Time to keep your distance and hold your nerve

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

BY LIAM HORAN, sli nua careers

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Online option is here to stay

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Recently, a-few-weeks threatening came to pass with an email I sent to our people: “We are now working solely online, as I outlined in the WhatsApp a few minutes ago…”, writes Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

We are among the lucky ones in that a) our status as a training business enables an easy transition to operating wholly online; b) over the last five years, our share of online work has grown steadily; and c) we had contingency plans in place for what became a necessity after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s Washington address.

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ActionPoint named in Best Managed Companies list

Thu, Mar 12, 2020

ActionPoint, the award-winning IT Services and Software Development firm with offices in the Mervue Business Park, has been named as one of Ireland’s Best Managed companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards 2020.

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Sporting prowess gives your career chance

Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Q: I play sport at a high level for a prominent inter-county GAA team. I am currently in the process of applying for a new job, and I fear the employer will think that I’ll be rushing away from the office every second evening for training, meetings and matches. That’s not actually the case – I am a very good manager of my time and in previous jobs, I always came in early in the morning or stayed late in the evening to make sure I got my work done. How should I transmit this in the interview? (FD, email).

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Digital Business Ireland to represent online business

Thu, Mar 12, 2020

A new trade body, Digital Business Ireland (DBI), has been set up to represent the interests of all businesses conducting business online in, and from, Ireland.

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Portwest invests in top Italian footwear brand

Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Portwest has announced an investment in Italian company Base Protection footwear, a premium safety footwear brand.

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Half of Irish professionals state technology hinders work-life balance

Thu, Mar 05, 2020

Some 80 per cent of Irish employees hoped that tech-enabled remote working capabilities would give them better work-life balance. However the reality is far different, with almost half (42 per cent) claiming that new smart working practices are negatively impacting their work-life balance.

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NUI Galway wins €4 million EU project to produce sustainable chemicals

Thu, Mar 05, 2020

NUI Galway has continued to build on its credentials as one of the world’s leading centres on sustainable manufacturing research, having won a €4 million project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, to produce chemicals using solar energy.

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Want to join a dynamic tax practice?

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Laura Lynch & Associates is a dynamic tax practice based in Galway city centre, providing strategic and relevant tax and business advice to its clients, who include individual and corporate business owners, business angel investor syndicates and emerging entrepreneurs, particularly in the Medtech sector. We deal with personal, corporate and international issues across all tax heads, applying a commercial and personal approach to a given set of circumstances.

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Bluebird Care to hold recruitment event next week

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Bluebird Care has announced its spring 2020 recruitment and QQI Level 5 training event which takes place on Monday March 2 in the Clybaun Hotel, Knocknacarra, Galway, from 10am to 4pm.

Carolyn Corless of Bluebird Care said: “There is an increased demand for home care services in the local community as the primary choice for older people and for people with an illness or a disability is to be able to stay in their own home.

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Joe Bergin to head up Elkstone Galway office

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Elkstone is Ireland’s leading multi-family office investment group providing unique investment services to its Irish and international client base including wealth management, venture capital and real estate opportunities.

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Improve your CV to land a dream job

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

It is fair to say the weather so far in 2020 has been awful with February being particularly dreadful. Twenty-one consecutive days of rain plus three storms have left most of us huddling indoors trying to stay warm and dry.

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Galway to host two high-level director workshops for business leaders

Thu, Feb 20, 2020

This May, the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland will be hosting two high-level director workshops in Galway designed specifically for business leaders and company directors and delivered by expert trainers.

The Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland is a dynamic network with over 3,000 members drawn from companies large and small in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

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Aer Lingus launches new aircraft at Shannon as JFK service resumes

Thu, Feb 20, 2020

CEO of Shannon Group, Mary Considine, has said that the launch of a new Shannon based aircraft and the early return of Aer Lingus’ New York JFK service is a further show of commitment by the airline to Shannon Airport and the region.

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Teneo buys PR firm founded by former Galway journalist

Thu, Feb 20, 2020

Teneo, the global CEO advisory firm, has acquired Bridge PR, a leading strategic communications advisory business based in Ireland’s Mid-West.

The firm was founded by former Galway journalist Eugene Hogan in 2011 and provides a wide range of strategic communications and content creation services working with leading regional, national and international organisations.

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Galway-based international healthcare consultancy awarded Guaranteed Irish symbol

Thu, Feb 06, 2020

AXIS Healthcare Consulting Ltd, a wholly Irish owned and operated international healthcare consultancy located in Galway and Dublin has been awarded the prestigious Guaranteed Irish symbol.

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Connemara Coast supervisor named regional employee of the year

Thu, Feb 06, 2020

The Connemara Coast Hotel is celebrating after restaurant supervisor Kresimir Beric was chosen as the IHF Connacht Region Employee of the Year for 2020.

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Future proof can boost job interview

Thu, Feb 06, 2020

When going for a job interview, the tendency is to look to what you have done in the past – but you might only be telling half the story they need to hear, writes Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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How minding my own business cost me at interview

Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Q: I run my own business but want a change. I went for a job interview last week. Despite my best efforts at convincing the panel that I will unplug myself from the business, I believe I failed to convince them. They kept coming back to how I would juggle both even though I made it clear I have a management structure in place that allows me to step away. And I am really keen to step away! Should I have told them I am selling the business, even though I am not? What do you think? (DC, email).

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