In Ireland, bullying in the workplace is not only unpleasant and unprofessional: it is also illegal. The Safety, Health and Welfare Act 2005 covers work activities to prevent what is known as improper conduct or behaviour at work. In practice, this means that, as a last resort, victims of bullying can take their employers to […]
COVID Careers – How the Job Hunting Landscape Has Changed in 2020
In 2020, everything changed in the employment market. Even well-established and financially sound businesses have had to lay off valued members of staff, or put them on short time working. With mercifully few exceptions, companies will have done their best to find alternative jobs within their businesses for those who have nothing to do during […]
Free Online Courses to Help You Get That Dream Job
Even if your present job seems relatively secure, and you are enjoying your work, it’s always a good idea to think about alternatives. Circumstances change, in ways that can’t always be predicted – after all, who could have foreseen the Covid-19 pandemic? Career progression is not assured – your comfortable niche could turn out […]
Which Industries Are Future-proof?
Job seekers today are finding themselves facing a serious dilemma. People want to work, to earn a living, but with the Covid pandemic many industries have been laying off staff, and are in no position to offer jobs to new applicants. Which asks the question – what industries are future-proof? Now is a very good […]
When Should You Consider a Career Change?
When you are stuck. When you are bored. When looking at the same heap of paperwork in the ‘in’ tray, or the same components in the rack, or the same ingredients … When the nasty feeling that you might be heading for redundancy doesn’t go away even though you tell yourself you’re being paranoid. When the […]
Dealing with Application Rejection
Application rejection is always hard, no matter what the circumstances. Inevitably, the first reaction is a feeling of failure; I wasn’t good enough. Take a moment to get over that. A few deep breaths, a cup of coffee if it would help, and then the questions. Why was my application rejected? If it had seemed like […]
I Think That Went Well” What to look out for Post Interview
As you leave a job interview, one thing is certain; you will be thinking of something you should have said but didn’t, or possibly something you said but wish you hadn’t. But aside from your feeling that you could have done better, how are you going to assess what just happened, and the likely outcome? […]