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About Gerard Quinlivan

Gerard Quinlivan is the founder and Managing Director of Campbell Rochford. With over 17 years recruitment experience across all facets of the Financial Services sector, Gerard brings enthusiasm and passion to every assignment. With a strong focus on sourcing the best opportunities and people within the Banking, Finance & Insurance arenas, Campbell Rochford are the professionals choice when it comes to Financial recruitment.

Hire With Your Heart & Follow Your Gut!

Why Gut Instinct and Intuition are reliable recruitment tools.
The Voice

There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
“I feel this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong.”
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What’s right for you–just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.
― Shel Silverstein

After almost 16 years recruitment […]

By |September 17th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Industry Insider|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT – The key to plugging your talent drain.

My very first encounter with the term to “engage” many years ago was while watching Star Trek – The Next Generation. It was the catchphrase of choice of one Jean Luc Picard, captain of the Starship Enterprise and according to Wikipedia (the font of all Star Trek related trivia) was a catchphrase first used in […]

By |June 18th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Career Advice|Tags: , |0 Comments

Career Health Check! Could your career do with an overhaul?

“The longest journey begins with a single step” – Lao-tzu – Chinese Philosopher (604-531 BC)

I recently took my car for it’s by now annual NCT (National Car Test) and the assessors hoisted it up on a lift and prodded and poked at every nook and cranny to ensure it’s road worthiness. Thankfully it passed […]

By |May 28th, 2015|Categories: Career Advice, Video Blogs, Videos|Tags: , , |0 Comments

DON’T REJECT, LET’S CONNECT

WHY BIG PICTURE THINKING WHEN MAKING NEW LINKEDIN CONNECTIONS CAN BE A POSITIVE FOR YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS.

“Invisible threads are the strongest ties.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

As individuals, it’s easy to be mice – shy, unobtrusive, unnoticed even. But why be a mouse? You could and should be a L.I.O.N. (No that’s not a typo) – […]

By |May 26th, 2015|Categories: Career Advice, Industry Insider|Tags: , , |0 Comments

MIND THE GAP – Between Failure & Success

According to Malcolm Gladwell in his celebrated book – Outliers, “Achievement = Talent + Preparation”. Sometimes the smallest gap between success and failure isn’t the talent component, it’s found in the preparation. Have you adequately prepared to succeed and deliver on your expected goals?  If you haven’t put in sufficient preparation, well there can […]

By |May 7th, 2015|Categories: Career Advice, CV Preparation, Interview Preparation||0 Comments

Are You Job Fit? The factors that influence your suitability and success!

Want to safeguard your career and achieve your true potential? Here we’ll examine how accurately assessing your job fit can have a major bearing on determining your future job satisfaction and career success.

Are you the missing piece in the jigsaw?

Before applying for that job, ask yourself why you’re a strong fit for it […]

By |April 2nd, 2015|Categories: Career Advice, Uncategorized, Video Blogs, Videos|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Talent Trap – Finding & Retaining the best talent in the market.

A common challenge for all employers is sourcing and recruiting the best people in the market. But once they’re hired, how do you ensure that you’re making every effort to retain them? After all of the effort that goes into finding and identifying the best fit for your company, the last thing you want […]

Mindfulness In The Workplace – How reducing stress can radically increase your employees happiness & productivity

Stress really is the silent assassin. We all undergo stressful periods in our daily lives and most of us at some point have to deal with it’s effects on us and others. I recently attended an excellent presentation on Mental Health in the Workplace given by Helen Chan of Aware and her first message […]

By |February 23rd, 2015|Categories: Career Advice, Uncategorized||0 Comments

What Great Companies Look For – The Key Hiring Factors

When it comes to hiring, great companies place the quality of their hiring as the primary metric by which they succeed or fail. In order to properly judge the quality of candidates offered, they firstly look for a skills match between you and the position they’re trying to fill. Do you have the basic […]

By |January 22nd, 2015|Categories: Career Advice, Video Blogs, Videos|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Never Swim Alone

I read an article recently about a man who saved another man from drowning. I’ve often struggled with what motivates these supermen, comic book hero types to intervene and save the life of another, yet this is a daily occurrence.

This man literally and metaphorically put his neck on the line to rescue a drowning […]

By |December 23rd, 2014|Categories: Career Advice|Tags: , |0 Comments