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Benefits of Business Networking & Tips for Networking Success…

How important is networking to small businesses? Ask a small service business where they get most of their customers, and they are likely to indicate some form of word of mouth marketing. Networking is equally important for career success for people who are employees.  According to a 2016 Report by LinkedIn, 85 percent of all […]

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Time Management Techniques…

(November 2019) Dan McCarthy tells us that time management is really all about managing yourself. You can\’t really “manage” time because there are 24 hours in a day, 60 minutes in an hour, 60 seconds in a minute—and that never changes. However, you can control where and how you spend your time and take action […]

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Association for Higher Education Access and Disability (AHEAD)

AHEAD is the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability and is an independent non-profit organisation working to promote full access to and participation in further and higher education for students/people with disabilities and to enhance their employment prospects. AHEAD provides information to students and graduates with disabilities, teachers, guidance counsellors and parents on disability […]

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How to support staff who are returning to work after a long career break…

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Further Education – Sources of Information and Courses

When it comes to searching for and researching further education course options in Ireland, there is no shortage of information, especially On-Line. Every part-time, full-time, classroom, On-Line, blended-learning course is there for you to read about and understand. There are three main On-Line websites that contain any course that you may be looking for; you […]

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Presenting a Presentation as Part of an Interview

Many organizations are now requesting candidates to prepare a short presentation as part of the interview process. These presentations can occur any time during the interview process i.e. first, second or indeed third interview and are usually 10-15 minutes in duration. The topic to present upon at the interview is usually chosen by the interview […]

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How to Handle Being Made Redundant…

Losing one’s job is not a pleasant experience when it is compulsory, even if you do receive a generous redundancy package and benefits. After working in the organization for all of that time, given what you believe to be your best and then to be told through no fault of your own that you must […]

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Putting yourself on paper…

There are seven ways of putting yourself on paper so as to impress interviewers who read about you and then want to speak/meet you for a general interview and/or a competency-based interview through a telephone interview, Skype interview or a face-to-face interview. These seven ways are: General Curriculum Vitae Tailored Curriculum Vitae Tailored Cover Letter […]

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Outplacement Services

Outplacement services are services an employer offers to employees who are made redundant from their job in the employer’s organisation. Whether the employee is taking / accepting a voluntary severance package or it is a situation of compulsory redundancy, the employer can help their ‘now’ previous employee make  a great start in their search for […]

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Time Management

Time Management In his book, ‘How to be Smart with your Time’, Duncan Bannatyne, known from Dragon’s Den fame, has the following main content headings: Identify your goals What are you waiting for What’s stopping you Focus, focus, focus Don’t innovate, replicate Second best is close to ideal Play to your strengths Momentum Delegation Work […]

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