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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itContracting’s IT Recruitment Video Series: An Introduction

Welcome to the first installment of itContracting’s IT recruitment video series! itContracting hopes to provide industry advice of the IT market in Ireland, which will help guide IT candidate hopefuls to their dream job. In this video installment, itContracting Senior IT Recruiter Tom Leonard navigates the IT market in Ireland, exploring the high levels of IT talent vacancies currently

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What Will I Get Asked at an Interview?

Firstly, well done on surviving the initial round of filtering by the IT recruiter; you are what they want – on paper!  The next challenge is essentially to practice what you preach during the interview. It is time to display your skills and experience, while being able to verbalise your attitudes, aptitudes, stability and motivation.For their

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[INFOGRAPHIC] TOP 10 IRISH TECHNOLOGY TRENDS 2018

  The results for itContracting’s 2018 Top Ten Irish Technology Trends are in! With an overwhelming response from almost 500 people within the Irish IT industry, our results have shone some light on today’s Irish technology trends. We have crafted an insightful overview of today’s IT industry, from what people think are the biggest work time-wasters, to how

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Interviewing

During an interview, the employer will be evaluating both your positive and your negative traits. Listed below are negative factors that are frequently evaluated during an interview that most often lead to rejection. These are the 7 Deadly Sins of Interviewing that you should avoid at all costs: Thou Shall Not Appear Unruly: Lack of

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Cut the Commute: Move to Longford

This week, itContracting showcases the lovely county of Longford as a perfect place to relocate. Ireland is full of relic-like structures that have become prone to damage throughout the ages. Like St. Mel’s, a Longford cathedral that fell victim to a fire one Christmas Day. Actor Mel Gibson was sent an appeal to donate towards

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Join itContracting at TechConnect Live 2018!

itContracting will be at this year’s TechConnect Live on 30th May at the RDS, Dublin. What is TechConnect Live? TechConnect Live in association with Vodafone is Ireland’s largest annual business and technology exhibition for Micro, SME and Enterprise level companies. Join over 5,000 business owners, key decision-makers, entrepreneurs, owners and managers across Ireland at this

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Came for the Contract, picked for Permanent

Attila Ban, Permanent Senior Implementation Engineer at Comsys, an Evros company What is your IT background? I’m currently an Implementation Engineer in a permanent role. I first started in the field over 20 years ago and have worked all over the world, based mainly in Dubai, Hungary and Kuwait. I originally worked as a System

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