Blogs by Robert Hourie


The Journey from an IT Contract Job to a Permanent Position

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As a Contractor, what’s the best way of converting my contract into a permanent job?

On a daily basis I speak with people seeking IT jobs in Dublin. At GemPool we have the luxury of working with some of the most attractive IT companies in the world, however a lot of these roles are based on a contract.

The below I hope will be some guidance on how to tip the scale in your favour in order to get a permanent role.


Top Pointers on Creating a Successful Hybrid Working Model

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Now that we are all accustomed to our working from home life, how are we going to re-adapt to going back to the office? Recently the likes of Google, Facebook, Amazon & Goldman Sachs announced that they plan on bringing everyone back to the office in a structured way, over the course of the next few months. Perhaps the great return is upon us, or is it?


IT Recruitment Market Insights for 2021

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Despite economic uncertainty heading into 2021, the outlook for IT professionals is a positive one. If the COVID-19 pandemic has done one thing for the IT industry, it’s that it has shone a very bright light on the increasingly critical nature of digital IT tools and infrastructures. Below are a few stats to give you an idea as to how the sector has grown.


Network Engineer’s Job Search Toolkit

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​To help make your network engineering job hunt fruitful, we’ve compiled the following critical information which will give you the inside track on CV creation, general competency frameworks and detailed technical questions to expect throughout the hiring process.


Importance of Short-Term Restructuring - Flexible Staffing Offerings

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Now those companies need to find an interim solution that might be more cost effective then using the Managed Services company that set it up. So, to get an effective short-term plan, you need to look into the following steps:


What are the effects Data Centres have on society?

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I wanted to write this quick blog to explain the importance of data centre’s in today’s society and perhaps investigate some of the myths that consume so many when it comes to data centres.


Is IT Contracting Right for You? Have You A choice?

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IT contracting has recently been gaining popularity considering the market situation and improving people’s willingness to jump on board with contracting opportunities. However we’ve always come across a variety of questions from candidates on whether contracting is beneficial or not for them and their career path. In last week’s blog, Cathay Wojnicki spoke about a few tips for new contractors, however the list below covers a few more topics that might be helpful and might set you up on a path to a successful contracting career.


When is the right time to return to the office, if at all?

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I have found myself asking many of my contacts the same question I am asking myself. When should we bring people back to the office? Some of the larger multi nationals are keeping their offices closed for the rest of the year. Others until next summer, believe it or not, little more information here if you want to explore further.