Matrix Recruitment are celebrating their 20 years in business this year and keeping with that theme - here are 20 jobs that didn't exist 20 years ago!


This year, Matrix Recruitment is celebrating 20 years of matching great people to great jobs. A lot has changed in those two decades and technology has been a huge driver of this transformation.  Attitudes and behaviours have also changed and now, more than ever before, we are focused on areas such as wellness and mental health and that too has created new and interesting job titles and career options.

In 1998 Johnny Sexton was just 12 years old, Leo Varadkar was in college and Niall Horan, well, Niall was probably still in short pants at the grand old age of 4.

Fast forward 20 years and there are fewer of us reading a daily newspaper; instead, we are getting our news and information online and from ‘citizen journalists’ on social platforms such as Twitter and Instagram.

20 years ago, many of the jobs that we know today didn’t exist and weren’t even thought of or ‘invented’.  Check out this list.

Is your job one of a new generation of careers that has evolved in the 21st Century?  Let us know!

  1. Online Community Manager
  2. Blogger
  3. Business Intelligence Specialist
  4. Finance Analyst
  5. Digital Marketing Expert
  6. SEO Specialist
  7. Web Analyst
  8. App Developer
  9. Social Media Manager
  10. Wellbeing Coach
  11. Online Influencer
  12. Business Analyst
  13. GDPR Data Protection Officer
  14. Data Analyst
  15. Virtual Assistant
  16. Cyber Security Analyst
  17. Sustainability Director
  18. User Experience Designer
  19. Robotics Engineer
  20. Lean Specialist

These are only few of the jobs that didn’t exist 20 years ago. Keeping with the theme of Matrix being in business 20 years this year, keep your eyes pealed for our series of “20” themed blogs that is to yet come!

Can you think of others that weren’t around back in 1998?


Matrix Recruitment Group is one of Ireland’s leading recruitment firms.  20 years in business, with offices in Dublin, Waterford, Carlow, Athlone and Galway. Why not register your CV now and get in touch with a member of our team to discuss your next move.