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


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!


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?

The Morgan McKinley Student Series | Trends in Content Marketing for 2015


Inbound marketing focuses on creating content that pulls people / buyers towards a product or company. In 2015, companies will not seek to simply attract online traffic, but rather attract the right kind of visitors that are valuable to their business. 

According to Hubspot “by aligning the content you publish with your customer’s interests, you naturally attract inbound traffic that you can then convert, close, and delight over time”.

So what are the trends for 2015?

Competency Style Interviews: How to sparkle using technique


Not only should you display appropriate personality strengths, you need to prepare discussing your experience in a way that displays the competencies required for that role.

For example, if you’re applying for a Marketing Manager position it’s likely the potential employer will provide opportunity to display leadership qualities, project management skills, evidence of managing conflict situations, working to tight deadlines or motivating others.

From Engineering Graduate to Engineering Manager


With the College Exams coming to an end this week, I was thinking back to when I was doing my finals and preparing for the jobs market.

I graduated with an Honours Degree in Chemical and Process Engineering 10 years ago, and had a few ideas of the direction I wanted to go in. Like most of my peers I wanted to get into one of the multinational pharma companies, and work my way up.

Being from Cork, we Corkonians don’t like to leave Cork, sure why would you? Tis great!