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Job Market in Ireland is Brutal if You Not Studying These 2 Majors

My life has been pretty miserable in the last few months and I couldn’t get back to you guys for all the questions you have asked me about job market in Ireland via blog comments or Facebook messages. I apologize.

The reason it has taken me so long to write this blog is that I wanted to personally know and experience the scenario you are put in once you have graduated. Now that I have had these experiences, I will be discussing the post education job market in Ireland, the blog you all have been waiting for.

DISCLAIMER: Everything I am discussing on here about current jobs in Ireland is purely based off my personal experience and may not be the same case for everyone. Please do not make out-of-the-box conclusions at the end of reading this blog post about job scenario in Ireland for international students after they complete higher education.

Jobs in Ireland for International Students

Before I actually start discussing the job scenario, I’d like to emphasize on how the job scenario works in Ireland for graduates (graduates meaning people who are freshly out of school).

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For example, if you are on a one year course in Ireland and your course starts in the Fall of 2015 ( September or October), the deadlines for most companies would be Oct-Dec of 2015 for a job that starts the following year (Sept 2016).

In short, most companies start the hiring process about one year before the job actually begins, so by the time you graduate, you immediately have a job to join.

A normal job application process begins with sending either a Resume or submitting an online application followed by a series of (absolutely ridiculous) online assessments.

You will then be asked to attend a series of interviews before you finally get a job offer.

So be prepared to spend hours on a single application and tailor your resume/cover letter for each company and job position.

 My HARROWING Job Search Story in Ireland

Just like the above process, I applied to a very big and successful company (whose name I do not wish to disclose) when I arrived in Dublin last year (September 2013) while attending a career fair at my university.

I submitted my application form (took me two days to complete) in December. Two months later (February), I got a call for the first HR interview that was held on-campus.

I did well and they called me to the second round, two months later (April), at a star hotel which included a group discussion, followed by a panel of three interviewers.

That went great for me, and they called me for a final round (again two months later, June) which was at their plant in the UK.

Imagine my happiness! They sponsored my UK visa, covered the flight charges, and sent a shiny Audi with a man waiting at the airport with my name board.

How good it felt! I arrived at the plant and the gentleman showed me around, told me how things work, advised me on how I should find an accommodation near-by, and even told me the department I would work in, people I would work with, and bought me lunch.

In short, he did everything, except confirmed my offer. The other manager was not available and told me he would send me the contract details in a day or two. This was my first ever application and interview, I came so far and I was sure I was getting the job. I went back home sent a “thank you” email.

One month passed and no reply.

Another month passed and no response from the company or any person.

Meanwhile, I attended two different interviews who had solid offers which I turned down as they did not cater to my field of career and interest.

And I was pretty sure I was getting this job (who wouldn’t?).

Finally, I got a call at 10 pm, about 3 months later, that something had happened to the manager (made up a random reason).

They told me, “I am sorry we can’t offer you a job, we are not turning down the offer due to your qualification, but purely due to an unavoidable circumstance, we wish you success.

The shock I faced was unimaginable. I wrote a couple of emails to all the people involved in the company about my situation and not one person bothered to reply.

My career was f***ed up. Literally.

The deadlines for all the companies had been up ages back and I had to wait another year to apply for a similar graduate role (Graduate program is a role wherein the company hires only freshly graduated people, and the best part, no experience is required).

I would have been graduating in a few months and starting my career.

[alert type=”danger” close=”false”] My dreams, my hopes, everything I had planned, was taken away with one call. Worst day of my life. [/alert]

After I completed my studies and was looking for full-time employment, I worked at the same career fair, part-time (moving around boxes and helping employers put up their stall).

I met the same employer who messed up my career with the same HR standing at the stall. I went up and told them, “At this time, I would have now been at your company’s plant working a full-time professional job, rather than working my ass off by moving boxes at the career fair, even for their own stall”.

You guys can relate how bad I must have felt at that instant. This is life I guess…..

Job Market in Ireland for Foreign Students

The job scenario is really, really competitive here. Especially for Indians and any other foreigners who have visa limits.

Rather than dragging the blog with irrelevant details, I’d like to say that there are massive opportunities for computer science and IT graduates here in Ireland. (Yei!!! Finally something happy to read!) Yeah, this is true.

Considering the fact that Ireland is the hub and European headquarters for many IT companies like Amazon, Vodafone, Apple, Microsoft, Intel and many more big companies, there are loads of opportunities for people in this stream.

If you can add experience, you have a very STRONG chance of getting a job paying about 30,000 quid a year, with added benefits. They sponsor your work visa in Ireland and practically give you everything you need to live.

In fact, there are more jobs than people available. I know people who have failed in modules yet have a job.

One of them has got the latest iPhone, a laptop from the company and he’s in the US for training! Wow!

