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How To: Decide What Jobs To Search For

How To: Decide What Jobs To Search For

It’s hard to figure out what direction to go in when it comes to working. Trying to decide what job you look for can be incredibly hard and indeed, disheartening. The more you know about jobs that interest you, the more likely you are to land one that will fulfil your desire to work. Start […]

Where To Start When Looking For Jobs

Where To Start When Looking For Jobs

You’ve created the perfect CV and brushed up on your interview skills, but now what? Where do you go from here? Well, it’s time to find a job that you will love. Unfortunately, this is not the easiest thing to do. Regardless of what stage in your career you’re at, there are a few things […]

How To: CV With Long Career History

How To: CV With Long Career History

Keeping your CV concise is essential. In terms of length, 2 pages long is ideal. However, if you’re someone who has a long and detailed career history, it can be hard to sum it all up. It’s important to keep your application as attractive to an employer as possible.  There are a number of ways […]

What Kind Of Job Seeker Are You?

What Kind Of Job Seeker Are You?

Hiring managers receive a large number of CVs for every vacancy they advertise. For this reason, job seekers can often end up being categorised. It could be based on experience, ambitions or how they try to land a job. We’ve listed the seven most common job seeker types below.  The Spammer This job seeker will […]

How To: Nail Your Cover Letter

How To: Nail Your Cover Letter

CVs are essential for landing your dream job. However, cover letters help to reinforce your suitability for the job you’re applying for. Some people may not think they’re relevant, but they are certainly necessary for the job application process. You should always include one, even if it does not specify that it’s needed. Here is […]

The Dreaded "What Are Your Weaknesses?" Question

The Dreaded “What Are Your Weaknesses?” Question

During a job interview, you will want to sell yourself to the employer. Because of this, you won’t want to say anything that may reflect badly on you. However, being honest with your answers may open more doors for you than close them. An example of questions like this is “What are your weaknesses?”  While […]

What Questions Might Come Up In Your Interview?

What Questions Might Come Up In Your Interview?

It’s important to remain calm and confident during job interviews, even when you get stuck on a question. You won’t know exactly what questions the interviewer will ask you, but there a few common ones that you can prepare for. These questions could come up in a variety of ways. Even if they’re not asked, […]

After Career Break Interview Tips

After Career Break Interview Tips

It can feel daunting to return to work after a career break. You will need to refresh your CV as well as getting to grips with the industry again. Your interview skills may also feel a bit rusty after a break in your career. It’s important to brush up on these skills and land the […]

Common Interview Mistakes To Avoid

How To: Avoid An Interview Mistake

After you’ve created the perfect CV and sent it off, the next step is to wait for a call for an interview. When this happens, you need to be prepared to sell yourself just the right amount to your potential employer. Of course, focusing on your strengths should be the main focus of the interview. […]

How To: Present Your CV

How To: Present Your CV

When creating a CV, how you present it is just as important as the content. You can have all the necessary experience and skills, but if it’s presented sloppily, recruiters will not focus on it too much. Having a neat and clean layout will help them to find information easily and determine what kind of […]

How To Get Your CV Noticed

How To Get Your CV Noticed

CVs are crucial in getting you where you want to go with your career path. However, even if you have all of the necessary skills and have a perfectly presented CV, you’re still not guaranteed to land the job. There are many reasons for this, but it’s visibility to employers is a major one. Here […]

Dos and Don'ts of CVs

Dos and Don’ts of CVs

There are many dos and don’ts to consider when making a CV. Your CV can be the key to getting your dream job. They can also open doors for you that provide stepping stones to a career that you will love. Creating a good CV is a craft that is important to nail. Here are […]

How To: Create the Perfect Graduate CV

How To: Create the Perfect Graduate CV

After your four year degree, you would think that getting a job is easy. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Indeed, putting together a graduate CV is often the hardest kind. Having a good CV is crucial for you to get a job and move into the full-time workforce.  Employment history may be quite […]

How To: Address Gaps in Employment

How To: Address Gaps in Employment

At one stage or another, you may find yourself in a situation where you are not working. There are many reasons for gaps in your CV. It could be a voluntary step away from the workforce or perhaps you lost your job. Whatever the reason may be, you may have to explain it to potential […]

Should I Add Hobbies And Interests To My CV?

Should I Add Hobbies And Interests To My CV?

Creating a CV should have around six sections. However, there are a number of optional sections that some don’t include. One such section is that of hobbies and interests. Many people don’t include it purely because they don’t know if they should or if it’s relevant. Others may struggle to nail down what their hobbies […]

When is the best time to make a CV?

When is the Best Time to Make a CV?

When you’re happy in your job, the last thing you’re going to be thinking about is your CV. However, we find ourselves in a world where very few things are certain. Because of this, it’s important to have your CV on your mind.  Indeed, the best time to write a CV is when you don’t […]

Global Shares Announces 150 Jobs

Global Shares Announces 150 Jobs

The Cork-based Fintech firm Global Shares has announced 150 jobs that need to be filled right away. They also have plans to have a total of 1,000 employees by 2024.   Headquarters of Global Shares in Clonakilty has developed software for employee share plan management. They are expecting to expand their business significantly in the […]

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Survey Reveals More Than 70% of Workforce Concerned About Future Employment Prospects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Survey Reveals a Lack of Confidence in the Jobs Market and Anxieties about the Future Nearly 80% of people’s employment affected by Covid-19 Over 70% concerned about future employment prospects Nearly 50% of job-seekers worried about recession 17th August 2020, Dublin – A recent Jobs & Employment survey has revealed that a […]

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KFM Radio covered our recent Galway Jobs & Employment Survey

One of the most striking statistics we got back from our recent survey were the proportion of those who suffered mental health issues due to their jobs. KFM Radio did a piece on 21st February about this issue found in our Galway survey. You can read the article here. KFM broadcasts on 97.6fm and 97.3fm […]

GALWAY JOBSEEKERS

Galway Jobseekers Report Mental Health Strain and Housing Fears in Survey

Bullying: 18% of people have experienced bullying from colleges, while 23% have experienced bullying at the hands of a manager. 49% of respondents reported that their mental health has suffered because of their job Salary is only the third factor considered by jobseekers, under a good working environment and career progression. 54% of respondents say […]