Software Placements shortlisted for top Irish business blogs of 2016

A review of the posts created to help you get the job you deserve

Littlewood Ireland

Software Placements are delighted to announce we have made the short list for the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016. Over the last year, we have aimed to write informative and helpful articles to help you get the best job possible in the IT sector. Public voting continues until August 23rd (click here if you’d like to vote for us), with the awards to be announced on September 15th.

It’s been a great 12 months for Software Placements and we have successfully placed candidates in a wide range of positions including software engineers, quality assurance testers, technical writers, data engineers, UI developers, coders in Java, Python, DotNet, Javascript, Ruby, Scala and other languages, as well as many other roles. To see the latest positions available click here for more details.

Insider tips from our recruitment advisors

Over the last year, we have aimed to write a series of helpful and informative pieces to help inform potential job seekers in what our recruiters are looking for. This has included tips from Laura Boland on what is needed for a successful Quality Assurance candidate. Michael Diver shared his insights on what recruiters look for in successful Software Developers, and Steven Latchford shared his twenty years of experience in Information Security recruitment.

Advice and tips from previous successful candidates

To help you on your career path we also spoke with several people who had successfully been recruited by us and are now happily working in Ireland in their new roles in IT. Each of them had their own words of advice and tips for other people looking to move to Ireland to work here. Mikhail is a Software Developer from southern Russia and shares his story here. Daniele came from Brazil to work in Ireland as a Software Tester. Marko moved from Zagreb, Croatia to come here to work as a Ruby on Rails developer. Fedrico came from Italy to work in Ireland as a Network Security Engineer and shares his insights here.

Resources to help you to settle in Ireland

For those that have moved from another country, either inside, or outside the EU there are many common minor details to resolve to enable you are able to work and become a resident in Ireland. To help you with this process Software Placements has created some helpful blog posts, as well as its staff who are very familiar with all the requirements to enable you to successfully settle here. We have a whole resources section on our website to make your transition to Ireland as smooth as possible. This includes Aid for Non Irish Candidates, Common Interview Questions, Tips for Interviewing, and a Phone and Skype Interview Guide, as well a Visa Requirements Guide. Finally, when you get here there is some advice on why Ireland is a great place to work in the IT sector. We have also prepared some cultural tips and advice on How to successfully settle in Ireland and Why now is good time to move to Ireland for your software career to help your move be as smooth and successful as possible.

Software Placements are also putting something back into the coding and IT community.

Software Placements believes in putting something back into the software community, and to that end, we have been involved in sponsoring a number of local initiatives to support new developers and entrepreneurs. CoderDojo is an exciting project to teach kids to code and Software Placements have been actively supporting their initiatives. Similarly, Software Placements have partnered with Dublin Beta and Startup Grind to support the Irish startup scene and encourage the next great Irish technology companies to emerge.

Overall it’s been a great year for Software Placements and all the people we have successfully placed in new IT jobs. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you to get the job you deserve too. For more information please contact us here

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