Category Archives: Ireland

The Five Stages of Grief – Seeking a Job in a recession

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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Jobs Plus: Time to re-think this failed strategy The Government’s new Jobs initiative, ‘Jobs Plus’, which was launched by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tainiste Eamon Gilmore and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, with much fanfare and joy last month … Continue reading

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“The Coalition’s focus on jobs will be “relentless”. The Live Register shouldn’t be seen as a list of people who should be discarded” Taoiseach Enda Kenny will hold a special Cabinet meeting today, July 18,  on job creation. Hopefully there … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Ireland Working

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will hold a special Cabinet meeting this week on job creation. In a spat in the Dail last week he rounded on independent TD Clare Daly for her temerity in questioning the government’s commitment to solving the … Continue reading

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Hiring an older employee – a smart decision

When I was in my twenties, I thought that anyone older than 30 was a has-been, ancient! When I was in my thirties, I thought the my colleagues in their forties were ok, but the guys in their fifties were … 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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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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