2016 saw a significant surge of growth in the Irish economy, with many predicting a return to the boom times. From a recruitment perspective the signs are certainly encouraging – unemployment levels fell to a new low of 7.3% in November. Whilst this is still a far cry from the record level of 3.7% […]
After almost 17 years recruitment experience, I’ve learned that the price of success like most sales jobs is perseverance and persistence. Never giving up until I’ve exhausted all possible options and there are always alternative options. I believe that my success has been built on the back of being persistent even when times/market conditions […]
I love to run. In recent years I’ve discovered the addiction of getting out in the early morning and pounding out the miles. For me it’s a form of purification and it also gives me the head space to focus on my goals for that day. It’s as much a mental exercise as a […]
With all the talk in published media and social comment on Brexit, it calls to mind those famous lyrics by the Clash – “If I go there will be trouble and if I stay it will be double”. With a number of global Financial Services brands actively considering their contingency options in the event […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]