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Psychometric tests – the benefits of practice

Posted by Sinead on May 20, 2016 in General | Comments Off

Great resource for practice psychometric tests

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Why I’m switching off Endorsements on my LinkedIn profile

Posted by Sinead on Apr 29, 2016 in General | Comments Off

Why LinkedIn endorsements are a waste of time

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Psychometric Tests – a necessary evil?

Posted by Sinead on Aug 5, 2015 in General | Comments Off

What are Psychometric Tests and why do employers use them?

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One final interview question – what will you do if you DON’T get this job?

Posted by Sinead on May 12, 2015 in General | Comments Off

How to answer the question - What will you do if you are not successful at interview today ?

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Professional Interviews – Chartered Engineer – sample competency questions

Posted by Sinead on Jul 2, 2014 in General | Comments Off

How to prepare answers to the competency questions asked at professional interviews.

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Active Job Search presentation at GradIreland Fair – June 2014

Posted by Sinead on Jun 16, 2014 in General | 2 comments

Active Job Search presentation at GradIreland Fair – June 2014

Great to see such an enthusiastic group of graduate jobseekers at the GradIreland Fair last week in the RDS. Here is my presentation from the day on Active Job Search Key points from the presentation: 70% of jobs never get advertised Expand the number of ways you look for jobs Success rates from answering adverts and responding to jobs boards ads are VERY low (but you knew that anyway) Active job search takes effort, consistency, determination and imagination – which is why most people give up after one or two attempts Plan your job...

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Is it worth doing a Springboard course?

Posted by Sinead on Jun 9, 2014 in General | Comments Off

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) today announced 6,100 college course places on the Springboard scheme. Springboard provides free, part-time places in higher education for people who are unemployed or previously self-employed in order to help them get back to work. Springboard students may be able to keep income supports while completing their course. Courses are focused on areas of growing employment demand and can be from Certificate to Post Graduate level.  All courses are one year or less and many involve a work placement module....

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I got a 2.2 – have I just torpedoed my chances of getting a job?

Posted by Sinead on Jun 3, 2014 in General | Comments Off

You got a 2.2 degree instead of a 2.1. What does this mean for your job prospects?

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Interview Nerves? Don’t let them be interpreted as lack of interest.

Posted by Sinead on Mar 19, 2014 in General | Comments Off

Let’s face it.  It is normal to be nervous in an interview.   It is a fairly intimidating situation and can be even worse if you are facing a panel of 3 or 4 interviewers all lining up to fire their questions at you.    We all know that anticipating the questions and preparing and practising your answers is the key to reducing nerves and delivering a good interview performance – nothing new there. What happens though if your nerves and general apprehension about the interview is interpreted by the interviewer as lack of interest and...

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Networking for business – is it really a cringefest?

Posted by Sinead on Mar 18, 2014 in General | Comments Off

My presentation to the Trinity Alumni Careers Network on Networking

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