Another mate with a GPA of 2.2 and has gotten three job offers. Another mate with no experience has already started working with the same perks.

Another friend attended an interview and they asked him to simply draw a circuit diagram and they would hire him. Literally any circuit diagram!

When he couldn’t, they asked him to draw something, anything, so that they have a reason to hire him.

He drew some random stuff, told about some random computer languages he knew and boom! They hired him.

People with almost any description from computer science and IT are getting good jobs here. I am happy for them. Then there are some people like a friend of mine who got a job offer of 45,000 quid and a three-year contract but turned it down, as he wanted to serve his country, India.

Now, people with business backgrounds.

Be it marketing or finance or cloud computing, there are decent opportunities for people like these too. The business sector is huge here, so you can get hired by companies like EY, KPMG and many more related organizations/banks.

You need to convince them, show them you are brilliant. You need to show them a reason to hire you.

If you are brilliant at what you do, there is no reason a company wouldn’t hire you.

What about the rest of us?

From civil, mechanical, electrical engineers or any other field? It’s a struggle. Trust me, it sure is a struggle.

A friend of mine has about 5 years of work experience and master’s degree from Trinity College.

He flew back home since he could not find a job here. I have a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Production with a first class degree.

I have a master’s degree in Bio-systems Engineering, sustainable energy and green technology with a 2.1 (roughly 3.4 GPA) degree from a university that is among the world’s top 1% universities.

I have an IELTS score of 8.0.

I have a German language certificate.

I have one year of work experience. And yet I still do not have a job.

I have applied to 150+ companies. My email is flooded with “We regret to inform you that you have been unsuccessful…” emails.

My life now is currently miserable. I cannot find any more derogatory words to describe my plight.

I cannot go back to India. With what face do I expect to go back?

After spending lakhs of money, I can’t just go back empty handed. Who would want to do that?

I, along with dozens of others were and are still being trapped by the ugly and highly commercialized educational consultancies of India that have “dressed up ladies” who promise students there are loads of part time jobs here, and once you graduate, you have a job in your hand.  This is BULLS**T. I repeat. It’s BULL CRAP!

Do not come to Ireland with those hopes. Once you graduate in Ireland, you have a one year “job search visa” (for which you need to pay another 300 quid).

I can provide contact details of dozens of students who are in a situation like me. All talented, but unemployed.

The job market for the rest of us is very competitive here. If you are exceptionally good and have the exact skills the company needs, you get immediately hired. Of course, like said before, it’s not that you have 0% chances to get a job, there are chances, but you just need to be lucky. Luck plays a vital role here.

Bottom-line here is, there’s a nice scope for people from Computer Science and IT and those with working experience have even more opportunities.

The rest of the streams have very unpredictable job markets. I advise all students planning to come to study in Ireland to do in-depth research before making decisions to come here and obtain a “foreign degree”.

Do not be fooled by educational consultancies.

Do not plan to settle here before even arriving here.

Decide what you want to do in life, decide where you want to pursue your career.

It’s going to matter for the rest of your life.

You would definitely be spending lakhs of hard earned money, so decide and plan accordingly. Again I repeat, do your research before deciding to come to Ireland.

Maybe this is my bad luck, or God knows what. This is my personal experience.

There could be people who have experienced better. But all in all, this is my personal impression and experience after studying in Ireland. I shall update if I have something to tell.

Wish you guys all the best for your career!


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  1. Hello,
    I read your blog now, for the first time.
    Could you tell me more about what you meant by the word “IT job” ?
    Does it mean only System Engineers and programmers for software?

    I got an offer of MSc in Business Analytics in Dublin, but after reading your blog, it might be just spending a lot of money and no job after graduation.

  2. Hi Guys,

    I am an IT professional with 9 years of experience into business intelligence , data engineering. I have been working as a business intelligence developer for the last 5 years. For my career progression as a data scientist or data analytics expert I have chosen Msc in data analytics in Ireland. Do you guys think that I will get a job after my masters in Ireland or will it be difficult for me as I have an overall 9 years of experience in IT field.

    Please leave your comments as I am really looking forward for your reply and suggestions.


  3. Hello All,
    I am planning to pursue MDA in Business Analytics in Dublin Ireland. i have even started process for oct 2020 intake. would like to know the job market for indian students in ireland. i have total 11 yrs of exp in HRBP role.
    Your inputs will be helpful to take the final call. my intention is to get a good opportunity in india when i return or find some relevant satisfactory job in ireland or some other european country.
    Please opine.

