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Athlone Town host Derry on Sunday

Having registered seven points in their last four SSE Airtricity League Premier Division games Athlone Town will be hoping to make an impact when hosting Derry City at Lissywollen on Sunday afternoon.

Money talk can come later

Q: I love the theatre. From an early age, I was on stage, and, in my 20s, I still take part in plays with my local amateur drama group. Alas, I’m not destined for a career in the West End. I did business studies in college and I have recently seen a job advertised as a marketing person with a theatre production company. I think I’d love to do it, and I know I’d be good at it. I have loads of ideas already for promoting the company in all sorts of ways. But I am worried about the whole thing of mixing work and pleasure. In other words, whither your hobby if your hobby becomes your work? Any thoughts? (JC, email).

Your actions will help you graduate to next level

Around about now, thousands of students are bursting onto the jobs market. The jobs market can seem a daunting place at the moment. This generation of students have known only negative economic commentary and conditions since their Leaving Cert days, and many are deflated by it all. But being deflated is not a viable action plan.

Right tone is crucial with interview acquaintances

Q: I’m going for an interview next week, and it’s a bit like going back in time. In what we will call a previous life, I knew two of the five people who will be interviewing me - one in a professional context (we worked in sister organisations) and the other in a social environment (we played five-a-side together each week through mutual friends). Should I acknowledge the fact that I know them when I go in the door? (Tom, email).

Tips on using LinkedIn to catch attention of potential employers

Five-a-side tournament for emergency service members

A five-a-side indoor soccer tournament for members of the various branches of the emergency services throughout Ireland will be held in Galway on May 24.

Galway women's triathlon training

Galway will host a special women's triathlon training day for beginners on Saturday May 3.

The man who remembered his father

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During his recent and very meaningful state visit to Britain, and his address to the joint Houses of Parliament, President Michael Daniel Higgins slipped in the fact that his father, John, had fought in Ireland’s struggle for Independence.*

Viking weapons discovered in Lough Corrib

Viking weapons and boats, which have lain submerged for almost a thousand years, have been discovered in Lough Corrib.

Early exit may have hurt my chances

Q: The interview was going fairly well, I felt. I had handled their queries well and had even managed to score some extra points based on the research I had done into the organisation. Sooner than I had anticipated, they asked me if I had any questions for them. I hadn’t, and took this question as the cue that they were wrapping things up. I made to leave, and they let me, replete with the usual ‘thank you and we will be in touch’ palaver: it was only afterwards I realised that maybe they had more questions to ask me. Was I premature in my departure? In fairness, they did get in touch – a Dear John, alas. (GP, email).

 

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