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Top Tips for Networking at Senior Level Management

Niamh O'Byrne / March 23, 2017

  How Senior Managers Can Move to the Next Level: Operational, Personal and Strategic Networking According to Harvard Business Review (HBR), networking is among the most beneficial—and among the most daunting—activities for senior level managers at an inflection point in their careers.  As HBR notes: The reluctance to embrace networking is understandable.  For one thing, most professionals rise to … Continued

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Key NLP Interview Techniques: Selling Yourself In A Competitive Market

Shay Dalton / October 4, 2016

Most people find job interviews highly stressful. Selling yourself is incredibly difficult, especially in a highly competitive market. By using these key NLP strategies, however, you can make the most of the existing market and help yourself stand out from the crowd. NLP, or neuro-linguistic programming, combines mind and body awareness with an understanding of how they … Continued

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The Psychology Behind Getting Your Next Promotion

Orla Doyle / October 4, 2016

If you are looking for a promotion, it won’t just fall into your lap. You need to be proactive and work smart, and hard, to reap the rewards. At the same time, creating an aura of competence amongst your peers is something to keep front of mind. Here are some tips to help you appear more competent and … Continued

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How to use Google Alerts in your Job Search

admin / July 7, 2016

  The internet is flooded with content. In fact, nearly 30 million pages of information, and indeed misinformation, are added to the web on a daily basis. With so much content it can be difficult to break through the noise to the key topics and information that are most important to you. Using Google Alerts in … Continued

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FAE Careers Evening 2016

admin / February 16, 2016

The ACA Professionals Committee of Chartered Accountants are holding an FAE Careers evening on Tuesday the 16th of February from 6 – 9.30 pm in the Chartered Accountants House. This seminar aims to provide insights on the opportunities in the market for newly qualified accountants coming out of training who require information on which to base their … Continued

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Psychometric Testing

Shay Dalton / January 6, 2016

Lincoln have an in-house psychometric testing facility, which clients and candidates may avail of to assist them in the selection process or to get a greater understanding of your own personality traits or skills. This unique in-house service can be used in tandem with our normal selection and advice facilities and creates a seamless profiling … Continued

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LinkedIn Profile Optimisation Checklist [Infographic]

Orla Doyle / October 20, 2015

More than 259 million people are using LinkedIn worldwide. LinkedIn’s growth rate and popularity has been well documented and more recently the company has boasted a new members joining rate of more than 2 per second. But with more and more people joining the network – how do you ensure that you are being found and … Continued

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The Essential Manager: 10 Core Elements of Leadership

Orla Doyle / August 31, 2015

Most good managers are made through practice, and not born, and the really great ones are those who look at what skills they need and then go about developing them through a personal improvement plan until they are second nature. A quote from Vince Lombardi sums this up perfectly when it comes to building and honing … Continued

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Internal Audit: The Hot Career Stepping Stone

admin / July 29, 2015

The transition into Internal Audit can be made at many stages for the qualified accountant, and brings with it numerous advantages and springboard effects for your career. The opportunities in this area at the moment are substantial, as many of the leading industry and financial services companies have learnt lessons from the downturn in the economy and are bulking … Continued

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10 Reasons why should you complete the QFA exams

Cliona Lyons / July 21, 2015

In today’s Financial Services market, the Qualified Financial Advisor Qualification (QFA) is becoming more and more significant for those wishing to pursue or build their careers in Banking and Financial Services. It has grown even more important as the levels of regulations in the global industry continue to increase year over year.  I completed the QFA exams in 2010 which gave me a strong … Continued

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How to negotiate a pay rise

Orla Doyle / June 25, 2015

The art of salary negotiation is a key career skill and one which will stay with you throughout your working life. In order to achieve success it is one that needs a little rehearsal, preparation and correct positioning in order to ask, and receive, the pay you deserve. As demand for professionals picks up with improving economic conditions, recruitment is firmly … Continued

