Blogs by Cathy Wojnicki


Can Creativity Damage Your Job Application?

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by Cathy Wojnicki
CV Assistance


Is it time to ditch the old black and white Microsoft Word CV layout for something more fun? I’d say yes. In today’s competitive job market it is crucial to stand out from the crowd as a job seeker.

For a hiring manager, seeing the same eyesore resume layout can be dull and repetitive. Adding a bit of creativity to your CV should catch their attention.


What Kind of Action Words Should You Use on Your Resume?

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by Cathy Wojnicki
CV Assistance


Hiring managers and recruiters look at hundreds of resumes weekly, so it is important to make yours stand out. Set yourself apart by utilising action words in your CV. Using the right verbs will make them jump off the page, and will signal to the hiring manager that you have the right skills and qualifications for the role at hand.


What do IT Recruiters Look for on Your LinkedIn Profile? 

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by Cathy Wojnicki
CV Assistance


I know the process of looking for a new job, or making your profile more searchable for recruiters can seem daunting, but here are a few tips that will help you optimize your LinkedIn profile.


What are The Most Popular Hiring Trends Right Now?

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by Cathy Wojnicki
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


The world has gone through a lot of changes in 2020, and many areas of our lives have been flipped upside down. While the future is uncertain, different industries are thinking about the best ways to reshape our work life to suit the new tomorrow. There are a number of hiring trends already in place that are here to stay for the long run. Today, I wanted to focus on three key trends we are seeing right now.


What are Some Challenges That UX/UI Designers Face in SaaS Companies?

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by Cathy Wojnicki
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


The main concern for any SaaS company is having customers continuously revisit their product. The best way to ensure this, is by creating a great user experience. This has had a proven success rate especially for SaaS start-ups in the United States, where they incorporate design in their earliest stages of production, and where developers and designers work as one.


Top Tips for new IT Contractors

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by Cathy Wojnicki
IT Contracting Advice


In recent years, IT contracting has become an agreeable option for many developers. This is largely due to multinational IT companies choosing Ireland for their European headquarters, and respectively, the vast amount of choice that experienced developers have when choosing a new job. Not only does contracting come with flexibility for the worker, but increased pay and better life to work balance to name a few. However, in the post COVID-19 market, how can those looking to move into IT contract work be best prepared? Below I have outlined some key nuggets of information to get you ready for your new career adventure.


Thinking Of A Career Change? Why Not UX/UI Design

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by Cathy Wojnicki
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


Over the last few weeks I had the pleasure of talking to a number of really talented individuals who are looking to change careers into a more creative field. After some research, many have come across UX/UI Design and realised that THIS is what they want to do when they “grow up”. For those who do not know, UX or ‘User experience’ and UI or ‘User interface’ design, is design that takes place for a digital medium. You can be a UX designer, UI designer, or both, however it is important to understand that they are two different disciplines.


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