Blogs by Tanisha Barkakaty


Mastering the Art of Product Management Portfolios: Insider Tips from an  IT Recruiter

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by Tanisha Barkakaty
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


As an experienced IT recruiter working in the Product Management space for some time now, I’ve seen my fair share of impressive portfolios—and some that could use a bit of sprucing up. Today, I want to dive into a topic that’s crucial for any aspiring product manager: building a portfolio that truly showcases your problem-solving skills, your visionary mindset, and your knack for execution. Let’s roll up our sleeves and get started!


Understanding the Vital Role of Cultural Fit in Hiring: Strategies for Interviewers

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by Tanisha Barkakaty
Job Interview Preparation


In today’s competitive job market, finding the right candidate goes beyond assessing technical skills and qualifications. Cultural fit has emerged as a crucial factor in hiring decisions because it can directly impact the success and effectiveness of an employee within the organisation. It’s about ensuring that a candidate’s values, behaviours, and work style align with those of the organisation. Ignoring cultural fit can lead to mismatches that affect team dynamics, productivity, and employee satisfaction as a whole.


Navigating the Evolving Landscape of Product Management: Trends and Upskilling for 2024

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by Tanisha Barkakaty
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


Based on my experience working as a Recruiter in the Product Management space for a while now, I have seen how the product management landscape is undergoing a transformative shift, driven by the ever-increasing pace of technological advancements and the growing emphasis on customer-centricity. As we gear up for 2024, product managers need to be prepared to adapt, upskill, and embrace the transformative power of technology.


How to Become a Sought-After UX/UI Designer: Skills and Strategies

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by Tanisha Barkakaty
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


So far into the year 2023, I have seen that the UX/UI design talent market has come to be a rapidly growing field as it plays a crucial role in the success of any digital product. Consequently, in the current digital landscape, the role of UX/UI design has become more crucial than ever before. As users and customers are becoming more sophisticated and demanding, businesses are realising that a well-designed interface can make or break their success.


The Power of Project Management Certification: Why It Matters in Hiring

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by Tanisha Barkakaty
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


I’ve been recruiting for Project Managers for a good while now and I have seen the importance of having a project management certification. Not only does it demonstrate a level of knowledge and expertise, but it also provides a competitive edge in the job market. In this article, I will explain why project management certification matters in hiring, the benefits of certification, the various types of certifications available, and how to obtain them.

Today I’m going to share all the knowledge I’ve collected on Project Management while working with multiple clients across Ireland, which will hopefully help you in mapping out your career.


Product Management and Project Management- What’s the difference?

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by Tanisha Barkakaty
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


Ireland is home to a thriving technology industry and offers numerous career opportunities for professionals across all sectors. The fields of product and project management has seen significant growth in Ireland specifically over the last five years.


Mistakes Companies Make During an Interview Process

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by Tanisha Barkakaty
Job Interview Preparation


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As a company, if you’re looking to create a great first impression in the mind of your candidates, you need to ensure you provide a smooth interview experience. However, as tech recruiters we have often listened to stories our candidates shared with us regarding poor candidate experiences they have faced while interviewing for jobs.


Top 10 Product Manager Skills To Boost Your Resume In 2022

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by Tanisha Barkakaty
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


I once heard that ‘a great product manager has the brain of an engineer, the heart of a designer and the speech of a diplomat!’ This goes without saying that Product Management is a versatile field and it is very important that for a product manager to remain successful in their careers they need to focus on both, their soft as well as technical skills, so that they are at par with the market and do not miss out on any opportunity.


How to Tackle Employee Retention Issues

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by Tanisha Barkakaty
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


As Richard Branson once said, “Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.” In this period, post-covid, I have dealt with employers who have mentioned employee retention as a point of concern. Retaining staff is a huge challenge when market salaries levels keep going up, and employee’s are constantly bombarded with job opportunities.


How Does a Data Analyst Differ from a BI Data Analyst?

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by Tanisha Barkakaty
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


Recently, while recruiting for a Data Analyst role, I realised how similar a Business Intelligence (BI) Data Analyst position and a Data Analyst position can be! So I felt it would be useful to research the differences, and then share these points so anyone applying to these positions can keep them in mind.


Data Analyst: Is It An Attractive Career Path?

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by Tanisha Barkakaty
IT Jobs and Recruitment Insights


Data analysis skills will always be in demand. For most companies across various sectors, like finance and banking or retail and e-commerce or private equity firms; data plays an important role in shaping the growth and informing development roadmap of their company.


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