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: Here we deal with these issues:
Q: I’ve just finished college. Reality looms, and it might even bite. What should I do to prepare myself for my impending release from an enjoyable few years? I will get a good degree in graphic design and I want to improve my chances of getting a job. (NK, email).
A regular scenario we encounter is the person who leaps from the frying pan straight into the fire. The desire to change careers can be a very powerful one, and faraway hills have a tendency to appear green.
In a rush to exit one bad situation, they hurl themselves into another.
…we discuss what to look out for at a career crossroads of this nature.
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”