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Reduce the chances of ‘hearing nothing back’

Quite often, my colleagues and I hear clients say that they have made several job applications but have heard nothing back. The palpable frustration this causes is clear for all to see. It’s an all-too-common problem within the recruitment process but there are ways to reduce the chances of it happening to you. In simple terms – it boils down to you as a job seeker making a connection with someone on the other side of your application, writes Mark McDonald, Career Coach.

A good question could be just the answer

Q: I have been told I should ask questions during the interview. I thought that was their job, not mine? Is it not my role to answer the questions they pose, rather than the other way around? And if I were to ask questions, what might they be about?

Athlone soldiers sent to Dublin at ‘completely unsustainable’ rate

Every member of the Defence Forces based in Athlone is in effect being sent to Dublin to cover duties at a “completely unsustainable” rate.

Willow Park nominated in Pride of Place

Willow Park housing estate in Athlone has been nominated by Westmeath County Council to participate in the All Island Competition Pride of Place.

Inaugural Mayo Day to be celebrated around the world

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Plans are hotting up for the first ever Mayo Day celebrations on May 2.

More jobs announced as Taoiseach confirms Ballymahon project

The jobs boost for the Midlands as part of the anticipated Center Parcs development in Ballymahon has doubled after being formally announced by Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

New houses in well-appointed Athenry estate

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A selection of new houses in Athenry’s Pairc Na Habhainn estate are offered for sale by Pat Callanan Property Sales Ltd.

Helping hand need not be a secret

Q. One from left of field. I recently went to a career training company (not you, sorry!) and they did an excellent job at getting me ready for interview. The interview is on next week. I am thinking about making it clear to the interview panel that I had received professional training and support in preparation for the interview. My reasoning is to illustrate that I’m the kind of person who does what needs to be done to execute a project. What would your thoughts be? Should I ‘fess up or keep it secret? (DR email)

On balance, saying ‘no’ was a good ruse

Q: The job was for a team leader. The interview was going grand until one fellow – the quiet one – piped up with ‘how much money have you in your bank account?’ I prevaricated and I procrastinated and I equivocated, and then I sighed and I smiled, and basically, in a nice, mannerly way, I told him it was none of his business.

Councillors hope for hassle-free Garrycastle footpath works



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