Looking for a career guidance to help steer you in the right direction? Jobs Expo's fantastic line-up of career coaches will be offering their services at Virtual Recruitment Expo this November 21st. Progress Coaching Managing Director, Killian O'Leary, has just signed up to take part.

About Killian

Killian O'Leary is 'Technology Partner' at 'Barden Recruitment' ( and is also MD at 'Career Coaching' business - ''. 

Helping people to achieve real 'Career Success' is his passion!

Possessing 10 Yrs Recruiting experience & being a qualified Career & Leadership Coach Killian engages his Clients & Candidates in a consistently consultative & engaging manner! He has done a lot of research in recent times into how best to prepare Job-seekers to perform and stand-out in a 'new normal' during this 'Covid-19' pandemic.

Killian has vast experience working at the most senior level within Technology Recruitment partnering with 'Vice-President', 'CEO', 'CTO' level and becoming a 'trusted advisor' to many industry leaders. He applies the same level of dedication and focus to audiences at all levels and is known for his down-to-earth approach to recruitment.

Killian's qualifications include:

  • Certificate –‘Coaching Models of Practice’
  • ‘Blackbelt in Internet Recruiting’ – ‘Social Talent'
  • 'Higher Diploma in Management & Marketing' -UCC
  • 'BA Honours Degree' (History & English) -UCC

Killian is always open to having open & honest conversations with Career-minded people & his approach to - Recruitment, Goal-setting and 'Career-success' can be viewed below.

Jobs Expo goes online this November 21st. You will see some of the same old faces from our physical events at their virtual booth. And you'll see some new. Acting as one of our Career Coaches, Sile Walsh, will be offering guidance to professionals and jobseekers between 10am and 4pm. Furthermore, Sile will be giving her talk I Hate My Job. Get Me Out Of Here! at 3:30pm on our Agenda Stage Zone.

About Sile

  • A psychological coach, supervisor and organisational consultant.
  • Coaches professionals to be more successful and content in the areas of life, work and relationships.
  • Specialises in utilising authenticity to create strategic and sustainable personal and professional success. Based in Dublin, working in person, online and internationally.
  • Written two books in the Authentic Journey Series, the first about self-care and the second about co-dependency as well as hosts the Tilted Coaching podcast.
  • A registered member of the Association of Coaching Supervisors, the Association of Coaching, a coaching and organisational member of Psychological Society of Ireland and a psychometric tester with the British Psychological Society.
  • Has been working in the area of coaching psychology for over 9 years, is a graduate of UCC with a HDip in Coaching Psychology and a MSc in Personal and Management Coaching as well as professional qualifications in Supervision, Leadership, Participatory Management and a keen interest in Dialogical Organisational Development.


The Galway start up, CitySwift will be hiring for roles in sales and marketing, software and data science over the next two years.  

CitySwift, the transport data company are expanding their footprint in Galway, which means they are doubling their headcount. 

The 50 new roles announced will be created over the next two years and will be in the areas of sales and marketing and software and data science. The company also plans to move to a larger headquarters in Galway. 

CitySwift has developed a cloud-native, data-drive technology platform to optimise urban bus networks. Its data engine has been rolled out in the UK to enhance the customer experience and operations of public transport and the company’s clients include companies such as National Express and Go Ahead.  

The company was founded by former CitiBank analyst, Brian O'Rourke and bus industry veteran Alan Farrelly in 2016.  

Huge Opportunities in CitySwift 

There are massive opportunities in the start-up. Earlier this year, they announced that they had raised an additional €2m in funding, having already raised €1.5 m in 2019 under their former name CitySwifter 

As part of the most recent funding round, they also rolled out When2Travel, an AI-based tool that generates dynamic predictions of bus loadings in a means to show passengers how busy their bus is likely to be. 

The new jobs have been created as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a rise in demand for the company’s technology from bus operators. 

Brian O’Rourke, Co-Founder of CitySwift said that while Britain remains the company’s main market, there are “massive opportunities” opening up globally. 

