Careers

What if your job interview was like X-Factor “Judges' Houses”?

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Why didn't Nicole choose Michelle? Why do employers choose one applicant over the other? If your job interview was like Judges’ houses, would you make it through to the live show and get the job?

It was interesting to see some unusual choices being made by the judges on X factor at Judges’ Houses.  Only 3 out of the 6 performers could go through but were you shocked that certain contestants didn’t make it?

How you recruit affects your bottom line!

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Technology is changing how customers and consumers interact with companies. Your business either chooses transparency or transparency will be set among you; time is ticking.

The market place is returning slowly but surely. Companies are investing heavily in online marketing and brand image, however if you look at recruitment as a key touch point, between a company and the market place, surely reputation is something to be invested in as much as product design & innovation?

Top 5 Tips on how to write an Engineering CV

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My response is always the same. Your CV style and format should always mirror the characteristics of your profession. For example, if you are a Graphic Designer I would advise that your CV have a lot colour and should have elements that shows off your creativity and uniqueness. The same concept should be implemented for Engineers. Engineering roles are traditionally very technical and require structure and attention to detail so it is key that your CV reflects these skills.

Munster v Leinster

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It was so much easier ten years ago, Leinster did financial services and Munster did manufacturing (and winning Heineken cups). The lines are more blurred now with Cork being a ‘European tech cluster’ and four ‘blue chip’ players within the financial services sector having operations in Munster.

Relocating for your partners job

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Remember that trailing spouses have acquired real valuable skills that can be transferred to many markets and here’s how to put your best foot forward:

Before you set off together, I recommend even prior to market research, targeting posts, and approaching the job market is to do a professional and personal assessment. By this I mean writing down and examining your aptitudes, ideals and attitudes about your move and where you would like to be.