  4. Consulting agencies in India will try to send you for “Project Management” courses. While you can get admission easily in the overseas universities, it’s very hard to get or keep your visa on project management jobs. Think several times before you move anywhere only for management courses

  5. Hi Adnan,

    thanks for your blog here. Thousands of foreigners are in the same situation like you who are afraid to talk about work discrimination in Ireland.
    There are more cases where either recruitment agencies or companies in Ireland have recruited foreigners from the UK or other EU member states with excellent education and language skills for permanent positions but then changed the job description or even the contract after the foreigner arrived in Ireland or has started in the position.
    Ireland has the most growing economy because of the low company tax system. Nowhere in the EU are so many American and foreign companies based than in Ireland and,therefore, it has also one of the highest rates of job-openings.
    But foreigners are generally excluded from the Irish job market no matter what and where they have studied. Qualified and well-paid jobs in Ireland are reserved for Irish people.
    There are two reasons why foreigners having trouble to get a job in Ireland. Firstly, the majority of the hiring Managers in the companies are Irish.
    Secondly, Ireland has the highest number of recruitment agencies who block foreign job applications.
    The majority of foreigners in Ireland work either in food delivery or cleaning jobs to survive because Ireland is also unfortunately one of the most expensive countries in the EU.
    The national authority for Human Rights and Equality in Ireland are under the EU directive responsible to tackle work discrimination of foreigners but they don’t.

  6. Hi Adnan

    I have done my Master in economics from JNU India and 3 year Lecturer job done, and now I planning to do Master in Finance forn UCD.
    What is the job prospective in Ireland

  7. Thank you very much for this information.

    I am considering pursuing my LLM programme in one of the Universities in the Ireland. From what you said, there are not prospects of jobs after graduation for lawyers in Ireland.

  8. A very genuine and excellently explained topic with real facts.I lived and worked there as UK citizen.Its crowed,Most expensive place,with far and few jobs.Though just impossible to find accomodation and, if finds that is way far expensive with commitments(lease),dirty and dodgy people.Please be stay away from Ireland.

    1. Hi adnam
      I wanted to know about the scope of ms in HR or in economics in Ireland from trinity college Dublin .

  9. Interested in pursuing Masters in supply chain management and logistics in Ireland 2020. Please let me know the job opportunities in Ireland after pursuing such a master course.

    1. Please don’t go to Ireland for Management courses. Prefer UK, France , Germany, Canada. I have talked to many of friends studying in Ireland and job market isn’t the best for Management courses. Universities are nice but there’s no point in studying even if it is top 1% if you don’t get a job after graduation. Think rationally.

    2. Even looking for same with Masters in Supply Chain Management and Operations in 2020.Please let me know the job market in Ireland after completing the course.

    3. I am interested in pursuing Masters in Supply Chain Management. Please let me know about job opportunities if you are studying there or have got information about it?

  10. Hi
    After MCA , i have 3 yrs of IT support experience in hand , So what is the chance of getting job in IRELAND for same ?

  11. Sir i got an offer letter from germany for msc in international business. But now i am confused wheather to be with germany or apply for ms in Iot in ireland !

  12. HI i am planning to pursue Masters in Human resources and management from IRELAND, is there any scope for employment in HR after this Masters.
    Please Help

  13. Hi, I am planning to do my masters in marketing in 2019. Please let me know the jobs opportunities for Business/Marketing sector. It will be a great help if you help me with the above.

      1. Hi. Did you get a word on the job prospects in ireland for masters in marketing?
        Please help me out, if you have any information.
        Thank you

  14. I’m currently pursing my last year of LLB from INDIAN LAW SOCIETY’S LAW COLLEGE (ILS) .
    I plan on going to Ireland for LLM. Could anyone please tell me the prospects?

  15. Hey Guys ADNAN here.

    Would you people want me to post another article? I’ve been spammed by hundreds of msgs on Facebook (and for some reason Instagram too).

    Let me know πŸ™‚

  16. Hey buddy ,

    I’m not sure whether I will get a response but I’m hoping so (finger crossed) I’m planning to take up masters in management sept 2018 intake. I have 8 years of experience in finance industry.
    I’m quite confused n worried whether it’s a right decision, worth putting my money n are there any job opportunities..

    1. Hi Kanika,

      Did you finally pursue masters program. Even i have around 7 yrs experience in banking & finance and plan to add up a masters degree. Please share your experience.

  17. This is very informative…
    What about jobs like quality assurance in food industries..
    I want to know scope in food industries there in ireland…

  18. Hey Adnan,

    Trust me i was taken back with those strong sentences of yours. I do wish you all the luck[cos hard work would/might/”will” also fail at times[many times] and out of 1000+ posts that i have read, this one really made sense. I am gonna pursue my masters [Ireland was in my list, though had offers from other good colleges in US]. I once again wish you all the very best for your future endeavors my man.

  19. Hi Anand.
    This is very informative article.

    I wish to pursue LLM (Masters in Law) from Ireland.
    What about the Job opportunity in law firms or MNCs..?

    I am from middle class family. So I have to take loans. So if the Job market is bad, then I will not think to go there.

