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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.

 

career coaches cork

Get free CV reviews and professional advice from the hardest working Career Coaches in the industry this Saturday at Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Time for the Jobs Expo Cork career coaches list… As well as a slew of companies recruiting at the event, there’s free professional development advice at the Career Clinic. Here is a rundown of the professional development experts taking part in the Career Clinic. They will be on hand to assist with issues like CV writing, interview skills and changing career direction.

Stay up to date with all the Jobs Expo news

To receive news and updates about jobs in Ireland directly into your Inbox, sign up to our newsletters by visiting www.jobsexpo.ie/register/and follow the signup to our newsletter instructions. In addition, you can register for Jobs Expo Galway, Dublin or Cork visit www.jobsexpo.ie/register/

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.

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!

Career Coaches in Galway

Meet the Dublin Career Coaches taking part in Saturday’s Jobs Expo

Time for the Jobs Expo Dublin career coaches list… As well as a slew of companies recruiting at the event, there’s free professional development advice at the Career Clinic. Here is a rundown of the professional development experts taking part in the Career Clinic. They will be on hand to assist with issues like CV writing, interview skills and changing career direction.

Stay up to date with all the Jobs Expo news

To receive news and updates about jobs in Ireland directly into your Inbox, sign up to our newsletters by visiting www.jobsexpo.ie/register/and follow the signup to our newsletter instructions. In addition, you can register for Jobs Expo Galway, Dublin or Cork visit www.jobsexpo.ie/register/

You can also download our app for iPhone and Android phones.

interview skills

Interview skills: Advice from professional career coaches

If there’s one part of a job search that most of us dislike, it’s the interview. If your CV is about selling your skills, the interview is about selling yourself.  That’s what rattles many of us. Even people who are highly qualified in their field may need a little help presenting themselves in the best possible way – and dealing with their nerves.

That’s one area where a career coach can help. We asked five career coaches to give us their No. 1 interview tip. Here’s what they had to say.

Fail to prepare – prepare to fail

Preparing for the interview is the most important aspect for a successful result. By preparing, I mean “getting into the zone”.  We cannot expect to perform well at an interview by running from our current role into an interview.  We need to take some time to clear our head and focus on what the role is about, understanding what skills will be needed and what aspects of our experience aligns best with the requirements of the jobWe need to take time to practice speaking about our experience in a positive manner using the STAR (Situation, Task, Actions and Results) framework Take 5-6 responsibilities or tasks that you have been involved in, write them out, memorise them and use them to demonstrate your abilities in certain situations. Be confident in your ability to do the job!

Marie Devane, Devane Careers

Reframe how you view the interview

Reframe how you view the interview. The interview is not about you, it’s all about them – the interviewers. The interviewers have an idea in their minds of what the ideal candidate is like. This includes attitude, communication style, experience and skill set. To prepare well for an interview – get to grips with what that ideal is by analysing the job description thoroughly, speaking to people who have any knowledge of the role, company and industry.  Once you are clear of what is needed match yourself to their needs by pinpointing stories from your past that match the level of the job you are going for rather than the one you are in.

Patricia Tiernan, Leap Career and Personal Coaching 

Having a job specification is like having a cheat sheet

Remember that going into a job interview and having a job specification, is like having a cheat sheet for a maths exam. They will only ask you questions relevant to what’s on that piece of paper. Understanding and studying it, will allow you to be able to have your answers clear and thought out. In regards to your answers, always have an example to back up what you say. If you were the Interviewer and you asked a potential employee “Are you a good communicator” and they answered “Yes, I am”, would you be happy with this? Or would you want more of a concrete example as to why they say “Yes”?

Keith Coburn, Coburn Guidance and CV Writing

Pick 5 key points about yourself

My number 1 interview tip is to pick 5 key points about yourself that you want to get across at some stage of the interview. Make sure they describe who you really are, what you love to do and that they sell your particular skills or character traits. Make it personal and unique so that they remember you. Treat these 5 key points as your brand –if they were the only things the interviewer heard about you then they would know who you are, what you offer and would want to hire you.

Jennifer Davis, Capture HR

Know how to answer competency or behavioural style questions

There are a few key Ingredients to increasing your chances of doing an X factor interview but the most important one in my experience is to understand how to effectively answer competency or behavioural-style questions. This question style is playing a bigger part in the format of interviews, especially in the public sector. As the name suggest, these questions are looking for real examples of a candidate’s present or past work experience demonstrating how they have acquired certain competencies or achievements.

Unless you have crystal ball, you don’t know what exactly they will ask but use the job spec to identify what competencies would be most important for that job. Even without a spec you can do this by searching for a spec of a similar role. Once you have the list of possible competencies, have a think about suitable examples which you could discuss on the day. At the interview it is vital you give a well-structured answer. I would suggest you answer using PAR method. The Problem or issue, the Action you took, and the end Result (how you solved the problem). Using this structure for any competency or open ended questions gives a very polished answer.

Orla Donagher, Interview Tutor 

Want more advice?

At Jobs Expo Career Clinic, attendees can meet face-to-face with career coaches. The coaches can help with issues such as CV preparation, interview skills and changing career. The Career Clinic is absolutely free of charge.

The next Jobs Expo takes place in Cork on Saturday 25 November at UCC’s Devere Hall, Aras na Mac Leinn. To get your free ticket for Jobs Expo Cork, Galway or Dublin, click here.

Dublin career coaches

Meet the Dublin Career Coaches taking part in Saturday’s Jobs Expo

Time for the Jobs Expo Dublin career coaches list… As well as a slew of companies recruiting at the event, there’s free professional development advice at the Career Clinic. Here is a rundown of the professional development experts taking part in the Career Clinic. They will be on hand to assist with issues like CV writing, interview skills and changing career direction.

Stay up to date with all the Jobs Expo news

To receive news and updates about jobs in Ireland directly into your Inbox, sign up to our newsletters by visiting www.jobsexpo.ie/register/and follow the signup to our newsletter instructions. In addition, you can register for Jobs Expo Galway, Dublin or Cork visit www.jobsexpo.ie/register/

You can also download our app for iPhone and Android phones.