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  • 17-06-2014 1:31pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 24 ✭✭✭ metrobro


    Hey all 2 questions really.

    1: just wondering if anyone has had good experience with recruiting companies?

    2: Looking for a new language to learn, thinking ruby on rails or java. Open to suggestions

    Im a Web developer that was self taught and now i have just finished a Diploma in Web Development. At the moment my skills are more towards front end. I have HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, PHP, SQL and can make custom WordPress themes. I have a few projects Behind me from freelancing, mostly Static Sites and E-commerce. and also my own E-commerce site that i manage.

    PS: If you know of any good opportunities for a talented and motivation developer get in touch


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  • Registered Users Posts: 583 dutopia


    I would recommend setting up a strong LinkedIn profile as a good starting point.

    Most recruitment companies these days source candidates through LinkedIn. If you've just finished college it may be harder to get into contracting if that's what you're after - a lot of recruiters source candidates for contract positions (for example, 6 month rolling contracts). It may be easier getting a job as a junior developer with a digital agency - there's loads in Dublin. Most of them don't pay well for starting positions, though. If your portfolio is strong you may come in at a higher level.

    As for learning a new language, you may want to think about what position you see yourself getting into more. In web dev these days more specialised positions are available, e.g. UX Designer, front end developer, information architect, PHP developer, Java developer. If you're sure about the front end learning a framework like Angular or Backbone would be useful. I see a lot of Java jobs available if you're thinking abou backend.

    I'm working as a front end developer, if I can answer any questions please ask.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,801 ✭✭✭ The_B_Man


    TBH, I think all the recruiters are the same. It just depends on what roles they have available to them. There's some crossover as well so it really doesnt matter.

    What I do is just go to irish jobs or monster and apply for the jobs that seem good, regardless of experience. Basically the goal is to have applied for a job with as many different agencies as possible.

    They'll then get your CV into their "system" and they'll match your CV to any more relevant jobs they have going. Just make sure your CV has a lot of keywords in it that they can match to a job.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,021 ChRoMe


    The_B_Man wrote: »
    TBH, I think all the recruiters are the same. It just depends on what roles they have available to them. There's some crossover as well so it really doesnt matter.

    What I do is just go to irish jobs or monster and apply for the jobs that seem good, regardless of experience. Basically the goal is to have applied for a job with as many different agencies as possible.

    They'll then get your CV into their "system" and they'll match your CV to any more relevant jobs they have going. Just make sure your CV has a lot of keywords in it that they can match to a job.

    Exactly, all recruiters are the same and should be treated as such, it makes absolutely no sense to have any sort of loyalty to them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24 ✭✭✭ metrobro


    Thanks for the advice guys
    dutopia wrote: »
    I would recommend setting up a strong LinkedIn profile as a good starting point.

    Most recruitment companies these days source candidates through LinkedIn. If you've just finished college it may be harder to get into contracting if that's what you're after - a lot of recruiters source candidates for contract positions (for example, 6 month rolling contracts). It may be easier getting a job as a junior developer with a digital agency - there's loads in Dublin. Most of them don't pay well for starting positions, though. If your portfolio is strong you may come in at a higher level.

    As for learning a new language, you may want to think about what position you see yourself getting into more. In web dev these days more specialised positions are available, e.g. UX Designer, front end developer, information architect, PHP developer, Java developer. If you're sure about the front end learning a framework like Angular or Backbone would be useful. I see a lot of Java jobs available if you're thinking abou backend.

    I'm working as a front end developer, if I can answer any questions please ask.

    cheers mate, i have a lynda account, just went through the php and sql stuff myself from there. but in college it was front end, before that i did multimedia and design. Angular looks Great and i do see it come up allot in front End so i'll go through it on lynda tomorrow. I will be looking to get into Front End Development so i appreciate your advice and direction


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