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IT – Continuously Growing Sector

In recent years Galway has experienced extensive growth in the IT sector. Galway is a hub of both large multinational, small start-ups and indigenous IT companies including HP, Avaya, IBM, Aspect, SourceDogg, SAP, APC, Fintrax, Fidelity Investments, Blue Tree Systems, Pivot Shared Services, Cisco and CSG, just to name a few.

Going outside of Galway, especially in Dublin and Cork, we notice the same pattern. Household names such as Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon, PayPal, eBay and Twitter, EMC, Voxpro, Apple, Air bnb, Etsy and many more, have all brought their business to Ireland.

With the help and encouragement of the IDA and Enterprise Ireland it’s easier than ever to set up business here in Ireland.

But there are challenges to bringing these companies to Ireland and above all keeping them here, and I know something about it…

In my experience a lack of skilled candidates in this area is the biggest challenge for these companies at the moment.

I joined CCP Recruitment’s IT division in June of this year and I have almost 3 years’ experience of IT recruitment from my previous role. I recruited for small start-up companies and large multinational companies. I have placed candidates from junior right through to senior levels nationwide and living in the Galway region for over 10 years has given me a very good understanding of local businesses and industries. I previously worked with Telecommunication / Software, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Engineering, Automation and Hardware clients which has helped develop my skills in relation to the needs of these companies.

The roles I have recruited for and will continue to recruit for with CCP Recruitment include: Technical Support, Data Analyst, Systems Analyst, BA, IT Project Manager, .NET Engineers, Java Engineers, Embedded Engineers, DBA, Software Manager, ERP Analyst, Network Engineer, Multilingual Technical Support and many more.

As mentioned above, candidate shortage is our main issue so how do we overcome this?

· Global economy

Nowadays people move more freely. Being part of the European Union has huge benefits, we can work in any EU country we want. Companies are also very open to candidates from abroad and facilitate the visa needs and relocate candidates and their families to fill their roles.

· LinkedIn

Perfect tool for recruiters to find the right talent and skillset. It’s important to grow your network on LinkedIn to be able to find more suitable candidates. As it’s a global network of working professionals, you can easily search for candidates in other countries. And it works! I previously placed a number of people from both Ireland and abroad.

· Dedicated recruiters

What CCP Recruitment provides to their clients are dedicated recruiters working specific areas of recruitment. It’s our full time job to find the right people for the right roles or find the right roles for the right people. We build networks of candidates, we know who are currently looking and where. We have support from a large database, linked in and other search engines.

· Connecting with Colleges and keeping in touch with Graduates

It’s very important to know your market and your candidates. With such a large demand for IT specialists in Ireland, many people decided to diversify into IT. There are courses available for Business Graduates who want to move into IT and change their career path. Keeping in touch is absolutely worth it.

Saying all that, it’s not as difficult as it first seems to find the right people. Ireland still remains very attractive for both, businesses and candidates. So if you are looking for a new job, career progression, a change, a challenge, new location or whatever motivates you, please get in touch!

Aga Nowosad-Kelly

CCP Recruitment Consultant

LinkedIn: ie.linkedin.com/in/aganowosadkelly/

Email: aga@ccprecruit.ie

Phone: 091 73 00 22

Mobile: 086 4667 369

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