I can’t think of a single job that doesn’t require some form of communication skills. And communication skills feed into every other skill like teamwork and client facing skills. We all need to be able to communicate with our team, our managers and other people that we interact with in our day to day jobs, and ultimately that’s what
In part one of our Interview Preparation series we covered behavioural questions on teamwork and how to best answer these questions. In this section, we’re going to focus on answering time management. Time management is an essential skill for any job. Time management doesn’t necessarily mean how you spend your time at work and how quickly you
January can be a struggle month for a lot of employees. It’s cold, dark and a bit gloomy, the Christmas spending is catching up on us, and it seems everyone has a cold or flu. January can be a real downer. But it’s almost over. For those of you who started the year with a
Corporate culture is more than just a set of words in a handbook. It is the values, traditions, attitudes and principles that make up the mindset of your business. When new hires are looking at joining your organisation, they look at your corporate culture to determine whether you are a good fit for them. Putting
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.
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
Did you know that in October 2017 workers in the construction industry were granted improved pay and conditions of employment under a Sectoral Employment Order (SEO)? As of March 2018, a second SEO came into force for those working in the Mechanical Engineering Building Services Contracting Sector giving improved terms to plumbers, pipefitters and welders.