    Need your guidance.


  20. Hello friend,

    Hope by now you would landed in good job in your stream as you wished . If not do not worry every best things come after a long wait.and you may get best in future.

    Guys, can any one help me with my query . I completed Bachelors in Visual communication ,Planning for Masters in Public relation and media management . Can you suggest which college in which country would be better to land up in job once course got over.Can anyone from this stream..Do post your ideas and suggestion .I would help me some way.


    Have a great days ahead πŸ™‚

  21. Hi Adnan! I hope you’re doing great with your life now. I am a microbiology student and I am applying for M.Sc. in Biological sciences with microbiology as specialization. I actually want to purse PhD. Also if you could tell me about the microbiological industry specially for research. Something like research institutes.
    Thank you in advance,

  22. Thank you for the super informative article! I am now in 2 minds about studying at Trinity College, Dublin because I also received an offer from Uni of Strathclyde. The only reason I was considering TCD t is because of the one year that you have to look for a job. What is student life like at TCD and how would you compare an irish degree to a UK degree?

    1. Hey. Have u decided upon university? I am planning to pursue Masters in Marketing in TCD. Do u have any update that can help me?
      Thanks a ton.

  23. Really sad to hear your plight. I hope all is ok now. I wanted to message you via FB but looks like you have disabled the messaging option. Do write a blog on your success story as well. It will give everyone hope.

  24. Hi I am currently having 2.5 years of work exp as an IT-Business Analyst in an FORD India.
    I am looking for masters in Business Analytics or Data Science. Can you guide me like which are the top universities and is it worth taking a risk coming to Ireland for this ?
    And do Work Ex will count in finding the Job opportunities after my masters.
    Kindly share your opinion.


  25. Hello sir,
    I’m planning to take Masters in Electrical and Electronics in Ireland speciliasation in Bioinspired electronics or biomedical which is in the critical skill set of Ireland.
    What are the chances of me getting employed with this speciliasation? Please suggest me as I’m applying for sept 2018
    So that i can take a quick action.
    Hoping a reply
    Thank you

  26. Hi sir,
    I am in 4th Year of my engineering (computer science) and am planning to go for master’s in data science from TCD or UCD.
    Planning to take at least 1 or 2 years of work experience before going for master’s though because 1) I have to be on the safer side and
    2) haven’t been academically sound since forever so maybe getting work ex and a few extra curriculars here and there (social work, MUNs) might help me compensate for low grades.

    Your help will be much appreciated.
    Thankyou so much.

  27. Thank you sir..!! Your blog is really useful. I’m in a plan to do MS finance in Ireland, but after reading this, I really doubt whether I should plan for going abroad. Can you please give me some advice? I’m in desperate need of it.

  28. Well, as a citizen of Ireland, I’m probably going to have to come back to Ireland just to avoid winding up on the streets in some fourth world country in North America because I came to it to teach English and kept getting things stolen from me to no end. I do have one information systems degree but it was from back at the turn of the century so we’ll see.

  29. I read your post must say very informative. I am an it professional with 16 months work experience in top MNC. I want to pursue ms from either UCD or trinity in data analytics can you please tell me how is the job prospects with respect to my profile in current scenario (2017-2018). Also I have heard that will nations are preferred over non EU nations . Is that true?

  30. Hi Mate,

    I have around 11 years of experience in IT , Java to be specific. Has been through lot of roles in my carrier like , developer , lead , consultant and so on…
    I am currently in India and planning to pursue ‘masters in data analytics in university college of dubline’

    What are the changes of getting job after completion of course.

    Alternately I am thinking of doing an MBA from Germany and really cant decide which one to chose.
    So wanted to weigh out the option, between ireland and germany.

    Please suggest.

    1. Germany’s degrees are definitely cheaper. Ireland is for people who want the language around them to be English (in Germany, a lot of their Master’s and Doctorates are English – taught but then the language around you will be German outside the classroom). That’s what made me pick a francophone country for my master’s over Germany. That I’m half-French.

    2. Hi Sam,

      MBA from Germany for Indians is really not a good choice. Instead you can prefer any Masters in engineering and the chances of getting job in Germany is high.

  31. Hi

    Iam a Qualified Chartered accountant and looking forward to pursue masters in International Accounting & Finance. I want to know about job opportunities available for accounting & finance in Ireland.

  32. Hey Adnan, watsup ?

    I am BTech but from a private collage of india, having 12+ yrs of exp in IT, have worked in Sears holdings, tech manindra, dell and currently working in Samsung. I am pure technical and work as an technical architect.

    For me, how is the market in Ireland ?

    I am married and focus on saving money. How is the living cost and earning their ?

    Should i spend money in PR ??
    And how is the job security ?

