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# careers - Sunday 17 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Olympic champion, assistant to the Prime Minister, Madonna’s babysitter: The lies people tell on their CVs… Fibbers

Olympic champion, assistant to the Prime Minister, Madonna’s babysitter: The lies people tell on their CVs…

Stand out from the crowd, but not for all the wrong reasons, warn employers.

# careers - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The best thing I got from my master’s was the chance to leave Ireland University

Opinion: The best thing I got from my master’s was the chance to leave Ireland

I am one of the many thousands of students to pull up to an Irish university, deposit their money and walk away with what is – essentially – an empty qualification.

# careers - Monday 9 December, 2013

Spanish PM says falling wages help save jobs

“It is better to bet on earning a little bit less and maintain as many jobs as possible” – do you agree with Mariano Rajoy?

# careers - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Arianna Huffington: employers should let staff nap on the job Productivity This post contains a poll

Arianna Huffington: employers should let staff nap on the job

Not all day, you understand. That’s a duvet day.

# careers - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie This ad wants little girls to dream of being engineers – not princesses Goldieblox

# careers - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Why working 6 days a week is a terrible idea Downtime

Why working 6 days a week is a terrible idea

Working fewer hours, taking more breaks and occasional holidays can actually make us more productive.

# careers - Saturday 9 November, 2013

How an Irish student scored an interview with David Carr

Timely tweet attracted attention of high-profile New York Times journalist – and he gave her some career advice to boot.

# careers - Sunday 3 November, 2013

# careers - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: NCHD working hours are part of a bigger picture for young Irish workers Column

Column: NCHD working hours are part of a bigger picture for young Irish workers

While the pressures on young doctors are unique, Government decisions have focused the worst effects of the crisis on workers who are 35 and under across all sectors, write Dan Hayden and Dr Antoine Murray.

# careers - Friday 27 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Extract: How is Generation Y reconciling high expectations with the economic reality? Opinion

Extract: How is Generation Y reconciling high expectations with the economic reality?

Labelled as entitled, unrealistic and overly-ambitious, how is Ireland’s Generation Y dealing with the economic crash and subsequent lack of career options? Much better than you might think, according to Padraig Mannion.

# careers - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Column: Team leaders are under pressure to deliver results fast – here’s how to

Today’s global economy doesn’t leave new managers with a lot of time to find their feet; here Niamh O’Keefe shares her three steps to successfully leading your team.

# careers - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Looking for a new job? A career fair could be the answer – if you follow these tips Opinion

Column: Looking for a new job? A career fair could be the answer – if you follow these tips

A career fair is a serious operation that requires some consideration, but with the right approach you could be walking into a new job, writes James Milligan.

# careers - Sunday 4 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what some successful people were doing aged 25 Richlist

Here’s what some successful people were doing aged 25

Not all of them got it right first time around.

# careers - Sunday 21 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Kids who do well on this test may have unrealised potential Spatial Success

Kids who do well on this test may have unrealised potential

Spatial intelligence not as prized by traditional academia as verbal and math scores – but it should be.

# careers - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Brutally honest job rejection letters you wouldn’t like to get RSVP

Brutally honest job rejection letters you wouldn’t like to get

“The work you sent us is quite terrible.” Oh.

# careers - Monday 29 April, 2013

15 productivity tips to help you escape the 9-5 lifestyle

If you’re spending 12 hours a day at your job and still not finishing your work, it’s time to make a change.

# careers - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Check out the desks of 13 successful tech people Take Note This post contains images

Check out the desks of 13 successful tech people

Some like their own space, some sit with employees, some stand – and some don’t have a desk at all…

# careers - Sunday 7 April, 2013

Careers clinic: Speaking skills for job seekers

Non-profit organisation Toastmasters helps members improve communication skills – and has some tips for those facing an interview.

# careers - Sunday 24 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: 5 ways to get a career that makes you happy Opinion

Column: 5 ways to get a career that makes you happy

We are all living longer and looking for work to support our lifestyle – so how do we do it? Clare Mulligan explains.

# careers - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Meet the company which will only accept Twitter CVs

And it’s for applications for a six-figure job.

