What annoys Candidates most about job descriptions

Poorly written job descriptions can put the jobseeker/applicant off applying for the job. So, clear, concise and accurate job descriptions won’t lead you to missing out on great applicants and jobseekers missing out on great jobs! Some of the things that annoy Candidates most about job descriptions: 1.      Bad Job … Continue reading

Your Best Foot Forward

When reviewing or re-doing your CV, stop and rethink it. You need to think of your CV as your representative on first look! Put your best foot forward with your CV. Do not tweek your CV to the job, rather include the relevant details in each position you have held … Continue reading

Format your CV

Please format your CV! A few key points to note before sending your CV out: Font – is it clear and concise Font Size – trust me, 12 is big enough! Bold/ Italics – Bold is best for titles, the rest in plain text. I find that Italics can be … Continue reading

A New Order

A New Order seems to have decended on the Irish employment front with salaries being one of the most obvious signs that things have changed in Ireland and that the Celtic Tiger is becoming more and more of a distant memory. The New Order today for job applicants requires greater … Continue reading

It pays to be nice!

It pays to be nice! Simple manners go a long way when dealing with people you meet in recruitment. How often have you found yourself in a situation where you helped a person not seeking a reward but for the simple pleasure of  being nice or to help a person out of … Continue reading

Fail to Prepare-Prepare to Fail

A maxim oft quoted in management texts and tutorials which is as succinct as it is true to life.  It is a consideration that all those attending an interview must keep at the forefront of their mind whether they are applying for a technician or senior manager’s role. The applicant must at all … Continue reading

R&D at UCD

The preeminence of R&D at UCD is very much in evidence and globally renown. Despite the shortcomings of the current government and its recent track record on the economy, its long term investment  strategy in relation to R&D appears to be on target. €14.8m is being invested over the next five years … Continue reading