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Key NLP Interview Techniques: Selling Yourself In A Competitive Market

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

The Psychology Behind Getting Your Next Promotion

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

Ten Ways to Keep Your Top Performing Employees on Your Payroll

Star employees are the building blocks for your company’s future success. They possess the experience, attitude, knowledge, and problem-solving skills that make them standouts at the office and within their fields of specialty. Developing strategies to retain your best employees is vital because your top talent provides the stability and expertise that helps separate your company from the competition. … Continued

The Top 10 Differences Between a Leader and A Boss

The future of your organisation hinges upon your ability to build a first-class leadership team. One of the best ways to build an effective management team is to focus on hiring leaders as opposed to bosses. This task can prove to be challenging for some business owners, and requires the ability to recognise key differences that … Continued

5 best networking events in Dublin this September

Check out our recommended networking events taking place in Dublin this September. Take advantage of these excellent opportunities to get out and mingle with professionals in your industry and build up your network.   Sports Business Week 2016 – Dublin The Dublin edition of Sports Business Week is kicking off on the 13th of September 2016. This … Continued

Lincoln Proud Sponsors of the Irish Early Career Awards 2016

This year in conjunction with Bank of Ireland, we are proud to be joint sponsor of the Irish Early Career Awards 2016. The Irish Early Career Awards celebrate excellence and recognises the achievements of outstanding young professionals in Ireland under the age of 35, and ultimately, rewards exceptional achievement and contribution across a broad range of professional services … Continued

6 Essential Skills of a HR Manager in 2016

Human Resources is a fundamental component of any organisation’s internal business structure. HR managers are required to plan, coordinate and monitor all other divisions within the organisation, and staff retention and talent management strategies are both core elements of this role. HR managers and their teams require leadership, setting the benchmark for the company’s code … Continued

Construction and Engineering Market Update Q2 2016

The Engineering and Construction Sector remains very favorable, with growth expected in all areas of the sector continuing into Q4 and beyond. Construction & Engineering Overview There was busy hiring activity in the Construction and Engineering sector in the first half of 2016, with the industry currently hiring at a rate of approximately 1000 jobs … Continued

Funds & Asset Management Market Update Q2 2016

Market Overview To date in 2016, we have seen a migration of live roles on offer from the large bulge bracket operations to the smaller more niche players in the market. This has resulted in a more selective recruitment process where the level of experience of candidates has been key. Within fund administration the growing … Continued

Insurance Market Update Q2 2016

General Observations The Insurance Market as a whole has experienced a heightened degree of scrutiny in recent times due to spiralling premiums. Trading conditions in the Irish market remain difficult for the foreseeable future. Premiums continue to increase for Motor and Business which has led to a national debate and forced the government to take action. … Continued

Information Technology Market Update Q2 2016

  General Observations In our last market update in January we spoke about the technology market in Ireland seeing a steadily growing increase in the need for IT talent. Now that we are half way through the year, that trend hasn’t waned and, in fact, the need for IT staff has only intensified. For many … Continued

Accounting and Finance Market Update Q2 2016

Overall the first half of 2016 has seen a consistent and steady flow of opportunities across accountancy and finance, covering both part and newly qualified accountants, through to senior finance positions requiring planning and management experience.   Industry Lincoln’s industry client base covers a wide range of sectors including; Technology & Software, Energy & Environment, … Continued

Banking and Financial Services Market Update Q2 2016

The unthinkable has happened and Brexit has been voted in, what effect that will have on the market is up for debate but for the moment we will just have to wait and see. We have already witnessed some investment banks relocate part of their front office teams to Dublin and although more will likely … Continued

Legal Market Update Q2 2016

As we neared the end of Q2 and the ever-closer Brexit vote the legal recruitment market began to slow down. Law firms are notoriously reactionary, and whenever there is uncertainty they like to take a ‘wait and see’ approach to recruitment decisions. Since the (surprise) Brexit result, the market has picked back up and we … Continued

Human Resources Market Update Q2 2016

In general, the Human Resources Market in the first six months of 2016 has been consistent with predictions made at the beginning of the year. The onset of Brexit has made it more challenging to forecast hiring trends for the remainder of the year, however, we are expecting continued requirements for experienced HR professionals in … Continued

