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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Recruitment

All time
# hiring
Want to be a Garda? You better get your application in today
The deadline for applications closes at midnight tonight.
# new recruits
20,000 people apply for jobs in An Garda Síochana
Have pity on the person who has to go through all of those applications.
# Recruitment
Facebook an unreliable way to judge future employees, study finds
The study found that a person’s Facebook profile had no bearing on their overall job performance.
# Transport
Dublin Bus to recruit 70 new bus drivers in the coming months
Dublin Bus have welcomed the significant boost to their passenger numbers this year stating that it puts them in a great position for 2014.
# Jobs
First Garda recruitment drive since 2009 begins today
Are you applying?
# Nurses
"Chickens coming home to roost" as HSE searches for foreign specialist nurses
The INMO says that Irish nurses were “allowed emigrate” rather than being trained.
# An dtuigeann tu gaeilge?
Abolition of points system means there won't be enough Irish speaking civil servants, claims group
The government is abolishing a scheme that gave bonus marks to people sitting civil service entrance exams if they speak Irish.
# Your Say
Poll: Should civil servants get bonus points for speaking Irish?
The Government says the bonus points system hasn’t worked, but Irish groups says it is yet another blow to the language. What do you think?
# hiring
Graduates face tough recruitment process for jobs in Gilmore's department
Applicants will face numerous tests and interviews in order to bag one of the ten positions.
# Psychology
How can we improve wellbeing in Ireland?
NUI Galway is looking for participants in a new study at the School of Psychology.
# last-minute deals
Pro12: Tuqiri signing imminent for Leinster
Lote Tuqiri will be a rugby union player again in time for the opening rounds of the Heineken Cup.
# online trading
Taoiseach to hear of barriers to online retail in Ireland and a host of other companies in the sector to meet with Enda Kenny today to outline difficulties in what will be Taoiseach’s first-ever webcasted consultation meeting.
# garda recruitment
20,000 expected to apply for Garda positions
The jobs could be advertised as soon as the end of this month, but it’s not yet known how many will be offered.
# Good News
It's back! HMV to reopen four stores in two weeks
The Limerick, Henry Street, Dundrum and Liffey Valley outlets are due to reopen on either the 5 or 6 September.
# Child Soldiers
82 child soldiers rescued from militia in DR Congo
The children, some as young as eight-years-old, were recruited by the group over the last six months.
# Emigration
Irish graduates in Australia sought for jobs back home
Recruiters at Robert Walters want Irish emigrants who have gained experience in financial services.
# Jobswatch
Recruitment company to create 50 new jobs in Dublin, Galway and Cork
Sigmar Recruitment is to hire 50 recruitment consultants.
Column: Internships can take you from clueless wannabe to landing that job
Internships are like extended job interviews – so adjust your attitude accordingly, writes Julia Purcell.
# New Zealand
Jobs expo targets skilled Irish workers to help with Christchurch rebuild
Construction workers in particular are being sought to help with the post-earthquake rebuild of the New Zealand city.
Brutally honest job rejection letters you wouldn't like to get
“The work you sent us is quite terrible.” Oh.
# Recruitment
Commissioner welcomes garda recruitment “as soon as possible”
Martin Callinan said that he anticipates the number of gardaí to drop below 13,000 which indicates that recruitment should begin.
# Jobswatch
Minister welcomes expansion plans at Capita
As the company opens a new Dublin office, recruitment has started in a number of areas.
# interview technique
Careers clinic: Speaking skills for job seekers
Non-profit organisation Toastmasters helps members improve communication skills – and has some tips for those facing an interview.
# clever clogs
9 incredibly clever ads for real jobs
We’re kind of gutted we can’t apply for these.
# Recruitment
HSE struggles to recruit consultants and junior doctors
Two separate reports in the Medical Independent reveal difficulties filling health posts at either end of the spectrum.
# Jobswatch
Software company creates 75 jobs in Dublin
Guidewire Software is more than doubling its Irish staff numbers during this round of recruitment.
# Careers
Meet the company which will only accept Twitter CVs
And it’s for applications for a six-figure job.
# Australia
Australia sends largest recruitment team yet to Ireland
The Working Abroad expo in March will see representatives from the Australian Government visiting to meet Irish candidates.
# Careers
Careers clinic: A spell of volunteering can transform your job skills
As survey finds that one in five people who take a break to volunteer abroad end up changing careers, two volunteers speak about their ‘transformative’ experiences.
Dubs doctor: Kennelly and AFL trying to drag our young children over to Australia
David Hickey feels the doping scandal in Australian sport may hinder the AFL’s recruitment efforts.
# jobhunt
Careers clinic: What are you actually doing to get a job?
Jobs may be scarce on the ground – but they still exist. Here’s how to do everything you possibly can to find the job you want.
# Jobswatch
Sky to invest €1bn in Ireland as Dublin HQ officially opens
The TV and broadband company will invest in broadband networks and retail outlets as well as continuing recruitment.
# Nurses
HSE opens recruitment for graduate nursing programme
The INMO has urged new graduates not to be taken in by the HSE’s “disingenuous marketing”.
# Nursing
Nurses' union demands boycott of graduate scheme over pay dispute
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says graduate nurses should not have to work for 80 per cent of the usual wage.
# bad buzz
15 words you must stop using in your LinkedIn profile
The 2012 list of overused, useless buzzwords on the careers networking site.
# Petition
1,642 sign petition calling on reversal of cuts to graduate nurses' pay
It comes after the HSE announced the recruitment of 1,000 graduate nurses and midwives on lower pay rates.
HSE to recruit up to 1,000 graduate nurses and midwives next year
The recruitment drive could save as much as €10 million by reducing the reliance on agency workers and overtime, the HSE said this evening.
# Gardaí
Shatter criticised for refusal to commit to minimum garda numbers
The Justice Minister also said he is unable to say when recruitment will recommence despite the high numbers expected to retire this year.
# Recruitment
Algorithm predicts how long workers will stay at a job
Certain factors – even the number of social media accounts you have – can indicate whether you will be likely to stay on in a particular workplace.
# Nurses
Australia seeks Irish mental health nurses and midwives
The New South Wales health board has launched a new recruitment drive for 70 Irish nurses.