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January 07 2008 Roundup Beartie Looking towards EU Job

7 January 2008 | Ireland | 5 Responses by paul savage.

Over the weekend there have been some interesting articles in the papers.

Computer Graduate Shortage

The first one from talks about how there is a desperate shortage in computer graduates. And how that now companies are being forced to hire people from overseas. I guess this is the knock on from the IT downturn, 4 years ago, when the students would have been starting their degrees in 2003, the IT sector was just crawling out of the dot COM fallout. The students of the time stopped applying to do IT courses, and now there is a big gap in the market. The article can be read here.

Look back on 2007 by Fiona O’Brien

And then there is an interesting interview with Fiona O’Brien from Lenovo Ireland (, where she looks back at the year 2007. She mentions the challenges that will face the jobs industry in 2008 in Ireland.

Bertie looking towards an EU Position ?

And then there is a short article at which states that Bertie Ahern isn’t ruling out a possible move to work at the EU. He is the second most qualified politican in Europen (apparently). Maybe this will be the end of Bertie seeking more money for his Dáil position !

bertie to work for the EU ?

With his magnetic people skills he will certainly get the job ! 😉

5 Responses

  1. Will said on 9 Jan 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Given that I know quite a few graduated, experienced and unemployed techs, where are businesses looking for and advertising for these positions?

  2. paul savage said on 9 Jan 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Hi Will,
    In the article it doesn’t mention any companies in particular, which is strange. It does say that some of them

    in the Dublin area but less so in other centres such as Cork, Galway and Limerick/Shannon, where local supply of graduates is closer to meeting local demands.

    Seven of Fortune Magazine’s top-10 leading ICT companies have a substantial base in Ireland and last year there were 210 foreign-owned ICT companies in Ireland.

    so maybe that can give you a hint as to the companies they are talking about.

  3. Will said on 9 Jan 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Actually I do know.

    I believe the comeback is “overqualified”.

  4. paul savage said on 9 Jan 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Well it might be a price issue then. They say there is a lack of grads, and grads are a lot cheaper than someone who has 10 years experience.

    Would your friends accept a graduate’s salary ?

  5. Will said on 9 Jan 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Personally, yes. I should ask them before I answer for them.

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