  33. I live in Ireland; I’ve been searching for a professional job since then. I even got an M.Sc. in Marketing because I was told, Irish Recruiters value “Irish Education” on the CV. Bullshit!

    After three years submitting CV’s almost every single day and I was called for an interview only once, because I insisted so much that they called me back, for nothing of course!

    I spent 12K in a degree in Ireland, whereas I could’ve gone to Germany, France or Netherlands and pay much less and who knows…have better opportunities.

    If you are not in IT, DO NOT come to Ireland. Even Irish Graduates Students are leaving the country looking for better opportunities overseas. Why would you come?! Don’t fool yourself!

    Do your research about the country (real reviews, not what the government says!! It’s only propaganda)

    Waste of money, waste of time.

    1. Hey Friend i am planning to go to Ireland for my masters (MBA in Marketing) , So can you please guide me , The study scenario and What is the Current Job Scenario over there ??? And are there good opportunities for Marketing Students ? Please Revert ASAP !

    2. Is the condition so bad for people in business development stream ?? I was thinking of applying for DBS college for MBA in marketing. I am confused after reading your comment should i go for it or not ?

      Please let me know or suggest something.

      Thank you

  34. Brother don’t worry… God is there with you… So don’t feel πŸ™‚ and I have a doubt.. Is there any job vacancies in a normal shops for eg(aldi super market) was finished my diploma in civil.. But I know I won’t get a job in my field at Ireland.. So is there any opportunities was there in hotels or in shops??

  35. Hi,
    I have completed my this year and I am planning to do msc. in management from Trinity College. Please tell me about the part time job opportunities and availability of jobs after doing msc.

    1. Hi ashima i am also going to ireland for msc in management ..did you got any info abt job opportininutes after completion. Cant trust the word of education consultancies

  36. Thanks for the info brother,,,,,,,,,,,,,I was confused abou the job oopurtunities in ireland,,,,,,,,,,,but now i have a clarity towards it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  37. How is MS in renewable energy in Ireland , I’m told d market there is the best , any job prospects? Should I go for it ?

  38. Hi Adnan,

    I am thinking of doing my masters in food technology from Ireland. I wanted to ask you that if there is any scope and job opportunities in food tech stream there?

  39. Hi my fiancΓ© has done bcom and diploma in taxation from maharashtra …may I know what is the scope for her in Ireland …or does she need to study some course here to get a job …thanks you

  40. Hello, I have applied for MSC in information systems in Ireland there any possibility that I will be placed or settle in a good job after completing my degree..

  41. Hello,
    I’m in search of course in Ireland. I mean masters. I’m much interested in information technology courses like software development or softwaee engineering or cyber security etc.
    I did BCA with 7.6 cgpa that is around 65.36%
    Can you help me with some good colleges there and what are the job opportunities there for IT persons
    I’ll be coming in autumn 2017 intake so please help me with details asap
    Thanking you
    Rishabh Mehta

  42. Hey Adnan!

    I have received a conditional offer from UCD for the sustainable energy and green technologies course (the same as yours). I would like to know whether there are ample opportunities for students with a Environmental Masters degree. I’m from a middle class family and I cannot afford to spend such a high amount of money and not get anything in return. Since I have applied to the same course and university as yours I think you can really help me out here.
    Please reply as soon as possible. I hope you are doing well there! ?

    1. How did it work out? A friend with good experience has an offer for MS Health economics for sep 2018. is the job market worth risking leaving a steady career back home?

    2. Hello Aanad,
      I hope you are well.I am also consedering a masters course on sustainable energy from Dundalk University.Please let me know if you are currently pursuing your course in UCD & what is the scope there.As i am sole earning member i have to put a lot in stake.Appriciate your kind help.
      – Amlan

  43. Hello friend,
    May god bless you soon to achieve your aim. I’m in search of course in Ireland. I mean masters. I’m much interested in Telecommunications and Networking, and I found masters of engg in telecommunications(networking major) in dublin city university. I’m not aware of the scope for jobs there in this field. Are u able to help me in this case. Hoping for you replay.

  44. HI Adnan

    Could you help me with just 1 question.What are the job opportunities for someone doing masters in a any business field?


  45. Hi I am looking job in Ireland. I have 5+ years experience in back end process I am looking clerical job in Ireland.

  46. hi Adnan,

    How is the job market for a graduate from Msc in Supply Chain Management in Ireland?
    Kindly revert back as I am thinking of applying to UCD this fall

    1. hi aryan

      have you joined UCD for supply chain management.I am also planning to apply for the course in sep 19. if you have joined can you tell me job prospects there.

  47. Hey Adnan. Its been 2 years I guess after you’ve posted this. I hope you’ve landed a good job by now. And trust me Adnan, one or two years of failure can never make you a failure. You have lost nothing. Its only few years that you’ve given up. You have a lifetime to achieve what you want. So I wish you all luck for the future. Thanks for the blog mate.

