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# jobs market

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# foot in the door
Professional job vacancies are up by 6% so far this year
Many jobseekers at the top end of the market in certain sectors could be looking at several offers.
# Building Momentum
There's three times more jobs in construction than a year ago
Albeit from a low base, the pick up is leading to more positions for builders and property sector professionals.
# Jobswatch
Will you get a pay rise in 2014? Over half of employees don't think they will
The prediction is made in Cpl’s Employment Market Monitor Report, which also recorded a rise in the number of jobs posted last year.
# bad buzz
15 words you must stop using in your LinkedIn profile
The 2012 list of overused, useless buzzwords on the careers networking site.
# Hard Luck
Companies 'fire their best workers during recessions'
High-skilled – but high wage-earners – are among those most likely to be let go, finds Columbia University research.
# KBC Bank Ireland
Irish business activity increasing but consumer sector displaying renewed weakness - survey
Concerns over the eurozone and the upcoming Budget are hitting companies expansion plans, say KBC Ireland/Chartered Accountants Ireland
# Professionals
Professional job vacancies up 18 per cent in Q3
New data indicates a decrease in the numbers of jobseekers actively seeking new opportunities in Ireland.
# Employment
5 per cent decline in new professional jobs
The Morgan McKinley Irish Employment Monitor also noted a month-on-month fall of 12 per cent in the number of new professional jobs in May 2012
# jobs market
Headhunter: RFU want O'Shea to help pick England's next coach
Conor O’Shea will join a five-man panel to pick Martin Johnson’s successor, the Telegraph reports.
Column: We should be giving jobless people the money we’re wasting
The funds we’re currently spending on make-work training programmes should be handed directly to unemployed people, writes Aaron McKenna.
# Employment
Ireland to keep restrictions on Bulgarian and Romanian workers
The Government has said Ireland’s job market is already experiencing a “serious disturbance” thanks to the recession.
# Budget 2012
All community employment schemes under review, Minister confirms
Joan Burton said that schemes which “provide value for money” do not have “anything to fear” from the review.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you care if an employer sees your social media pages?
A survey by a leading recruitment firm has found that a quarter of companies check potential employees’ social media presence – would you worry about what they might see on your social media profiles?
# Wanted
Two weeks looking for a chef - and not one applicant
Dingle restaurant owner says shortage of skilled kitchen staff has reached crisis point in last few years – even as recession hits.