevOps and digital transformation. With our customers witnessing the confluence of these megatrends every day, the report becomes all the more relevant for business decision makers. It is also a testament to our commitment to partner with our customers in their transformation journey ahead.”
After interviewing a number of IT directors and QA professionals, the study found that since 2015, there has been a 9% decrease in the amount of money put aside for Quality Assurance. Despite this, the report suggests that there will be a higher demand for testing in mobile applications and the Internet of Things in the run-up to 2020. This hopes to see the budget allocated to Quality Assurance increase to 32%.
Capgemini & Sogeti and HPE’s survey also found that the number of organisations claiming that they struggle to find the time to test mobile applications has increased over the last three years to over 50%. In addition to this, the survey found that over 47% do not have the right method to undertake this testing, with an additional 46% responding that they do not have the tools required.
With the increased demand for mobile applications, the 9th World Quality Report has found that organisations need to have the ability to increase their overall efficiency, but that testing teams are beginning to understand the importance of improving app functionality.
Here at Eolas Recruitment, we have a range of jobs for those looking for a career in Quality Assurance. So, if you’re on the hunt for your perfect QA jobs in Ireland, why not take a look at what we have available and get in touch? Or, if you’re interested in finding out more about what Quality Assurance entails, check out our blog article on The Lack of Quality Assurance in Software Development.Contact Us
If the WannaCry ransomware attack has taught the industry anything this year, it is that companies need to invest serious money into their cyber security to protect their business assets.
This year, experts have been stressing how cyber threats are constantly evolving in their complexities, with recent attacks featuring both ransomware software and worm applications that allow the program to replicate itself onto other systems on the network and continue the infection. The security industry is, therefore, left with only one mission; to respond and grow.
The biggest cyber-attacks of 2017 globally include the previously mentioned WannaCry, which affected a number of businesses in Ireland and the rest of the UK.
Additionally, Petya (also known as NotPetya, Nyetya and Goldeneye), released a month or so after the WannaCry threat. Known as a more advanced ransomware, it infected a number of networks across the world, including some of the biggest companies in Ireland.
The influx of cyber threats this year has made it one of the biggest global threats, so much so that the risk of cyber criminals accessing critical UK computer systems is ranked as one of the top four threats to national security. Therefore, 2017 can perhaps be coined the year of cyber security awareness.
With experts predicting that there will be 200 billion connected things by 2020, software is becoming a fundamental part of our lives, not only in our business environments but in our homes. Our dependence on technology thus makes us vulnerable if the software falls victim to foul-play.
The need for cyber security has been highlighted by Sir John McCanny, Queen’s University Professor, who revealed some fascinating findings about the industry in Northern Ireland earlier in the year. McCanny, of the UK’s leading university lecturers for cyber security, broadcasted that the salaries for cyber security are set to be worth around £60 million per year in Northern Ireland alone, as businesses in this area begin to respond to the threats that target them.
In the conference, the World Cyber Security Technology Research Summit, the focus lay on the future of the digital world and how to secure it against cyber-attacks. For many attendees from commercial backgrounds, however, the conference highlighted the positive imprint that cyber security specialists are making for businesses that operate online.
Talking at the conference, McCanny stated: “At CSIT, we are at an inflection point in our development. The industry is seeing significant growth which we are supporting through our internationally leading research and innovation activities. This is also helping in the development of the next generation of industry leaders to address the widespread demands for cyber security professionals and technologies.”
So, the question the industry is left with is: how do we grow to protect ourselves from cyber threats? Along with the obvious adaptions, such as dedicated cyber security teams, updated protection software and limited access to sensitive data, perhaps the answer lies in company culture.
Companies that neglect the use of employees using their own devices at work could find they are more vulnerable to data breaches, regardless of how much protection they have in place. With many taking their work home or using alternative devices, they can often find themselves victim to cyber threats from unprotected networks.
Commenting on this threat, Eduard Meelhuysen, the head of EMEA at Bitglass said: “The threat of data leakage via unmanaged devices is serious. But having a culture of restricting staff access can actually make an organisation more vulnerable… not less.”
This means that modern companies should allow their employees to work in the manner they wish, both inside and outside the organisation. Companies which enforce restrictions end up encouraging employees to find ways around the system in place. Therefore, adequate security training should be made available to each member of the workforce to help them identify potential cyber threats.
Additionally, preparing yourself should not only be limited to preventing threats but should also include creating redundancy plans. There should be appropriate methods in place to recover lost items including somewhere independent where data is backed up.
With all of this in mind, it is no surprise that for any business, the cyber security specialist is a valuable asset, and this has resulted in cyber security becoming one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Therefore, those looking for cyber security jobs in Ireland will find them plentiful, and we have a number of businesses looking for cyber security specialists to join their workforce. If you’re looking for a role within this department, get in touch today.
With an increased number of people using and accessing technology than ever before, there has been a greater need for qualified people within the sector to fill the number of job roles that are now available.
This shows no signs of stopping, with 2018 looking to be a promising year for those who are wishing to enter the world of IT.
As IT recruitment firms in Ireland have a higher number of job postings for potential employees, it is important that those wishing to secure themselves jobs with higher salaries have an increased skill set to set themselves apart from the rest.
2018 is set to see an increase in salaries for positions within the IT industry, as the need for people qualified to work in the sector grows. However, in the networking arena, there are certain skills which will be especially lucrative for those wishing to work. According to Robert Half Technology, these skills are; VoIP administration, Windows, Linux/UNIX administration and Cisco network administration. Robert Half Technology also takes a look at some of the highest paid roles that will emerge over 2018, with Network Architects coming out on top.
In addition to this, in a study conducted by the 2018 Salary Guide, it has been suggested that those with the skills proposed by Robert Half Technology will also see an additional 5%-10% increase in their salary than those without. So, what are these jobs and how can you develop your experience in them?
As a Cisco Network Administrator, there are several key responsibilities that should come as second nature to the IT professional. Being able to demonstrate their ability to perform tasks across the computer network, allowing them to maintain and implement different jobs should be one of the first things that they find themselves capable of. One of the reasons for this is because most organisations require an up-to-date and well-maintained computer network in order to perform their daily operations. As a result of this, the Cisco Network Administrator should be able to make decisions regarding the software, hardware, and network changes to meet the needs of the organisation. Furthermore, one of the other responsibilities of the Cisco Network Administrator should be to train new employees and users when applicable. Due to their expertise in the field, they should be one of the first points of contact when new users need training across the computer network, no matter how simple the task.
Much like with Cisco, a Linux, ViOP, Windows and UNIX administrator needs to be the person responsible for the maintenance of the computer system. Having an extensive knowledge of how Linux, ViOP, Windows and UNIX work is of paramount importance of people considering to list this on their skillset when applying for jobs. This is because they need to have a comprehensive understanding of how to upkeep, configure and make sure that the operation of the system is reliable across the network.
Using cil tools such as ifconfig, route and ip should be basic knowledge in order to configure your system correctly, as well as to understand what to do when the server is on a network without DHCP. Although these are applicable for Linux administrators, for those working with UNIX, ViOP or Windows need to have a similar understanding of how that operating system works too, as you will also be in charge of installing software and hardware across the network.
If you believe that your skill set would be better suited for another job in the IT sector, then take a look at some of the articles on our blog, where you can find information about roles as a Business Analyst, a Project Manager, and as part of a Business Intelligence department.Job SearchContact Us