Every time I read this article by Katherine Donnelly in the Irish Independent, and it reminds me of the last time I raised the issue about the lack of understanding and respect for Further Education – Apprenticeships and PLC courses. (See link at the end of this piece – Westmeath Examiner October 2017.) https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/education/we-must-promote-apprenticeships-as-much-as-we-do-degrees-industry-boss-37712157.html “One … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP – DEGREE – PLC? WHICH IS THE RIGHT COURSE FOR ME?
Job Search - Decision Making - Better Planning - Not just for the younger generation. I heard a discussion this morning on Midlands 103 about people who are receiving long term unemployment payments. The topic gave rise to the a number of themes including one about people who have “retired” from employment and are finding … Continue reading To young to retire – To old to get a new job?
Preparation for every interview is essential, if a candidate wishes to convince the interviewers they they are the right person for the job. Many interview questions can be anticipated, and candidates will score low points where lack of preparation for obvious questions is apparent. Tell me about yourself? … Continue reading Prepare for Interview
Once Job Application One CV One Cover Letter
Attending Career Expo's and Higher Options events should not be left until students are in their final leaving certificate year. Attending these events while students are more concerned with study and points, leaves very little time for follow up research. Leaving Cert students do not always have time to investigate the myriad of courses available, … Continue reading Researching and Exploring Courses
You were absolutely thrilled to get invited to interview - You researched the organisation - Googled the Website - You read the latest news about the sector - You studied the Job Specification again and aligned it with your CV - You practised the expected interview questions - You got to grips with competency interview … Continue reading The Interview Process – What went Wrong?
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