Changing careers and how best to do it

Today’s Topic:

“I lost my job in 2010 after 18 years within the construction sector due to the economic downturn. I had developed my career up to a point of project manager with responsibility for several construction sites. I chose to return to education and have now completed a business degree and masters degree. I really want to pursue a career in a new sector but I’m concerned that potential employers won’t see beyond the construction project manager aspect of my previous career. Any advice would be appreciated.” – DL.

Mark McDonald, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers Ltd, talks to Matthew Largent, Community Radio Castlebar –  a series of career tips interviews that will be broadcast each Monday on CRC-fm at 5.30pm GMT.

Mark McDonald

Mark McDonald, Career Coach Tel: +353 86 3812 555 

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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”