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10 Reasons why should you complete the QFA exams

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

IT & Technology Market Update Q2 2015

There is no doubt that the Irish economy is on the mend and nowhere demonstrates this more apparently than the IT sector in the Irish job market. January to the end of Q2 2015 has proved to be the busiest 6 month period the IT recruitment sector has seen since pre-recessionary times. We saw a … Continued

Accounting Industry & Commerce Market Update Q2 2015

Slow and steady does not win the race In Q2 2015, the general trend within the Industry and Commerce market has seen employers asking themselves; ‘How fast do I need to move to secure my preferred candidate?’. They see their interview short-list being diminished by the day if they are taking longer than their competitors … Continued

Lincoln Gaelic Football Skills Day with Paul Flynn & Friends

On Friday the 3rd of July, Lincoln Recruitment Specialists were delighted to host a Gaelic Football Skills Day with Dublin footballers Paul Flynn, Darren Daly and Jack McCaffrey in the Alfie Byrne Road pitches in Clontarf. We had about 50 kids aged from 9-12 years of age in attendance (as well as many proud parents!) showing … Continued

Financial Services Accounting Market Update Q2 2015

As we pass the midway point of the year it’s a good time to take stock of what’s been happening in the Financial Services Accounting space. I’m happy to report we’ve been very busy with the Financial Services sector, like the rest of the economy, showing growth almost across the board.  Most bullish have been the Fund … Continued

Banking & Financial Services Market Update Q2 2015

There has been a noticeable increase in the demand for high quality staff in the Apr-June quarter of 2015. Taking into account that June and July are the quieter months of the year, June has so far exceeded expectations in comparison to the same period last year and we expect July to compare in a similar fashion. … Continued

Accounting Practice Market Update Q2 2015

Practice in demand One of the primary impacts of the downturn in the Irish economy for accounting firms, was the downsizing of the number of graduate intake on a yearly basis. As we continue on the path to recovery in 2015, the effects of this are still being felt across all divisions. Professional Services candidates are … Continued

Funds & Asset Management Market Update Q2 2015

The first half of 2015 has been very busy in the Funds and Asset Management Sector with recruitment levels now nearly on a par with pre-recessionary levels. The Fund Administration sector is currently a very competitive candidate driven market while the Asset Management sector remains predominantly client driven. The world economy, for the most part, is … Continued

How to negotiate a pay rise

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

Working as a Fund Accountant in Ireland

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

Accounting Professionals Career Expo / Open Day

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

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

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

How to Write a Resignation Letter

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

Congratulations to Irish Law Awards 2015 Winner

This year Lincoln Recruitment had the opportunity to sponsor the Dublin Law Firm of the Year Award for the Irish Law Awards 2015. We would like to say a big congratulations and well done to the award winner; Daniel Springs and Co (pictured above with John Macklin). Speaking about the event, our Director of Legal and … Continued

ANNOUNCEMENT: Paul Flynn Dublin GAA All-Star Joins Lincoln Recruitment Specialists

We are pleased to announce and welcome to our team elite sportsman and Dublin’s first four all-star award winner, Paul Flynn as our new Business Development Manager. Prior to joining the firm, Paul spent two years working with one of Ireland’s largest indigenous organisations; Aer Lingus where he worked in the Human Resources department and specialised in … Continued

The Benefits of Human Resource Management for your Business

Strategic human resource management is the process of linking the human resource function with the strategic goals of a business in order to improve and drive performance. On simple terms, human resource management involves recruiting, hiring and managing employees. However, a successful human resource system requires many more pieces of the organisation, involving organisational culture and … Continued

Why should you use a legal recruiter?

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

SUNDAY BUSINESS POST FEATURE: Perks and prospects: adapt to keep staff

On Sunday February 22nd, we featured in the Sunday Business Post Career Moves section with an article entitled “Perks and prospects: adapt to keep staff“. This article details some of our research findings from our Ireland Salary & Employment Insights Survey 2015. See full article below – click to enlarge.

INFOGRAPHIC: Ireland Salary & Employment Insights 2015

The Lincoln Recruitment Specialists Irish Salary & Employment Insights measures the activity of the Irish professional jobs market by surveying over 1,000 candidates & employers within the Republic of Ireland each year. You can download and view the full survey here: http://lincoln.ie/employers/salary-survey/ Ireland Salary & Employment Insights Survey 2015 Need any further information? If you require any additional information on our Salary … Continued

ANNOUNCEMENT: Lincoln Recruitment Launch IT Division

Lincoln Recruitment Specialists are delighted to announce that we have recently established an IT & Technology Recruitment Division. Due to the demand for IT professionals from both our financial services clients and finance teams in various industry sectors, we see IT as a massive growth area for Lincoln Recruitment and are well on our way to adding … Continued

Have you considered temping or contracting work?

