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What questions should I ask at interview?

When you’re preparing for interview, it’s always a good idea to practice answering some typical questions you may be asked, but don’t forget to prepare for that all-important, yet lesser-spotted question: ‘Do you have any questions for us?’ By asking the interviewer excellent questions, you will not only prove yourself a strong contender, but glean a deeper understanding of what’s involved, writes HEATHER HAMILTON, CAREER COACH, SLI NUA CAREERS.

How can hobbies add value to my CV?

At the end of many CVs there’s a section reserved for personal information such as hobbies, interests and volunteering. We’ve all seen the cursory attention this section sometimes gets with the predictable list: reading, walking and socialising. But don’t let this opportunity to add value to your application pass you by writes SABINA TRENCH, CAREER COACH, SLI NUA CAREERS.

And finally, have you any questions for us?

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By the time you reach the end of the interview, all you want to do is get out the door as fast as you can. However, that could be a mistake, and asking the right question or questions might just help you to secure a job offer, writes SABINA TRENCH, CAREER COACH, SLI NUA CAREERS.

Transition Year - make it count

Many students are now facing into Transition Year (TY) with a mixture of trepidation and excitement. This year offers a great opportunity to gain skills and experiences that should not be missed writes SABINA TRENCH, CAREER COACH, SLI NUA CAREERS.

Five tips to make career change as painless as possible

Most people change careers several times in their lives, a trend that looks set to endure. However it can feel like there are many roadblocks to making the big switch, writes HEATHER HAMILTON, CAREER COACH, SLI NUA CAREERS.

Five tips to make career change as painless as possible

Most people change careers several times in their lives, a trend that looks set to endure. However it can feel like there are many roadblocks to making the big switch, writes HEATHER HAMILTON, CAREER COACH, SLI NUA CAREERS.

Four tips to build your confidence before interview

We all need our confidence boosted from time to time. Job interviews can rattle the most secure of people. Before putting yourself through the challenge of facing an interview panel, you need to make sure your confidence is intact,writes SABINA TRENCH, CAREER COACH, SLI NUA CAREERS.

Let your STAR shine by making your answers relevant to ‘Them’

Competency-based interviews are not quite all the rage, but they have certainly grown in popularity and the indications are that they will continue to become more commonplace, writes LIAM HORAN, CAREER COACH, SLI NUA CAREERS.

Give yourself a hand (or two) during interview but don’t look rigid

Q: When I was in school, I was told it was crucial to sit still in job interviews. Hands down by my side, feet planted firmly on the floor. That was then: now, I’m 44 years of age and I am a, shall we say, expressive speaker: I move my hands, I shrug my shoulders, and I incorporate various other movements and gestures when speaking. Whenever I go for a job interview, the advice given to my 17 year-old self continues to ring in my ears and I find myself defaulting to it – your thoughts, please. (DO, email).

Tourism and hospitality sector opportunities in 2016

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Tourism Ireland is predicting a bumper year in 2016 – they predict 8.2million overseas visitors to Ireland this year, spending an estimated €4.2billion. This amounts to growth of between 4 and 5 per cent, which is very significant, writes SABINA TRENCH, CAREER COACH, SLI NUA CAREERS, WESTPORT.

 

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