May 22 2013
How to secure results with recruiters
Barry Whelan explores how to find the right recruiter for you and develop a long-term relationship with them that will yield the maximum benefit throughout your career, not just when you are actively searching for a new job
The curse of soft graduates
Recently Louise Phelan, the head of PayPal here in Ireland, a business employing 1,600 people in Dundalk, who created an additional 1,000 positions in February of this year, spoke candidly about her perception of Irish graduates. Barry Whelan is inclined to agree with her
What to avoid on your CV
When it comes to job seeking, the ‘what not to do' rules, apply as much as the ‘what to do?' One of these to follow is what not to put on your curriculum vitae. Barry Whelan advises on the do's and don'ts of CV writing
How strong is your brand?
In today's digital era, the line has blurred between active and passive job seekers. Candidates now find the job search process is constantly turned on for them, with the majority of employees either actively searching for a new job or open to a new opportunity. Barry Whelan reports
New Year, new career
New Year's resolutions often include the promise of a new career and Barry Whelan of Excel Recruitment explains how to best capitalise on your newfound momentum
Changes to JLC rates
Changes to Joint Labour Committee pay rates are being introduced. Caroline McEnery of HR & Business Solutions explains what the changes will entail
How to avoid the recruitment blacklist
Barry Whelan explores the issue of restoring or overcoming a bad relationship with a current or past employer
Common job search blunders
In the second part of a two part feature, Barry Whelan lists another five things to avoid when applying for a job
Common job search blunders
As part one of a two-part article by Barry Whelan, he details five of the ten most common errors made when searching for a new job
Feeling overwhelmed, underpaid and overworked?
Feeling overwhelmed by your job on an ongoing basis could mean that you need to re-evaluate your workload or that a career change should be considered, writes Barry Whelan
Is it possible to hold on to good employees?
A good employee is a valuable asset for any company but if they want to leave, should you persuade them to stay or is it best to let them go? Barry Whelan reports
I got a new job……I think!
Ensure you have a contract in hand and a start date before celebrating a new job, warns Barry Whelan
Keep your Christmas cheer in check!
While Christmas is a time when many enjoy a few drinks with their colleagues, excessive drinking at a work Christmas party can spell disaster for your career
Not so sunny in the sunny South East
Barry Whelan was dismayed to discover how few resources are available for the long term unemployed after attending an employment conference in Waterford
Don’t be afraid of a midlife career change
Launching a new career is a daunting prospect at any stage of life but one that can also be very rewarding, especially during a downturn, writes Barry Whelan
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