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Job Hunting - How…

Job hunting involves more than searching for open positions and sending your CV to employers. You also need to make sure you’re a good fit for the job, can catch the hiring manager’s attention and are well-prepared to answer interview questions. Here are 14 tips that you can use to improve your chances of finding the job you are looking for: Know your career goals. Plan ahead. Get CV and cover letter help. Use all job search resources. Research companies. Apply with confidence. Succeed in your current job. Network regularly. Identify examples of your skills. Prepare for interviews. Follow up. Expand your skills. If You’re Not on LinkedIn, You Very Nearly Don’t Exist Your Thank You Matters   1.  Know your career goals. First, identify the type of career you want. This is particularly important for people entering the workforce for the first time or changing careers. Get recommendations from family, professors, a career coach or former co-workers. Make sure you have a clear and realistic goal, determine how you plan to reach it and note what qualifies you for that career path. These steps can help you narrow your job search to positions you are passionate about and will help you advance professionally. 2.  Plan ahead. Organize yourself and your schedule to search for jobs more efficiently. Determine how many hours per day or what days of the week..

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CV Templates & Cover…

How to Write a Cover Letter You should always include a cover letter with your application even if the employer doesn’t ask you for one.  Why? Well, it’s a fantastic way to add information that doesn’t fit into a CV.  It will also help to give your  application a bit more ‘personality’. When it comes to cover letters, most employers look for the following: Tailored skills from the job description Well written and formatted content Further details from information in your CV (but NOT a direct copy) The ‘value’ you would bring to the organisation. In other words, why should we hire you? Perfect spelling & grammar (there is no excuse for misspelling as a simple spell check should eliminate this). A reflection of your personality Top Cover Letter Tips Get the Balance Right There is a fine line between being confident and being arrogant. At the same time,  you have to showcase your skill and experience.  For example, saying “Although I don’t have vast experience as a leader, I have led teams in the absence of supervisors”, won’t impress anyone. It is better to say “I have led teams for 10 years in various phases in my organisation and gained [skill X] during each occasion.” Pick at least 3 of  the qualities mentioned in the job application and briefly refer to them in your cover letter. Stick to the..

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Interview Tips

1. Research the industry and company. An interviewer may ask you what you know about the company and their activities, their position in its industry, who the firm's competitors are, what its competitive advantages are, and how it should best go forward.  Focus your job search and specifically the industry in which the company operates. Be well versed in what the company does and sells. Look up the companies websites and google them to find out any noteworthy news has appeared in the media in recent times. 2. Get Ready Ahead of Time Don't wait until the last minute to pick out an interview outfit, print extra copies of your resume, or find a notepad and pen. Have one good interview outfit ready, so you can interview on short notice without having to worry about what to wear. Not only will planning out everything (from what shoes you will wear, to how you’ll style your hair, to what time you will leave and how you’ll get there) buy you time in the morning, it can help reduce job search anxiety, and it will also save you from having to make decisions, which means you can use that brainpower for your interview. If you're interviewing virtually, have all the technology set and ready in advance. Do a trial run to be sure everything is working properly, and you're comfortable with it...

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The steps to video…

1. Set the scene First and foremost, think about where you are going to have your interview – your home office? Your bedroom? Your kitchen? Wherever you choose, the lighting must be right – try to avoid direct light sources or bright objects behind you as this will create a shadowy silhouette. Think about what the interviewer will see in frame when looking behind you. The background needs to be clear and not distracting. The interviewer’s attention needs to be firmly on you. Once you have set up your ‘interview room’, make sure you’re not risking family, friends or even pets walking in when the interview is taking place. Let them know ahead of time that you have an interview, and then close the door to keep out any external noise. 2. Test it out The day before your video interview, have a test run. Organise a test call with a family member or friend – this will ensure that the camera and microphone both work. Run through some interview questions and answers and ask the family member or friend to provide you with any feedback. 3. Practice It’ll probably feel strange doing this. However, video recording yourself speaking your interview answers out loud is a great way to check your body language. It also gives you a final opportunity to test the lighting and sound quality. You won’t want..

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Negotiating a Pay Rise

Source the right information Tip number one is to do as much research as possible. Indeed, it would be foolish not to when so much information is readily available at your fingertips. You should begin by looking at the freely available salary guides, search out the most comprehensive collection of regional and sector-specific salary reports available. For further general information on average figures, often the best sources are the specific industry's professional organisations - these are the groups who conduct salary guides on a regular, often yearly basis. Your immediate peer group is another rich source as you can conduct your own informal survey with other professionals to gain knowledge about expected salaries, job titles and career paths. Buy trade magazines or publications which advertise the type of jobs you are looking for and take note of salaries that are published. You should be subscribing to these anyway so you can keep abreast on a whole host of industry information. For company-specific information, you may need to do more digging. Some companies publish salary information on the careers section of their websites. With others, you may need to inquire further with their personnel departments Know when to ask It is important to remember that, even when armed with great salary information, you should always push salary discussions to the later stage of job interviews. Certainly, do not broach the subject in your first interview because you will lose..

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Revenue & Tax Advice

From the 1st Janurary 2019, Revenue have changed the way employee’s manage their Tax Credits by introducing PAYE Modernisation for all employers and employees. You now have to manage your own Tax Credits and Cut-off Point through Revenue Online – (My Account). For more information please visit Revenue’s website which explains these changes by clicking the button below.   Emergency Tax Due to the Revenue’s PAYE Modernisation, all new staff and returning staff will need to register their job with BSS using the ‘Jobs and Pensions’ service in  Once you have done this we can access your RPN to correctly calculate your tax. If you do not register online with the revenue BSS cannot gain access to your tax credits! In the past we could put you on emergency tax if we did not receive a tax credit cert however we can no longer do this and your pay will be processed with 0 tax credit.   When your employer does not have your RPN If you are not registered for PAYE your employer will not receive an RPN. In this situation you will receive a single person’s rate band for the first four weeks. This means that in the first four weeks your weekly income: Up to €679 will be taxed at the standard rate of tax (20%) Over €679 will be taxed at the higher rate (40%). After four weeks your total income will be taxed..

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