Anne Caulfield

Meet Career Coach, Anne Caulfield, at Jobs Expo Galway

We’re almost a month away from Jobs Expo Galway. The west’s leading recruitment fair returns on Saturday 16th February and will take place at the Galway Racecourse.

The event will host industry leading employers looking for new talent to join their teams. Furthermore, there will a be a diverse range of seminars and career coaching throughout the day. Anne Caulfield, founder of ElevateEdge, will be partaking in both these areas.

About Anne Caulfield

Anne is an Accredited Executive Coach, currently coaching business leaders and senior executives in FTSE 250 listed companies, SME’s, as well as Third Level Educational bodies.

Anne has a keen interest in Leadership Development. Additionally, she’s an accredited ECR 360 EQ Emotional Intelligence Coach. The cornerstone to Anne’s professional success is her aptitude for strategic thinking and ability to lead and adapt to diverse business environments.

Anne has 20 years’ commercial experience in corporate. She has worked for blue chip companies in the IT, Healthcare and Telco industries. 

Anne’s ability to enable insight and learning makes it a transforming experience for her clients.

Career Clinic and Agenda Stage

Anne will be lending her expertise for anyone who is looking for career guidance. You can head straight to our Career Clinic to meet her throughout the morning and afternoon.

At 10:30am you can head to our Agenda Stage and attend Anne’s seminar, ‘3 Steps to a more fulfilling and lucrative career’. 

You can register today for this FREE event on our website. We hope to see you next month at Jobs Expo Galway!



Fidelma Wallace

Meet Career Coach, Fidelma Wallace, at Jobs Expo Galway on Saturday 16th February

The first Jobs Expo of 2019 will take place in Galway next month. Among a set of employers, who will be recruiting on the day, attendees can also avail of our Career Clinic.

Some of the hardest working career coaches will be there on the day, lending FREE guidance for those eager to gain career advice.


Fidelma Wallace

Fidelma Wallace will be one of these professional coaches. Fidelma is the Talent Manager with EssentialSkillz, an eLearning company based in Galway city.

She has 19 years’ industry experience in Talent Acquisition and Human Resources. Furthermore, Fidelma holds qualifications in Employment Legislation, Human Resource Management and Careers Counselling. She has specialised in the Tech sector for the past 7 years.

She has designed and delivered training courses on CV Preparation and Interview Techniques for Sli Nua Careers, Galway Executive Skillnet, ITAG Skillnet, Galway Rural Development and Solas Resource Centre.
Fidelma is a qualified NLP (Neuro Linguistic Practitioner) and combines her practical experience in Human resources with strong mental preparation.

Internationally Certified user of Thomas International’s Personal Profile Analysis (PPA) and its related instruments.

Furthermore, you can attend Fidelma’s seminar, ‘Top Tips for Interviews in the Tech Cente’. This talk will be at 11:15am on the Agenda Stage.

If you’re looking to gain some FREE career advice in Galway then register today for your FREE ticket to Jobs Expo Galway. We’ll see you on Saturday 16th February at the Galway Racecourse.


Aoife Collins

Meet career coach, Aoife Collins, at Jobs Expo Cork on Saturday 17th November in Pairc Ui Chaoimh

A native of Cork, Aoife is a qualified career and executive coach, trainer and consultant and a mother of two young boys. She has over 18 years’ experience working with national and regional organisations in the public, non-profit and private sectors, both as an employee and on a self-employed basis. This has given Aoife an excellent insight into the challenges of developing a fulfilling career while trying to balance the needs of a young family, as well as the reality of the workplace and the challenges of both working within teams and running your own business.


Aoife Collins Coaching & Consulting provides tailored 1:1 career and business coaching to individuals and employees; workshops and training on career and leadership development for emerging leaders and teams; as well as training, external facilitation and evaluation services for organisations across the Munster region.


