Careers: Resources for jobseekers

Much of the information needed to start your job hunt is readily available. There is no harm in keeping up-to-date with the jobs market even if you are not in it just yet.


#allaboutjobs website and newsletter:
Government hub updated with the latest job and funding announcements, events, and other news. Jobseekers can sign up for a weekly email to notify them of certain vacancies in both the public and private sector. Follow them on Twitter @allaboutjobsIE.

Supporting SMEs:
An online tool developed by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to provide information about all the business supports available for small and medium enterprises. It contains more than 80 services across 30 Departments and agencies.

Skills To Work
For those who may not find work straight away and are looking to train up, the Government’s interactive Skills to Work website helps jobseekers and small businesses know which of the new skills programmes they could qualify for or potentially hire from.

Established as part of the Government’s action plan for jobs in 2012 to motivate people to recommend Ireland to companies. “Connectors” are rewarded with €1,000-€2,500 for each sustainable job created. More than 30,000 connectors are registered.

Startup Ireland
The independent, not-for-profit, representative body for Ireland’s startup sector, with branches in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford, Belfast and Derry.

Jobs Ireland
Searchable jobs board run by the Department of Social Protection.  Employers can add vacancies and jobseekers can search by a range of criteria.

IT’s Happening Here is a website run by the Irish software sector (supported by Enterprise Ireland) promoting career opportunities in Irish owned software companies. 

Graduate jobs and resources
Grad Ireland is Ireland’s official graduate jobs and careers website, run by the Association of Higher Education Careers Services and GTI Ireland (the official careers publishing partner of the Association of Higher Education Careers Services.