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Six job-searching tips for new graduates

Thu, Jun 23, 2016

You’re fresh out of college, just got the results (congrats) and now the real world beckons. Chances are you will soon be facing your first serious job interview. That has prompted Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers, to compile these six simple tips.

While you went to college to gain knowledge, it is wise to consider the importance of displaying passion in a job interview. “I wish graduates would just go for it more – show that they really want the job,” a recruiter once said to me, and it stuck with me. Graduates sometimes think it impolite or inappropriate to show passion. In America a common phrase is “recruit for attitude” and when you show your passion, enthusiasm and desire, you transmit your attitude. You are asking a company to pay you ‘x’ amount of money for the next few years, or even longer perhaps: let them know they will get value for that money.

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Galway companies called to apply for Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme

Thu, Jun 23, 2016

Deloitte has today announced the launch of the 2016/2017 Best Managed Companies Awards Programme in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, which has produced over its nine years of existence over 115 winning companies which collectively have revenues of over €10bn, employ more than 47,000 people, and are based in 20 counties across Ireland.

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West punches above its weight, Curran Financial Services event told

Fri, Jun 17, 2016

Galway and the west is a region that is punching way above its weight, particularly when it comes to sectors such as Medtech and Fintech — and local professional service firms were seeing a gradual recovery in the economic fortunes of their clients — So heard the audience at an event hosted by Curran Financial Services, Galway’s premium planning and investment advisory firm, and newly-established strategic tax firm, Laura Lynch & Associates, in association with Davy Select.

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West punches above its weight, Curran Financial Services event told

Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Galway and the west is a region that is punching way above its weight, particularly when it comes to sectors such as Medtech and Fintech — and local professional service firms were seeing a gradual recovery in the economic fortunes of their clients — So heard the audience at an event hosted by Curran Financial Services, Galway’s premium planning and investment advisory firm, and newly-established strategic tax firm, Laura Lynch & Associates, in association with Davy Select.

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Huge rent increases across Galway

Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Over the last 12 months, rent in Monivea has skyrocketed by almost 60 per cent. In early 2015, average monthly rent in the area was €568, but the last year has seen a 57 per cent increase, with prices now peaking at more than €894 per month.

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Dress for success tips for men

Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Of late, we have received a number of queries from men about appropriate interview dress. Accordingly, we have invited style coach Claire Golden (www.clairegolden.com) to pen this contribution – we will ask her to do likewise for females in the next few weeks:

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Local ultra-energy-efficient car team to team up with Mondello Park

Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Local ultra-energy-efficient car team, the Geec (Galway energy-efficient car), has teamed up with Mondello Park International Race Circuit, the home of motor racing in Ireland, to push the bounds of automotive energy efficiency.

The Geec, which has been designed, built, driven and tested entirely by NUI Galway undergraduate students, will spend a day on the track at Mondello this Thursday (16 June). The car’s electrical, electronic and mechanical systems, as well as its drivers, will be put through their paces before travelling to London for Shell Eco-marathon (SEM) Europe 2016, the premier competition for student-built energy efficient vehicles.

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Pallas Foods launches new trade customer loyalty programme to reward custom

Thu, Jun 09, 2016

Pallas Foods, Ireland’s leading foodservice provider, today launched Relish Rewards (www.relishrewards.ie), a new online customer loyalty programme that adds an exciting new dimension for trade customers when ordering with Pallas Foods.

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From Eyre Square to Times Square — Galway and Shannon draw ever closer with launch of Expressway X51 service

Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Expressway and Shannon Airport have joined ranks to bring the City of the Tribes even closer to the rest of the world with the launch of a year-round service between the Midwest airport and Galway city.

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Four tips to build your confidence before interview

Thu, Jun 02, 2016

We all need our confidence boosted from time to time. Job interviews can rattle the most secure of people. Before putting yourself through the challenge of facing an interview panel, you need to make sure your confidence is intact,writes SABINA TRENCH, CAREER COACH, SLI NUA CAREERS.

Here are four simple tips that might help.

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Duane Construction wins top national award for use of concrete in local project

Thu, May 26, 2016

One of Galway’s top construction companies has won an award for the excellence of its use of concrete in a local bulding project.

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Let your STAR shine by making your answers relevant to ‘Them’

Thu, May 26, 2016

Competency-based interviews are not quite all the rage, but they have certainly grown in popularity and the indications are that they will continue to become more commonplace, writes LIAM HORAN, CAREER COACH, SLI NUA CAREERS.

Yet, many candidates have never heard of them, or, if they haven’t, they are unfamiliar with how they might approach them.

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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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