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]

Why Do Recruitment Consultants Withhold Client Company Identities?

A common candidate complaint is that recruitment consultants refuse to tell them who the client company is for whom they are recruiting. We discusses why this can happen and equally explains how we are always open to candidates and will answer their questions and tell them the company name. Why don’t recruitment consultants tell me… [Read More]

Seeking Sponsorship

Do you require sponsorship to work in Ireland? Are you frustrated by recruitment consultants who say that a role isn’t accepting sponsorship candidates? Discover why this happens and get some tips on how best to find a role and a company who will sponsor your visa. I need to be sponsored for a visa –… [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]

How Asavie Uses Ansible to Manage Configuration of its Global IoT Connectivity Platform

Earlier this year on the Verify blog, we discussed two market leading Configuration Management tools; Puppet & Chef. While both Puppet & Chef perform similar tasks, debates persisted in the tech press regarding which tool was superior. Following on from our discussion of Puppet Vs Chef, we recently interviewed John McBride, Cloud Architect at Asavie… [Read More]

How 5 Dublin-Based Companies Use AngularJS

AngularJS is an open source web development framework that’s maintained by Google and the Angular community. As discussed in our recent post Angular 2.0 The Great Migration, Angular has been generating controversy in the tech press recently. The release of Angular 2.0 promises much but some developers aren’t happy with the migration path between the… [Read More]

Meet The Role Models #9 – Lauren O’ Meara

About Meet The Role Models Meet The Role Models is a technology community series which highlights the stories of The Ada Lovelace Initiative role models;  the female technology professionals who are committed to promoting technology careers to pupils nationwide. In this series, we feature interviews with a diverse range of technology professionals, with a variety… [Read More]

Does Google Really Have An Ice-Cream Machine?

The Ada Lovelace Initiative was launched here at Verify Recruitment in September of 2015 to promote technology careers to female pupils in Ireland. The first school term was a great success - with the help of female technology role models nationwide, A.L.I. reached over 2000 pupils! Throughout the first round of school visits, role models… [Read More]

Hiring Foreign Software Engineers: Getting it Right

It’s a truism that Ireland's knowledge economy suffers from a scarcity of knowledge. For hiring managers this usually means a shortage of knowledge workers  like software engineers, product managers, project managers and other high value professionals. The expectations from new hires in the tech sector are very high: successful candidates in many open roles need to have… [Read More]

Contracting in Ireland: Becoming an IT Contractor

Every kid with even a spark of imagination has dreamed of being Clint Eastwood in the classic Western “High Plains Drifter”. Eastwood’s character The Stranger has an almost perfect freedom moving from gunfight to shoot 'em up across the American West. Nothing he encounters is a problem, he’s effortlessly cool as a gunslinger: he’s quicker on… [Read More]