Career Corner @CRC1029fm November 3rd 2014 how to depict the last two years of your career to improve your employment chances

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’s question: I spent 13 successful years in my previous job in the marketing department of a hotel chain, rising to the position of marketing manager. I left two years ago to join another company, didn’t really like it, and left after a year to pursue a long-postponed dream to set up my own business. Looking back now, I should have postponed that dream still further because the business just didn’t take off. Now I’m trying to get back into the hotel industry and have seen some jobs that suit me. I am just worried how I might depict the last two years of my career in such a way that they don’t ruin my chances of getting back into paid employment. Any ideas? (LT, 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”