Navigate the inside line to victory

Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Going for an ‘inside job’ – no, not a bank heist – can be very trying. In fact, I’m sure a bank heist can be trying too, though it’s not a a career path we tend to recommend.

‘Inside’, all eyes are on you and the other candidates. In front office, they talk of little else – unless one of the candidates is around. They’ve the inside line on who’s going for it, and the date of the interview, and a few know more than they let on.

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Stellar lineup for Ambition Galway networking event next Wednesday

Fri, Nov 10, 2017

‘If your business comes from relationships, then make relationships your business’

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Metlife opens world-class global technology campus in Galway

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Global insurance giant MetLife celebrated the official opening of its new global technology campus in Galway this week. With plans to employ approximately 200 skilled IT professionals when at full capacity, the new campus represents a major investment in the digital initiatives that will help the company transform its customers’ experience around the globe.

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Cannon calls on jobseekers in Galway to take seasonal opportunity for work

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Minister for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon has said that jobseekers in Galway should be aware that their entitlements will not be affected should they avail of opportunities for work over the Christmas period.

Minister Cannon said he is pleased to note that Galway`s unemployment figure has dropped by almost 1,800 since the beginning of this year and that the number of people on the Live Register has declined by 12 per cent on the figure from January.

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Incomplete college course is not the end of the story

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Q: I didn’t finish my degree because I started working. Now I’m trying to get a new job, and I’m a bit iffy about the fact that I didn’t see out college. Can I skip those years on my CV? (DD, email).

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Health and Safety Authority launches new work related stress campaign

Thu, Nov 02, 2017

The Health and Safety Authority has launched a new information campaign aimed at raising awareness of the damaging effects of work related stress. Work related stress is stress caused or made worse by work. It refers to situations where employees perceive their work in such a way that they have serious and on-going difficulty coping with day-to-day demands.

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A decade of excellence and expertise at B&Q Galway

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

Hard to believe that it’s been a decade since Galway was treated to B&Q — the massive store at the Gateway Retail Park in Knocknacarra celebrates its tenth birthday next weekend, and every visit makes you realise what a moveable feast this amazing store is.

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Deliveroo in Galway turns two and is looking for more riders

Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Deliveroo, the on-demand food delivery service, is celebrating its second birthday in Galway. New data from Deliveroo reveals Sunday at 7pm is the most popular time for Galway locals to order Deliveroo.

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Galway Greyhound Track to benefit from digital transformation with new partnership

Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Galway greyhound track is set to benefit from a digital transformation after the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) announced a five-year technology partnership which will see the sport enhance its customer experience.

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You got knocked down – now get up again

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Q: I started a new job six months ago – but I hate it. I feel totally constrained in it: I worked in a very similar role before, but with a different company, and the two companies are like chalk and cheese. Before, the attitude was try, try and try – and if you failed, so what, you’d learn from it. Here, caution is the byword. Nothing ventured, nothing lost. I’ve applied for a few new jobs and next week I have an interview – how do I explain the fact that I’m leaving this job so quickly? (DP, email).

A: This is a more regular scenario than you might think, DP, and one that shouldn’t necessarily derail you at interview, writes Liam Horan, career coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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Storm Technology announces the creation of 60 new jobs in Dublin and Galway

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Leading Microsoft digital enterprise consultancy, Storm Technology announces the creation of over 60 new jobs at its Dublin and Galway operations. The planned expansion is in response to the growing demand for the company’s digital transformation advisory and implementation services, which help organisations optimise their investment in digital technologies to save money, increase efficiency and drive growth.

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Bluebird Care Galway takes the gold for the third time

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Bluebird Care Galway has just been named as the Best Homecare Provider in Ireland for Quality Management Systems at this year’s National Q Mark Awards.

Hailed as “The Champions of Business Excellence”, the team from Bluebird Care Galway were beaming with pride as they were called to the stage to receive the winner’s award during a thrilling ceremony held in the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road Dublin.

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Your Career, Your Choices

Thu, Oct 05, 2017

During the summer break some employers found it difficult to put interview panels together. So it’s no wonder that many people are being called to interview now as we all get back to business. Here are ten essential interview tips to help you get that job, writes Sabina Trench, Sli Nua Careers.

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail

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Supermac’s to spend up to €7 million on Irish poultry in 2017

Thu, Oct 05, 2017

Supermac’s has announced that it is on target to spend upwards of €7 million on Irish poultry this year. The spend represents a significant investment in the poultry sector by the company. The good news for Irish chicken farmers is that it is expected that the figures will increase again next year, according to the family restaurants group M.D, Pat McDonagh.

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The API economy at the PorterShed this Wednesday

Tue, Oct 03, 2017

Next Wednesday, October 4 at 6pm the PorterShed will host a talk on the benefits of APIs as Part of your product portfolio. In order to succeed in today’s competitive API economy, you should go beyond thinking of APIs as digital nice-to-haves, and start thinking of them as first class members of your product portfolio. Join Keshav Vasudevan, Product Marketing Manager at SmartBear, who will take a deep dive into understanding the current landscape of the API economy , how to start thinking of the overarching product strategy when embarking on the journey towards a successful API, and drive adoption by ensuring a high-quality and consistent API consumption experience using the OpenAPI Specification and the open source Swagger tooling.

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Galway company combines science and seaweed to launch Bovine food products

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Galway-based company Ocean Harvest Technology launched their bovine products at the National Ploughing Championships. As part of the Enterprise Ireland Innovation Hub, Ocean Harvest presented and exhibited throughout the three-day agricultural festival.

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The API economy at the PorterShed

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Next Wednesday, October 4 at 6pm the PorterShed will host a talk on the benefits of APIs as Part of your product portfolio. In order to succeed in today’s competitive API economy, you should go beyond thinking of APIs as digital nice-to-haves, and start thinking of them as first class members of your product portfolio. Join Keshav Vasudevan, Product Marketing Manager at SmartBear, who will take a deep dive into understanding the current landscape of the API economy , how to start thinking of the overarching product strategy when embarking on the journey towards a successful API, and drive adoption by ensuring a high-quality and consistent API consumption experience using the OpenAPI Specification and the open source Swagger tooling.

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Merit Medical celebrates thirty years in business

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Merit Medical, a global medical device company which employs over 700 employees in their Galway facility in Parkmore, is celebrating 30 years in business this month. Founded in Salt Lake City in the USA, Merit Medical has grown from strength to strength and now generates $750 million in global revenues and employees 5,000 employees worldwide.

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Delight for holiday makers as Shannon welcomes new Ryanair Barcelona-Reus service

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Holiday makers across the western half of the country will be celebrating today after Ryanair announced it is introducing a new Shannon Airport service to Barcelona-Reus next summer

The twice weekly service from March 27 to October 27 will give passengers direct access into one of the leading holiday regions in Spain, including one of Europe’s most popular city destinations, Barcelona.

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Job opportunities for everyone at JobsExpo this weekend

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Jobs Expo Galway, the West’s premier recruitment event, returns this Saturday, September 16, offering attendees a huge variety of job opportunities with up to 40 leading employers, as well as career advice, seminars and workshops.

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