Career Advice

Posted: 28 Jun 2017

Category: Career Advice

When I was contemplating asking my boss for my first ever salary rise in work, I thought to myself “If only they taught us how to negotiate in school. I may be an expert on v-shaped valley formation and stalagmites, but ask me how to get a raise? I hadn’t a clue!”The more I thought about asking for ...

Dress For Success

Posted: 17 Nov 2016

Category: Career Advice

Posted: 17 Nov 2016

Category: Career Advice

Be sure to pick out a smart outfit a few days before an interview and try it on to make sure that you look sharp and well presented. For women, a smart shirt, dress, skirt or trousers are a safe bet for impressing at an interview and for men, a well-kept suit and freshly ironed shirt and tie is the ...

Land That Dream Job

Posted: 17 Nov 2016

Category: Career Advice

Posted: 17 Nov 2016

Category: Career Advice

Landing your dream job requires proper research, preparation and determination, but thanks to modern technology and websites such as www.jobalert.ie the task of sourcing vacant positions has become a lot easier. You can sign up for job alert notifications and very soon opportunities will come lookin...

Interview Prep

Posted: 17 Nov 2016

Category: Career Advice

Posted: 17 Nov 2016

Category: Career Advice

As soon as you apply for a position you should start researching the company just in case you are called for interview at short notice. You should take down notes and important details, particularly ones that directly relate to your role.Once an interview is confirmed you can further research indust...

Nailing the Interview

Posted: 17 Nov 2016

Category: Career Advice

Posted: 17 Nov 2016

Category: Career Advice

You should always arrive at an interview around 15 minutes before. Not only does it go down well with the employer, but it gives you time to catch your breath, calm yourself down, focus your mind and if you like you can have a glance over your notes as you wait to be called.Make sure you block off e...

CV Guidance Notes

Posted: 17 Nov 2016

Category: Career Advice

Posted: 17 Nov 2016

Category: Career Advice

Section 1:Personal DetailsYour personal and contact details must include name, address, phone numbers and email. Some people also include their LinkedIn URL on their CV. It is not necessary to include age or marital status.Section 2:Personal Profile / Career ObjectivesThis should be a brief introduc...

Posted: 17 Jun 2016

Category: Career Advice

Sometimes it can be difficult to recover from an unsuccessful interview, particularly when you felt that it went really well. But there is no need for despair. Try not to dwell too long on the negative result as it will only dent your confidence. It’s more important to dust yourself off and move for...

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