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Q: I love my work – I get on well with my colleagues, I like my work content, my work is convenient to my home and it suits my home life. I do not want to change job, but I believe I should be paid more for all that I do at work. (EJ, email).
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).
Ask questions. Seriously. “I ask the questions around here, not you” might be the smartass interviewer’s response. But the enlightened one will see questions as your effort to learn more so that you can use your answers to meet their needs. An interview should tend towards a conversation: in conversation, we ask questions. (Just make sure you ask good questions, but that’s another day’s column).
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.
Among the many religious pastors in Galway, Fr Tudor Ghita of the Romanian Orthodox church is surely one of the most remarkable. We had first arranged to meet in the bar of NUIG, because Fr Tudor works as a kitchen porter there. An apologetic phone call from him told me he could not meet because he was required to serve as a translator at a court case. And when I suggested we might meet or chat later he informed me he was working for a local pizza company from teatime onwards. It is all a far cry from the nine to five routines of our Catholic priests.
During competency-based interviews, candidates are asked questions about specific situations where they have shown themselves have competencies that match the job description. In many instances, it is better for candidates to take the broader perspective by using proven answering methodologies that give more comprehensive answers to both the opening and follow-up, or probing, questions, writes Pearse O’Donnell, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.
O’Donnellan and Joyce auctioneers' Wild Atlantic Way Christmas auction took place on Thursday last. There were properties on offer from all parts of the western seaboard from Donegal to Cork including Galway city and everywhere in between.
A regularly neglected or misunderstood area of preparing for a job interview is that of researching the organisation.
The eagerly-awaited Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup has been launched on the Irish market, with the entry level X220 4x2 PURE priced at €39,950, inclusive of VAT and VRT.