Category: Career Advice

  • 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… Read more

  • Fund Services & Asset Management Q3 2023 Market Update


    General observations After a challenging year in the recruitment market, the recent quarter has brought promising indicators of increased activity. Candidates are selective in their job searches, continue to be heavily influenced by salary considerations, alongside a growing emphasis on flexibility, work-life balance and clear pathways to career progression. Many are now seeking employers who… Read more

  • Sales & Marketing Q3 2023 Market Update


    General Observations With summer, there is always a slowdown in candidate and client movement, and this Q3 was no different. In particular this was compounded due to a tentative market and everyone enjoying the sun.   June saw a “sprint” from clients to get candidates over the line, but July and August showed the usual delays… Read more

  • Legal Q3 2023 Market Update


    General Observations 2023 has been a busy year in the Irish Legal market with the continued trend of international law firms setting up here showing no signs of slowing. Ireland is considered to be thriving, with the majority of these firms increasing their headcount this year, with further plans to continue that growth into 2024.… Read more

  • Compliance & Risk Q3 2023 Market Update


    General Observations During the summer months we saw a slight decline in the number of new roles coming to market across the Compliance & Risk professions, part of a common trend across the Financial Services sector as a whole. While this would be a seasonal occurrence anyhow, this year it’s also the result of the… Read more

  • Insurance Q3 2023 Market Update


    General Observations The broking landscape continues to be affected by mergers and acquisitions leading to restructuring within well established organisations. This is an area which has seen continuous change over the last number of years and in contrary to mergers shortening the market we have also experienced more companies entering the market this quarter. Outsurance… Read more

  • Technology Q3 2023 Market Update


    General Observations After what has been a challenging start to the year in Tech staffing, the post Summer months have brought with them green shoots. Although employers are heading into Q4 with a continued air of caution, hiring within Tech is being seen across all industries borne from growth rather than attrition. From what has… Read more

  • HR Q3 2023 Market Update


    General Observations There was a slowdown in job vacancies in early Q3, as previously anticipated in the latter end of Q2 earlier this year. Additional layoffs, particularly in technology, have added another layer of certainty for employment professionals in an already unpredictable environment. We are certainly seeing employers request employees to return to the office… Read more

  • 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… Read more

  • Launch of the Early Career Awards 2023


    “The award is holistic in nature and it takes into account any obstacles people have overcome to get to where they are, it takes into account their personality and presentation and that is why all the finalists are interviewed by our wonderful panel of judges” Read more