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by Namratha

You could be the best candidate out of the pile of applications and one wrong step from your end could change the course of your chances at bagging the job. We have had candidates that meet the job description to the mark and a slip up from them during their first interaction with the interviewer cost them a wonderful opportunity. From the direct feedback we have collected so far we are going to try and prep you for your next shot at an interview.


What To Expect In Terms Of Salary In Ireland

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by Namratha


Salary is always a sensitive topic at the end of every interview, but a key element in any job negotiation. If you are shifting countries, switching companies or new to the work environment having prior salary knowledge regarding the expected salary for what you bring to the table will provide better perspective and ensure you are not being underpaid. You are putting in the effort, you should be fairly rewarded.


Moving to Ireland for work? Let us walk you through it!

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by Namratha


Ireland, as mentioned in our earlier blogs, is booming with employment opportunities and the IT sector is one of the larger contributors to the growth. This growth makes Ireland more attractive to candidates from different locations and we are looking at talent pouring in from different places. Relocating to Ireland is exciting and a fresh start is wonderful, so we are going to go through a few things on the cost perspective to best prepare you for this move.


To All The Graduates Entering The Big World Of Employment

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by Namratha


Straight out of college, with a degree in hand, all you’re looking for is the right fit. It’s the vicious circle of signing up to 20 different job listing sites, hoping to find one right match. It takes time, it’s overwhelming and it’s never a simple process. Also, you’re drowning in the ever-growing talent pool and the competition that exists today is unmeasurable.

But the good news is that you’re not alone and we’re here to make this slightly easier on you.


Irish Jobs Are On The Rise And The IT Sector Is At The Centre Of It

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by Namratha


The jobs scenario in Ireland has been thriving since 2017. The available job opportunities have only been flourishing and according to the article from the Irish Times by 2019, the Irish economy could be potentially looking to achieve full employment. One of the key industries that is contributing to this growth and which is creating a pool of jobs is the tech industry. If you’re an IT professional and located in Ireland, your future looks pretty promising.


Social Media and It’s Importance as A Recruitment Tool

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by Namratha


Social recruiting is booming as a trend in today’s environment as a substantial level of employers indicate that quantity and quality of applications they receive through social channels are high. According to Undercover recruiter, 79% of job seekers are scanning through social media for job opportunities. Looking for job opportunities or looking for job seekers, social platforms are increasingly growing as a popular go-to option.


Why is it a good idea to look  for a job during the summer ?

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by Sonia


​​​​​​Most people think September-October or during the first half of the year is the best time to look for a new job. This is often a misconception and you could miss out on some great opportunities.

So, why should you consider looking for a job during summer?


Why is it a good idea to look  for a job during the summer ?

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by Sonia


​​​​​​Most people think September-October or during the first half of the year is the best time to look for a new job. This is often a misconception and you could miss out on some great opportunities.

So, why should you consider looking for a job during summer?


Our experience at the Techies4TempleStreet Treasure Hunt!

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by Sonia


On Friday 6th July GemPool participated in the ‘Techies4TempleStreet’ event, a treasure hunt aimed to raise money for sick children treated by the Temple Street Hospital in Dublin. This super event is in its 4th year and had over 1500 techies taking part. The event started at lunchtime in the Aviva Stadium. Following a touching presentation from the Temple Street Foundation CEO, our team was even more motivated to crack the treasure hunt in record time!


How to choose between two Job Offers?

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by Sonia


If you have secured more than one job offer, its brilliant news but also presents a challenge. How do you decide which offer is the best for you? What criteria should be driving your decision?


Charity Table Quiz in AID of Temple Street Children’s Hospital

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by Sonia


GemPool Ltd. are hosting a table quiz to raise funds for Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

To register a team email info@gempool.ie
or call Shannon on 01-9052422
or just come on the night.


During an interview for a tech job, what questions should you be asking?

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by Sonia


In 99% of interviews, you will be given the opportunity to ask questions. This is an opportunity to gain more insight into the role and the company, amongst other things. Also, this is a key part in terms of showing

your own interest in the position. Not asking anything is seen as a red flag by most.


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by Robert


​We are working with a wolrd leading multi national who are looking to add contractors to numerous Network teams including deployment and Operartions. Below is a little more detal on the type of skillset we are looking for. If you would be interested please email robert.hourie@gempool.ie.


Starting a new job abroad can be daunting, but should you be scared?