    Now my question.

    I have completed Bcom commerce degree from India. I am now planning to do Msc. Finance and international accounting from Dublin Business School. What do you think? Will I be able to land a job after that in the one year period I get to stay there? What are gonna be my chances?

    Thanks Adnan.

  48. Hi Adnan

    Really pray for your best of future.

    No Doubt! All of your blogs have cleared my most of the doubts , now just have a concern in my mind regarding this blog- like as you mentioned IT and Comp sc is favourable here.
    For me – I did Btech in Electrical and Electronics and have 3 years of IT experience. Is it worthy? Suited? or smply Do I fall in that favourable slot?

    Thanks in advance
    Please do reply

  49. Hello Adnan,

    Its Informative to read your blog. Can you tell me the current scenario of Ireland . You say computer science and IT has great demand there and then you specifically mentioned about business and cloud computing but, cloud computing is an IT field right. I have applied for cloud computing and have 2.6 year of technical support experience. What do you have to say about the job scenario now in Ireland for cloud computing.

    Thank you.

      1. HI Sir,

        My name is Shailesh and having 4 years of experience and I want to do my MS in IT database, so please tell me the opportunities of getting job after MS .

  50. Hi Adnan ,
    I am from a middle class family and am planning to pursue my bachelor’s in IT from Trinity college.
    I really need to find a part timmer to pay off my fees.
    I have got a scholarship but still have to work to pay off my monthly expenses.
    I have Canada and Australia as an option too.
    What do u suggest ?
    N hey don’t lose hope mate. U have gone through so much n there’s just a weeny bit more. We are Indians n we don’t know how to give up !
    U have worked hard. M sure its gonna pay of in the near future. Be optimistic. Look at the positive side… Cheers !!! πŸ˜€

  51. Hi Adnan
    are you still unemployed because I am planning to do ms in Ireland and I think Ireland was in recession at that time

  52. Hi Adnan,

    I am planning for MSc in Information Systems from Dublin Business School. This college seems to be affiliated to Liverpool John Moores Uni. Heard of it? Is it worth to go for dublin business school? I know that LJMU is a UK university but dublin business school is affiliated to LJMU. Does this affect PSW?

  53. Hello Adnan,
    Reading your blog was very informative, as you rightly said IT people find jobs easily which is true because i have friends working there. I too am planning to move Ireland to do my Masters in Finance. Can you guide me as to how is the current market and job opportunities there for finance background… pls help???

    And am very much sure your hard work is gonna pay off soon πŸ™‚


  54. hey Adnan…
    I just came across this blog…i was doing a little research on job market in Ireland and i am very confused as to whether i should study in Ireland or not…

    the course i am thinking of applying for is M.Sc in Advertising (creative stream) at DIT…

    can u tell me whether its a good idea or not….because like u….i cant go back empty handed…..

  55. Hi dear,

    Very sad to learn about your sad story.
    My son has done hid BE in computers from Mumbai University .
    He is a genius in software development. He will do the coding for any program. which the company needs. can take on any responsibility like team leader,supervisor and get the task implemented
    with least time.
    Matching with his creative abilities he wants to acquire atleast Masters in computer science/software
    development etc.
    He is trying for admission in National College of Ireland, in Dublin where admissions are open now for the batch of Jan 2016.

    We learn from your blog that you are presently in Ireland and had a very good exposure of Ireland.
    hence we will be obliged if you can let us know following 2 things:

    1. Whether “National College of Ireland ” is a recognised and reputed college for doing MS.
    2.After doing his MS in computers/Software development whether he will get a suitable job.

    Kindly let us know is there any better college where the admissions now open.

    Your clarifications will be great help to us and reduce our anxiety to a great extent.
    Looking forward to your reply at the earliest.
    May God bless you and guide you in your future career.


  56. Hey Adnan, this is a wonderful insight about the job market there. I am from India done with my B.E. in Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering & planning for a masters in DCU in Telecommunications there. Are there job opportunities in the field of telecom?? Please do ask your friends about this. I am in a fix over MS in Ireland now. Plz get back to me on this. Your are doing a wonderful job by your blogs mate. I wish you all the success in your career. Don’t lose hope. Something big waiting for you soon. Thank You ..

  57. Hi ADNAN
    I am planning to do MSc Finance or Management Practice from Dublin Business School.I wish to know the job prospects in Dublin after completing the courses.Is it difficult getting a job in these fields?

  58. If your coming here for study its expensive. Job prospects they only for experience. With the same experience you can try Australia or U.S . Here recruiters are not allowed to differentiate students based on university . If you are parents are rich then go ahead . All management program not advised at all .

