A Changing Landscape: From The Valley To The Slopes To The Docks

For years the place that has been eponymous when anybody mentions tech companies is Silicon Valley. Home to companies like Facebook, Google, Apple, LinkedIn etc. and with a thriving tech and entrepreneurial ecosystem it has been held aloft. However, in recent years there has been another location that has been gaining traction and producing some… [Read More]

Changing Roles As A Longstanding Employee

We give some advice on entering and managing the recruitment process when you are a longstanding employee in a company. How do I approach my job hunt if I have been with one company for a long time? We frequently have candidates who are moving on from a role they have been in for 10+… [Read More]

Employer Branding And Community Engagement: Championing A Cause

"Success follows those who champion a cause greater than themselves" “Talent is our biggest asset” the buzzline of all top companies but also reflected in the lengths companies are going to attract and retain employees, particularly those who can make a difference to the success of their companies. It is an increasingly competitive talent market… [Read More]

Why Don’t Companies Tell You What The Salary Is For A Role?

Our blog this week comes from the excellent Irish Tech Community slack channel, http://irishtechcommunity.com. A common complaint for candidates can be when job adverts and recruiters are unable to inform them on the salary and related benefits for a role in which they are interested. This is another question which pops up frequently and another… [Read More]

How To Choose Between Multiple Offers

You have worked with your consultant, gone through a multitude of interviews and impressed all of the necessary decision-makers but what do you do when you receive a number of offers? We address this common occurrence and provide some tips on how best to think through your decision when faced with multiple offers. If you’re… [Read More]

“How Should I Do My CV?”

This week, we give advice on CVs ahead of the inevitable surge in recruitment activity at the start of the year. “How should I do my CV?” This is a fairly common question and it’s a hard one because the answer is “it depends”. If you have 5 recruitment consultants in a room, you’ll probably… [Read More]

STEM Student Visits Mount Carmel

We did something new with our most recent ALI visit – a student studying STEM was our Role Model rather than someone working in the tech industry. Orla Keaveney visited Mount Carmel Secondary School in Dublin 1. Orla is studying Electronic Engineering at UCD. She spoke about her own experiences studying Engineering and what interests… [Read More]

Mind The Gap – Managing A Career Gap

Worried about that career gap? Wondering how best to represent it on your C.V? Read on as we give insight into these gaps, the different scenarios and how best to go about finding a role following a gap. Career gaps in your CV? Are they a career killer? A question came to us this week… [Read More]

A.L.I, Citi, Intel And Maynooth

This month saw a very special and exciting Ada Lovelace Initiative visit to Maynooth Post-Primary, Maynooth, Co. Kildare Intel and Citi teamed up to talk to 100 female students about the gender gap in technology and what it is like to work in this field. Kirsty Downey, Project Manager, and Neasa Walsh, Analytics Manager, both… [Read More]

Busiest Week of 2017 So Far For A.L.I!

It has been the busiest week so far for the Ada Lovelace Initiative! Following Sona Harrison’s trip down memory lane last week when she returned to her old school in Waterford, we’ve had a further five talks since then! Fiona Savage, who is an IT Application Support Officer at Concern Worldwide, gave her A.L.I talk… [Read More]