As well as her coaching and consultancy work Aoife is Vice Chair of the youth organisation Kinsale Youth Support Services on a voluntary basis. Her qualifications include: An Accredited Diploma in Executive and Life Coaching; a Certificate in Career Coaching; a QQI Level 6 Certificate in Coaching Practice and Ethics; a QQI Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Learning and Development, a Masters in International Relations and a BA in Sociology and Geography.


Aoife has always been passionate about equality and supporting adults and young people to overcome obstacles and reach more of their potential. She gets great fulfilment from supporting people to gain the clarity, confidence and motivation they need to create positive changes in their career, work and world.

Jobs Expo’s Kevin Branigan gave us an introduction to Jobs Expo Dublin, 13th October 2018

We kicked off Jobs Expo Dublin with Kevin Brangian who told us what attendees can expect from this free recruitment fair.




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We spoke to Lesa from our Career Clinic at Jobs Expo Dublin, 13th October 2018

Lesa talked to us about the “Do’s and Don’ts” when preparing your CV.



Aggie Pulfer

Meet career coach, Aggie Pulfer, at Jobs Expo Cork at Pairc Ui Chaoimh on 17th November

Aggie Pulfer is a people orientated person, with a solution focused mindset and a practical approach to business, career and life. She has built a coaching practice on rich work experience, strong academical background, passion for bringing the best out of others, and never-ending personal development.

When she was seven years old, she asked her granny to pay for her English classes, as she had a strong belief: one day she would find herself in an English-speaking country and after 20 years, she moved to Ireland! This is her home now: magical, friendly and supportive country, full of multinational and multicultural communities, and infinite opportunities for everyone.

From a professional point of view, she possesses a Master’s Degree in Coaching, several top-end certificates related to this field and, to Neuroscience, which she have been following for the past ten years.

And finally, coaching partnership: the work she enjoys the most! In less than two years, she has coached successfully over 30 clients and several teams, from 14 different countries. We are talking about more than 200 hours of professional coaching, while still working full time in a different role, studying and taking care of her family and friends. So many roles we all play in our business, career and life!

Meet leading employers at Jobs Expo Cork on Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Ireland’s leading employment and careers fair, Jobs Expo, returns to Cork on 16 November. Taking place at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Jobs Expo Cork features a fantastic range of job opportunities. Exhibitors recruiting at the event come from a variety of sectors including technology, pharmaceutical, customer service, education, emergency services, healthcare, investment and retail.

“Whether you’re looking for your first job, returning to work, or keen on a new challenge, there will be something for you at Jobs Expo Cork,” says organiser Kevin Branigan of Careers Unlimited.

Both Irish and multinational companies are taking part in Jobs Expo Cork. Exhibitors include the National Ambulance Service, PhoneWatch, Laya Healthcare, Aspira, Sanofi and BNY Mellon. The Government of the Isle of Man will also be there, highlighting the variety of career opportunities on the island.

Jobs Expo Cork also has a specialist area dedicated to STEM jobs. The STEM Sector hosts some of the most prestigious international as well as national employers in science, technology, engineering, and medicine. Exhibitors taking part include pharmaceutical giants Alkermes and Sanofi, cutting edge tech firm ArtofUs and international IT specialists Aspira in addition to the innovative start-up HiUp.

“At Jobs Expo Cork there are opportunities for graduates, school leavers, highly skilled and unemployed people, as well as anyone thinking of changing careers or upskilling,” says Kevin.

In addition to companies recruiting at the event, there will be a series of talks from industry insiders at Jobs Expo’s Seminar Zone. Speakers include the National Ambulance Service, who will give a seminar on careers opportunities in the emergency services. Geoff Brown of Hourglass Education will discuss common misconception about teaching in the UK. US Immigration Attorney Caro Kinsella also returns to Jobs Expo and will explain how getting a working visa to the States is not as hard as you might think.

