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Future Skills Report: Template For Career Development

by Tony Roe on January 30th, 2010

In these times of change, a key question for any individual to ask is: what skills do I need to work on to maintain an edge in the employment market? This is at the heart of career ownership: the mindset to research and explore where the opportunities of tomorrow lie. This can be done in […]

The Interview X-Factor: Real or Imaginary?

by Tom O'Connor on January 23rd, 2010

In a recent article in the Galway Advertiser, Ivan Yates doesn’t dispute the sometimes less than favourable competency perceptions of, his former ministerial colleague, Enda Kenny. Yet, at the same time, he leaves us in no doubt that, in his opinion, ‘Kenny is well capable of being a good taoiseach’. His reasoning is simple: sure, […]

Transitioning To The Green Economy

by Brendan Wallace on January 13th, 2010

Dublin’s new AVIVA Stadium strikes a stunning shape against the surrounding sky. The roof, soaring like a wave oe’r the hallowed turf, exudes an obvious air of confidence in our sporting prospects. Equally significant, perhaps, to our wider national fortunes, is a little less obvious design detail incorporated. For the AVIVA roof isn’t just all […]

Outplacement In Transition

by Paddy Collins on January 3rd, 2010

The roots of the outplacement industry can be traced back to the post World War 2 period, when returning GI’s sought help from early job search counsellors to translate their pre-war and war-time experiences into marketable skills. Over the years it expanded into civilian life and a new cadre of specialist outplacement consultants emerged to […]