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Why your CV needs to know where it’s going

Thu, May 19, 2016

Q: I’m a jack-of-all-trades in my work. I do everything and anything yet sometimes when my husband asks me what I did all day, I don’t know what to say. My job title is Marketing Executive, but, in reality, I do a whole lot more than that. I quite like the fact that my role is so varied, but I am worried about how it can all make sense on my CV? (AG, email).

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IBM’s Dave Locke to kick off conference as part of AtlanTec’16

Fri, May 13, 2016

ITAG are delighted to announce and welcome Dave Locke from IBM as one of the keynote speakers at this year’s AtlanTec conference which forms the core part of the upcoming AtlanTec’ 16 Festival. The conference will take place on May 26 and tickets are available by contacting contact@itag.ie. Make sure you don’t miss out on this fantastic event and get yours today.

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Fifteen Galway companies shortlisted for Bank of Ireland Startup Awards

Fri, May 13, 2016

Bank of Ireland has announced the shortlist of companies for the Bank of Ireland Startup Awards 2016 national final in The RHA Gallery, Ely Place on Thursday, 26 May. Out of a total of one hundred and thirty-three companies nationally, fifteen Galway companies have been shortlisted for awards across eight categories.

The Galway companies shortlisted

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Confident, not complacent – that’s the key

Thu, May 12, 2016

As so many sports teams have found to their cost, complacency is an insidious virus that attacks without notice and can be extremely difficult to combat.

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Tourism sentiment buoyant on bright start to 2016

Thu, May 12, 2016

Almost three quarters of tourism businesses reported business to have increased in the first quarter (Q1) of 2016 according to the findings in the latest Fáilte Ireland Tourism Barometer. The Barometer is a survey of tourism businesses which seeks to gauge tourism performance for the year to date and prospects for the year ahead.

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Storm Technology to host in-company event as part of AtlanTec’16 Festival

Thu, May 12, 2016

Storm are excited to be hosting one of the upcoming in-company events at the AtlanTec ’16 Festival.Storm is one of the most respected digital enterprise technology consultancies and Microsoft solution partners in Ireland.

They specialise in all things to do with Microsoft and have earned a reputation for building world-class digital enterprise solutions and for being at the forefront of technology advancement. They are passionate about the needs of their clients and client satisfaction is at the heart of their business.

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KPMG remains at the heart of business in Galway

Thu, May 12, 2016

Over the past 36 years, KPMG has made its mark on the West of Ireland and on the business community of Galway. Brian Thornton, KPMG partner in charge of the Galway office, explains.

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NUI Galway School of Education combine technology and history for new classroom iBooks

Sat, May 07, 2016

The story of the 1916 Rising in Dublin is told in two new multi-touch books Scéal 1916 & The Story of 1916 produced as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme. They are packed with videos, interactivity and multimedia to engage readers with an authentic learning experience, which brings this period of Irish history to life.The iBooks were launched last week at Scoil Chroí Íosa in Galway city.

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IT meets High Tea — event as part of upcoming Atlantec event

Sat, May 07, 2016

ITAG are delighted to announce the upcoming Women in Tech event entitled “IT Meets High Tea” that will be held at the Meyrick Hotel on Wednesday May 25 3pm-6pm as part of the Upcoming AtlanTec’16 Festival.

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Galway’s SL Controls creates 20 new engineering jobs and expands overseas

Fri, May 06, 2016

Galway-based equipment systems engineering firm, SL Controls, has announced 20 new positions. The company currently employ seven people at their offices at Galway Technology Centre, Wellpark Road, Galway. The new jobs are for qualified equipment systems engineers and graduates to support the company’s growing Irish operations and expansion into Europe.