# careers - Friday 15 February, 2013

Careers clinic: A spell of volunteering can transform your job skills

As survey finds that one in five people who take a break to volunteer abroad end up changing careers, two volunteers speak about their ‘transformative’ experiences.

# careers - Sunday 20 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Careers clinic: What are you actually doing to get a job? Jobhunt

Careers clinic: What are you actually doing to get a job?

Jobs may be scarce on the ground – but they still exist. Here’s how to do everything you possibly can to find the job you want.

# careers - Sunday 6 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie €150k fund to support artists with disabilities or mental health problems Careers

€150k fund to support artists with disabilities or mental health problems

The fund, which is being run by the Rehab Group, will help people to pursue careers in the arts over the next five years.

# careers - Saturday 15 December, 2012

15 words you must stop using in your LinkedIn profile

The 2012 list of overused, useless buzzwords on the careers networking site.

# careers - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Careers clinic: What NOT to do at an interview

Some of it’s obvious – but so much of it is vital advice.

# careers - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Algorithm predicts how long workers will stay at a job

Certain factors – even the number of social media accounts you have – can indicate whether you will be likely to stay on in a particular workplace.

# careers - Sunday 21 October, 2012

5 pointers to remember in an interview

Preparation, examples, telling the company what they need to know: Some basic things to remember when going for that job.

# careers - Saturday 20 October, 2012

17 interview questions to test if you’ll fit in at a company

Some are straightforward, some seem like trick questions – all are designed to gain real insight into your personality.

# careers - Sunday 14 October, 2012

Open thread: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever put on a CV? Cv Gaffes This post contains images

Open thread: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever put on a CV?

Smoking as a hobby? Surfing the internet as a skill? Join the club.

# careers - Sunday 7 October, 2012

10 tips for working effectively at home Top Tips This post contains videos

10 tips for working effectively at home

Clear the clutter, stay in touch – and take off those pyjamas.

# careers - Sunday 5 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge Passion and hard work: Pixar filmmaker’s inspirational letter to kids Heartwarming

Passion and hard work: Pixar filmmaker’s inspirational letter to kids

Pete Docter, maker of Monsters, Inc. and Up, is a good man to turn to for career advice…

# careers - Sunday 8 July, 2012

Careers fairs – six tips for job hunters

Visitor numbers at jobs fairs have soared since the beginning of the recession – these tips might help you make the most of any you decide to attend.

# careers - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Careers clinic: Should I send a thank you letter after a job rejection?

You’ve done the interview but you miss out on the job. Should you consider writing a thank you letter to leave behind a good impression in case a future opportunity arises? Liam Horan reports.

# careers - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

5 pieces of career advice we learned from Charles Handy

The influential Irish-born workplace philosopher is to make a rare appearance in Dublin next month.

# careers - Sunday 15 April, 2012

Careers clinic: The Professional Unemployed – a phenomenon

They were in comfortable jobs before the recession took them out at the knees – and they don’t know how to apply for a job. Read more…

# careers - Thursday 5 April, 2012

WE’RE HIRING: Attention, software graduates

Are you a software graduate? Do you love the idea of building products that are used by tens of thousands of people every day? Check out our exciting vacancy…

# careers - Sunday 5 February, 2012

Careers clinic: Playing for Ireland (how I got off the Live Register)

One man tells his story of losing a job after working consistently all his life – and how he did everything to get stuck back in… even with an income cut of €25,000.

# careers - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Social media will find you the perfect job? No – but it can help.

Recruitment expert Richard Eardley gives his tips on how to think of yourself of a brand – and how to manage it.

# careers - Sunday 15 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why we need career guidance counsellors – and why all the stereotypes are wrong Opinion

Column: Why we need career guidance counsellors – and why all the stereotypes are wrong

“The double-jobbing teacher”, “the leaflet pusher” – student guidance counsellor Pamela O’Leary has heard all the stereotypes about her profession but says cuts to the service will hurt vulnerable children most.

# careers - Friday 6 January, 2012

WE’RE HIRING: Attention, software engineers

Do you love the idea of building products that are used by tens of thousands of people every day? Check out our exciting vacancy…

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