Microsoft Create 200 New Jobs in Dublin

Global software company, Microsoft have announced they will create 200 new jobs in their new campus in Leopardstown, Dublin. Some of the new roles will be within the engineering sector, supporting and developing new IT solutions. The company are also recruiting a number of people to join their digital sales team. The new jobs will

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400 New Jobs for Belfast

Global firm, PA Consulting announced they will create hundreds of new roles in Belfast over the next 5-years. A spokesperson for the company said they believe Northern Ireland will be an ideal location to expand their team.  The company, who work with their clients, assisting with new technology and business models, will hire people from

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350 New Jobs for Dublin

International experience management company, Qualtrics have announced they will create 350 new roles in their Dublin offices. Qualtrics were celebrating their 5th year in Ireland, as their European headquarters when the announcement was made. The company also announced it will be expanding their Dublin offices over the next 2-years.

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No Summer Slow Down in the Jobs Market

According to Morgan McKinley, professional job vacancies in July 2018 were up nearly 2% since June. The report highlights an increase of 13% in professional jobs compared to this time last year, as job vacancies usually slow down in the summer months. The study also found the most in demand sectors are life sciences, technology

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Smartzone Announce 90 New Jobs for Ireland

Irish owned technology company, Smartzone, have announced 90 new jobs for Ireland, to be filled over the next year. The firm was launched in 2015, with offices in Cork and in the UK. The increasing popularity of the smart home devices has equated to this expansion. The new roles will be within the engineering sector

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Selecting a Winning Reference

So, you have delivered a solid interview and your walking out thinking you could be hearing some good news within the next few days. But then panic sets in… what about my references, will they make or break your chances of getting the job. Prior to your interview or even job application there is a

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Job Boost for Waterford

West Pharmaceutical Services have announced they are expanding their global Medtech company in Waterford. To facility a new product launch, the company have opened a new facility in Waterford. The company’s Dublin site employs 600 people while the West Waterford site employs 100 staff, with this figure rising throughout the company’s expansion.

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Job vacancies on the increase in Ireland

A new report from Morgan McKinley, has highlighted a positive outlook for the Irish job market industry. The figures show an increase in job vacancies and a 12.3% increase in professional job vacancies in comparison to this time last year. The number of professionals seeking employment was down from the previous year. However, this is

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Fexco will create 175 new roles in Kerry

An Irish-international Fintech company have announced they will create 175 new jobs in their headquarters in Killorglin, Co Kerry. The roles will be filled over the next 3-years and has been supported by the Government through Enterprise Ireland’s R&D Fund. Fexco are based across 29 countries globally, with the new jobs in the area of

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Amazon announce 1000 new jobs for Dublin

American, Web Service giants, Amazon have announced 1000 new jobs for Dublin. The new roles will be filled over the next 2-years and will be located across there Dublin offices, in north county Dublin, Blanchardstown and Tallaght. The new roles will be in a range of areas, including Data, IT Development and Security as well

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Spin these 4 Common Job Hunting Weaknesses to Positives

Most job seekers dread candidacy weakness questions because they do not want to attract attention to their negative attributes and spoil their chances for the job. However, a weakness can be seen as an area of untapped potential rather than a personal deficiency. For this reason, several approaches can be taken in answering questions about your weaknesses.

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The Soundtrack to Recruitment

Ever wondered what a Recruiter does everyday or how they would describe their work through the medium of music? Well, you’re in luck, the team in Allen Recruitment have shared their Recruitment soundtracks, to give some lighthearted perspective on their working days. Oh, and not to worry, you won’t see anyone reference to the Dolly

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7 Ways to Deal with a Difficult Coworker

Unfortunately, there is always going to be that person at work. The one who always finds the negative in every idea, who complains constantly, or never turns in their work on time, or ever. However, your productivity and quality of work doesn’t have to be dragged down by their poor performance. If you’re dealing with

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Java Popularity in Ireland

Ireland is currently experiencing a boom within the tech sector, most prevalent in the software development space. This continuing growth is thanks to the numerous multinational companies who have made Ireland it’s home over the last few years. For a number of years, Software Developers, especially Java Developers have been the most desirable Developers for

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High level of job satisfaction in STEM industry

BT Ireland released their latest survey results, which identified worker attitudes across a number of sectors. Of the 900 workers surveyed, 81% of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) employees expressed the highest level of job satisfaction. The STEM sector was closely followed by satisfied workers in the Health, Law and Humanities and Finance industries.

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Increased Technology sector within Cork

Recent research conducted by It@cork, examined Cork’s employment sector, highlighting a 63% increase within the ICT area, for the city over the last 5-years. The increase within the Tech sector, relates to the cost of living in Cork which is 20% lower than Dublin and an increased level of office space in comparison to Dublin.

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50 new jobs for Cork

Rubrik, a cloud management company have announced they will create 50 new jobs in Cork. The tech company are expanding throughout Europe, opening new offices in Cork Business and Technology Park. The expansion, which is being supported by IDA Ireland, will create new roles in sales, customer support and within the IT sector.