He says, We’ve made good progress in pilot programmes we’re involved in across Europe and there are conversations happening that could see us starting up in the US shortly,” he said. “We also hope to be going live with various operators in Ireland sometime in 2020, which is something we’re very excited about.” 

● Virtual Recruitment Expo - Dublin, Cork & Galway now online Saturday, 21st November, 2020
● Free for all attendees seeking new career opportunities
● Over 30 of Ireland's leading employers
● 3 virtual stages of talks & webinars
● Free career counselling

Due to Covid-19 restrictions Jobs Expo Dublin, Cork and Galway will now come together and take place online as Virtual Recruitment Expo.

Taking place on Saturday, 21st November 2020, the free online careers fair feature many of Ireland and Europe’s leading brands across several sectors, such as Construction, Engineering, Medtech, Pharma, Healthcare, IT, Retail, Education, Sales & Marketing, Finance and more!

Speak directly to companies and find out everything you need to know from recruiters and hiring managers. Virtual Recruitment Expo makes it easy for job-seekers to have the ultimate recruitment experience by creating an online space for interactive chat, video chat, social media and online conferencing to connect you with some of the leading companies and employers from Ireland and abroad.

In addition, November's virtual expo will feature 3 virtual stages of inspiring talks, plus a range of Ireland’s top career coaches will be on hand to advise you on your next step to success.

Talks on the day will include:

Everything You Wanted To Know About Changing Careers, But Were Too Afraid To Ask
Who Me? How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome
Approaching & Navigating Career Transitions
I Hate My Job. Get Me Out Of Here!
Why You Will Fail To Have A Great Career
Kinder, Gentler Philosophy of Success!

Furthermore, Google Digital Garage will be giving 3 Live Presentations on:

In addition, there will be multiple webinars delivered by a diverse line-up of companies.

Virtual Recruitment Expo Online allows job-seekers to connect with local and international organisations without needing to travel. This is particularly beneficial to job-seekers outside major urban areas, candidates looking to relocate, or anyone too busy to attend a traditional career event. With no cost to attendees and the ability to access the jobs fair wherever they are, Jobs Expo offers an easy and effective way to interact with potential employers.

Sign-up and create your profile for free for the event here and take control of your future.

Whether you're taking your first steps in the job market or looking for a new job or career opportunity, this virtual expo is here to help you on your journey.

Find your career path at Jobs Expo.

About Virtual Recruitment Expo

Virtual Recruitment Expo is an online recruitment fair connecting jobseekers with companies and recruitment firms. Our virtual recruitment events bring attendees together with employers, HR and personnel professionals from top organisations across Ireland and around the world, allowing candidates to explore an array of career opportunities.

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Jobs Expo Dublin will now take place online as part of Virtual Recruitment Ireland. The free online event will kick off 10am on Saturday, 21st November, 2020. In addition to our exhibitors looking to recruit on the day we will also be running our popular Career Clinic. Receive FREE career guidance from professional career coaches throughout the day. One of these hardworking coaches will be Artem Petsyukha.

About Artem

Artem Petsyukha is a business mentor and a professional coach. He works with artists, executives and entrepreneurs, leaders and change-makers, who want to be more efficient, fulfilled and happy, who want to change the world and embrace the change, who stay open and keep searching. Career is a wonderful entry point to get a better life, but there are many more options to consider. Artem would be happy to help you to come closer to your dreams and goals by making the best decisions and taking the most rewarding career steps.

Artem is a senior business development and innovation leader with 20 years of experience in technology and payments industries, including working at Mastercard in Russia and Ireland.

Feel free to connect on LinkedIn or visit Artem’s website for more information.

We're delighted to announce that Sedgwick have joined Virtual Recruitment Expo. Their recruitment team will be talking to those interested in coming to work for them. Furthermore, they'll be taking CVs from 10am to 4pm on the Virtual Recruitment Expo platform. Register today for FREE ADMISSION and meet them on at their virtual booth on Saturday, 21st November.