Finally, the very popular Career Clinic returns. Over the course of the day, jobseekers will be able to meet one-on-one with career development coaches. The coaches will offer expert professional development advice and help jobseekers land their dream job. The Career Clinic is free of charge to all attendees.



Companies recruiting at Jobs Expo Cork November 2016 represent a diverse number of industries such as teaching, IT, wealth management, healthcare, sales and customer services as well as specialist recruitment firms. Exhibitors taking part in Jobs Expo Cork include:

Alkermes; ArtofUs; Aspira; BCS Sales Recruitment; BNY Mellon; CareBright; Cope Foundation; Cork Chamber of Commerce; Department of Social Protection; Fluirse Education Solutions; FIT; HiUp; Hourglass Education; Innopharma College of Applied Sciences; Isle of Man Government; Laya Healthcare; McGee Pharma International; National Ambulance Services; Nightcourses; Oriel High School; PE Global; PhoneWatch; Sanofi; SOLAS; US Immigration Attorney Caro Kinsella; Virtual Expos; Zevas and more…

Career Clinic

Expert career advice will be on offer at Job Expo’s Career Clinic. Attendees can avail of free one-on-one advice on issues such as interview skills and CV preparation, as well as career guidance from some of Ireland’s best-known career and personal development coaches.

Seminar Zone

The Seminar Zone offers talks from industry professionals. Topics covered at this Jobs Expo Cork includes teaching in the UK and working in frontline services as well as immigrating to the USA. The Seminar Zone is free-of-charge to all attendees on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Attending Jobs Expo 2016

Jobs Expo is the leading jobs and careers event in Ireland and is free-of-charge to the public. Jobs Expo is run by Careers Unlimited, a Dublin-based online and events company and organised by BCS Sales Recruitment. Due to the event’s popularity, places are limited. Anyone wishing to attend is advised to register to ensure admission and avoid queues. Register now at


Date: Wednesday 16 November 2016

Time: 11am – 4pm

Location: Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork

Entrance fee: FREE

Full details at:

Kevin Branigan
Jobs Expo 2016
 (01) 5311 280 / 0872679047

Marian Brennan

Meet career coach Marian Brennan at Jobs Expo Cork

Marian Brennan is a qualified executive trainer and life coaching consultant. Her biggest passion in life is to encourage, motivate and assist people to become the best they possibly can be on whatever path or situation they find themselves facing.

Marian has taken many leaps of faith throughout her own life and career, and understands how difficult big decisions and choices can be. After working in a university for 20 years, she went back to study. This new path brought her to IBM for 15 years where she worked as an education facilitator/trainer before moving on to manage software and finance teams. This has given her many years of experience leading and motivating teams to great success.

Marian has also been a Toastmaster for many years, writing and delivering speeches on various topics from educational, motivational, award acceptance, wedding speeches, humorous and storytelling. She now mentors others to have the confidence to face their audience to achieve the same success.

Marian believes that people are naturally creative and powerful, and that whatever realistic goal or challenge they wish to pursue they can achieve. Marian creates a coaching environment that is safe and non-judgmental, and where the client controls the agenda at all times.

Jobs Expo Cork

Jobs Expo returns to Cork on 23 June

Jobs Expo 2016, Ireland’s leading employment and recruitment fair, returns to Cork on 23 June at the Clayton Hotel in Silver Springs.

Since 2012, Jobs Expo has been connecting candidates and employers.  Jobs Expo offers jobseekers the chance to find exciting career opportunities at home and abroad, and streamlines the recruitment process for employers by introducing them to quality candidates.

This year’s Jobs Expo will be bigger and busier than ever before with numerous employers across a range of industries recruiting at the fair. These include GE Healthcare, Randox Laboratories, Innopharma College of Applied Sciences and FDM Group.