How to use Google Alerts in your Job Search

    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 … Continued

EXCLUSIVE ROLES – Restructuring Opportunities

Our client, a high profile financial services institution are undertaking a restructure of the credit services it offers to ensure that the most appropriate channels of delivery are open to suit the needs of customers. The focus of the books will be Commercial and Corporate clients. As a result we have multiple exclusive roles now … Continued

Six Things Successful Accountants Do Differently

What characteristics or habits are common among exceptional accounting professionals? This month we are delighted to be featured in Accountancy Ireland identifying the key traits that, if performed consistently, will help accountancy professionals move up a gear in their careers. Six Things Successful Accountants Do Differently What do successful accountants do differently? Do they have superior intellect or … Continued

New Appointment – Gavin Hayes Lincoln Recruitment Specialists

Lincoln Recruitment Specialists are delighted to announce the appointment of Gavin Hayes as a Senior Consultant on our Insurance team. Gavin will head up our insurance division and brings a wealth of experience to the team. He has worked in a number of areas within the insurance sector including claims, sales management, training and development. Prior to joining Lincoln, Gavin worked in the insurance … Continued

New Appointment – Nicola Quinn Lincoln Recruitment Specialists

Lincoln Recruitment Specialists are delighted to announce the appointment of Nicola Quinn as a Senior Consultant on our Human Resources recruitment team. Nicola joins the Lincoln team with an extensive business background and over 13 years’ experience working in the Financial Services sector. She is a highly motivated recruiting professional with a proven track record of advising and placing … Continued

Ireland’s Top 10 Finance Tweeters You Should Be Following

Twitter has evolved into a platform for serious finance gurus and contains a mass of information that is useful to business and finance communities —alongside an awful lot of trivia that isn’t. Beyond the jabberings of the small-time players, Lincoln Recruitment has selected the list of the top 10 Irish finance people to follow on Twitter. These … Continued

FAE Careers Evening 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

Lincoln Recruitment finalists at the 2016 Accenture Digital Media Awards

Today we are thrilled to announce that Lincoln Recruitment has been short-listed for the 2016 Accenture Digital Media awards in the Best in Design and Art Direction. Here’s a little bit about the awards: When we started this project of redesigning our website and brand, the main goal was to create something uniquely different that would stand out in our industry. … Continued

Executive Search Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Executive Search Market Overview Following a generally cautious market of 2014, we are pleased to report that 2015 has proven a consistently more encouraging year. This year represents the highest point we have seen since the Financial Crisis; we have noticed a very real and sustained demand for senior talent across most sectors in Ireland. Looking forward to 2016, executives across … Continued

Sales & Marketing Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Sales & Marketing Market Overview 2015 marks an incredibly busy year in the Sales and Marketing recruitment market in Ireland. Large MNCs headquartered in Ireland have experienced significant expansion this year. For example, Vodafone invested €60 million into their European sales centre, LinkedIn hired 300 staff with another 100 vacancies still to be filled, and … Continued

Legal & Compliance Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Legal Market Overview 2015 was a good year for the larger commercial firms in Dublin and Cork in particular. They have all ramped up recruitment, seen growth in revenues and reported a positive outlook for 2016. The larger firms have all retained or sought to retain, their newly qualified solicitors for the first time since … Continued

Human Resources Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Human Resources Market Overview The balance of power has truly swung in the direction of the candidate in the HR market this year. With more vacancies in the market, HR professionals looking for a new role in 2016 are likely to be presented with multiple opportunities. They can therefore be more selective in the roles … Continued

Public Practice Advisory & Taxation Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Public Practice Advisory & Taxation Market Overview 2015 was another buoyant year in the Accountancy Practice arena, with practices of all sizes expanding and creating opportunities across the board. We have seen a marked expansion across Audit, Consulting, and Corporate Finance departments throughout the year from the Big 4 to small and medium sized practices. For the first time, we have heard … Continued

Insurance Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Insurance Market Overview 2016 We believe that we are at the beginning of an “Up” cycle in the Insurance sector in Ireland. Our Insurance sector is experiencing a period of growth and it is estimated that most of it’s International insurance leaders based in Ireland expect to experience a healthy 2016. The most significant thing to note in the Insurance market … Continued

