How to banish your inner ‘impostor’

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

You got the job you wanted but, really, you don’t deserve it. Maybe you were just in the right place at the right time. You are sure there were better candidates for it. And excuses go on and on – you might just be experiencing impostor syndrome, writes Ines Gonzalez, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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Specsavers audiologists encourage limited use of in-ear devices

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

Specsavers Ireland Audiologists are encouraging people to limit their use of in-ear headphones and other in-ear devices following a significant rise in cases of impacted ear wax.

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Food academy looking for county’s next wave of producers

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

The hugely successful Food Academy programme is now open for budding food and drink entrepreneurs in Westmeath.

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Online or face-to-face the same challenge ultimately

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Q: I have an unusual situation unfolding at the moment. I am going for a job in a semi-state organisation, and the first interview took place online via Zoom. I have now been called to the second interview. However, they have decided to hold this one face to face in their offices in late June.

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ACCA urges local businesses to focus on liquidity during reopening

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

While 60 percent of businesses have plans in place to support their reopening, liquidity will be key to the viability of SMEs regionally in the Midlands and throughout Ireland in the coming weeks, according to former Chairperson of the ACCA Midland Network, Coliosa Wallace, partner of Hardiman Wallace Accountants, Athlone.

The professional accountancy body has said its research reaffirms the need for SMEs to plan for their approach in securing appropriate level of liquidity throughout the re-opening period with government support on rates, grants and VAT and PAYE warehousing requiring significant administration and lead times. Businesses could be open within a week, yet it may take much longer to get access to the cash that the reopening will require.

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Gardaí make substantial drugs discovery in local residence

Thu, Jun 11, 2020

Following an operation by Athlone Gardaí supported by the Garda Air Support Unit a house was searched by Athlone Gardaí at 8pm on the May 24 at Fardrum, Athlone on foot of a warrant under Section 26 (Cultivation) Misuse of Drugs Act 1977/84.

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Have all your printing and toner needs met by Right Price Ink

Thu, Jun 04, 2020

Right Price Ink and Office Supplies is 13 years in business on Dominick Street in the sale of printers, inkjets and toner cartridges.

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Have all your printing and toner needs met by Right Price Ink

Thu, May 21, 2020

Right Price Ink and Office Supplies is 13 years in business on Dominick Street in the sale of printers, inkjets and toner cartridges.

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Online option is here to stay

Thu, Mar 19, 2020

At 1.26pm on Thursday last, a-few-weeks threatening came to pass with an email I sent to our people: “We are now working solely online, as I outlined in the WhatsApp a few minutes ago…”, writes Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

We are among the lucky ones in that a) our status as a training business enables an easy transition to operating wholly online; b) over the last five years, our share of online work has grown steadily; and c) we had contingency plans in place for what became a necessity after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s Washington address.

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Athlone public library to host local Engineer’s Week workshop

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

In conjunction with Midlands Science, the Aidan Heavey public library in Athlone will host a secondary school student focused eclectic experience during Engineer’s Week due to commence on Saturday, February 29.

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Old courses can still be relevant

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Q: I have done dozens of courses over the years. Now that I am refreshing my CV, should I take most of them out? Who cares that 20 years ago I did a course managing people more effectively? The world of people management has changed beyond all recognition in the meantime. Should I hit ‘delete’ on that courses, and many others? (ED, email).

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Questions from the coal-face

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

An Irish company recently circulated these questions to recruiters within their organisation. When it comes to questions, we can’t really anticipate what a panel may throw at you, but this list should get you thinking.

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