  59. How is the visa processing to Ireland.. Is it tedious? N Is it advisable to go there and find a job? pls guide..thanks

  60. Hi Adnan Awes, I have been granted erasmus mundus scholarship for master’s in sustainable energy and green technologies at UCD for sep 2015 intake..So please can u tell me about the opportunities after completing this courses..I think u are also from the same field..

  61. Someone plz suggest me I am post graduate in Analytical chemistry I have six year’s Analytical laboratory of well known chemical como R&D Center. Will it be easy for me to get job there if i come for any one year cource

  62. Hi This is Ganesh from Bangalore.May i know the job opportunities for Computer Science student in IT industry.Is it easy to find a job which would be best university to go with CS in Ireland so that i can get a job more easily from the university.Is that true that i get 1 year of visa after completion of graduation.In this one year wil we get job in IT.Does job placement depends on the universities.

    Thanking you,

    Ganesh R U

  63. It’s only in this blog I am hearing good things about job prospects ireland.
    When I ask Indians over there in Ireland their opinion is completely different.

  64. husband is a mcom mba n is working in a leading organisation for long time..more than 12 yrs of experience in sales n marketing..we Want to migrate to Ireland .wat is the basic procedure n Wat r the opportunities available for him..pls guide..thanks

  65. Hi Adnan,
    Your blog indeed is very helpful to get an insight of job scenarios in Ireland and I wish that you finally come up with flying colors
    like one gentlemen asked above I have an opportunity from UCD Smurfit for Msc in Project Management and Msc in IT enabled innovation in Maynooth university…as I have 3 years of experience in IT as a software developer in India…which of above course will allow me a good chance of getting a job
    kindly reply as your feedback will be very helpful for me I am aiming for sept 2015 intake

  66. Hello adnan sir, currently i’m in final year civil engg from pune university and i am interested in Renewable Energy Master by Research.. I already innovate 2project in renewable energy and i wanna do MS especially in research work.. I like research soo much.. So is that Ireland is best for me for MS in renewable energy with research project????? Because UK is too costly and not in my budget like Loughborough university.. Please sir help me out from this problem..

  67. Hi.
    I am looking forward to join a film school in Ireland and I am from India. I have experience in Film making and music. What are my job prospects according to you? And which Institute should i join for doing this course?
    1. (Dublin Institute of Technology)
    2. (Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology)
    3. (Dublin City University)
    4. (University College Dublin)
    Your suggest will be of great help.

    1. Guys,

      If you have few years of IT experience and damn good in what you do, you can directly get IT job in Ireland despite your degree. I know people working in tier 1 companies who don’t even have a bachelor degree, but outstanding in their skills. So no need to come here for masters or so, if you have deep skills. Consultancies may get money from universities I believe and universities gets huge money as fee from foreign students. So be wise on spending your hard earned money. Even if you get a job, the tax is very high.

  68. If you have an admit even from low ranked school better to stick with it. work visa is indeed an issue in EU.

  69. Hi Adnan,

    Thanks a lot for sharing your personal experience. I believe this way we can get a actual picture of circumstances there.
    My Profile( briefly) : Almost 6 yrs of Work exp in IT Software/ Computer Science Engineering graduate from India.
    Could you please suggest me on two things.

    1) I have 2 offers from UCD: Masters in Management/Masters in Project Management.Which is more better – to be specific ( Project mangmnt) or to hold a wide scope going generic ( Master management)

    2)And as you say in your blog that we have good career in CS/IT, so what should I understand shall I go for a masters in management to move into IT management or shall I opt for some technical 1 year degree from Ireland so as to be in software field( technical).

    Good market for IT professionals mean: Technical or Management in IT.

    Please reply asap as I am planning for this Sept15 intake and have not accepted the offer yet. I am really confused !!!

    1. Hey! Just curious.. which one did you happen to pick and what scenes with job?

      I have a 5yrs exp in IT as an Engineer and looking for IT related management course in Ireland. Your input would be really appreciated! πŸ™‚

  70. Hai thank you for the time on writting this blog.

    I got accepted at UCD in management consulting for my postgraduate study.
    I’m an asian who have major in accounting and a year experience in one of the big 4.
    Is it really hard for a business consultant to get a job in Ireland after I graduate and the fact that I’m asian ?

    Thank you for your precious time to answer my question

  71. sir,iam from mechanical background in my,i want to study in irland to do masters in computer science,if i complete my masters as usually i am searching for a job,is there any affect while searching for the job( from in mechanical engineering,ater did the masters in computer background),pleeeeaseeee give me to the reply

  72. I’m an Indian law student and have been accepted in UCD for the program MSc in International Law and Business. Its a very new program and probably the second batch. Do you think going for such a course would be advisable? And how about the job market? And I would be choosing UCD over Australian Universities. So would it be worth?

