Career Corner with Liam Horan @CRC1029fm June 23rd 2014

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 an interview in my own company next week. I’m currently a senior salesperson in the business and the position of sales manager has come up. To be honest, I don’t think the current incumbent has done a good job. . I have two questions: how blunt should I be in my assessment of his performance, and should I outline ideas I have for the job during the interview? I’m afraid of showing my hand if I throw out some ideas, and I wonder too if that could be construed as criticism of the man who’s leaving. What are your thoughts? (LL, email).


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”