Trip down side track could undo your chances

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

Q: My company have advertised a role I feel I should get – but I actually think they’ve advertised the wrong role. In reality, they should have created two or three roles and broken up the responsibilities differently. I believe this would be more effective and efficient for the company at a time of rapid growth. Should I say this to them in the interview? (LD, email).

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Valuing ‘deep work’ in a real world of shallow intrusion - Sli Nua Careers

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Whether or not it has impacted upon you yet, there is no doubting the fact that a workplace revolution is currently underway. The phrase ‘the future of work’ has become mainstream and enlightened organisations are focusing on how they can cope with the challenges of the new order, while workers, too, are trying to figure out where it’s all going, writes Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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AIB hosts Brexit workshop with Westmeath businesses in mind

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

The Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, is the venue for an AIB hosted Brexit workshop for Westmeath businesses on Tuesday, October 1, and those who are trading directly or using the United Kingdom as a land-bridge are being encouraged to attend the event, which will commence at 7.30am.

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LEO Westmeath branch to host free business lunchtime seminar

Tue, Sep 10, 2019

Local Enterprise Office Westmeath is hosting a free lunchtime seminar entitled ‘Top Tips for Developing a Website for your business’. This seminar is aimed at entrepreneurs and small business owners and will take place in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone from 12.30pm-2pm on Tuesday September 17, with refreshments served after the talk.

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Cunningham’s Pharmacies nominated for Retail Excellence Awards

Tue, Sep 10, 2019

Cunningham’s Pharmacies at both Monksland and on the Dublin Road have made it into the top 100 stores in this year’s Retail Excellence awards.

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Athlone to be judged ahead of National Enterprise Towns awards

Tue, Sep 10, 2019

The judging panel for the Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards will visit Athlone and Mullingar over the coming weeks, giving business and community groups an opportunity to showcase the spirit of enterprise in their local area.

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Believe in your adult learning destiny with ICPPD

Fri, Sep 06, 2019

At ICPPD we are currently busy marketing and advertising our programmes due to commence end of September 2019. I was thinking about the natural journey of personal and professional development in my own life beginning with a Personal Development Course and a programme on Family Studies from NUI Maynooth.

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Australian journey draws to a conclusion for Connellan

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

Athlone senior footballer, Ray Connellan, has returned from his second professional playing term in Australia, having departed AFL club, Essendon.

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Westmeath senior footballers championship odyssey continues

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

Westmeath senior footballers championship odyssey continues apace following a six point All-Ireland qualifier series victory over Limerick in Cusack Park on Saturday night.

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Successfully hosted Future Business Trends in Ballinasloe event

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

The Pulse club in conjunction with Ballinasloe Area Community Development Ltd (BACD) and the Shearwater Hotel and Spa hosted a recent successful networking event centred around what the future holds for both new and existing businesses in the Ballinasloe area.

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Knowing what they would like you to know

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

Q: I’m going for an interview next week. A friend who went for one there before said they asked her lots of questions about the company to check if she was fully familiar with what they do. It’s a marketing job in the hospitality sector and I’m just wondering what kind of questions they might ask? And what sort of answers should I have at the ready? (IK, email).

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Unrelated study might offer real value

Thu, Feb 07, 2019

Q: I am applying for a job. At the moment, I am also doing a part-time college course in an unrelated field and am wondering if I should mention this in the application? I don’t want them to think that my attention lies elsewhere or that my concentration will not be total. What do you think? (AC, email).

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