  73. Great blog. Lots of information.
    from your blog i saw that getting jobs in IT is easier. I’m panning to do masters in NUIG in Data Analytics.
    In some other blogs i read that , for Asians it is very hard to find a job there.
    How hard/easy it is to get a job if you take masters and have an years experience?

      1. hi adnan …im also from in india ….i want to know about pharma sector… im planing to do MSc in Pharmaceutical Business & Technology…. can i be able to get job in this field???

    1. Yes that’s what even I am hearing. Indians find it difficult to get job.

      But there are few Indians all of them sent through company in india.

  74. Hello sir,
    As i had done mechanical engineer and interested to do masters in engineering management in US, but according to this article by Mr.ADNAN US is only for (software) IT jobs ? Then will you please suggest me which country is best for mechanical engineers to get jobs after completion of my masters except Germany. Hope for your kind reply thank you.

  75. A very informative article! I want to seek information regarding the Police Clearance Certificate. I belong from India and I am not able to get exact information for getting this PCC done. I hope you would be able to provide any information regarding the same. I would request you to kindly email me the link or info @ [email protected],com. Thanks in advance.

  76. That was a good article.Thank you Adnan.i am too planning to do masters in computing.You’ve mentioned like there are lot of opportunities for computer and it sector but the students who i contacted are saying that it is very competitive and after applying to 200 jobs you get one.Can you clarify this issue? since i have to make quick decision to accept the offer or not

    1. Like mentioned in the blog, good opportunities here for IT and CS, you just need to convince them to hire you. But again, its your decision, research thoroughly and apply.

    2. Thanks a lot Adnan for depicting the picture over there.
      As you have mentioned in your post that the jobs are very competitive and out of 200 jobs applied, only very few employers turn back to us. Whom did you get this information from? Were they gradautes studying over there or through info given in any other forum as such? Please clarify.
      Even I am planning for my masters in ireland but bit reluctant about the jobs post graduation.

  77. I wish you all the best bro. Just never give up. I can understand how you must be feeling right now. May be there’s something big hidden for you which you will get at the right time for sure. Just trust yourself and the time. Keep up the hard work. Good Luck!

      1. Hello,

        Thank you for taking your time and sharing your experience with us Adnan! Always loved your posts! πŸ™‚

        All i want to say you is, just hang in there buddy. Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly. Isn’t it?

        What has to be done , i cannot say it all. I am sure, you are astute enough to figure things out by yourself. BUT, from my perspective, i would do the following.

        The most indispensable thing to do now right now, is not to run out of visa status. Find an employer who can sponsor you a work visa. The work may not be the ideal or your area of interest, just grab the job, if you get any chance.

        It can be difficult to find people to talk to at first. You should
        use LinkedIn alumni, professors, conferences, to get referrals. This would potentially put your resume way ahead of the cue and hope full give you the most important breakthrough.

        Other EU Countries:
        I don’t know your major but If you have done your masters in automobile or mech, try applying for jobs in other EU countries (Germany?) . Germany is doing good in mech and automobile industry. Try your luck there. You never known.

        Call Back:
        Make sure you shoot and email/ even better call the organization, regarding the progress/status of your interview!

        That’s all i can think right off the top of my head as of now. (2AM :D) nonetheless, i really hope and pray things works out for you and you land up in a job in the near future.

        Manish A

        1. Hey Manish, thanks for your kind words mate. Helps me going.

          I am in such a miserable condition, I’am now started applying for companies that irrelevant to my field of interest or expertise. It feels bad when you have such good degrees from a one of the best universities and yet you cant do much about it. Lets see if I find a company that can give me a visa.

          About the networking thing, I have made pretty lot of connections here. Frankly, I got a few jobs opportunities but all hesitate to sponsor for a visa.

          Germany is a funny country, No German No Jobs, or they hire people who have graduated from their own country first. Same thing applies to other EU countries. Mostly language issues.

          Anyways, thanks for your comment. It was pleasing πŸ™‚ Keep praying for me!

          1. Hi Adnan, I hold an offer to study the MA Journalism at DIT. I’m from India too. Do u know about Irish news agencies or media outlets accepting non-EEA journalists after graduation? Also, does DIT have a good reputation with Ireland and elsewhere?
            I’m mainly concerned about whether employers would consider me after I graduate from DIT with the journalism degree. And I do have experience in the preofession as well.

      2. i am Shubham Patil a B.E in Computer science with a pass out batch of june 2017. i am trying for the September 18 intake for the masters in computer networks or security types subjects, but i am little bit of worried about the future scenario related to career jobs and recovering of my loan amount after the masters education, also the validation of degree of the Universities in Ireland for the rest of the world? . So sir would you please guide me for the entire process so that i may get encouraged too towards my this decision?

      3. what is your current job status …….I am planning too for course of mechatronics pls suggest me whether to come or not and are there jobs in ireland

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