“We are very excited about this year’s Jobs Expo,” says exhibition organiser, Bronagh Cotter. “We’ve put together a great mix of companies actively seeking candidates, as well as a fantastic range of events. This includes advice at our popular Career Clinic and talks by industry professionals in the Seminar Zone. There is something for everyone, whether you are looking for your first job, a new challenge or hoping to change direction entirely. ”

Jobseekers are advised to bring plenty of CVs. CVs will also be added to Jobs Expo’s online database connecting jobseekers with employers.



Exhibitors taking part in Jobs Expo 2016 represent a diverse number of industries such as healthcare, IT, investment and wealth management, construction, teaching, field sales and marketing as well as specialist recruitment firms.

Career Clinic

Expert career advice will be on offer at Job Expo’s Career Clinic. Attendees can avail of free one-on-one advice on issues such as interview skills and CV preparation, as well as career guidance from some of Ireland’s best-know career and personal development coaches.

Seminar Zone

The Seminar Zone will be open from 11:30am to 4pm offering talks from industry professionals. This year the topics covered will include job opportunities, building confidence for interviews, CV writing and standing out from the crowd. The Seminar Zone is free-of-charge to all attendees on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Attending Jobs Expo 2016

Jobs Expo is the leading jobs and careers event in Ireland and is free-of-charge to the public. Jobs Expo is run by Careers Unlimited, a Dublin-based online and events company. Due to the event’s popularity, places are limited. Anyone wishing to attend is advised to register to ensure admission and avoid queues. Register now at



Date: Thursday, 23 June 2016

Time: 11am – 4pm

Location: Clayton Hotel Silver Springs

Entrance fee: FREE

Full details at:


Bronagh Cotter
Jobs Expo 2016
 (01) 5311 280 / 087 654 3175


Meet Michael Heffernan at the Career Clinic

Michael is a qualified personal change coach and owner of The Chapter Coach Consultancy and Training Services Limited. He has extensive experience in training and development, HR and health and safety having worked in both public and private sector enterprises since 1999. Currently Michael is working as the Regional L&D Manager for Europe and North America in a large transport, logistics and supply chain organisation.

Michael is responsible for the design and delivery of all aspects of training and runs a very successful in-house development programme to ensure there is a readily available talent pool of future leaders. He is currently coaching over 15 people, both internally and externally, who are either making changes with their current professional roles and/or in a personal context. A passion for H&S in the workplace he is also a qualified manual handling instructor.

Michael believes that continued personal development supports growth and ensures people stay relevant and current in an ever changing workplace.

Angela Brophy

Angela Brophy of Ready2Succeed joins Jobs Expo

Angela Brophy is an Advanced Executive & Life Coach Practitioner. She works both in Ireland and the UK. With over 20 years business and financial services experience, she is a member of the International Coaching Federation and the European Mentoring & Coaching Council. She is also a fully qualified financial advisor.

Angela works with individuals and groups in the areas of personal development, confidence, motivation and career change. She also works with small businesses and start-ups, helping them to meet their business goals. In addition, she provides financial coaching and life balance coaching. Angela believes that coaching is a way to move forward in your life, career or business and she partners with her clients to ensure continued success going forward.

Valerie Parkes

Development coach Valerie Parkes joins the Career Clinic

Valerie Parkes is an experienced and qualified Personal Development Coach. She holds a BA (Hons) Human Resource Management and a Higher Diploma in Coaching Psychology from University College Cork.

Valerie has extensive experience in business, sales and managing people. Valerie also is a volunteer coach with Dress for Success, a non-profit organization that helps women return to the workforce.

Meet personal development coach Sile Walsh at Jobs Expo

Sile Walsh is an experienced and qualified full-time Personal Development Coach. Sile holds a Higher Diploma in Coaching Psychology from University College Cork.

Sile is also an entrepreneur and author. She has successfully grown her coaching business over the past three years and written a book on self-care. Through her work as a coach, she helps people to reach their career goals, overcome any doubts they have in relation to changing career or climbing the career ladder.

