Blogs by Sean Whelan


Beyond the Portfolio: Essential Skills for Landing a UI/UX Design Job

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by Sean Whelan
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


In today’s competitive job market, having a standout portfolio is undoubtedly crucial for UI/UX designers looking to land their dream job. However, in the dynamic world of design, where collaboration and problem-solving are at the heart of it all, possessing a strong set of soft skills can be just as critical. - Key Soft Skills To Succeed as a UX Designer


Pointers On Post-Interview Etiquette For Employers

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by Sean Whelan
Job Interview Preparation


Over the years in recruitment, I learned how important it is for an employer to have a high standard and good post-interview etiquette with their candidates as this not only creates a good impression and builds a positive employer brand and it makes the whole process run more efficiently. The impression the candidate has of the company has become a critical factor contributing to the offer acceptance rate, as a company could provide the ideal salary and glorious benefits, but if the candidate feels like their time and energy have been taken for granted, they will most likely look for opportunities elsewhere.


Work-Life Balance in the Irish Tech Industry

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by Sean Whelan
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


Having a good work-life balance is something that is imperative for both employers and employees. For an employer’s side, the better the work-life balance culture the easier it is to attract talent. From an employee’s point of view, it is more attractive to engage with a company that really prides itself on its culture and sets a standard throughout.


Overcoming Job Search Challenges: Solutions to Common Roadblocks

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by Sean Whelan
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


It’s important to highlight the common roadblocks when it comes to a typical job search and the career path you choose to take. Some of the most common roadblocks I encounter when talking to candidates daily can be from lack of clarity to lack of interview skills. There are so many different factors that sum up a roadblock in a candidate’s career search.


Evaluating and Perfecting Your Candidate Experience

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by Sean Whelan
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


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The hiring process for any company can be a long and time-consuming affair, as it can reflect poorly on internal management if it is not mapped out efficiently and in a well-organised manner. Evaluating the first initial steps are important for passive candidates but it can ultimately be the difference between losing a good candidate and hiring a poor candidate.


.NET Developers Job Search Toolkit

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by Sean Whelan
Job Search Toolkits


In this blog I am hoping to provide as much info as possible to .NET developers that are currently searching for a new role in today’s IT market. I will extensively cover some tips and some guidelines on how to begin your search and how to prepare for a variety of job opportunities.


Living in Ireland Guide 2023

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by Sean Whelan
Job Interview Preparation


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2022 has been a hugely turbulent year in so many ways. We have seen some crazy things happening. The war in Ukraine, the subsequent energy crisis, inflation, the threat of an economic slowdown and Newcastle United are third in the premier league. It’s been unpredictable, constantly changing and difficult.


1 Year in The Life of an IT Recruiter

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by Sean Whelan
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


I started my recruitment career in May 2021, I had been working in retail for five years before that so I had no recruitment experience. I was going in as a complete rookie which was a risk, because I could’ve potentially not liked working in the industry or the role itself, but it also gave me the determination and motivation to learn something new and hopefully excel at it.


Winning the IT Talent Tug of War

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by Sean Whelan
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


There is a constant competition for talent across all areas. This is particularly prevalent in the IT industry. In a recent article published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), it stated that ‘by 2030, there will be a global shortage of more than 85 million tech workers’.

In the context of this future, it’s important that we discuss the competitive market out there within the IT industry. If we allow ourselves to dissect the small factors of how to win this chaotic battle it could ultimately make it much easier for Hiring Managers to attract new employees efficiently.


How do Employers Select Candidates to Join Their Teams?

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by Sean Whelan
Job Interview Preparation


For all those candidates who are open to the market and looking for a new opportunity, it’s important for you to know the selection process that goes on behind the scenes. There are many stages that take place in a selection process.


What to Consider with Contract and Permanent Jobs

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by Sean Whelan
IT Contracting Advice


If you’re looking to dive back into the job market, it’s always important to gain a better understanding of the options available. The best way to do this is to compare what the differences are between potential job opportunities within both contract and permanent positions.


Top 5 Highest in Demand Tech Jobs In Ireland

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by Sean Whelan
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


As we come to the end of 2021, it’s time to have a quick look over the different job titles that have been most popular within the tech industry in Ireland. For Hiring Managers, it’s an important trend to keep an eye on as it represents what this year has been like in terms of job flow in the industry and might indicate what 2022 could look like. These insights are key when considering hiring plans for 2022 and potentially timelines for attracting ‘high demand’ skill sets.


4 Main Signs Indicating It’s Time To Switch Jobs

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by Sean Whelan
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


Can you pinpoint the exact moment when you realised you needed a fresh start in terms of your working life? Are you able to determine the factors and circumstances that lead to this decision? It’s never just a single reason that leads to this moment. It usually is a mix of different elements, piling up over a period of time, that makes you realise it’s time to start the next chapter.


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