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by Sonia


As the technological market is now booming it is even more common that international companies are hiring candidates from everywhere in Europe, and beyond. Having a willingness to attract talent from anywhere in the world is crucial in giving companies a competitive edge. The global war on talent is real and you may find yourself being asked to relocate to another country with the company you already work for, or you might find yourself attracted to a great opportunity in another country. This relocation can be quite a daunting thing. What is the best way to prepare to ensure that the experience is a positive one?


Can creativity damage your Job Application?

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by Sonia


Being creative when writing a CV is one of the most debated issues in recruitment. People often wonder if being creative with a CV may work in their favour or if it cripples their job opportunities.


Are you ready to start a new job abroad?

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by Sonia


Working abroad is one of the most desired life-changing challenges. This decision can completely change your life and career path. According to a recent Monster poll, 48% of respondents would leave the U.S. to pursue their dream job—and 31% of those respondents would move across the world for it.

What should you consider before making your decision and moving abroad?


EXPERIENCE and QUALIFICATIONS: How can we better leverage both features as an advantage?

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by Sonia


In today’s business climate, it is common to come across job descriptions that have requirements of both practical experience and academic qualifications. Despite this, what hiring managers value more is left unclear. What is more important? How can we better leverage both features as an advantage?


How Data Analytics is a Key Element of the Modern Recruiting Process

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by Michael


Analytics and its role in the Recruitment Process

Big Data Analytics is used by many global companies to understand people’s behaviors; Amazon and Ebay are notable examples. Through web attitudes and habits, these e-commerce driven businesses are able to obtain information on what people search online. For example following a search for a product on Google, you might find the same product appearing magically on your Amazon homepage later. This is not magic however; it is personalized target marketing through Big Data Analytics.


Moving to Ireland transformed my career. My story - Sonia, Digital Marketing Executive in GemPool

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by Michael


Leaving your country to start a new life abroad is a difficult choice to make. I would like to share my personal experience, especially to those who are hesitant or undecided as to whether they should take a job opportunity in a new country.


Above the Cloud, Tech in the Sky by Joshua Buckles

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by Michael


In late 2017, on my thirtieth birthday, my girlfriend got me a gift for my new hobby. I must say she has always supported me in my crazy obsessions and hobbies. In this case the obsession started a few months prior after coming across a First Person View (FPV) Drone freestyle video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPncw2vhiMg

In early 2010’s FPV drone racing and aerial photography drones began to be more accessible to the larger populace. This was due, in part, to the components beginning to become more affordable and the spread of toy drones. From these toy drones, new RC enthusiast’s began to experiment and joined RC veterans in the world of FPV.


GemPool is in bed with ‘Sexiest Jobs of the 21st Century’ by Ciarán Williams

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by Michael


Artificial Intelligence - Taking or Creating Jobs?

The diffusion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is set to significantly influence
human life over the next decade, but to what extent will it replace the humans
it seeks to help? Humans often look to the future in a linear fashion, perhaps
unaware of the exponential change that technology will bring. Here at GemPool,
we’ve seen the market edge closer and closer towards a more mature AI focused
industry in Ireland, with the potential for exponential growth. The question
has arisen as to whether humans and robots can co-exist in our current working
environment. Will AI make human labour redundant? If so, what jobs are at risk?
Furthermore, what jobs will be created?


I.T’s All Men! By Shannon Begley

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by Michael


Ireland has

truly become a global tech hub and, with the industry thriving, 2018 is set to
be another exciting year within the ICT sector in Ireland. As a recruiter in
this industry, I just don’t understand why I spend most of my days speaking to
men. Each day I source for developers
and each day I ask myself the same question, where are all the women? At GemPool, we cover so many areas within the ICT sector and each area
does vary in terms of the woman to man ratio. However, after sourcing for
developers for over 5 months now, I can count how many women I’ve spoken to on
one hand.


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by Robert


At GemPool your right to privacy is paramount. We commit to following all principles and guidelines outlined by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) effective May 25th 2018.

The GDPR is designed to protect individuals and their personal data. As part of the GDPR we seek consent for all data we collect, collected only to enable the recruitment process.

Please review this policy before agreeing that we can process your data.


The 3 Best Questions To Ask During An Interview In A Tech Start-Up

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by Michael


Short article aimed at those planning on joining a tech start-up. This article highlights 3 key questions you should be asking during the interview process.


Why is tech recruitment so difficult?

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by John


Tech recruitment is one of the biggest (If not the biggest) challenges…


Gamification - would you like to play a game?

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by Michael


Gamification - would you like to play a game?


Moving to Ireland

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by Agata


Career opportunities with high salaries and good benefits could be waiting for you.


IT Recruitment Day in Poland

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by Michael


Are you a Senior IT Specialist looking for a new Challenge?