The Irish job market is highly competitive and very different from other European countries. You will need to do your research before you start applying for jobs, or else you risk wasting time on positions that are not a good fit for you. Finding a job can be difficult, especially in Ireland. But if you've done your research, prepared a well-crafted resume and cover letter, network with people who can help you advance in your career, and have stayed positive when faced with rejections—you are ready to do your best!
1. Research the company you are applying to
First and foremost, it is crucial that you research the company you are applying to. You should look at their website and social media pages as well as any competitors they have. Also, take a look at what industry they are in. Is this a growing industry? Is there room for growth within this company? What do they offer that makes them unique from other companies in the same sector?
2. Prepare a well-crafted resume that highlights your skills and experience
Before you start writing your resume, it's important to think about how you want your resume to look. Using a template or software can help you create a professional-looking document that highlights your skills and experience in an easy-to-follow way.
You should also keep in mind that the font used for your resume should be readable—avoid fonts like Comic Sans or Papyrus (unless this is the style that best fits your personality). The goal here is to make sure your resume looks good and makes sense; hiring managers will want to see how well they can follow along with what you're saying on paper.
If possible, use a standard format for resumes when applying for jobs in Ireland so that they'll fit right into the job posting format. For example: if I'm applying for a position at an Irish company and their posting says, "We only accept resumes uploaded as Word documents," then I know I need to make sure my Word document meets those specifications before sending it off!
3. Network with people who can help you advance in your career
Networking is one of the best ways to get your name out there and make connections with people who can help you advance in your career. But it's not just about you—networking is a two-way street. If you're new to Ireland, finding the right people to network with can be tricky. Find events where the majority of attendees will have some experience working in Ireland (or even an interest in doing so). These events are usually attended by recruiters who are looking for candidates like yourself. Follow up after any event and let organizers know how things went! This will help them gauge future success rates so they can continue putting on successful events for future generations like yours.
4. Be persistent and stay positive when faced with rejections
Don't take rejections personally. When you receive a rejection, it's important to take a step back and look at the situation objectively. As much as we may want to believe that they will come around and hire us soon, chances are they won't be changing their minds any time soon. Don't give up! The worst thing you can do is give up after receiving one rejection letter or email (or even multiple!). If there is something that doesn't feel right about the job offer or workplace itself, then don't settle for it just because other positions seem like less favorable options later on down the road.
5. Take the time to learn about the company you are applying to and their culture before applying
The majority of the time, hiring managers are going to be looking for candidates who show a genuine interest in the company. If you can show that you’ve done your research and know what they do, it’s a good sign that you might fit in with their culture and values.
Knowing about the company will also help you tailor your resume and cover letter so that it addresses any specific requirements or responsibilities listed by them on their job posting.
You should also take some time to read up on their history, including reading news articles about them or checking out Glassdoor reviews from previous employees. This will give you an idea of how they operate as a business and whether they have any known issues with workplace culture, leadership style, etc., which may affect how much attention they pay to details like this when reviewing applications.
While it’s easy to get discouraged in your job search and feel like you are not getting anywhere, remember that these things take time and persistence. The best thing about living in Ireland is that there are so many opportunities for an ex-pat! You just need to find the right one for yourself.