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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Recruitment

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# we're hiring
WE'RE HIRING: Attention Software Developers
Do you love the idea of building products that are used by millions of people every month? Check out our exciting tech vacancies…
# Innovation
Careers clinic: How some graduates use innovative 'campaigns' to land a job
Multimedia campaigns, networking events, online pitches and a ‘Hire Me’ t-shirt: David Wogan decided to treat his job search as a mass-marketing project.
# Defence Forces
Video: Archive footage shows off our wartime expertise
Try to keep a straight face please ladies and gents.
# Outside the box
UCD graduate’s alternative CV goes viral with 90,000 views
Commerce graduate Jordan McDonnell was being rebuffed for marketing jobs – so he put together a different kind of CV.
# Jobs
Careers clinic: Should I send a thank you letter after a job rejection?
You’ve done the interview but you miss out on the job. Should you consider writing a thank you letter to leave behind a good impression in case a future opportunity arises? Liam Horan reports.
# Recruitment
Accountants cite bad spelling, formatting and grammar as worst CV offences
A survey of accountants has found that the majority rate CVs as average with 80 per cent of recruiters in the industry dismissing a candidate’s chances immediately due to a badly prepared curriculum vitae.
# Buzzwords
Are you 'shovel ready'? 11 bits of jargon you didn't want to know
Going on a “client journey”? Looking for the “USP? Planning a “mind share”? Then you’ll know what all this lot are on about…
# Civil Service
45 years: average age of civil servants as staffing levels approach crisis point
The country’s top civil servants say more urgency is needed on staffing levels, with some public servants taking on the work of two or three people.
# Health
HSE recruitment moratorium 'destructive and irrational', say health staff
That’s according to members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, who will hold their 93rd annual conference this week. The theme for the event this year is ‘Safe care – safe practice – no compromise’.
# Defence Forces
Almost 10,500 apply for 600 Defence Forces positions
Almost 10,500 people applied for 600 jobs available in the Defence Forces and naval service – but what is the recruitment process like? We take a look.
See the posters that lured the 'Lost Generation' to war
A selection from the Library of Congress’ 1914-1920 collection.
# job hunting
Careers clinic: The Professional Unemployed - a phenomenon
They were in comfortable jobs before the recession took them out at the knees – and they don’t know how to apply for a job. Read more…
# In Numbers
Priests, teachers and Instagram: the week in statistics
How much does it cost to live? How much are we saving? How long do we have to get a job? And plenty more…
# Recruitment
What recruiters look at during the 6 seconds they spend on your CV
The average recruiter is swamped with CVs – so they only get seconds to view each one. Here’s what they take in.
# world war I
Slideshow: Irish World War I recruitment posters
National Library of Ireland’s archive shows the emotional, moral and practical pressure put on Irish men to join the ranks in the ‘Great War’.
# Emigration
Working Abroad Expo shuts doors early due to crowds
Entry to the RDS is now only being granted to those who have pre-paid or are already in the existing queue.
# 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.
UPC reports record growth in service subscriptions
The company saw a 68 per cent growth in home phone customers in 2011 – and now has 255,400 broadband customers.
# Emigration
Where in the world? Saskatchewan wants Irish workers
The Canadian province is sending a recruitment delegation to Ireland next month looking to fill 275 jobs.
# Jobs
Mastercard announces 130 new jobs for Dublin
The highly skilled jobs are to be created in the company’s new global office for technology which will be headquartered in Dublin.
# Jobs
In pictures: 13 of the weirdest real-life job applications
From topless photos to Donald Trump role plays, here are some of the ways people tried to make their applications stand out…
# Recruitment
VIDEO: Twitter's viral 'best worst recruitment ad' ever
“Do we have any positions open?” “Does a Tweet have 140 characters?” [awkward pause] “Yes!”
# Jobswatch
Careers clinic: What on earth is an online job interview?
With increasing numbers of job applicants, companies are using online tools to cut down on face-to-face interviews. Here is what you need to know…
# job fairy
Want to live out that childhood dream of being an astronaut?
NASA is hiring.
# Stephen Hawking
Looking for a job? Stephen Hawking is hiring an assistant
The theoretical physicist is looking for a technical assistant to help him carry out his work as an academic and a public speaker.
# Your Say
Poll: Are the Irish a hard-working people?
Stats say we have one of the shortest working weeks in the EU – but some of the most productive workers. What’s been your experience of the Irish work ethic?
# Recruitment
Crack an online puzzle, win a job in the British intelligence service
The British intelligence agency GCHQ launches its most unusual recruitment drive yet. It simply asks: can you crack it?
# Kevin Cardiff
Cardiff could go back to old job - but has one day to apply
The post of Secretary-General at the Department of Finance requires “effective management” and “excellent co-ordination” with key agencies such as… the NTMA.
# Feature
Careers clinic: 10 pointers to get you noticed by a recruitment company’s resident careers guru Liam Horan interviews a recruitment company boss to find out how YOU can get your CV to the top of the pile.
# Jobswatch
Prometric test company to create 100 jobs in Dundalk
The company, which offers professional testing solutions and whose clients include the RSA, will create a new unit in Dundalk.
# Irish Need Apply
Emirates looking to hire Irish
The airline is flying in because it says it likes to employ people from countries with a strong tradition of hospitality.
# Nurses
Nurses at Limerick hospital continue protest with third strike on Tuesday
Meanwhile, Health Minister Dr James Reilly says the work stoppages are “unsafe, unsound and unwarranted”.
# Jobs
Recruitment firm announces 50 new jobs
Sigmar says it will begin hiring in the coming weeks.
HSE spent €100,000 on ten-day trip to South Asia
The last-minute trip to find junior doctors in India and Pakistan cost more than €10,000 a day.
# Emigration
Western Australia 'can take one-third of unemployed from Ireland'
The state’s jobs minister says the region needs 150,000 workers – or one in three of those on the Live Register.
# Skills Shortage
US firms need 2,000 Irish workers but say the skills aren't there
American companies complain that they can’t find Irish workers with the right skills.
# Internship
National internship scheme offers thousands of placements for unemployed
Participants get a small weekly payment and can retain their social welfare entitlements.
# Moratorium
Templemore recruitment moratorium criticised
There will be no new recruits admitted to Templemore, the garda training centre, for the next two years.