RADIO: Career coach Liam Horan examines how much detail you should give in a job interview

Liam Horan, Managing Director, Sli Nua Careers Ltd, talks to Aidan Crowley of Community Radio Castlebar –  a series of career tips interviews that will be broadcast each Monday on CRC-fm at 5.30pm GMT.

This week:

Today we can deal with these two issues:

Q: I’m going for a second interview for a position as a social media intern. They want a presentation as well on what I would do if I got the position. They haven’t specified what format they want the presentation in. I was thinking about PowerPoint. I could outline some of my ideas there and maybe highlight some good social media campaigns I’ve seen. Would that be good enough? (BW, email)

How much detail should you give in a job interview – that’s a question clients ask us all the time.

Sli Nua Careers:, Ballinrobe office 094 95 42965 / Crossmolina office 096 577 70. Our Free Career Resource Pack is available by emailing


Community Radio Castlebar has a licence from the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland to provide a community radio service to Castlebar and the surrounding environs and was established in June 1995. The station broadcasts seven days a week, 24 hours per day.

In June 2007 the station was awarded a further ten year licence for the period 2007 to 2017 on the basis of the business plan submitted to the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland.

The station is managed by a company by limited guarantee which has a board of thirteen directors elected from the general membership. The membership is made up of three groups representing local statutory agencies, voluntary and local business groups and individual members of the community.

The mission statement of the station is:

“The service should reflect the needs in the local community as well as educate, entertain and inform its listeners”