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: Yesterday I attended for interview for a marketing role and felt I did well. I’m a new graduate and it was my first job interview. This morning, I got an email from the employer thanking me for coming along. She asked me to email her back confirming that I am still interested in the position. I am definitely interested, but found this to be an unusual question. Surely the fact that I turned up for the interview shows that I am interested. How should I reply? (LD, email).
Q: I am applying for jobs for which I am over-qualified, because work in my main sector (accounting) is gone very quiet. I generally get called to interview, and feel I do well, but I have not got a job yet. I know I could have easily have been a success in many of the roles. Any thoughts? (VC, 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”