Monthly Archives: June 2013

Social Media 4 Job-seekers 101 The Real You v’s The Blue You: You don’t have to be squeaky clean, but it certainly helps your chances of landing a job, succeeding at interview, or selling yourself, your company or product if … Continue reading

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Top Ten Reasons to Hire a Younger Person as your next Employee

With Youth Unemployment amongst younger workers at the highest level since WW2, right across Europe, isn’t it time to consider hiring someone younger rather than older for your business? I know, that sounds ageist but perhaps it is not entirely … Continue reading

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Advice is cheap – ignoring it can be costly

Our small, but dedicated crew at ICanWork4U who toil away in the back-room behind the websites http://www.icanwork4u.com and http://www.mayors4jobs.com have a few traits in common. One of those is obviously that we believe  there is a better mousetrap out there … Continue reading

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Applying for jobs: The five stages of grief

It’s been three weeks now since the company you worked with for two years closed down. Through no fault of your own, you are out of a job and rapidly running out of cash. You have signed on for unemployment … Continue reading

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Brain-freeze! Deer-in-the-Headlight! ICanWork4U does ‘Interview Tips’

Stage-fright is a recognised syndrome. Some people break out in spots, rashes, cold-sweats, hot-flushes, itchy palms, dry-mouth, shortness of breath, dizzyness…no it’s not a heart-attack, it’s just stage-fright…yes, but all that personal drama, coupled with the stress of trying to … Continue reading

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The devil wore Prada

They say the devil is in the details, and indeed that is true, especially when reading through government statistics on unemployment in Ireland in 2013. I have been looking at a recently published CSO document on Ireland’s Labour Force statistics. … Continue reading

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€92 BILLION IN PRIVATE DEPOSITS…NO WONDER IRELAND IS BROKE! Wow!! Here’s a challenge! Imagine you were the Minister for Finance, looking at this obscene amount of savings, doing nothing but gathering dust in Ireland’s bank vaults. Could you as ‘Proxy’ … Continue reading

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