Long-winded spec shouldn’t always put you off the job

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Q: I saw a job advertised last night that I’m very interested in. I know I can do it, but, to be honest, the job spec has almost put me off. I don’t actually understand some of the items listed and others are not really necessary for the role, I believe. Should I walk away now or still go for it? (TG, email).

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Brokers Ireland advises workers to make future financial provisions

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Brokers Ireland has advised workers to make whatever provision they can through savings, however small, for their later years.

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SuperValu and AsIAm launch annual Autism Awareness month colouring competition

Thu, Apr 08, 2021

To mark Autism Awareness month this April SuperValu and AsIAm have launched a national colouring competition as part of their’ Say Yes to Autism Acceptance’ campaign.

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The Dock House opens in prime town centre location

Thu, Apr 08, 2021

Despite the persistent pandemic presence and its detrimental impact upon local businesses, The Dock House is a welcome addition to Athlone’s ever expanding coffee tasting choice.

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Time for essential foot care with arrival of spring season

Thu, Apr 08, 2021

As the evenings lengthen in brightness, thoughts turn towards enhancing the exercise experience with optimum posture paramount.

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Ten signs you have almost certainly done a good interview

Thu, Apr 08, 2021

1. You’ve got the interview panel talking too. People like to talk. If our answers are prompting or stimulating them to talk, that’s nearly always a good sign. You’ve got them thinking. Don’t be afraid to ask them a question.

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Local farmers reminded to take advantage of the annual Organic Farming Scheme

Thu, Apr 08, 2021

Local farmers considering an application to the Organic Farming Scheme have until April 30 to do so, following the reopening of the scheme earlier this month, with an additional budget of €4 million for 2021.

This additional funding was confirmed by Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Senator Pippa Hackett, when she confirmed the continuation of the scheme last month.

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Failte Ireland announces new Business Continuity Scheme for tourism sector

Thu, Apr 08, 2021

Tourism transport operators such as car rental companies, chauffeur and limousine businesses and escorted tour providers will be eligible to apply for funding under the next stage of Fáilte Ireland’s strategic Tourism Business Continuity Scheme with the application process opening today, Thursday, April 8.

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Women’s entrepreneurship programme ‘Empower Growth’ open for applications

Thu, Apr 08, 2021

Empower, the women’s entrepreneurship programme, is now accepting applications for the next Empower Growth programme.

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Award winning weddings at Shamrock Lodge Hotel

Thu, Apr 01, 2021

The team at The Shamrock Lodge Hotel are the recipients of the WeddingDates Top Rated Hotel Westmeath award for the second time. This award is based on reviews from real wedding couples.

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Have I even a remote chance of working from home long-term?

Thu, Apr 01, 2021

Q: I’m hearing a lot about remote work this weather. The idea of working from home really suits me but I can't get my head around the fact that companies might actually offer this on an ongoing basis. Are we not all going to be shunted back into offices again once the vaccine programme has been rolled out? (AC, email).

A: Oh, it’s here to stay all right, AC, and it was coming, albeit at an infinitely more leisurely pace, even before COVID-19 worked its, er, magic, writes Liam Horan, Careers Coach, Slí Nua Careers.

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New initiative affords opportunity to promote Athlone food sector

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

Are you involved in the food sector in or around Athlone?

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