Time your run in recorded interviews

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Recorded video interviews are becoming more popular, and, in fact, public jobs.ie has recently started using this method for some screening interviews, writes Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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Government inaction has allowed ‘compo culture’ to flourish

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Longford/Westmeath Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Deputy Robert Troy, has said that Government inaction and a lack of appetite to tackle insurance fraud has led to a culture whereby people are incentivised to take claims.

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Why do you need a Business Coach?

Thu, Dec 05, 2019

Sometimes I encounter confusion in the business community about the role of a Business Coach. One perception is that a Business Coach comes into your business gives advice or tells you what to do and leaves. In other words, someone who tells you how you should run your business. If you have had experience of this in the past then you have not hired a Business Coach.

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Pulse Club ready to host business networking event

Thu, Dec 05, 2019

The ‘Pulse Club’, (under the auspices of the Ballinasloe Area Community Development), the main aim of which is to create sustainable employment within the local community by promoting enterprise and supporting projects that encourage investment in the Ballinasloe area, will host a networking event, ‘Ballinasloe 2020 Vision for Growth’ in the Shearwater Hotel on Thursday, December 5.

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Learning and development investment a business necessity

Thu, Dec 05, 2019

Greater investment is required in Learning and Development (L&D) to help Irish businesses prepare for the future of work. That’s according to new industry-led research by Trainers’ Learning Skillnet and the Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD). The research is authored by Professor David Collings and Dr John McMackin of DCU Business School and funded by Skillnet Ireland.

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Short title needn’t present a barrier

Thu, Dec 05, 2019

Q: They’ve asked me to do a ten-minute presentation at the start of the interview, but the instruction amount to just one word: ‘Challenges’. What’s a woman meant to do with the likes of that? Hemingway wouldn’t manage to cobble together something from that title. Any tips would be appreciated. (IK, email).

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Local Enterprise Office Westmeath secures collaboration funding

Thu, Oct 24, 2019

Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Westmeath has been awarded funding for two project initiatives following a recent announcement by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD.

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A strong aversion to the weakness question

Thu, Oct 24, 2019

Q: “I haven’t done an interview in years. How do they even work these days? The last time I did an interview, I was asked to describe my greatest weakness. I hadn’t a clue what to say – and it’s not that I’m short of weaknesses to choose from. It just struck me as a daft question. How can a weakness be ‘great’ in the first place? And why would you want to share a weakness when you’re trying to get the job. Is that kind of question still being asked these days.” – (DG, email).

A: Alas, yes. The weakness question is, to my mind, an unmistakable sign of weakness on the part of the interview panel, writes Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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Why do you need a Business Coach?

Thu, Oct 24, 2019

Sometimes I encounter confusion in the business community about the role of a Business Coach. One perception is that a Business Coach comes into your business gives advice or tells you what to do and leaves. In other words, someone who tells you how you should run your business. If you have had experience of this in the past then you have not hired a Business Coach.

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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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