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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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.

In the past 12 months Deliveroo orders in Galway have increased by 132% - that’s more than double the amount of orders made a year ago. Further data has shown locals love Italian food the most, followed by American and Mexican.

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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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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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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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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.

The awards, organised by the National Centre for Applied Data Analytics, were created to celebrate the best of data science talent in Ireland, as well as to bring the Irish and international data science community closer together.

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Calling all Galway engineers to showcase their exellence

Thu, Jul 27, 2017

Engineers Ireland is calling on engineering organisations in Galway to showcase and celebrate their achievements and skill by submitting an entry to the 2017 Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards, held in association with ESB.

Now in its eighth year, the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards are presented annually in recognition of the achievements of engineers who have demonstrated exceptional engineering skills through their work. As well as identifying leaders within the engineering industry, the awards provide an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the invaluable contribution the engineering profession makes to society, and applaud the innovation and quality of work produced by engineers both at home and abroad.

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Have all the boxes ticked when preparing for your job interview

Fri, Jul 21, 2017

No matter how much preparation you do, job interviews can prove to be a nerve-wracking experience. Gone are the days when you were able to assume what you were going to be asked. Nowadays a whole array of unexpected, and frankly unnecessary, questions can pop up. Here at Advertiser.ie, we have a few tips to help you navigate the interview minefield.

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