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What is the purpose of a mentor and why do you need one? A mentor is your confidential advisor, who can objectively help you overcome professional hurdles in order for you to achieve your goals. In order to find your mentor, you need a vision of where you want to be in your career, the drive to get there and the confidence to seek mentoring from someone you deem to be inspirational and...

During an interview stage, the interviewer does an excellent job at selling their company culture, one that you would ideally enjoy working in during your career. Shortly after the interview you are offered the role and make an impulse decision to accept it. However, after working there for a few months you begin to notice the culture that was sold to you in the interview...

Following the economic recession, many employers in Ireland cut back on staff training. As the fog clears and our economy returns to growth, we can now clearly see the net impact of years of under-investment in training – a shortage of skilled workers available to capitalise on today’s opportunities. Failure to invest in learning has long-lasting consequences, and many sectors are now...

More often than not, a well accomplished and prosperous person will tell you, having a positive long term relationship with your recruiter will enhance your career. Your recruiter’s main responsibility is to support you in your job search through spotting suitable roles, seeking out companies they think you’d be a good fit for, interview preparation and providing you with expert advice...

After an interview, when talking to your recruiter, friends and family two of the first questions you’ll be asked is “so, how did it go?” followed by “if offered the role, would you take it?” It’s important to remember that you’ll probably be feeling drained, with a bunch of thoughts and questions going through your mind. It’s best to refrain from making fast decisions, go for a walk in...

It’s very normal for you to form an “interview persona”, essentially a different version of yourself which your close friends and colleagues wouldn’t recognise. This interview version of you can occur through trying to hide your bubbly and chatty personality. More often than not, you do this in order to fit in with the interviewer’s personality and the perceived company culture and while...

It is the moment you’d been waiting for. You’re moving job to your dream position and the months of stress related to applications, job searches and interviews are over. With your new contract signed and your notice handed in you should definitely feel relaxed, but not too relaxed. While the finish line to your current employment is certainly in sight, this is no time to down tools or...

When it comes to managing people you can be guaranteed one thing, it’ll be unpredictable. And if there is one thing you will need to be, it’s adaptable. As a manager of people, you will constantly be challenged by your team’s desires and motivations and as they change you will be forced to play more than one character. For instance, you will look at the rapid changes occurring in...

Why is it important to let your team struggle from time to time? While it’s difficult to believe, this ultimately has a positive impact on the long-term development and wellbeing of your team. It is achieved through giving them room to solve problems on their own and overcome challenges without jumping in and taking control every time you deem them to be going off track. As the team...

You don’t need to go looking for a new job in order for you to stumble across an exciting opportunity that grabs your attention. Many candidates come across new roles where the job description ticks all the boxes, they review their CV and write up a cover letter yet are hesitant to hit send on the application button. What is stopping them? Changing jobs can be scary, even more so when...

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