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Stewart lead the way with four awards at Irish Design and Build Oscars

Thu, May 05, 2016

Local construction company Stewart has won awards in four categories at The Irish Design and Build Award, where more than 500 people from the world of architecture, engineering, construction and design attended the biggest annual awards ceremony in the industry to date. The event is held to recognise and acknowledge the best in Ireland’s Building & Design projects over the last 12 months. The 2016 judging panel consisted of some of the leading professionals in their fields and was an opportunity to showcase some of the best Irish Building and Design Projects.

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Give yourself a hand (or two) during interview but don’t look rigid

Thu, May 05, 2016

Q: When I was in school, I was told it was crucial to sit still in job interviews. Hands down by my side, feet planted firmly on the floor. That was then: now, I’m 44 years of age and I am a, shall we say, expressive speaker: I move my hands, I shrug my shoulders, and I incorporate various other movements and gestures when speaking. Whenever I go for a job interview, the advice given to my 17 year-old self continues to ring in my ears and I find myself defaulting to it – your thoughts, please. (DO, email).

A: Unlike Janis Ian, I don’t think you learned the truth at 17, writes LIAM HORAN, CAREER COACH, SLI NUA CAREERS.

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GMIT Innovation Hub-based client One Touch Telecare wins the ITAG award 2016 for Best Technology Start Up

Fri, Apr 29, 2016

GMIT Innovation Hub-based client company One Touch Telecare won the ITAG award 2016 for best Technology Start Up last Friday night (22nd April) in the Hotel Meyrick. One Touch Telecare designs and delivers ‘Connected Healthcare’ solutions to support Care Management companies with the management of their clients and Care Professionals. Our innovative cloud based software to home care management organisations provides accurate, real time, business critical data enabling care management providers to deliver a more efficient, responsive and proactive service. One Touch supports the care company to effectively manage all aspects of their business, from scheduling carer appointments, to managing client care plans and invoicing while also offering real time communication between staff working remotely and their administrators.

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Avaya to host Atlantec event on customer care in the digital age

Fri, Apr 29, 2016

Avaya Galway are delighted to be hosting one of the upcoming In-company events at AtlanTec ’16. Avaya is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centres, networking and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. The Galway office is located in Mervue Business Park.

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Investment in decent services and infrastructure must be focus of new Government

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

BY Michelle Murphy, Research and Policy Analyst, Social Justice Ireland

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Galway residents win prizes worth over €900,000 with Prize Bonds in 2015

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Galway residents are among the luckiest holders of Prize Bonds, having won more than €900,000 in prizes last year. This is according to The Prize Bond Company Limited, which administers Prize Bonds on behalf of the National Treasury Management Agency, and which has published its 2015 Annual Report.

Galway’s total winnings of €910,300 were won by 15,327 bond holders. Every second month a Prize Bonds customer wins a €1 million prize in the last draw of that month (February, April, June, August, October and December). In other weekly draws the top prize is €50,000. Other cash prizes awarded each week include prizes to the value of €1,000, €100 and €50.

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Many hands make light work

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Startup Weekend is 100 per cent owned and run by the community, it is a grassroots movement run by volunteers. You see some of the work over the weekend, but it’s all in the lead up where the venue, food, mentors, speakers, sponsorship, promotion and all the rest are worked on.

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Economic cooperation agreement signed between Shannon Free Zone and China Zone

Thu, Apr 21, 2016

The Shannon Free Zone has signed an official accord for economic cooperation with a Chinese equivalent, the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (SHFTZ).

The Memorandum of Understanding, signed last week in Shanghai, will provide a basis for exploring opportunities of mutual economic benefit between the two free trade zones, including encouraging companies in both zones to look at the other as a potential investment base.

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Tourism and hospitality sector opportunities in 2016

Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Tourism Ireland is predicting a bumper year in 2016 – they predict 8.2million overseas visitors to Ireland this year, spending an estimated €4.2billion. This amounts to growth of between 4 and 5 per cent, which is very significant, writes SABINA TRENCH, CAREER COACH, SLI NUA CAREERS, WESTPORT.

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