About Sedgwick

From their modest beginnings as a regional claims administrator founded in 1969, Sedgwick has grown into a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions. Today, they've nearly 27,000 colleagues, located across 65 countries.

Sedgwick’s offerings continue to evolve beyond claims processing to meet the current and future needs of their clients. This is due to innovative product development, organic business development and strategic acquisitions.

Their approach to delivering quality service in areas such as casualty, liability, property and speciality goes far beyond just managing claims—they aim to simplify the process and reduce complexity, making it easy and effective for everyone involved.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions the remainder of our 2020 Jobs Expo events will now take place online at Virtual Recruitment Ireland on Saturday, 21st November. This online event feature our great line-up of Career Coaches, who'll be offering their services free of change for jobseekers throughout the day. We have a new coach joining our virtual Career Clinic. Catriona Kirwan from will be lending her expertise between 10am and 4pm. You can now get your tickets for this FREE EVENT right here.

About Catriona Kirwan

Catriona Kirwan is an accredited Career Coach whose passion is in enabling her clients to connect with careers which are both meaningful and fulfilling. By doing the work in advance of your career search - exploring your passion, identifying your key strengths, skills and motivators, coaching with Catriona will empower you to approach your chosen career with certainty.

She offers positive support to eliminate confusion and fear and instead move towards clarity and success. A successful career comes from the inside out and by working on any self-limiting beliefs her clients may have and removing blockages along the road, she empowers them to make well informed decisions allowing them to flourish in their chosen career.

She firmly believes, through her own experience and through her experience with her coaching clients, that it is only when you are clear on your individual strengths and skills and have the self-belief and confidence to own and promote them, only then will you be empowered to achieve your career goals.

Catriona uses a WIN (WholesystemIntegtated with Neuroscience) approach to her coaching using the head, heart and gut in the decision-making process. She is a member of the World Association of Coaches with Neuroscience and bases many of her coaching strategies on Neuroscientific fact. This approach allows clients to approach challenges such as interviews with self-belief and confidence.

For further information or to book a complementary discussion phone call contact Catriona on

Telephone: (087)8369882

Nikon will be returning to Virtual Recruitment Expo to exhibit at our online event on Saturday, 21st November. Their recruitment team will be talking to engineers and taking CVs for their open roles. You can register for your free ticket today and see what career opportunities they have for 2020/21.

About Nikon

Since its foundation as a manufacturer of optical instruments in 1917, their cameras have been a synonym for high quality and reliability. But since 1988, and the foundation of Nikon Precision Europe (NPE), they have been at the cutting edge of the latest developments in semiconductor manufacturing.


With over half a century of experience in the field of optics behind them, and a reputation for high quality and reliability, Nikon Precision Europe simply integrated Nikon’s optical glass and lens production capabilities with precision fabrication and measurement technology and created the stepper/scanner. Today this tool is driving the global manufacturing of semiconductors.

They're a growing and dynamic company who pride themselves on their multi-national and multi- cultural staff.

At Nikon Precision Europe every day is different and rewarding and we can offer a wealth of career opportunities.

They are looking for graduates in:

But more than this, they are looking for problem solvers and team players who thrive on solving challenges.

They hire and invest in energetic, innovative individuals who bring value to clients. For Nikon Precision Europe, attracting and retaining top talent is viewed as vital for the company’s growth and integrity. Nikon understand that the best people give the best service, and they have a strong reward scheme and internal promotion program which recognizes outstanding achievement and encourages and develops our people.

Why work for Nikon?

With a team of more than 220 bright and flexible people, they are driven by energy and passion and can offer long-term prospects to their engineers.

In addition to its European network, Nikon Precision Europe (NPE) works closely with its sister companies, Nikon Precision Inc. (USA) and Nikon Precision Korea Ltd., and with Nikon Corporation Precision Equipment Company in Tokyo, Japan. The company language is English.