Miriam Durack

Career mentor Miriam Durack joins Jobs Expo

Miriam is a director of Munster HR Associates Ltd. She is a career coach, trainer, HR and recruitment specialist. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the training, career coaching and recruitment industry with over 20 years of experience.

Miriam has worked with clients across in the public and private sectors in Ireland, UK, Europe, Middle East, Australia, USA and Canada. She coaches and mentors clients who are going through a career transition or setting up a new business as well as designs and tailors career development programmes to gain a competitive advantage in the job market. These programmes deliver career and job strategy coaching to individual’s learners to focus and develop their own strategies to find employment.

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Need career advice? Meet Charlie Mernagh at Jobs Expo

Charlie Mernagh, a director of Munster HR Associates Ltd, is a qualified coach and trainer. He coaches, mentors and trains jobseekers, staff, senior management and business owners. He manages training delivery, securing employment for jobseekers through training and education and building brand awareness through targeted marketing.

Charlie brings a wealth of experience from various industries enabling him to understand what jobseekers and employers require for improving their performance. He has worked with clients from different sectors such as hospitality, motor, higher education, engineering, science, financial, food and drinks, building, and many others from the small and medium to the multinational and public sector.

Charlie holds a recognised qualification in Training and Education through NUI Galway and a HETAC qualification in sales coaching (QSC).

Get career advice from Mary McDonagh

Mary has extensive experience in coaching, HR and payroll. She has worked with a number of clients in Ireland and the UK.

Mary is a motivated and experienced coach and mentor. She has managed and delivered career training programmes and workshops to jobseekers and clients seeking a career transition, as well as on payroll Level 5 HR Management Level 6 on the National Framework of qualifications. She has also implemented Change Management projects and of managing communications initiatives with employees.

Mary is currently studying for an MA in HRM, CIPD qualified, and holds a BA in HRM, Prince2 qualification, Certificate in Training and Continuing Education and Coaching.

Meet Lynda Murphy at the Career Clinic

We are delighted that Lynda Murphy is joining Jobs Expo’s Career Clinic. Lynda has over 30 years’ experience. In 2005 she started with MacKenzie Young specialising in coaching, psychometric assessments, leadership development, mediation, change management, recruitment, outplacement and coaching both in Ireland and the UK.

Lynda has designed and implemented many outplacement programs, the most recent being Lisheen mines in Tipperary. She has a post-graduate diploma in business coaching and mentoring, is an accredited mediator who is qualified to administer and interpret psychometric assessments.

Phil Jackson joins the Career Clinic

Phil Jackson has joined Jobs Expo’s popular Career Clinic and will be dispensing invaluable advise over the day. Phil is a business coach with accredited psychometric admin and feedback training in ability, personality and emotional intelligence testing. He has leadership and managerial experience spanning over 30 years.

Phil’s international experience includes recruiting, managing, mentoring and coaching large teams and employees in high risk environments. He combines his practical business experience with coaching and mentoring to help develop businesses and employees to improve performance.

Phil has a post-graduate diploma in business coaching and has qualifications in administering and interpreting psychometric assessments.

Paula Coogan

Paula Coogan to head up Jobs Expo’s Career Clinic

We’re delighted to announce that Paula Coogan will once again be running the Career Clinic at Jobs Expo 2014!


About the Career Clinic

The Free Career Clinic is one of the main attractions of Jobs Expo, providing you with the chance to have one-on-one time with a professional careers expert.

These experts are here to answer your questions, giving career advice that cover areas such as:

  • How to design the best CV to suit you and to help you find the right job.
  • How upskilling can work and is it best for you?
  • Job interview preparation.
  • How you can maximize your current skills.


About Paula Coogan

Paula Coogan, owner of The Quarter Life Coach, is an accredited Life and Career Coach. She specialises in working with individuals in their 20’s and 30’s who feel that they are a million miles away from where they expected to be in life and have no idea how to bridge the gap. For details of Paula’s coaching packages and programmes visit