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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.

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

Successful Interview Tips For Optimum Interview Performance

You’ve been invited to interview for a great job opportunity. This could be the position of your dreams and you want to impress. How do you prepare so that you’re hitting all the right notes and ensure that you’re successful?

At Campbell Rochford we believe that a couple of key preparatory tools will ensure that […]

By |November 24th, 2014|Categories: Career Advice, Interview Preparation|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Running Recruiter

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,   

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,   

And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

If – Rudyard Kipling

In the past I took a slothful approach to personal fitness. If there was a choice between a lazy evening on the sofa watching […]

By |November 11th, 2014|Categories: Industry Insider|Tags: |0 Comments

What Makes A Great CV?

Curriculum Vitae – a Latin expression that can be loosely translated as “the course of my life”, are two words that can strike terror and panic into the most polished of job seekers. One of the toughest parts of any job search can be writing a CV with many dreading the thought of having […]

By |October 10th, 2014|Categories: CV Preparation, Video Blogs|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Protected Disclosures Act – What this means for Employees & Employers

I recently attended an Association of Compliance Officers Ireland (ACOI) seminar, the topic of which was the recently introduced Protected Disclosures Act and the rights of workers who report on wrongdoing in the workplace (Whistleblowers). It really opened my eyes as to how far Ireland is moving to protect the rights of such employees […]

By |September 29th, 2014|Categories: Industry Insider||0 Comments

Career Atrophy – Has your career fallen asleep?

According to that font of all knowledge – Wikipedia, Atrophy is defined as “the partial or complete wasting away of a part of the body”. Sounds pretty awful doesn’t it? But what if this “wasting away” happens to your career and what can you do about it if you recognise the symptoms?

It doesn’t just happen […]

By |August 29th, 2014|Categories: Career Advice||0 Comments

How To Prepare Your CV

When it  comes to applying for any new position, the first thing that all candidates need to examine is their CV. Honestly, how long is it since you last looked at your CV in any great detail and what does your CV say about you today that perhaps is no longer relevant or looks […]

By |August 21st, 2014|Categories: CV Preparation||0 Comments

What Makes A Great Candidate?

From our experience, great candidates are articulate, knowledgeable, well prepared and have a vision. They have a clear idea of their career goals and will do whatever it takes to achieve these. But sometimes it can be difficult to navigate the best path to success which is why we also act as career coaches, counsellors and mentors, […]

By |August 19th, 2014|Categories: Video Blogs||0 Comments