Hear from the experts what it is like to transition from a technical position into management and what core skills are required to be successful! … More Thinking about moving into Management?
Prime Time is about being self-aware regarding your energy and concentration levels and when they are at their peak. It is knowing when you perform at your best, with a greater level of focus and motivation and with this awareness aligning tasks and activities accordingly. I touched on this in my previous post Interview Preparation the SPREAD Technique. … More Maximising your Prime Time
Typically, when it comes to interviews, you will be asked to talk through your CV. This is a simple technique to try and put you at ease and get you comfortable speaking about content you are familiar with. This should be the easy part, you know what you have been doing in your previous positions and explaining … More Taking Control in Interviews by talking through your CV
In all my dealings, I have never come across a situation where a company has completely undercut on an offer, when realistic and justified salary expectations were clarified from the onset. As per “Don’t be afraid to state your Salary Expectations” this is why I advocate transparency, it offsets a lot of apprehension and anxiety associated … More Offer Negotiations
The key technical skills section on your CV is to highlight the technology you are specifically strong at supporting or developing based on commercial experience. When it comes to an interview, you will be asked to talk through your experience to date and can be queried on any of the technologies you have outlined on your CV. … More Listing Key Technical Skills on your CV
An increase in salary is not always the deciding factor to move jobs; but it certainly is a motivator. If you are going to invest time and energy into a job hunt, spelling out exactly what you are after is the only way to ensure time is not wasted on needless interviews and applications. To … More Don’t be afraid to state your Salary Expectations
Great TED talk by Regina Hartley – HR Director of UPS stressing the importance of assessing life experiences as well as commercial, when considering applicants. How someone has overcome adversity can bring innate strengths and advantages to the corporate table. If your experience is still in line with a position you’re applying for, but you … More Don’t disregard the underdog
National Minimum Wage From 1 January 2016, the statutory national minimum wage for an adult will increase by 50c to €9.15 per hour. Paternity Benefit Fathers will be able to apply for two weeks’ leave in respect of births from September 2016. Leave will be paid at a rate of €230 per week, based on … More Budget 2016 – Update