What Recruiters Mean by ‘Cultural Fit’ & Why It’s Important

During interviewing, you will often hear the term ‘Cultural Fit’ mentioned across the process. Yet, what do recruiters mean when it comes to recruitment and employment? itContracting’s Technology Recruitment Specialist Brian Coss explains what ‘cultural fit’ is, why it’s important for candidates when choosing their next IT role, and how he assesses a company’s culture. What

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How to Answer Competency-based Questions During your IT Interview

A job interview is your opportunity to display the skills and experience gained throughout your career while showcasing your attitudes, aptitudes, stability and motivation to the interviewer. To determine your strong and weak points, the interview questions should appropriately probe your qualifications, skills and intellectual qualities. In our previous post, we explored the typical opening

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International Women’s Day: An Interview with itContracting Director Sharon O’Reilly

International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, while also highlighting gender parity in the workplace. For women in technology that means we acknowledge those who have pushed the boundaries of the industry and are helping to strengthen workforces by making them more inclusive environments. Now more than ever, women

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itContracting IT Recruitment Video Series: Considering Contracting?

Welcome back to the second instalment of itContracting’s IT recruitment video series! In this week’s video instalment, itContracting Senior IT Recruiter Tom Leonard gives us an insight into the benefits and implications of working as a contractor. Contracting work has outgrown permanent positions enormously over the past five years within the Irish IT sector. According to the OECD Self Employment Rate Indicator

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Permanent vs Contract? Find Out What Fits

Contracting work has outgrown permanent positions enormously over the past five years within the Irish IT sector. According to the OECD Self Employment Rate Indicator Chart via Labour Force Statistics, 15.7% of Ireland’s workforce in 2017 were self-employed. Yet, the ESRI predict only a modest increase over the coming years in its August 2018 report,

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