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I would strongly recommend a career in HR specifically in hospitality. It is a flexible career with lots of options and opportunities to travel. A qualification in HRM is a good start and gaining work experience is really important. 

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100 New Jobs for Dublin with CarGurus

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100 New Jobs for Dublin with CarGurus

Wednesday, March 09, 2016 

100 New Jobs for Dublin with CarGurus

The automotive shopping website, CarGurus announced it will establish its European Headquarters in Dublin, creating 100 new jobs over the next three years.

The office will be CarGurus’ first branch location outside the U.S. and will be a hub for the Inside Sales, Dealer Account Services and Technical Development teams that will build CarGurus’ country-specific operations in Europe, including CarGurus UK which launched in September 2015.

Kristen Kenny, CarGurus VP People and Talent Acquisition said: “Dublin is full of amazing talent, and we are actively recruiting professionals in the areas of inside sales and account management. We’re looking for smart, ambitious people who want to be a part of a thriving, entrepreneurial consumer technology company with a very bright future in Europe.”

Positions available in CarGurus’ Dublin office can be viewed here

Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland said: “Ireland continues to attract the best and brightest of today’s technology companies to our shores. CarGurus is coming to Ireland for our talent and to be part of the community of tech companies that now call Ireland home. CarGurus base here in Ireland will allow them to continue expanding their company into new European markets.”

Named a top place to work by the Boston Globe and a “fastest-growing company” by Forbes and Inc., the company boasts an amazing company culture, a best-in-class product and a proven model for success. The company is currently finalizing office location in Dublin and intends to be operational by June 2016.

The company was introduced to Ireland through ConnectIreland, the company responsible for delivering the Government’s ‘Succeed in Ireland’ initiative, as part of the Action Plan for Jobs, in association with IDA Ireland.

About CarGurus

CarGurus is the fastest-growing and most visited auto shopping site in the United States, with more than 19 million unique monthly visitors and more than 14,000 dealership customers. The company uses proprietary search technology, data analysis and community reviews to help consumers easily find the best car deals from the best-rated local dealerships. This revolutionary model delivers transparency and relevance for shoppers, and also drives value and customer leads for sellers through its dealership products and services.

In 2015, the company began its international expansion, with the launch of CarGurus Canada and CarGurus UK. Additional markets will come on line in 2016. CarGurus was founded in 2007 by Langley Steinert (also a co-founder of travel site, TripAdvisor), and has world headquarters in Cambridge, MA.

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