Panel wanted me to bad-mouth my current employers

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Q: I work in a small, tightly-knit sector where everybody knows everybody else. Companies are very jealous of each other’s successes. I recently went for a job interview with one of our main rivals and was amazed the panel spent so long trying to get me to talk down my current employers. For obvious reasons (i.e. because I’m trying to leave), I couldn’t talk my employers up too much, but I didn’t feel at all comfortable badmouthing them and declined to do so. Should I have entered into the spirit of it because that’s what they wanted me to do? (AC, email).

A: Absolutely not. It was very unprofessional of them to draw you out in that way and their approach would raise serious question marks for me as to their suitability as an employer, writes Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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EY to create 14 new jobs in Galway office

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

EY has announced it plans to create 14 new jobs in its Galway office, adding to its current headcount of over 40 people.

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Flexible Office Space Provider opens in Galway

Tue, Oct 08, 2019

Offering private offices for Entrepreneurs and Growing Businesses with the benefits of shared amenities without the headaches of managing a property.

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Galway company host Irish tech launch * NO HEADLINE *

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

Quiptech hosted the official Irish launch of the High Resolution Compact 2D X-ray System, the Nordson Dage Explorer ONE, at the Medical Technology Ireland Exhibition and Conference at Galway Racecourse last week.

The launch took place with Russel Byrne from Nordson Dage officially unveiling the Explorer ONE to the Irish market.Quiptech is a leading distributor of capital equipment to the medical device industry in Ireland. It is also the exclusive distributor of Nordson Dage products to this market.

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Valuing ‘deep work’ in a world of shallow intrusions

Thu, Oct 03, 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.

The work of author Cal Newport in outlining the challenges of the modern workplace – and how we might best overcome them to increase productivity and quality – is very insightful.

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Big win for The Galway Plaza at industry awards

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

The Galway Plaza has been selected as having the Best Forecourt Facilities at the annual Forecourt and Convenience Retailer Awards.

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Form filling endurance tests take time

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Q: The closing date is tomorrow. Last night, after much procrastination, I finally opened the application form and started to fill it out. I failed. Between the requests for examples of competencies, exhaustive previous experience, exact number of months worked, and a whole host of other questions, I just couldn’t get it done. Is this a common experience? I hate missing out on this job opportunity but I simply ran out of road. (LD, email).

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Are you an experienced MedTech professional?

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Pale Blue Dot® Recruitment is a leading recruitment solution provider for the MedTech industry. This highly networked agency is now connected with more than 50 per cent of the professional MedTech workforce across Ireland. Typical positions placed by the organization include technicians, engineers, supervisors, project managers, value stream managers, QA and logistics professionals for large corporations, SMEs and start-ups.

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Future technology at Medical Technology Ireland 2019 next week

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Do not miss Medical Technology Ireland 2019 at Galway Racecourse on 25-26 September with over 200 exhibitors across three floors and an exciting two-day Conference Programme, featuring the hottest topics on the future of Medical Technology, as well as the Women in MedTech Forum, Start-up and Innovation Academy and Breakfast Briefings on each day.

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Ireland West Airport announces strategic partnership with Connacht Rugby

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

Ireland West Airport have announced an exciting new partnership with Connacht Rugby which will see strong brand collaboration between the two organisations and will strengthen the experience of visitors to Ireland West Airport and supporters of Connacht Rugby throughout the province.

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How remote working could be just the answer for you

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

Q: Remote working is all the rage these days. It’s everywhere in the media. I live in a remote area – is this an option for me? Or is it just poppycock? And where would I even begin to start if I wanted to get into this? (OL, email).

A: This is an area in which I am particularly interested for a number of reasons – I have regularly worked from home throughout my life and really enjoy it. Additionally, I think it opens up bright new opportunities for rural workers and communities, in particular, writes Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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Big Leaders’ summit returns to Galway

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

Former professional rugby player and adventurer Damian Browne will deliver the keynote presentation at the 2019 BIG Leaders Summit in Galway on September 10.

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Women in MedTech forum at Medical Technology Ireland 2019

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

The hugely successful Women in MedTech Forum at the Medical Technology Ireland event at Galway Racecourse later this month, will be chaired by Fiona Neary, Commercial Director of BioExel and Innovation Operations Manager at NUI Galway. The forum will feature a fantastic line-up of speakers from Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Creganna/TE, Merck and the Learning Reservoir, Galway.

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‘Tweeting Goddess’ to address female entrepreneurs at #MakingItHappen

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

Female entrepreneurs from across the West are #MakingItHappen in 2019, and Local Enterprise Office Galway is delighted to present a dynamic and engaging event on behalf of Galway, Mayo and Roscommon to celebrate National Women’s Enterprise Day.

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Need for speed put me off track

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

Q: I am a HR professional and in the interview, they asked me a health and safety scenario. “What would you do if the pressure was really on to get workers on site and you had a lot of inductions in a short space of time?” I started talking about speed but they wanted to hear about health and safety. In reality, I wouldn’t compromise on health and safety but, in the interview, I got off on the wrong foot and ended up muttering, backtracking, crashing and burning. What should I have done differently? (IK, email).

A: I think you know what you should have done differently – take your time, remember health and safety is a real favourite of interviewers and deliver a broadly-based answer. Easier said than done under the circumstances of lights, camera, action, however, writes Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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Wellbeing in the digital age

Tue, Sep 03, 2019

Living in the digital age gives the average person opportunities completely unimaginable even a generation back. It’s made work easier and provided us with more travel and leisure alternatives, but we also gained a host of new health problems.

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KBC appoints business partner in Galway

Thu, Aug 22, 2019

Ray Flaherty has joined KBC as a business partner in Galway.

Formerly with AIB Bank, Flaherty has some 17 years’ experience in senior client and business development roles, and is experienced across commercial lending, business relationship management, start-up finance and business portfolio management.

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Partners Baboró and Medtronic shortlisted for two awards

Thu, Aug 22, 2019

The success of the nine-year partnership between Baboró, the international festival for children, and Medtronic has been recognised in this year's 28th Allianz Business to Arts Awards.

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Kirby – building the future with its apprenticeship programme

Thu, Aug 08, 2019

For more than 50 years, Kirby has been developing world-class electrical, mechanical, and E&I apprentices through its apprenticeship programme.

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Future technology at Medical Technology Ireland 2019

Thu, Aug 08, 2019

Medical Technology Ireland 2019 takes place at the Galway Racecourse on September 25/26 featuring some 200 exhibitors across three floors in a two-day conference programme.

Featuring the hottest topics on the future of medical technology, it will also boast a women in medtech forum, a start-up and innovation academy, and breakfast briefings on each day.

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