Joining NPE means being a part of: e A leading-edge high-tech industry © The latest developments in semiconductor manufacturing

With competitive compensation and domestic and international travel opportunities,they can also offer a wide range of other benefits including medical, dental, and life insurance packages.

They strive for technical innovation and reward superior performance as well as encouraging knowledge increase, transfer and sharing to its full extent.

Why do their people enjoy working for Nikon Precision Europe?

Everyone who joins the team is impressed and surprised by the spirit of fairness, trust and openness. Each new colleague is treated as an equal and competent member of the team from their very first day.

They have transparent standards of work performance and ethical conduct on a worldwide basis with a structured programme of cross-global learning and thinking: whether you work at headquarters in Langen, Germany, or in one of the regional offices throughout Europe — you will find out that Nikon cooperate internationally and share the same culture and values at Nikon Precision Europe, Nikon Precision Inc. (USA), Nikon Precision Korea Ltd., or at Nikon Corporation Precision Equipment Company in Tokyo, Japan.

We're very excited to have EURAXESS Ireland join Virtual Recruitment Expo. Due to Covid-19 restrictions Jobs Expo will now be Online as Virtual Recruitment Expo. Their team will be exhibiting on Saturday 21st November on Virtual Recruitment Expo. Register today to receive FREE advice at Ireland's leading careers fair.


EURAXESS Ireland provides tailored and free advice to researchers and their families coming to work or study in Ireland. The EURAXESS Ireland Centre is part of a European network consisting of more than 260 centres in 40 countries that serve mobile researchers.

The centre is part of a wider European network whose platform for researchers, entrepreneurs, universities and businesses to interact with each other. Packed with practical information, EURAXESS provides support on mobility issues, links to job and career development opportunities for researchers and entrepreneurs, allows universities and businesses to find the right talent, and connects people, projects and funding.

EURAXESS manages a fast-track work permit scheme (known as Hosting Agreement) for researchers from outside EU who want to work for either universities or companies in Ireland.

To learn more go to :

Planning to take your first steps into the job market? The following companies have exciting opportunities well worth checking out, from graduate programmes to entry-level jobs. 


Accenture offers robust graduate programmes across business and technology integration, cybersecurity, analytics, consulting, software and engineering. The company says that each stream provides competitive graduate salaries too. Applications for the 2021 programmes are currently open and graduates have until the 16th of October to apply for them. You can find out more here 


BT Ireland hires graduates through its commercial management pathway, a two-year programme that focuses on managing contracts with partners, suppliers and customers. The successful applicants will take part in rotations, spanning topics such as business law, change management, negotiations and much more. Applications for the BT’s programme will open in October. However, anyone can express their interest right away using this link 

Bristol Myers Squibb 

For the graduates who are hoping to get some experience in pharma, Bristol Myers Squibb is a great place to work. Its early-career positions include rotational programmes that last anywhere between two and four years, as well as internships and fellowships. The closing date for applicants is the 16th of October. Visit their careers portal here 


Deloitte’s graduate programme reassures to make successful applicants an important part of the team from day one. In addition to opportunities in assurance and audit, actuarial, soliciting and tax, they also have dedicated technology programmes. The programme is open to graduates in Belfast, Galway, Limerick, Cork and Dublin. The deadline for applicants spans October and November. You can read more about their opportunities here 


EY is another company to think about if you are a graduate. Currently, they have more than 270 graduate opportunities for their 2021 programme. These span five different areas: strategy, transactions and tax, assurance (audit), consulting, IT data analytics and cyber. To find out more about the graduate opportunities at EY, you can check out their student hub or their careers portal. 


