Category Archives: Career Guides

Guides about career opportunities, new growth areas and prospects for upskilling and reskilling.

Are CompTIA certifications worth it?

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One of the things that students often ask is, “Are the CompTIA certifications worth it?” Well, absolutely, because when you’re looking at jobs, typically what happens is that the hiring manager sends the job requirements to the HR manager. The HR manager filters through stacks of resumes. And if you’ve got two comparable candidates and […]

Cybersecurity – A Career Guide

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To get a job in Cybersecurity, start with the basics of computing Obviously, one of the most important things with cybersecurity is that you need to understand how computers work. You can’t very well hack into something or protect something if you don’t know how it works. One of the best things that you can […]

CompTIA certifications: what people are saying?

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It’s no secret that IT certifications are a major advantage to an Information Technology Professional’s career. Many IT pros would agree that earning “in-demand” certifications, such as CompTIA wide array of IT certifications, can increase your salary, improve your chances of securing the highest-paying jobs in IT and boost your confidence by optimising your tech […]

Special Needs Assisting (SNA) eLearning course

CMIT is pleased to announce a new eLearning course which leads to the QQI component certificate in Special Needs Assisting (6N1957).  There will be 15,000 Special Needs Assistants working in Irish schools from   September 2018. This is a 42% increase on 2011. The Government now invests over €500m in SNAs annually, as part of a […]

150k New Digital Jobs to be created in Ireland.

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150K new digital jobs are expected to be created over the next 2-3 years. Despite significant graduate supply and a number of job seekers with IT skills (many of whom, given the comparatively high turnover estimates, are likely to be only in frictional unemployment), shortages of IT skills continue to exist. IT skills are in […]

Childcare Courses: Should I complete a Level 5 or a Level 6 for ECCE?

Childcare Legislation requires all childcare workers to hold a minimum of a Level 5 Major Award in Childcare before they are allowed to work in a registered childcare setting.  However, from September 2016 in ECCE services, subsidies will only be paid for individual ECCE Sessions where the ECCE Room leader holds at least a Level […]

Managers need to acquire Leadership Skills with training courses

A report carried out by the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) shows that Managers need to acquire Leadership Skills with training courses. These figures show that up to 75% of UK companies report a deficiency in manager capabilities due to lack of training. There are a number of reasons why managers should be […]

Skills Gaps within Ireland

Recent research by HRM Recruitment (2018) on Skills gaps in SMEs within Ireland, shows that although the Irish labour market continued to display high levels of unemployment, improvements were evident in almost all labour market indicators. Moreover, there was an increase in the number of mentions of skill gaps in Ireland. In most cases, gaps remained confined to specialised areas. Key areas are […]

The hottest sectors for Jobs in Ireland and links to courses

The National Skills Bulletin is the eleventh in an annual series of Jobs in Ireland reports produced by the Skills and Labour Market Research Unit (SLMRU) in SOLAS on behalf of the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN). The Bulletin provides an overview of the Irish labour market at occupational level, by examining a […]

Digital Marketing Career Guide and Courses from CMIT

This eCommerce and Digital Marketing Career Guide and Courses from CMIT aims to provide you with information about job opporunities and course options in the sector.  Digital marketing is the promotion of brands using digital outlets, such as the internet and advertising on websites. Digital marketing is a growing industry, and businesses are embracing the […]