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Opportunities for newly qualified accountants

Congratulations on completing your professional accountancy exams, your new qualifications give you greater control over the direction you want your career to take. Kieran Spillane, Hays Accountancy and Finance, has compiled a list of the most common routes taken by newly qualified accountants in order to give you a flavour of the journey ahead.

 Read more on opportunities for newly qualified accountants

CAO applicants: The construction sector is ripe with new opportunities.

Growth in the construction industry shows no sign of abating. By 2020, Ireland will need an extra 112,000 new workers in the sector to produce an expected output of €20 billion. The Government's commitment to create 60,000 new jobs makes the construction industry extremely attractive for graduates with the pick of employers competing for their skills. 

 Read more on opportunities in construction for CAO applicants 

Will 'Big Data' spell the end for executive recruitment?

With titles like ‘retained search’, ‘executive recruitment’ and ‘search and selection’ the top end of the recruitment business has always set itself apart from the rest of the industry. Firms either operate a distinct specialism (like at Hays) or create a premium brand which stands apart from the parent company. Some niche firms operate solely in the heady world of c-Suite recruitment. Richie Smith, Hays Ireland Client Engagement Director & Executive Recruiter discusses the impact Big Data will have on this approach. 

Read more about big data and its likely impact


Quit your job but not your career

Your resignation is unlikely to be the focus of a media storm but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to give it careful consideration. Now is unlikely to be the time for the truth. Remember that your job resignation is part of a formal process, don’t get caught up in the emotion and regret it later. By Nigel Heap, Managing Director, Hays UK & Ireland

Discover how to quit your job without affecting your career 

Skype interviews, be prepared.

Today, a Skype interview connect an Irish candidate abroad with their employer of choice and neither needs to spend a penny on travel. High speed internet, high definition screens and pitch perfect audio have changed the face of recruitment.

Read more to ensure you are prepared for your Skype interview

How to snag the graduate job of your dreams

With Tech companies around the world opening their doors to recent graduates of IT fields, Ross Heeney, recruitment consultant with Hays Digital Technology offers up some tips for finding the graduate programme that’s right for you.

Find the graduate programme that's right for you

5 fashion dos and don’ts in the office

Dressing for your new job can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Sara Farrelly, Hays Banking Recruitment Consultant and fashion blogger will help you avoid the pitfalls with some simple tips.

Find out the fashion dos and don'ts in the office

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