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.
Q: I want to start sending out my CV speculatively to organisations in my area to get myself known and hopefully open some doors. Any tips on the best way of going about this?
Q: I’m a quality control specialist. But I haven’t had a job of any sort for five months now since I was made redundant from a quality control role. I’ve just been offered an administrative position covering maternity leave in a legal office. I’m wondering if it will look bad on my CV that I moved away from quality control into another area – particularly because I want to get back into quality control in the future? (DL, 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”