The Prosperity Information Centre aims to provide clients and jobseekers with a range of useful information and guidelines that relates to the digital and media employment sectors.
The centre features our latest digital salary surveys and a range of information pages that aim to inform clients and jobseekers of latest trends and best practice.
The centre also features our Why I Love Mondays Interviews in which industry experts tell us of their career paths, their current jobs and how an average working day looks for someone in their position.
David Douglas is the Founder and Managing Director of ebow, the digital agency, and ebow, the art gallery
The Company: I founded in ebow in 1999 while studying Computer Science in Trinity College. I wanted to build a creative marketing agency with a strong technical foundation and understanding. I wanted to create a brand with a generic name that I could use to pursue other creative interests like ebow, the art gallery. I have never been very good at naming so I was listening to E-bow the Letter by R.E.M on New Adventures in HiFi (their best album). I don’t really like the name but it works and the descriptive extension allows us room to play.
The Irish Digital and Tech Economy has mostly been centred on Dublin. Multinationals have gravitated towards Dublin and the start-up sector has had its highest concentration in the capital. A Dublin location has been a given not just for companies, but also for digital and tech jobseekers.
Thank God it’s Monday . . .
Bet you never thought you’d hear anyone say that. Well, listen up. At Prosperity, we believe it speaks a truth: the people who are happiest going to work are those who look forward to Mondays. They’re more content, so they work better and stay longer in a job.
While there are headwinds, there does remain considerable hiring activity in the Irish Digital and Tech Sectors. The recessionary pressures of former years have eased, if not evaporated, and companies here are generally underpinned by sound financials and projections, or indeed, International profiles. To that effect, many Irish based Digital and Technology companies are in expansion, so sourcing talent is often their primary challenge, and if that challenge cannot be addressed, many of these companies can suffer an impediment to growth, and even viability. That challenge is being met with strong salaries, benefits, sponsorship, relocation packages, and in many cases, the opportunity for candidates to align their career with strong brands or highly innovative Digital services and products. And while Prosperity has been recruiting extensively from EU...
So, you got the interview . . . Now to convert that interview to another interview and ultimately a job offer : )
Preparation is key. We hear it so many times from clients – the interviewee didn’t bother to prepare. By that: they hadn’t completely familiarised themselves with the job description or they hadn’t adequately researched the company (it is surprising the number of candidates who go for interviews barely knowing the first thing about the company they are interviewing at).
If you are a jobseeker, it is important to maximise the potential of your LinkedIn Profile. We have put together the following guidelines on how we feel you can stand out and be appreciated . . .