Gamma is a software and data services provider based in Dublin. They focus on reducing risk through location intelligence. They are currently hiring for a master’s graduate with skills in machine learning, statistics and maths to develop a new product, AddressLink, which offers comprehensive information about residential and commercial properties in Ireland. You can find out more here 


EirGrid is the state-owned electric power transmission operator in Ireland. They will be hiring up to 20 graduates for their 2021 programme across their Belfast and Dublin teams. Applications will open on the 30th of September. You can learn more here 


KPMG assures hand-on client responsibility for graduates in addition to support, challenging projects and much more. You can apply for their graduate programme now which spans assurance and audit, tax consulting, consulting and deal advisory. The deadline to apply is the 14th of October. Find out more here 

Grant Thornton 

Grant Thornton is another consulting firm that graduates should keep an eye on. It employs more than 1,400 people in seven offices across Ireland, with global operations in more than 143 countries. Their graduate programme is currently open for their offices in Kildare, Longford, Limerick, Galway, Cork and Dublin. The closing date to apply is the 14th of October and interviews will take place between the 29th of October and the 4th of November. To find out more, click here 

PwC Ireland 

PwC is a company recognised for its graduate job opportunities. Applications for its graduate programme are now open and must be in before 5pm on the 14th of October. The company has offices in Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford, Galway, Limerick, Cork and Dublin and current opening for the graduates' span tax, assurance and risk assurance. You can find out more here 

SaaS firm ScreenCloud will be hiring for positions in product development, engineering, marketing and much more at their new Northern Ireland hub. 

The SaaS digital-signage company ScreenCloud has announced it is expanding into Belfast with 54 new jobs for the region.  

Led out of London, ScreenCloud provides a software platform and apps to enable clients to display content on digital screens. They work with organisations across numerous industries such as businesses, schools and restaurants. 

Mark McDermott, CEO and Co-founder of ScreenCloud comments on the company’s news which marks its first venture into Northern Ireland. He says he is delighted to “join the growing number of tech companies” that have been drawn to Belfast. Earlier this week, US tech firm Qarik announced that it is establishing a research and delivery hub in the city, taking on 50 new staff". 

“There is a real vibrancy to the sector here,” McDermott said. “Since our company formed in 2015, we have been able to successfully develop and commercialise our product for global markets. 

“Innovation has been central to our success so far and the new Belfast hub will primarily focus on the development of our apps and ensure our continued growth. We have been really impressed by the talent we have found here and are certain that Northern Ireland is the perfect place to drive our business forward.” 

The SaaS firm will be hiring for positions across customer support, marketing and sales, engineering, product development and much more. Almost half of the jobs are already in place and the remainder will be rolled out by 2022 the company reports. 

ScreenCloud has said that all of its employees are currently working remotely. Any new joiners onboarded during the COVID-19 pandemic will be inducted remotely and will also work from home.  

To find out more about the available jobs at ScreenCloud, check out the company’s careers portal here 

Qarik, the New York Software firm will be hiring graduates and senior staff for roles spanning software engineering, data science, UX design and DevOps.  

The New-York headquartered tech firm Qarik made the announcement on the 15th of September that they will be hiring for 50 new roles in Belfast, Northern Ireland as they establish a research and delivery hub in Belfast. 

Gavan Corr, previous principal for Google Cloud Financial Services and Joe Schenk, former Jefferies CFO founded the firm in 2019. The firm provides analysis software development and cloud-based data management to US customers.  

The 50 jobs available in the firm include senior level positions. In addition, there are 10 new roles available specifically for recent graduates. The new jobs will contribute nearly £2.2 million in annual salaries to the local economy.  

37 out of the 50 jobs have already been filled by the New York Software firm. However, there are still a number available in addition to the 10 jobs for recent graduates.  

The Belfast team will be collaborating with the employees in the US office to address legacy issues of traditional financial institutions and the sensitivities and complexity brought about by a regulated environment.  

Invest NI has shown their support toward the new roles in Qarik by offering £325,000 towards them. The jobs are expected to range from graduate level to very senior levels, focusing on data science, software engineering, DevOps and user-experience design.  

Earlier this month, a report was released that highlighted how Belfast ranks strongly against other UK cities, especially when it comes to tech jobs. Many US companies have recently announced their own plans to set up tech bases in the city. Some of these companies include Cygilant, Peak6 and Envorso 

To apply for one of these jobs, visit the Quarik website and contact the Quarik team for further details.  

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