With years of experience placing the right candidates in the right roles, it’s once again time for us to brag about one of our success stories.
Last time around we spoke with Alain Moghabghab, a software development manager who is enjoying his new role at Workday.
Today, we’re continuing the series with another candidate who made the move to Ireland to take up a new role. His name is Warren Wolff, and he now works at Blueface as a front-end developer.
So Warren, what brought you to the sunny shores of Ireland?
To be honest, I wasn’t actually looking for a job in Ireland. I simply wanted to improve my lifestyle and felt that moving to a new country was a good step to take.
I started searching for jobs in Austria at first and then the Netherlands. There were some interesting opportunities, but nothing really caught my eye.
Then I decided to try London, and that was when Kenny Vaughan of Software Placements contacted me about a position in Ireland.
I was actually offered a role in London, but the job here in Dublin really intrigued me, and so I moved here.
We know you got the job, but how did the interview go?
It was pretty good. Kenny had already briefed me on what to expect in an interview, and he also gave me a few tips on what I should or shouldn’t do.
The company was obviously pleased with my experience, and I must have said the right things in the interview because I received an offer shortly after.
What was it that made you decide to take the role?
While I was interested in the job, the competitive salary was probably the deciding factor.
As I said, I wasn’t too bothered about where I was going to work; I just wanted to move to a new country and have a better lifestyle. This role ticked those boxes.
How did you find the move?
It went surprisingly well. Kenny helped me out a lot by providing me with lots of information on relocating and how to handle my tax and other paperwork.
I found a nice place to live really quickly, which was a pleasant surprise. There are lots of stories about it being difficult to find a place to live in Dublin, but I found it easy enough.
I’m quite far from the city centre, but that’s what I wanted. A quiet place where everything is nice and relaxed, and I can enjoy being part of the local Irish culture.
Do you think that the move will have a positive impact on your career?
Yes, I’m 100% sure that it will.
The job is great, but for me personally, it’s the change in lifestyle that will have the most effect on me.
For one thing, the company has a real international feel to it. There are about 40 employees but only about ten of them are from Ireland, so I get to make new friends with people from all over the world.
Then there’s the fact that I’m now living in a completely new culture. It’s incredibly invigorating. I’m speaking more English and pushing myself to make the most out of life.
I even go to the gym every morning before work, and in September, I’ll start evening classes in September as I work towards a university degree.
Would you recommend a move to Ireland to any to your friends back home?
Yes, Ireland is nice, but the most important part for me was to move away and live a different life to the one I was used to.
But for sure, Ireland is the best place to start an adventure like this. It’s in Europe, the main language is English, Dublin is an easy city to live in, and most importantly, the people are lovely!
And what about your experience with Software Placements?
Like I said, Kenny was very helpful and provided me with a lot of information that made the move much easier for me.
Overall, it was a great experience, especially since I’m so happy with my new life in Ireland.
If you could do it all over again, would you change anything?
Not a single thing! Sure, it’s all grand.
So there you have it, another success story from Software Placements. In the coming weeks and months, we hope to bring you more interviews with candidates who made the leap and took up a new role here in Ireland.
If you found Warren’s story inspiring and would like the opportunity to work in an exciting role here in Ireland, then why not get in touch with us today. We may not have a suitable role right now, but we’ll do our best to help you find one as soon as possible.