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Working as a Fund Accountant in Ireland

admin / June 10, 2015

Current market trends Ireland, and more specifically Dublin is increasingly seen as the centre of excellence and expertise in the global funds industry and because of this, opportunities in this area are plentiful, with many of the world’s leading industry performers head quartered in the city. Over 12,000 professionals are currently employed in the servicing … Continued

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Accounting Professionals Career Expo / Open Day

Orla Doyle / June 2, 2015

Date: Thursday: 11th June 2015 Time: 8am – 8pm Location: 5 Fitzwilliam Square Dublin 2 (find us). We are happy to announce that we are hosting a Career Expo / Open Day for Accounting professionals at our Dublin offices. Registration for this event is essential (please see below). Experienced Lincoln Recruitment consultants will be available throughout the day to provide you … Continued

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A Company Secretary in Ireland – What Does the Role Consist of?

Patricia Mc Carthy / May 19, 2015

The importance of effective corporate governance continues to be a critical element in today’s economic environment and business environment, as we continue to move forward and learn from the mistakes of the past as highlighted in the most recent global financial crisis. As a result we are seeing an increased focus on the role of the … Continued

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How to Write a Resignation Letter

Orla Doyle / May 12, 2015

For most people, leaving a job doesn’t garner worldwide support, or any public notice at all, with many employees more or less slinking quietly out the door, without fully articulating why they’re leaving. A smaller, but still sizeable number tend toward grandstanding as they make their exit, unable to resist the urge to point the … Continued

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Why should you use a legal recruiter?

John Macklin / April 8, 2015

Your choice of a recruiter — and the way you manage the process — will have a profound impact on your short-term and long-term opportunities. How well you work with your legal recruiter will directly influence how successful the legal recruiter is in working with you. Here are some reasons why you should choose to … Continued

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Have you considered temping or contracting work?

Concepta Cadogan / February 17, 2015

There may be many reasons that you are looking for a new job – you could be looking to move upwards, widen your skill base or indeed you may just be bored in what you now consider a limiting role, but before looking for permanent work, have you thought about temping or contracting work? The … Continued

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The Best Interview Question to Ask a Potential Senior Executive

Shay Dalton / February 17, 2015

As an executive search consultancy, we regularly impart advise and insight to our clients looking to hire senior professionals. Often, we partner with them in the process and conduct interviews in order to ensure that the right candidate is chosen. Regularly we find ourselves being asked the question “What is the the best interview question … Continued

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Ireland Salary & Employment Insights Survey 2015

Orla Doyle / February 10, 2015

We at Lincoln Recruitment Specialists are delighted to present our Ireland Salary & Employment Insights Survey 2015. Through researching market trends, conducting interviews with business owners, tapping in to the knowledge of our experienced consultants and conducting an in-depth salary review we have developed this comprehensive guide which identifies the key recruitment trends for Ireland in 2015. … Continued

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Curriculum Vitae Preparation

Cliona Lyons / November 19, 2014

You will receive a better response to your CV if it is well written, organised, and relevant. This can be challenging because you ideally need to limit the length to 3 pages and in addition you need to ensure that it is relevant and not laborious to the reader. Very often it is your first … Continued

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Interview Advice

Concepta Cadogan / November 19, 2014

Invariably, when pursuing new career opportunities, you will be asked to attend for an interview. The interview is often the most critical event in you securing that new job, and while each interview differs from the next there are some guidelines that will always apply. In addition, competency based interviews, are increasing popular and we … Continued

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Working in Ireland

Patricia Mc Carthy / November 5, 2014

What you need to know if you want to move to Ireland for work. Firstly different rules apply to different nationalities: European Union Nationals EU Nationals do not require a work permit to live and work in Ireland. Non European Union and European Economic Area Nationals Visas are only granted to candidates with specific skills … Continued

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Temporary and Contract Market FAQs

Concepta Cadogan / November 5, 2014

Who would benefit from a Temp Job? Temporary jobs offer the unique opportunity to earn income and add skills to your resume while continuing your search for that “perfect position”. Temp positions are appealing for a number of reasons: You may be a recent college graduate seeking experience or current student seeking employment during college … Continued

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