Career Advice

Got a new job – now how to leave your old one?

Most people find themselves changing jobs at one point or another during their career and it can be many different reasons – better money or opportunity, better location, dislike old role or company etc. It can be an exciting time but you need to also remember that not only are you starting somewhere new, you […]

SETTING YOURSELF UP IN YOUR NEW JOB

When it comes to your first few months in a new workplace it can be stressful trying to settle in – you want to set clear goals, prove yourself and try to get to know people both inside and outside of your own team. Below we have listed some top tips to help set yourself […]

MAKING THE BREAK INTO INDUSTRY FOR GRADUATES

Making the transition into industry can often be difficult as many employers still prefer candidates with industry based experience. Below are some tips on how to get that first bit of experience to make your first break into industry!   How to get Industry Experience Consider Temp/Contract Roles Today’s market place is still considered an […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

UNDERSTANDING COUNTER OFFERS

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 […]