Funds & Assets Management Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Funds & Assets Management Overview 2015 has been a busy and exciting year in the Funds and Asset Management space. We saw a large amount of new business hitting Irish shores with Investment Funds industry now being the single largest employer in the International Financial Services sector, with over 13,000 employees and 50 companies operating in this space. Dublin will continue to … Continued

Banking & Financial Services Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Banking & Financial Services Overview The war on talent is beginning to rear its head again in the Domestic Banking and wider Financial Services market in Ireland, although it is not yet back to pre-recessionary levels. There remains a number of areas where there is an oversupply of candidates but in general we are once again facing into a market where top … Continued

Accounting in Financial Services Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

2015 was a busy year for Lincoln Recruitment with good news stories almost right across the Financial Services sector reflecting the overall improvement in the economy. On a cheery note this year has seen the Domestic Pillar Banks all report a return towards profit (with some already back in profit) and a change in attitude from restructuring and cost cutting, to growth and … Continued

Accounting Industry & Commerce Salary Survey & Employment Overview 2016

Accounting Industry & Commerce Market Overview 2015 has seen the Accounting and Finance recruitment market gain momentum on trends seen in 2014 and the latter half of 2013. Companies continued to hire across all levels but it is evident that the “tide has turned” and it’s becoming increasingly more an employee-driven market. The market is witnessing a shortage of qualified Finance professionals and … Continued

Ireland Salary & Employment Insights Survey 2016

We at Lincoln Recruitment Specialists are delighted to present our Ireland Salary & Employment Insights Survey 2016. 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 2016. … Continued

Psychometric Testing

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

Ten basics for effective board meetings

  Effective oversight and strategic direction are vital for ensuring that a company is doing the best for its shareholders. The board of directors are tasked with ensuring that this happens and the most common formal way of making decisions is through the board meeting. Unfortunately directors often report that the board meeting is actually … Continued

The top 20 Irish legal people you should follow on Twitter [Updated]

In recent years social media has become a leading source of information and communication with platforms such as twitter becoming one of the most popular places for obtaining news and information in real time. The following is a list of 20 top Irish legal twitter accounts who regularly share topical information that may be of … Continued

LinkedIn Profile Optimisation Checklist [Infographic]

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

Build Your Team the Tour de France Way

One of the biggest sporting events of the summer, Le Tour features multi-national teams drawn together especially for one purpose. Each team member will have a specific job to do and even if the eventual plaudits go to the team leader, any victory wouldn’t be possible without the right mix of skill. Building a highly effective … Continued

Lincoln Recruitment website finalists at the 2015 eir Spider Awards

Today we are thrilled to announce that Lincoln Recruitment has been short-listed for the 2015 eir Spider Awards in the Best in Listings and Classifieds category. Here’s a little bit about the awards: “Established in 1996, the eir Spiders are now in their 20th year making them the longest standing and most prestigious internet awards in Ireland. They reward Irish businesses … Continued

Sam Maguire visits Lincoln Recruitment Offices

We were delighted to spend the morning with Sam Maguire Friday last following on from our colleague Paul Flynn’s success with Dublin in the GAA Football All-Ireland Championship. Congratulations again to Paul and the Dublin team.      

A Morning with the Number 10’s: Ian Madigan & Paul Flynn

As we look towards a sporting packed September with the upcoming Rugby World Cup and GAA Football Final, Lincoln Recruitment Specialists were delighted to present a breakfast discussion and Q&A led by two of Ireland’s number 10’s: Ian Madigan and Paul Flynn. They provided us with their insights on leadership, performance, rest and work life balance, coaching, … Continued

The Essential Manager: 10 Core Elements of Leadership

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

UPCOMING EVENT: Breakfast Seminar with Ian Madigan & Paul Flynn

As we look towards a sporting packed September with the upcoming Rugby World Cup and GAA Finals, Lincoln Recruitment Specialists are delighted to present a breakfast discussion and Q&A led by two of Ireland’s leading number 10’s: Ian Madigan and Paul Flynn. Our event will also feature David McIntyre reporter, commentator and broadcaster with Off The Ball … Continued

Internal Audit: The Hot Career Stepping Stone

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