Should I Stay or Should I Go: Counter Offers

So, you have just received the call to say you have been offered the job. When this offer comes in it can sometimes cause a mix of emotions, especially if you are currently employed and have been in your current job for some time. With the recession behind us, counter offers have become quite common. You were

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Preparing to be Out of Office

So, it is finally time for a well-earned holiday, whether it’s a week in the sun or a trip around the country side, we all need a few days holidays to unwind from work. In the run-up to your time off its important to not enter holiday mode too prematurely and organise your work duties and

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Your Career Guide for the Finance Sector

Ireland is highly ranked within Europe’s financial sector, hosting over 500 global financial institutions. Moreover, providing financial services internationally, with close to 40,000 Irish people working in some sort of financial role. Dublin is the hub of Ireland’s financial activity, with the Irish Financial Services Centre (IFSC) accommodating some of the world’s largest financial establishments.

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Could a Robot take your Job?

It will never demand a wage increase, request health insurance or even call in sick on a Monday morning, so is it any wonder automation is becoming the future workforce. Bill Gates and Barack Obama have both sent out warnings about the pace in which automation is taking over jobs, with Bill Gates proposing a

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Your Career Checklist for the Sales Sector

Sales is continuing to be a competitive sector within the Irish job market, with most industries requiring sales individuals within their companies. When setting out to find you ideal role in sales it’s important to tick the following off your Sales checklist………. Working within the Sales and Marketing industry for many years, Stephen Harrington describes

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How to Use Social Media in your Job Search

Over 50% of companies admit to Googling or otherwise researching a potential employee online before offering them a job (quick go Google yourself!) On a serious note – there is no denying your CV is still king, but building an online presence is now essential for job seekers and professionals alike. Social Media is often

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Don’t be busy, be productive

Do you feel busy? In fact, would you go on to state that you are constantly busy with little time for yourself or new projects?  Well, if your answer is yes then stop it.  Stop saying you are busy and stop being busy as there is a far better way to live life. Busy has

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Reeling in the Years: Recruitment

Allen Recruitment first opened its doors in the Autumn of 1998, nearly 20-years ago today. Like most industries, Recruitment has seen vast changes over the years, with the last 20-years conveying the industry’s most substantial transformations. Phil Finane, Recruitment Manager with Allen recruitment took a walk down memory lane, when he first embarked on his

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