Blogs by Sarah Cotter


Startup Success Blueprint: Mastering IT Recruitment in Ireland

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by Sarah Cotter
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


Hiring tech experts for a startup in Ireland can be challenging at times because you usually have fewer resources and have to compete with the bigger companies who are able to dedicate huge budgets towards acquiring the talent they need. So start-ups and smaller organisations need to get more creative with their talent acquisition processes. It’s also crucial for startups to have team members who match the company’s culture because each person shapes how the company works.

In this blog I will look into these difficulties and try to provide some tips for startups who are trying to hire IT experts here in Ireland.


Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Apply for a Job

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by Sarah Cotter
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


Going down the path of job applications is no walk in the park. It’s a windy road with many twists and turns, but when you find that one ideal job that checks all the boxes on your list, it is definitely worth it. But during this search for the ‘one (perfect job)’, you could be tempted to apply to as many as possible, irrespective of whether it matches your criteria or not. Try to avoid this instinct.


Journey of an IT Recruiter: Reflections on 5 Years in the Industry

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by Sarah Cotter
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


After 10 years in retail I was made redundant in April 2018 and I knew I wanted a change. Not having any experience in recruitment, I took a leap of faith and applied for a position at GemPool Recruitment, and I was very fortunate to be offered the position. I accepted the offer and since then I have never looked back. I recently celebrated my 5 year anniversary and what an absolute wonderful journey it has been!


Top Questions Hiring Managers Need To Answer

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by Sarah Cotter
Job Interview Preparation


When interviewing it is very important to ask your potential future employer many questions. Not only to express your interest in the role but to engage with the company and learn more about the internal processes and culture. This could paint you in an even better light and potentially help you stand out from other candidates that are interviewing for the position.


How Do I Recruit QA Engineers?

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by Sarah Cotter
CV Assistance IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights Job Interview Preparation


It’s safe to say that there is a lot going on in the talent market and as a candidate, who has a certain salary expectation, you need to stand out from the rest. Luckily, you’re in good hands. I recruit in the QA space and have the inside scoop that will help you stand out from the crowd.


Why is Workplace Diversity Training so Important?

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by Sarah Cotter
Diversity and Inclusion


Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is a major obstacle for most companies in the IT sector. The tech industry has seen significant growth in terms of the number of people working in the industry, however we are yet to see a striking difference in terms of gender diversity.


Top 5 Reasons to Exclusively Work with One Recruiter

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by Sarah Cotter
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


Sometimes the excitement of making a new career move can be daunting. You might work, be in school or taking care of your family. The thought of having to update your resume, find advertised jobs, apply to various career pages and hope then that you get responses can seem like a lot of hassle at best, or worse, fill you with dread and anxiety. Working with a recruiter can make the whole process easier.


A Tech Recruiter’s Journey Through Lockdown 2.0

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by Sarah Cotter
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


Here we are again…Lockdown 2.0. Back in March we all thought we would be back in the office in a month and everything would be back to normal. Nearly 8 months later and we are in another lockdown!


The World Of PHP Development

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by Sarah Cotter
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


PHP is a popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development. Its fast, flexible, and practical, PHP powers everything from blogs to the most popular websites in the world like Wikipedia.


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