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.
Today we can deal with these two issues:
I’m going for a job interview next week, and, to be honest, I’m not really sure I want it – I’ve heard mixed reports about the company. The job is a step-up from my current level (with a different company) and I’m attracted by the prospect of going up the ladder. The money is significantly better too, but I can’t really convince myself I want to work for this company. I suppose I’m between two minds. How should I approach this? (DD, email)
TOPIC TO DISCUSS
This week we return to a topic we have glanced off before without ever dealing with it in great detail: to wit, the whole area of researching the organisation before you present for interview.
At a recent employment conference, a business owner described it as “the biggest failing I come across in candidates.
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”