Blogs by Sam Healy


Must-Have Infrastructure Skills for IT Professionals Today

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by Sam Healy
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


In the Irish market, where technology is accelerating with competition, having the right skills can make all the difference. In this blog I will explore the essential infrastructure skills that IT professionals should strive to possess in Ireland’s IT sector today. This blog should not be used as a guideline as to what someone exactly needs to succeed in today’s market but as a rough outline for what one should strive for going forward.


A Deep Dive into Mastering Common Interview Questions

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by Sam Healy
Job Interview Preparation


Job interviews represent pivotal moments in anyone’s career journey, where the ability to effectively communicate experiences and skills can make all the difference. In my short stint so far as a recruiter, I have encountered numerous candidates who, with proper preparation and a strategic approach, have successfully navigated through commonly asked interview questions. In this guide, I hope I can help you going forward by delving into key strategies and techniques to master these questions, ensuring you can stand out amongst everyone else.


Navigating the Remote Work Revolution

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by Sam Healy
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


In recent years, Ireland’s professional landscape has undergone a major transformation driven by the rise of remote work. Technological advancements and the global pandemic have collectively brought about a new era of remote work that seems to be here to stay. We will discuss some pros and cons of this as well as some market insights to help us understand a bit more about the rise of remote working in Ireland and how it is affecting the IT job market.


What Are The In-demand Tech Skills In Ireland In 2023?

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by Sam Healy
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


As the digital revolution continues to reshape industries across the globe, Ireland’s tech landscape is no exception. In 2023, the demand for skilled tech professionals is at an all-time high, driven by the rapid growth of technology companies and startups in the country. From Dublin to Galway, the tech sector is booming, and employers are seeking talented individuals with specific expertise. In this blog post, we’ll explore the top in-demand tech skills in Ireland and how job seekers can take advantage of the current market trends to secure rewarding positions.


My Secret to Creating An Ideal Candidate Experience

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by Sam Healy
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


With this being my first year as a recruiter in GemPool, it has been a treat to be part of a company that really does right by their candidates. Our culture and moto is oriented around this and our aim is to provide consultative advice throughout the candidate journey. In my blog today I will discuss my attitude towards creating a safe and positive experience for my candidates. I will also provide some personal examples as well to back up what I’m saying.


Is Your Recruiter Giving You The Best Interview Preparation Advice?

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by Sam Healy
Job Interview Preparation


Job interview preparation is a crucial step in the hiring process, and it can be nerve-racking for both the interviewer and the interviewee. So, by doing the right preparations you can ease this process for both you and the interviewer, increase your chances of impressing them, and hopefully land the job. Below I have formulated, through research and from personal experience, some quick tips to best prepare yourself for that interview:


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