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JOBS IN SCIENCE WITHOUT WORKING IN SCIENCE

Coming from a science background myself, when studying for my Bachelors and Masters I always had the same plan in my mind; graduate and go into a lab role. Looking back on it now, I realise how little I was prepared for what you can actually do outside of this path and I wish I […]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY THORNSHAW!

We are celebrating 20 years here in Thornshaw Scientific Recruitment this week and since inception in 1999 we have come a long way. Not only have we established ourselves as a leading provider of staffing solutions to the Science sector, we are proud of the fact that we have had repeat business from every client […]

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

ou’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 […]

5 TIPS FOR PHONE INTERVIEWS

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. […]

RETURNING TO AN OLD EMPLOYER – WHAT TO CONSIDER

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 […]

BURNOUT

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 […]

COMPETENCY INTERVIEW QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD BE READY TO ANSWER

If you have an interview coming up, you will have practiced how working for this particular company aligns with your own career objectives and why you are a good fit for the role. That’s a great start—but practicing a variety of competency/behavioural interview questions will help you to feel more comfortable answering these open-ended scenarios. […]