Ten gaffes to derail your job interview

Thu, Mar 22, 2018

Job search engine Simply Hired has just published research into the 10 worst things you can do in a job interview. They spoke to 850 hiring managers and enlisted some interesting views, writes Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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Your Career, Your Choices

Thu, Mar 15, 2018

Q: I’ve to do a ten-minute presentation at a job interview in two weeks’ time – ‘how will you improve this company over the next three years?’ The problem is it’s my own job I’m doing it for. Well, not quite, but I’ve been acting in the position since my boss got ill eight months ago. She’s not coming back. I understand that have to go through a recruitment process, in fairness, but I’m finding it impossible to narrow down my presentation. I ran through it last night in front of my husband and, unbelievably, I spoke for 22 minutes. Any pointers? (RT, email).

A: Being the ante-post favourite brings its own pressures, writes Liam Horan, Public Speaking & Presentation Trainer, Sli Nua Careers.

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Despite Brexit, Irish restaurateurs have an optimistic view of 2018 business

Thu, Mar 08, 2018

Irish restaurateurs are optimistic about the state of business in the year ahead, they were told this week at their annual convention in Limerick.

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Google’s Adopt A Startup opens up for Galway applicants

Thu, Mar 01, 2018

Galway startups are being invited to apply for Google’s Adopt A Startup programme which is now open for applications. Successful entrants will attend an exclusive programme of lectures and workshops as well as receiving hands on mentoring from experienced Google employees over a 12 week period. Throughout the programme, the startups will gain insights and knowledge on how to position and grow their companies on a global scale.

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Straight talk may have rescued epic interview fail

Thu, Mar 01, 2018

Q: I went to a job interview last week. Early on, it was fairly obvious I wasn’t the right person for the job. Although I have experience in the sector (hospitality), I haven’t the business management experience they needed.

Initially, I persevered and tried to answer their questions and almost bluff my way through it. Then two things struck me during a moment of clarity: 1. they know and I know, let’s not maintain the pretence; and 2. is there anything I can rescue here today?

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Supermac’s committed to spending €32million on Irish farm produce

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Supermac’s has committed to spending €32million on Irish produce in 2018 following a meeting with the President of the IFA, Joe Healy and IFA officials in the Irish Farm Centre.

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Dalata Hotel Group announces Druid Theatre patronage

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Dalata Hotel Group last week announced a new three year patronage with Druid Theatre company. The patronage will see Dalata support the Druid from 2018 to 2021, inclusive.

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Ireland West Airport welcomes investment announcement as part of 2040 plan

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Management at Ireland West Airport has welcomed last week’s announcement of planned increased investment in Ireland West Airport as part of the Project Ireland 2040 Plan.

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Positive 2018 continues for Shannon Airport as Ryanair adds new routes

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

A strong start to 2018 is set to get better for Shannon Airport following the announcement this week that Ryanair is to add two new routes and increase frequency on an existing UK service.

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Closing date for Gradam nominations fast approaching

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

This Friday, February 23, is the closing date for nominations for Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh - Galway’s Bilingual Business award. You can nominate a business/organisation to enter the Gradam and you don’t need to be a fluent speaker to enter as Gaillimh le Gaeilge will work with you every step of the way. Log onto www.gleg.ie to enter online, free of charge.

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My application form would take a week to complete

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Q: I am going for a promotion in my job – it’s a public service position, Along with all my job details (i.e. dates worked, positions and responsibilities), there are another 12 sections in the application form where I’ve got to elaborate on what I learned, my greatest strengths, specialist knowledge, examples of self-development, where I showed leadership, how I make decisions etc. I’d want to take a week off work to complete it. Or am I missing something here? – (LT, email).

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BioExel Medtech accelerator programme at NUI Galway announces first round of winners

Thu, Feb 15, 2018

BioExel Medtech Accelerator is the first of its kind in Ireland to focus solely on the medical technology sector. The six companies, which are all in the scale-up phase, will be based at NUI Galway for a period of six months, to build and commercially validate their technologies by working with existing entrepreneurial networks, mentors and management team.

BioExel is delighted to announce the first cohort of companies:

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Neylons Facility Management named national winners in Ones to Watch contest

Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Loughrea-based Neylons Facility Management was named one of 11 National Winners from 77 businesses representing the Ones to Watch in Ireland at an exclusive event held at the British Ambassador’s residence in Dublin for The European Business Awards, Europe’s largest business competition, sponsored by RSM.

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Top tips to finding your dream job

Fri, Feb 09, 2018

We all at some point in our lives have to work in a job which we do not enjoy, it is called being an adult, many parents will say to their newly graduated children who are toiling away in minimum wage jobs. However, it does not have to be the career you forge forever.

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Head for those New Frontiers with GMIT’s innovative programme

Thu, Feb 08, 2018

If you have an innovative idea and plan to establish your own company, or you are already at an early stage of development, the New Frontiers Programme can provide you with funding, help and support to develop your new business.

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CÚRAM signs agreement with South Korean Biomed tech centre

Thu, Feb 01, 2018

CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices based at NUI Galway, has formalised an agreement for academic collaboration with representatives from the Biomedical Manufacturing Technology Centre (BMTC) at the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH).

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Seven tips for getting the best out of work placements

Thu, Feb 01, 2018

At Sli Nua Careers, we host quite a few people of various ages on work placement – 40-somethings on back-to-work courses, young adults in college, and Transition Year (TY) teenagers. It is always interesting to see how different people approach these placements, writes Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

Based on our experiences, here are seven tips to ensure you get the most from placements:

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Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur regional winners announced at city ceremony

Thu, Jan 25, 2018

The regional final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Awards competition took place in the Clayton Hotel last week. County winners from Galway, Mayo and Roscommon pitched their new, start-up and established business ideas to judges, with the winners announced at the end of the pitching day.

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GMIT Mayo hosts free public seminar on digital media trends

Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Emerging trends and careers in Digital Media and how companies can stay competitive will be the focus of a public seminar in GMIT Mayo on Tuesday next January 30, delivered by leading professionals and academics in digital media, marketing and technology.

Organised by Mayo campus academic staff in collaboration with the Innovation Hub, the “Digital West” event www.digitalwest.biz will include topics on Digital Media Strategies, Bots & Automation, Google Analytics, Automation of Digital Media, Blockchain, and more.

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