Management 101

Cliché but true: • Your people are your asset, and, therefore, your people must be your priority. • You are only as successful as your team are. • If you want to lead, you’d better lead by example. Guide new starters It’s important to not get carried away by the excitement of new hires and

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Java Popularity in Ireland

Ireland is currently experiencing a boom within the tech sector, most prevalent in the software development space. This continuing growth is thanks to the numerous multinational companies who have made Ireland it’s home over the last few years. For a number of years, Software Developers, especially Java Developers have been the most desirable Developers for

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Dump the Slump

It has arrived. Your eyes feel sandpapery as you struggle to keep them open. Your whole body feels weighted, but your computer screen continues to glare, reminding you that you’re not quite done yet. It’s the dreaded 3 pm slump, and it hits hard several times a week, at the very least.  It’s that vulnerable

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Find Your Perfect Work-Life Balance

Striking a balance. That’s never easy, no matter what you’re doing. As humans, we tend to swing the pendulum from one extreme to the other. Though it can be difficult, it is possible to strike that perfect balance between work and personal life. Here are five tips to find that balancing point for your work-life.

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The Rise of the Remote Worker

Remote work has doubled in Ireland since 2015, with 59% of IT firms admitting that some of their staff work remotely on a regular basis or work whilst on the road. The UK have also seen a significant rise in remote working, with the latest figures from the Trade Union Congress highlighting an estimated 1.5

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Learning how to say NO in work

The word no is often associated with negativity, but sometimes saying yes to everything in work can lead to more problems than a simple no. Steve Jobs once said, “Focusing is about saying no”. Meaning, to be successful you must focus on what has to be done, instead of adding more to your to do list and

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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 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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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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5 Words That Will Supercharge Your CV

Writing a good CV is part art and part science. It takes creativity and attention to detail to craft a truly eye-catching CV, and there are no shortages of acceptable formats or structures. Different industries have their own unique standards for CVs and there is truly no one “right” font, format, or style. However, there are

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Making the Most of Multitasking with Technology

The rapid advancement of technology throughout the last few decades has led to huge leaps forward in our ability to collaborate, produce, and multitask in the workplace. However, with the influx of new technologies, we are now capable of multitasking even to our own detriment. When your focus is pulled in a hundred different directions

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The Rise of the Contract Worker

The job seeker culture is shifting; flexibility, skills growth, benefits and a CV enhancement now seems to be more attractive to some than ‘a job for life’. Welcome to the world of the Contract Worker ……. Contingent/Contract staffing is a flexible work-force method, where individuals are hired as and when is needed, ranging in lifecycles

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Thinking of Relocating to Poland

Over the last 25 years the Polish economy doubled in size, with Poland in the top three fastest-growing economies in Europe, post-recession. The Polish employee rate currently stand at 66.2%, and continues to rise each year, highlighting a positive outlook on the countries overall jobs market. So, with their economy on the way up, what else

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Four Habits Successful People Don’t Have

There is no “secret formula” to becoming a success, but it would be a whole lot easier if there were! What it comes down to in most cases is talent, determination, perseverance, dumb luck, or (most often) some combination thereof. While there may not be a surefire step-by-step road to success, there are certainly some

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5 Keys to Earning a Higher Salary

Wanting a raise is something of a universal human condition. In fact, you’d be incredibly hard pressed to find a single employee out there who wouldn’t gladly accept a higher salary, if offered. This means that you’re hardly the only one out there who’s asking themselves how they can gain entry into the next tax

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Answering the Quitting Question

There could be many different reasons for why you left your last job, or employed, but currently looking for a new opportunity. In an interview, you need to be able to articulate those reasons well without digging yourself into a hole. All About Perspective Whether you were fired, laid off or chose to quit your

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Avoid These Four Business Email Errors

Email has been around for a while now, and one would think, the errors would have gotten sorted out. Unfortunately, that simply isn’t true. There is still a need to understand what is and isn’t appropriate to include in an email, especially in the business world. Here are some things that you definitely should not

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Deal With It, Handling Conflict at Work

Unless you’ve got your head stuck in the sand, you know that conflicts happen at work. Maybe you’re embroiled in one now and that resolution isn’t always easy. However, just because something isn’t easy doesn’t mean it isn’t worthwhile. See conflict as an opportunity to grow as a person, develop better communication and foster an

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4 Simple Ways to Express Your Strengths

One of the single most dreaded questions during an interview is: “What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?” The weaknesses part is a discussion all by itself, so today we’re going to look at your strengths. Be specific “I’m a hard worker” is not specific. That’s a very general answer that everyone would claim. Instead,

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Don’t Sweat It

When you’re between jobs, looking for your dream job or just trying to find any job, stress levels can run high. There is plenty that you can stress about in this process, but there are some things that your HR connection doesn’t really care about. So neither should you. Resume Design Unless you’re trying to get

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5 Keys to Building Relationships at Work

Just because you haven’t “clicked” with your team yet, doesn’t mean it can’t happen still. There are ways to figure out what makes the people around you tick, and see how that links you both. With some thoughtfulness and strategy, you can build relationships with your coworkers. Be an Active Listener Part of what breaks

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Put in the Early Effort

Given the proper amount of effort and forethought, much of the your daily work could be accomplished by lunch time. Wouldn’t it be nice to have that free time to pursue your life outside of work? Not only is that a possibility, it could become a reality for you. So how does this work? Think Ahead

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Stop Majoring on the Minors!

No matter how oblivious you may be or how positive your outlook on life, you can probably pinpoint some areas at your work that are frustrating. There is a difference, however, between minor frustrations and major, job-switching issues. To err is human, so you’ll never find a workplace free of issues. Instead, you need to

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Take Your Break!

It is the one thing at work that you think you’re succeeding at the most. Turns out, you could be underutilizing this time more than any other point of your day. What is it? Lunch. Lunch isn’t the most important meal of the day. It can be inconvenient because it’s smack-dab in the middle of

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Don’t Know What To Do? Act!

Do you often find yourself stuck in a pattern of analysis, constantly looking at hypothetical scenarios without taking action? Indecision is common problem that people face, and the inability to move forward can freeze their progress and have a negative impact on their career. One of the best things that you can do to move

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Embrace these 3 Before Quitting the Job You Hate

We’ve all been there at some point. The feeling of waking up every day with the knowledge that half of your waking hours will be spent in a place you hate. Maybe it’s the work or perhaps it’s just the people. However, what remains true is that you hate it all the same and it’s time for you to leave. Here are some things to embrace during your limited time there.

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5 Characters to Avoid at Work

The first step in advancing your career is building solid relationships at work, with colleagues and supervisors. Just as there are those in the office to build rapport with, there are also characters who should be avoided at all costs. Here are five people to avoid at work.

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