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Enrich Your CV with Your Experience

Being employed for an extended period of time is a good thing. However, you want to avoid appearing out-of-touch or old on your CV. Instead, learn how to phrase your experience as a huge benefit to the company you’re applying at now. Don’t Stop Learning A concern that employers have about employees who have worked

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Is the Writing on the Wall for Your Job?

Sometimes the writing is on the wall, but you just can’t seem to see it. There are sure signs that, when combined, are strong hints that you should consider switching jobs. You can resolve some issues through work and cooperation. And by all means, pursue that first. But there are some areas that can’t be

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Dump the Slump

It has arrived. Your eyes feel sandpapery as you struggle to keep them open. Your whole body feels weighted, but your computer screen continues to glare, reminding you that you’re not quite done yet. It’s the dreaded 3 pm slump, and it hits hard several times a week, at the very least.  It’s that vulnerable

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A Christmas Party Survival Guide

Tis the season to be jolly and all the rest, so that means Christmas Party Season is officially upon us. Whether it’s an event you have been looking forward to for some time or one that fills you with dread and nerves, the most important thing is that you attend the event. You have done

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The Java Scene in Ireland

Ireland is currently experiencing a boom within the tech sector, most prevalent in the software development space. This continuing growth is thanks to the numerous multinational companies who have made Ireland it’s home over the last few years. For a number of years, Software Developers, especially Java Developers have been the most desirable Developers for

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Find Your Perfect Work-Life Balance

Striking a balance. That’s never easy, no matter what you’re doing. As humans, we tend to swing the pendulum from one extreme to the other. Though it can be difficult, it is possible to strike that perfect balance between work and personal life. Here are five tips to find that balancing point for your work-life.

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6 Tips for a Great Phone Interview

With so many people applying for the same job, phone interviews are still something that employers use to narrow the field a bit more. Understanding how to stand out, even in a phone interview, will greatly help in taking that next step towards the job. Take your phone interview seriously by implementing these six tips.

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The Rise of the Remote Worker

Remote work has doubled in Ireland since 2015, with 59% of IT firms admitting that some of their staff work remotely on a regular basis or work whilst on the road. The UK have also seen a significant rise in remote working, with the latest figures from the Trade Union Congress highlighting an estimated 1.5

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Avoidable Jobseeker Mistakes

A jobseeker’s journey can be a long winding road with numerous hurdles and many ups and downs. Some people head into job seeking blindly, thinking that it’s just a matter of applying for X job with your CV, to land a dream job. If only things were this easy, the job seeking market is more

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Learning how to say NO in work

The word no is often associated with negativity, but sometimes saying yes to everything in work can lead to more problems than a simple no. Steve Jobs once said, “Focusing is about saying no”. Meaning, to be successful you must focus on what has to be done, instead of adding more to your to do list and

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Surviving your First Day in a New Job

Your first day in a new job will always be a memorable one, for hopefully the right reasons. Off course starting a new job is going to come with some stress and nerves but making a positive impression is still possible regardless of this. First impressions are lasting and it’s important to remember you got

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You said WHAT on your CV?

CVs are our achievements, experience and personality packed into a few short pages, which we hope will make enough of an impression to lead us to an interview and perhaps a job. Allen Recruitment have seen thousands of CVs pass through its doors over the past 20 years, with some leaving a lasting impression for

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Preparing to be Out of Office

So, it is finally time for a well-earned holiday, whether it’s a week in the sun or a trip around the country side, we all need a few days holidays to unwind from work. In the run-up to your time off its important to not enter holiday mode too prematurely and organise your work duties and

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Your Career Guide for the Finance Sector

Ireland is highly ranked within Europe’s financial sector, hosting over 500 global financial institutions. Moreover, providing financial services internationally, with close to 40,000 Irish people working in some sort of financial role. Dublin is the hub of Ireland’s financial activity, with the Irish Financial Services Centre (IFSC) accommodating some of the world’s largest financial establishments.

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Could a Robot take your Job?

It will never demand a wage increase, request health insurance or even call in sick on a Monday morning, so is it any wonder automation is becoming the future workforce. Bill Gates and Barack Obama have both sent out warnings about the pace in which automation is taking over jobs, with Bill Gates proposing a

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Your Career Checklist for the Sales Sector

Sales is continuing to be a competitive sector within the Irish job market, with most industries requiring sales individuals within their companies. When setting out to find you ideal role in sales it’s important to tick the following off your Sales checklist………. Working within the Sales and Marketing industry for many years, Stephen Harrington describes

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How to Use Social Media in your Job Search

Over 50% of companies admit to Googling or otherwise researching a potential employee online before offering them a job (quick go Google yourself!) On a serious note – there is no denying your CV is still king, but building an online presence is now essential for job seekers and professionals alike. Social Media is often

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Reeling in the Years: Recruitment

Allen Recruitment first opened its doors in the Autumn of 1998, nearly 20-years ago today. Like most industries, Recruitment has seen vast changes over the years, with the last 20-years conveying the industry’s most substantial transformations. Phil Finane, Recruitment Manager with Allen recruitment took a walk down memory lane, when he first embarked on his

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5 Words That Will Supercharge Your CV

Writing a good CV is part art and part science. It takes creativity and attention to detail to craft a truly eye-catching CV, and there are no shortages of acceptable formats or structures. Different industries have their own unique standards for CVs and there is truly no one “right” font, format, or style. However, there are

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So…. Tell me about yourself?

