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Life After Audit Season

For God’s sake, will someone please think of the auditors? Whilst many of us giddily approached our return to work in January looking forward to whatever the New Year might bring, for many thousands of auditors across the country, the New Year heralded their commencement of their busiest months of the year, otherwise known […]

By |January 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Career Advice|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Breaking The Wall – Why January is the perfect time to create a “New You”.

Happy New Year to one and all. But does a New Year automatically mean a “New You”? Or will the 2016 version suffice? Maybe you’re happy with your life and career at present and if so, that’s fantastic. But maybe, deep down there are things you’d like to change and perhaps you’re not all […]

By |January 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |2 Comments

How to get the most out of your Recruiter! The keys to a successful relationship.

I’m serious. Outside of family, friends and work colleagues, the most important relationship you should cultivate if you’re serious about career development is with your recruiter. In the past I’ve found that the best relationships I’ve had with candidates and clients have had a number of common characteristics which I believe made them fruitful.

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By |September 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Career Advice|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Who Moved My Cheese? Why changing course and “moving with the cheese” is hard for us all.

A few years back, an old mentor of mine recommended that I read “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Dr. Spencer Johnson. At the time I read a few pages not really getting the significance of it at all and quietly dropped the book to one side. The messages it contained simply didn’t click with […]

By |August 8th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Career Advice|Tags: , |0 Comments

Have Courage – Why Bravery is an essential in making any career choice

Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the ability to act in the presence of fear – Anon
It is an oft repeated mantra – “Don’t ever meet your heroes”, the theory being that they’ll invariably fail to live up to the expectations you’ve created in your own mind and that you’ll end […]

By |July 27th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Career Advice|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Why BREXIT may actually be good for Ireland.

Is Britain’s difficulty, Ireland’s opportunity 100 years on?
Following the UK’s recent vote to leave the European Union, both print and social media have been filled with mountains of theories and ideologies on why this is a disaster for Britain and the potential knock on impact it will have on Ireland and it’s economy.

Let’s face […]

By |July 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Cyber Attacks – Coming soon to a computer near you!

I recently attended a highly engaging Insurance Institute lecture given by Tom Keating – MD of FireEye, Inc – a Cyber Security Consultancy, where he provided all attendees with an overview of the shape and make up of present Cyber Attacks, their purpose and their impact on companies.

One of the key messages Tom impressed […]

By |May 27th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Cyber Crime – The New Age of Online Threat & How Cyber Insurance can mitigate this risk.

“Cyber” derived from “Cybernetic” which originated from a Greek word meaning “skilled in steering or governing”. Compare this to a modern derivative, that of “Cyber Terrorism” which Wikipedia defines as “the politically motivated use of computers and information technology to cause severe disruption or widespread fear”. Little could those ancient Greeks have imagined how their […]

By |December 11th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Industry Insider|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Soft Skills – The Hard Facts!

Are we guilty of setting up the youth of today for future career failure?
I recently had the opportunity to work with a valued client, looking to hire a junior administrator. Having advertised the vacancy as a “junior” role, I was immediately inundated with a large volume of applicants, many of whom were recent graduates from […]

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