Articles Posted by Nicola Dunphy

Benefits of returning to an old employer

If you’re looking for a new job and are scrolling through job sites you might find that some of the opportunities catching your eye are with a company you previously worked for. Does this mean they are off limits?   There are many reasons why you might have finished up with a company in the […]

Interview Preparation in 5 Simple Steps

You’ve applied to a job you really want, it will be a great career move for you and you’ve been called for interview with the company. Great! Now what do you do to prepare? For many candidates, interviewing is something they struggle with, whether it is due to stage fright, general nerves, lack of interview […]


1) Be positive and confident A phone interview may come across as unnatural to you, however, you can take some comfort in interviewing without the pressures of sitting in front of a panel of company representatives all sat across the table from you. It is important to relax and smile as much as possible while speaking. […]


It is a candidate market at the moment. With employment in Ireland at a high and with a demand for strong and experienced talent ever growing people in Ireland are changing jobs much more frequently than before to ensure they secure what’s most important to them (better location, increased work-life balance, more benefits, etc.). You […]


Does the below sound familiar?   Everything is going great at work, you are performing well, staying on top of things and you are managing your time somewhat successfully. One day however, all of a sudden you feel you’ve hit a wall and you become exhausted, stressed and your mind feels fried.   If you […]


While you’re in the interview process for a job one of the most awkward subjects for people to discuss can be the topic of money / salary expectations – do I mention it / do they / are we on the same page? Don’t worry if this sounds like you as many people feel the […]


If you find yourself in a position where you have secured an offer for a new job and plan to make a move from your current company, counter-offers are a very real possibility that may be presented to you. So what is a counter-offer and why is it important to be prepared for them? Check […]

Job Offers – What Makes or Breaks Your Decision

If you have been looking for a new job you can end up going through a long interview process. By the time you get to offer stage you can often find yourself dazed. Before you accept the offer, make sure you think about what’s on offer and whether you have any doubts about the role […]