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

The Best Interview Question to Ask a Potential Senior Executive

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

FAE Careers Evening

The ACA Professionals Committee of Chartered Accountants are holding a FAE Careers evening on Tuesday the 17th of February to provide newly qualified professionals with career and employment decision advice. The seminar aims to provide insights as to the opportunities in the market place for newly qualified accountants.   Lincoln are delighted to announce that … Continued

Ireland Salary & Employment Insights Survey 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

New Website, Same Ethos

Welcome to the Lincoln Recruitment Specialists new website. We aim to provide a more user friendly, intuitive and responsive website to both candidates and clients. Our Market Updates, News & Events and Blog sections will keep you updated on all employment news, events, the latest trends, market information, career, leadership and motivational insights from our experienced … Continued

Curriculum Vitae Preparation

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

Interview Advice

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

Working in Ireland

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

Temporary and Contract Market FAQs

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

Q3 Ireland Legal Employment Market Update

Overview The conclusion of the third quarter saw the busiest month of the year so far (September) come to an end. There was a marked increase in new in-house roles coming on board – some of them contract based – and a number of smaller firms that had not recruited over the past few years … Continued

Lincoln Accounting Market Update – Industry & Commerce Q3 2014

OVERVIEW The Accounting market within industry & commerce has seen continued growth  in Q3. The demand for qualified accountants in the Irish market has remained increasingly strong with ‘Big 4’ qualified accountants with 1-3 years’ PQE within industry remaining the most sought after candidates in the market at present. Multinationals, PLC’s and Shared Services Centres … Continued

Funds & Asset Management Employment Market Overview – Q3 2014

MARKET OVERVIEW With the industry enjoying significant growth a number of strategic roles have come up in the Funds & Asset management employment market in areas such as Product Development, Relationship Management and Operations. At the more mid/junior level the funds market remains highly competitive with candidates having a lot of options when exploring their … Continued

Banking & Financial Services Employment Market Update Q3 2014

OVERVIEW The employment market in banking and FS through the third quarter was predictably quiet but did have a noticeable pick up in September. This is quite typical of the market at this time of year with key decision makers and hiring managers trying to work their recruitment needs around the holiday period. September though … Continued

Part Qualified Accountants – Market Update Q3 2014

Last year we continued to see a positive up lift in the Accountancy jobs market, particularly in the part-qualified and newly qualified area with strong demand for top talent within Multinational Software houses and of course within the FMCG and Pharma sectors. This trend also strongly followed within Financial Services where there was an increase … Continued

ANNOUNCEMENT: Lincoln Recruitment Specialists acquire Macklin Sterling

Lincoln Recruitment Specialists are delighted to announce its recent acquisition of Legal recruitment specialist consultancy Macklin Sterling Ltd.  This exciting acquisition will allow Lincoln to offer its clients expert legal recruitment services for all in-house and legal practice roles. The business acquired will be fully merged into Lincoln Search & Selection and its founding Director, John Macklin, will join Lincoln Search & Selection as a … Continued

Latest Lincoln Accountancy market insights April 2013

Lincoln Recruitment Specialists have completed in-depth analysis and research of the accountancy market for year to date 2013 and results highlight a number of heightened demands for niche and specific skillsets in the Accountancy market. Key requirements include: strong systems skills tax structuring ability an advisory focus to non-finance divisions and Previous exposure to MNC or … Continued

Guest Speaker John Teeling – The Future of Business, a personal perspective

Our most recent breakfast briefing took place on Friday, 5th October 2012 with one of Ireland’s most respected entrepreneurs John Teeling on the topic: The Future of Business, a personal perspective. John Teeling is best known in Ireland as the Founder and Chairman of Cooley Distillery, however he also focuses on the Natural Resources sector, where over the … Continued

Guest Speaker Conor O’Shea – What Businesses can Learn from Sports Management

Conor O’Shea attracts a crowd – even for a breakfast briefing at 7.30 in the morning. The ex-Leinster and London-Irish full back, now Director of Rugby at Harlequins RFC, was our keynote speaker at the booked-out Lincoln Insights Quarterly Breakfast Briefing in Chartered Accountants’ House last Friday, discussing what Businesses can learn from Sports Management … Continued

Guest Speaker Kingsley Aikins – Thriving in a Networked Age

Kingsley Aikins is a prolific and lifetime networker. He was until 2009 the President and CEO of The Ireland Funds, based in Sydney and Boston among 10 other cities around the world, facilitating the funding of over 1200 projects in Ireland worth over a quarter of a billion dollars. These projects were as diverse as … Continued