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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Choosing the right words to let your CV shine

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

I cannot over-state the importance of choosing the right buzz words for your CV. A CV tends to be only two pages long, so every word counts – and preparing a good CV is the first, and a very important, step on getting the job that you want, writes Sabina Trench, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

The correct words in your CV – and, indeed, in your interview – can make all the difference. The words you use to express yourself say much more about you than you think. You are judged by the words you use. When you are looking for a job it is not only important to use the ‘right’ words– it is essential.

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Galway Food Company makes it into Google’s Adopt A Startup Programme

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Google has announced the 30 strong cohort of successful start-ups that will be taking part in its Autumn Adopt A Start programme which starts on September 8 and the Galway Food Company has been named among the chosen few.

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GMIT iHUBS LAUNCH “EMPOWER” – A NEW ENTRENPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMME FOR WOMEN

Mon, Aug 28, 2017

Despite national recognition of female entrepreneurs, Ireland suffers from a low number of women engaged in business startups. Female-led businesses remain an underdeveloped source of economic growth and jobs. As part of a drive to increase the number of female entrepreneurs in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon, GMIT Innovation Hubs will deliver a new regional programme called "EMPOWER", commencing September in GMIT’s Galway and Mayo campuses.

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Ireland’s leading professional recruitment event, Career Zoo is heading to Ballybrit

Thu, Aug 24, 2017

Ireland’s leading professional recruitment and networking event, Career Zoo, will move outside Dublin for the first time this autumn, with an event taking place in Galway next month.

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Doing better than expected need not be the end of the world

Thu, Aug 24, 2017

Getting way more than what you expected in the Leaving Cert. needn’t be the end of the world. Just because you got top marks doesn’t mean you have to opt for an ‘air is thin up here’ course.

The key to career happiness and fulfilment lies in pursuing a career that excites, energises, drives, inspires [insert whichever power verb you fancy here].

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Galway libraries install new Surfbox kiosks

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Several Galway libraries, including Oranmore, Ballybane, Loughrea, Tuam and Galway City libraries. have recently installed new printing, scanning and copying kiosks provided by SurfBox.

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Galway tech entrepreneur Richie lands keys to new car as Nissan Generation Next ambassador

Thu, Aug 03, 2017

Galway tech entrepreneur Richie Commins had plenty of cause for celebration this week when he landed the keys to a brand new, taxed and insured car after becoming a Nissan Generation Next ambassador.

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Businesswomen’s network headhunts Oranmore talent

Thu, Aug 03, 2017

Digital marketing and PR consultants, financial advisors, solicitors, commercial insurance providers, estate agents, interior designers and virtual assistants are in demand to join a new network of women in business in the Oranmore area.

The Women in Business Network (WIBN) brings together women in the professions, those running their own business, and skilled employees who want to network and enhance their business expertise.

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‘I want to work – but I don’t know where to start’

Thu, Aug 03, 2017

Q: I haven’t worked outside the home for 20 years. First, I was at home with the children, and then my husband took ill and I became his full-time carer until he passed away last year. Now, I want to go back to work, but I am frightened. Where to start? Previously, I worked in retail and enjoyed it, but I fear my skills have lapsed. Any suggestions? (GL, email).

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Businesswomen’s network headhunts Oranmore talent

Thu, Aug 03, 2017

Digital marketing and PR consultants, financial advisors, solicitors, commercial insurance providers, estate agents, interior designers and virtual assistants are in demand to join a new network of women in business in the Oranmore area.

The Women in Business Network (WIBN) brings together women in the professions, those running their own business, and skilled employees who want to network and enhance their business expertise.

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Your Career, Your Choices

Thu, Aug 03, 2017

Q: I haven’t worked outside the home for 20 years. First, I was at home with the children, and then my husband took ill and I became his full-time carer until he passed away last year. Now, I want to go back to work, but I am frightened. Where to start? Previously, I worked in retail and enjoyed it, but I fear my skills have lapsed. Any suggestions? (GL, email).

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Galway-based company nominated for data science award

Thu, Jul 27, 2017

Galway-based company Orreco, which has worked with Olympic athletes and elite professional sports teams around the world, has recently been nominated for the prestigious DatSci Awards.

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