“I’m told most jobs are filled by word of mouth – is this true? How can I get around that?”

Career Corner with Liam Horan

Topics today:

Q: I’m told that most jobs don’t get advertised at all. That sounds so unfair to me. I’m 52 years of age, born and bred in the UK, and I moved to Ireland with my husband four years ago. We didn’t really know many people here but wanted a change of lifestyle from London. It hasn’t gone as well as we would like – we’ve got some work, but mainly part-time or contract, and nowhere near the level we were working at in London. How can we improve our situation? (LK, email).

Topic: The Collins McNicholas job market review is now out for the first three months of 2015 – this is relevant in this part of the world as Collins McNicholas are one of the leading recruitment companies in the west of Ireland. We can chat about this Aidan. The review is here.

Liam Horan, Managing Director, Sli Nua Careers Ltd, talks to Aidan Crowley of Community Radio Castlebar, in Career Corner –  a series of career tips interviews that will be broadcast each Monday on CRC-fm at 5.30pm GMT.

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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”