Killian O’Leary and Jonathan Olden in Barden are about to re-write what it means to work in IT recruitment… and they’d like your help with the first chapter…

Right now, Killian O’Leary and Jonathan Olden in Barden are embarking on a mission; a mission to change what people expect from IT recruitment –  a mission not just to imagine, but to create, IT Recruitment V2.0.  What will it look like?  We’ve a few ideas, but we’d like to hear yours too.  Some things it definitely won’t be though is:

  • KPI driven – we’re not into doing things for the sake of meaningless numbers.  For us, it’s about quality, not quantity.
  • Transaction led – we’re about advice first, transaction second. We listen, we advise and then we talk about jobs.  Not the other way around.
  • Sales focused – if you think recruitment is sales then we work in very, very different professions.
  • Easy – when you put other people’s needs ahead of your own you have to work harder to get the right result.  You work harder but boy does it feel better 😉

If you’re an experienced IT recruiter (or an IT professional looking to use your experience/qualifications to create value in a different way) and you’d like to be a part of the next generation of IT recruitment professionals in Ireland then we should talk.

Drop a line to Killian O’Leary ( or Jonathan Olden ( and the guys will take it from there.  Easy.


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