Yes, it’s the dreaded first interview question, the question that has you frantically searching in your memory banks and experiencing your professional life flash in front of your eyes. Surely it should be the easiest question you get asked in your interview, but sometimes, explaining yourself in a professional and interesting way can be as

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4 Ways to Quickly Boost Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is something that many organisations take very seriously. It has been a growing focus among leaders and is the driving force behind many strategic initiatives undertaken by major companies in recent years. Despite all this, one look at employee engagement scores in the workplace at large will show you that there is still

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Career Opportunities – Software Design & Development – Java Technology Stack

Career Opportunities – Software Design & Development – Java Technology Stack Permanent Roles   Dublin – South: Technical Solutions Architect – Java Defining design patterns, framework and standards definition. Contributing to Architectural Review and approving new technologies. Performing Proof of Concept work. Identifying refactoring and consolidation opportunities. Contact: Louise@AllenRec.com / 01 6694041   Dublin – City

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A Working Mothers’ Story

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, we are reminded once again how great our mothers truly are. We even got to witness the joys of working from home in a hilarious BBC interview. Now a household name, Robert Kelly, was giving a live Skype interview on the BBC, only for his kids to crash the interview

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Why Good Employees Leave

Attrition is a major concern for business leaders, and it’s not often one which can be easily resolved. When a good employee leaves your organization, you’re not only facing the immediate costs of hiring and training a new employee, the bottom line is also impacted by the internal knowledge that key employees take with them.

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The Hidden Costs of an Empty Desk

It isn’t overly difficult to calculate the costs of sourcing, hiring, and training a new employee.  These are all tangible, recordable costs that can be easily tracked. But what happens if you fail to fill that position in a timely manner? The losses to the company may appear in a variety of ways, but it

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Take a Positive Approach to your next Interview

So, let’s set the scene, you’ve arrived crazy early sitting in the waiting room, contemplating whether your heart is literally about to beat out of your chest, a ton of bricks couldn’t prevent your leg from shaking at this speed and there isn’t enough water in Niagara Falls to quince your dry mouth. Yes, you’ve guessed

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Thinking of Relocating to Ireland?

According to the latest CSO figures Irish inward migration is up just over 14% in the last year, less people are emigrating and a higher number of job seekers have come to the Emerald Isle. So why is this little island such a popular choice, and no it’s not just the Guinness! Therese Walsh, a

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The Beginner’s Guide to Social Hiring

It’s a candidate’s job market and, if businesses hope to compete, it’s imperative that they can attract top talent. A huge portion of the talent pool today is, at most, “passively” looking for new opportunities. This means that you can’t just post your open jobs to a job board and hope that the right candidate

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Leveraging Numbers On Your CV

Much advice is given about CVs. What to include, what not to, say one thing one way and not the other. A popular piece of wisdom is to list achievements and not just what you did. If you want to make an even bigger impact and go deeper than just your achievement you can add

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4 Hidden Benefits of Being Inexperienced

Perhaps one of the most frustrating plights of job seekers is the paradox of needing to have experience to be considered qualified to get experience. Finding the right role is hard enough without the added complication of having to search out a company willing to take a chance on developing an inexperienced employee. However, being

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The Rise of the Contract Worker

The job seeker culture is shifting; flexibility, skills growth, benefits and a CV enhancement now seems to be more attractive to some than ‘a job for life’. Welcome to the world of the Contract Worker ……. Contingent/Contract staffing is a flexible work-force method, where individuals are hired as and when is needed, ranging in lifecycles

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Thinking of Relocating to Poland

Over the last 25 years the Polish economy doubled in size, with Poland in the top three fastest-growing economies in Europe, post-recession. The Polish employee rate currently stand at 66.2%, and continues to rise each year, highlighting a positive outlook on the countries overall jobs market. So, with their economy on the way up, what else

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Your Guide to Scoring Employer-Paid Training

If you’re reading this article you are likely already knowledgeable about the importance of continuous learning and skills development. You know that learning new skills and technologies is critical to the success of a career and the sustainability of a business. Awareness of this fact is a great start, but you may have found that

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Your Guide to Making a Cross-Industry Move

Browsing through job descriptions, it’s easy to get the impression that many fields are incredibly siloed. Finance organisations all seem to want finance experience, while the technology sector seeks candidates from similar technology companies. It begins to look a bit like competing companies are just shuffling talent around between one another – and in a

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5 Keys to Earning a Higher Salary

Wanting a raise is something of a universal human condition. In fact, you’d be incredibly hard pressed to find a single employee out there who wouldn’t gladly accept a higher salary, if offered. This means that you’re hardly the only one out there who’s asking themselves how they can gain entry into the next tax

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