Career Centre

How to Create a Successful CV

Saturday, March 12, 2016

With many employers now receiving hundreds of applications for each advertised vacancy, how do you know what they are really looking for and how can you make your CV stand out from the crowd?

Competency Based Interviews

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Most job seekers fear competency based interviews, but I think they’re easier to navigate than traditional interviews. A critical component for success is an in-depth understanding of the STAR technique.

Job Hunting: The Fear Factor

Friday, June 05, 2015

Jobseekers have to face and overcome fears to land the ultimate prize – that dream job. Unfortunately, many jobseekers fail to overcome their fear and miss out on opportunities.

Fear of getting fired drops, as 25% of people insult their boss at the Christmas party

Thursday, December 17, 2015

We’re well and truly into Christmas party season now, and, as this new survey fromRecruitIreland.comhighlights, workers across Ireland are facing the usual festive dilemmas. To go or not to go? What to wear? And how to avoid making a fool of myself in front of the boss?

How To Search For A Job While Still Employed

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

It is likely, that at some stage in your life you will be looking for a new job while still employed. Often this can be the best time to begin searching for a new job as you are under less pressure and more likely to wait and find a job that you really love. Although it can be difficult to juggle your current role and searching for a new position, in the long run it will be worth it if you find a great job. Below are some tips to make the job hunt as stress free as possible.

What we can learn from the Olympics

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

I’ve always been a big fan of the Olympics and Paralympics, the spectacular ceremonies, the inspiring stories and of course the edge of your seat action. This summer I spent many hours glued to the TV watching the best athletes in the world strive to reach the pinnacle of their sports in Rio.

The future of work.....are you ready?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

If one out of two people born in Europe today live to 100 years of age what does this mean for our working lives? How will your company adapt to the evolution of the 9-5 working day or having to hire freelance talent that you may never even see? With the ‘always on culture’ how can you keep your employees engaged and prevent burnout?

Are you a workaholic?

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A workaholic is someone who is addicted to work and who defines themselves by their work. (Hello I’m James and I’m a workaholic!) Someone battling alcoholism will receive support from society, but the cultures of many companies promote behaviours that are symptomatic of workaholism. As author and speaker Brene Browne says ‘when did stress become a status symbol?’

Things to avoid when filling out your CV

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Boredof advice on how to find your dream job? Suzanne Harringtoncasts an arched eyebrow over some of the world’s most rubbish cvs.

New Year Re-Solutions

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The New Year is synonymous with making resolutions which for most people are knee-jerk responses to overindulgence during Christmas. If we split the word ‘resolutions’ in two, we have ‘re-solutions,’ and with 2015 stretching out in front of us, this is a great time to get curious about creating new solutions to old issues.

Job Search Strategies

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I’ve preached about proactive job search for over a decade. Thissaid,I know most job seekers are still reacting to the job market, only targeting advertised jobs.