With Christmas just a few weeks away, it’s easy to think that the jobs market is slowing down. But, companies hire year-round and now is as good a time as any to start looking for your next opportunity. Not only is it a good time to start looking at jobs, but it’s also less competitive.
Trust is the core of any relationship, including the ones you have with your manager, work colleagues and clients. When you start a new job you come in with no reputation, no history and you are starting from zero. Your team doesn’t trust you. Yet. Your biggest priority is learning about your job and your
Hiring someone to join your team is a daunting task. You’re looking for that dream person – the right skills, personality, and experience. But can you put a hold on your work responsibilities do find that person? Didn’t think so. You’re probably already doing your full-time job, while picking up some of the work from
There are only a few things that are more stressful than looking for a job. And it’s more stressful if you’re under pressure to find one. After a while it may feel like you’re banging your head off a wall. A bit of self-doubt might creep in, and it’s so important to ward it off.
Our CVs tend to focus on the technical skills and qualifications that we have. The job description highlights the degree and experience that you need for the role. But we often forget to highlight the soft skills that we have that help us work well in the team or organisation. So what are soft skills? Soft skills
Generally speaking, Irish people are not big into bragging or showing off. A lot of us don’t talk about how great we are doing in our jobs, and some of us even play down our achievements. And that may be why so many of us struggle with writing our Curriculum Vitae (CV). If you don’t
Everyone gets nervous before a job interview. It’s normal. But for some people, it can be a stressful situation. Job interviews are not a natural situation. You’re wearing an outfit that you may not usually wear. You’re in a strange office, sitting with strangers. And you’re trying to sell yourself to them while trying to decide
Do you ever wonder how you’re doing in your job? What are you good at? What do you need to work on? When was the last time you had a feedback session? Feedback is a great way to grow your career. Being able to receive feedback constructively and accept it is essential to your overall
Over the past 10 years, mental wellness has become much more talked about in Ireland. A change that we really welcome. We often emphasise physical safety in the workplace, but we often forget to emphasise mental wellness at work. After all, we spend a 50% of our waking hours in any given working day at
Many contractors work directly with clients, while some – especially those new to contracting – prefer to find and secure work through a recruitment agent. With tax time approaching you might be wondering which is the easiest option and which is best for you. A contractor works directly with clients, which means that they are