How to shape your CV with a portfolio career

Career Corner with Liam Horan

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Q: You’ve written on a number of occasions about portfolio careers. I think I may fall into that category. I work as an office manager for a medium-sized manufacturing firm three days a week, and the other two days I divide my time between playing in a band and doing some graphic design on a freelance basis. Plus, over the years, I have held many different types of part-time and full-time positions.

I’m going for a job interview next week, and, to be honest, I’m not really sure I want it – I’ve heard mixed reports about the company. The job is a step-up from my current level (with a different company) and I’m attracted by the prospect of going up the ladder. The money is significantly better too, but I can’t really convince myself I want to work for this company. I suppose I’m between two minds. How should I approach this? (DD, email)

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”