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Put focused research to use in a job interview

A regularly neglected or misunderstood area of preparing for a job interview is that of researching the organisation.

Why teaching offers precarious employment, not a secure job

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Last week, in the rare autumnal sunshine, Insider was sauntering across Wolfe Tone Bridge with a companion. On a lamppost we spied a Donny Osmond lookalike, with that synthetic cheesy smile, peering down from a Social Democrat poster.

Five reasons on how to get your top job

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We all at some point in our lives have to work in a job which we do not enjoy. It is called being an adult, many parents will say to their newly graduated children who are toiling away in minimum wage jobs. However, it does not have to be the career you forge forever. Here at the we highlight the best ways to find that job that will provide you with contentment.

Know Your Rights: Payslips

Question: I started a new job three weeks ago. Although I have been paid each week, I do not know if I have paid any tax or PRSI. How do I find that out?

Can’t get no... job satisfaction?

Pádraig O’Connor is a career coach and certified psychometric tester based in Athlone and serving the greater Midlands and western region.

Apply for, or sit tight for six months?

Q. I have recently been told I’m going to be made redundant form my job in six months’ time. However, a job has become available in another company close to where I live but the catch is that it has a significantly lower salary. Do I go for this job even though the salary is dramatically inferior or do I sit tight for the time being? Any suggestions as to what I should do? (LL, email.)

Job creation open night to help Galway jobseekers

Those searching for alternative or further work opportunites as well as the long term unemployed are being urged to attend a jobs iniative open night next week where they will have the chance to meet with local employers and also learn more about various training and work placement programmes.

Your Career, Your Choices

Q: I have been working as office manager in a company for the past three months – without actually getting the stripes. The situation was that the previous office manager took ill and they recruited me on a temporary basis to take over the job. Initially, there was some resentment among the other three people in the office – at least two of whom might have felt they should have got the job. But that has now dissipated and we have a happy working environment. One of the two even confided in me that he was glad I had come in as he didn’t feel he would be able to do the job as good I can. Anyway, that’s not my reason for writing to you. What’s bugging me now is that the job is now to be filled on a full-time basis. I had hoped I would get the job without it being advertised, but it has been advertised locally in the media. What should I do? Does this mean they don’t think my face fits? (RK, email)

Mayo firms pledge thirty nine jobs to new employment initiative

An initiative aimed at encouraging job creation for Ireland’s skilled unemployed launched last week has already received 1,177 job pledges from businesses all around the country. Of those 710 are in the Dublin region while the remaining 467 pledges are from businesses located across 19 counties, which includes 39 jobs pledged from Mayo.

Good news stories not only welcome but essential for survival of human spirit

What a boost Allergan gave the county when it announced on Monday morning the creation of 200 jobs, 250 construction jobs, and an investment of $350 million in the Westport company.

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