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Senior cycle and pre-senior cycle students, and their families, are invited to attend the second annual Claremorris Career Day 2018, which takes place in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, on Saturday, January 20 (11am to 2pm).
For employers, the stakes are high too. You think it is a disaster if you do not get the job. However, another interview is likely to come along. The employer who hires the wrong person may well have a world of trouble ahead of them, writes Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.
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).
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).
Q: I’m about to start a college work placement with a leading company in my sector – marketing. It’s an eight-week thing during and I really want to make an impression. Any thoughts? (DR, email).
Q: I live in a remote region. I have a job interview early next week - I haven’t done one in years and wasn’t much good at interviews the first place. I am really worried about this one as it is a job I really want to get – jobs like this don’t come up very often in this area. ‘Get some interview training’ is the advice I am getting online – my problem, however, is that because of my location, and family duties over the next few days, I cannot travel to meet somebody. I have been offered a Skype session – can this work? (EG, email).
Q: I have been hearing a great deal of late about ePortfolios. Some people I know have them and are adamant I should have one too. They work in graphic design and architecture – my area is teaching. Do you see any value in it for me – I have to say that I struggle to see how one could help me?
Q: On a number of occasions in your column, you have mentioned that an interview is like a sales process. I’m a salesperson, but I still struggle to sell myself in a job interview. I fail to see the connection. Could you elaborate on what you mean?
The decisions we make in job interviews are crucial. When we hear the phrase “You control the interview”, we often get stomached, writes LIAM HORAN, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.