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Reduce the chances of ‘hearing nothing back’

Quite often, my colleagues and I hear clients say that they have made several job applications but have heard nothing back. The palpable frustration this causes is clear for all to see. It’s an all-too-common problem within the recruitment process but there are ways to reduce the chances of it happening to you. In simple terms – it boils down to you as a job seeker making a connection with someone on the other side of your application, writes Mark McDonald, Career Coach.

Galway’s housing crisis 'more severe than Dublin' claims councillor

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With 4,475 applicants on the housing waiting list, Galway now has a "bigger housing crisis" than Dublin and Limerick and the second highest number, in percentage terms, of families and individuals in the State waiting for accommodation.

A good question could be just the answer

Q: I have been told I should ask questions during the interview. I thought that was their job, not mine? Is it not my role to answer the questions they pose, rather than the other way around? And if I were to ask questions, what might they be about?

Helping hand need not be a secret

Q. One from left of field. I recently went to a career training company (not you, sorry!) and they did an excellent job at getting me ready for interview. The interview is on next week. I am thinking about making it clear to the interview panel that I had received professional training and support in preparation for the interview. My reasoning is to illustrate that I’m the kind of person who does what needs to be done to execute a project. What would your thoughts be? Should I ‘fess up or keep it secret? (DR email)

Oranmore Property Report

The property market in Oranmore was extremely buoyant in the second half of 2014 and a total of 77 residential properties were sold in the area. This was a sharp rise on the figure for the corresponding period in 2013 when there were 57 properties sold.

On balance, saying ‘no’ was a good ruse

Q: The job was for a team leader. The interview was going grand until one fellow – the quiet one – piped up with ‘how much money have you in your bank account?’ I prevaricated and I procrastinated and I equivocated, and then I sighed and I smiled, and basically, in a nice, mannerly way, I told him it was none of his business.

Referee call must be good for you

Grand designs on work slot

Galway city property report

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The property market in Galway continues to be extremely buoyant with more than 500 residential and commercial properties sold in the city centre and its surrounds in the final six months of 2014.

Be conscious of your social media image

It’s a simple mistake to make and one to which many have fallen victim. You create a winning CV that accurately matches your skills and talents to a particular job advertisement. You are called for interview.

Ambitious cultural plans outlined for Galway by McGrath

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The chief executive of the Galway City Council, Brendan McGrath, will be “canonised” if he manages to implement all his plans to improve the city’s cultural offering.

 

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