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Training is priority in IT

Published: Friday, 01 February 2008   Category: Science, IT and Engineering

IT professionals have advised 2008 IT graduates that the most important thing to look for in a job is "as much training as possible".

The survey, conducted by ComputerJobs.ie, found that 48 per cent of 6,000 Irish IT professionals stated that they considered training to be of more importance than a wage rise, reports Onrec.

Commenting on this being crucial to IT managers ensuring they have the best employees, Niall Kelly, director of ComputerJobs.ie. said: "The message is clear that continued professional development must be a high priority in 2008 for Irish IT companies, both blue chip and SME's, if they want to retain valuable staff".

Half of those taking part said that their seniors' management skills were not especially good, the report continues.

The figures also show that job security is not particularly a high priority, with seven out of ten respondents feeling there were sufficient job options in the market.

In related news, software giant Microsoft has made a £22 billion bid to buy the search engine Yahoo.

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