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Thursday 29 December, 2016

'Marry me, so we don’t break up': The political proposals of 2016 that got it all wrong
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'Marry me, so we don’t break up': The political proposals of 2016 that got it all wrong

Dec 29th 2016, 8:00 AM 88 Views 1 Comment

Like any good proposal, a political campaign must give voters a sense of hope that things in the future will be wonderful, writes Eoghan McDermott.

Sunday 4 September, 2016

Balancing work, study and a life - top tips to make it work
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# Careers

Balancing work, study and a life - top tips to make it work

Sep 4th 2016, 6:00 PM 3,208 Views 10 Comments

If you decide to return to college for further education, you had better get your ducks in a row, advises Eoghan McDermott.

Sunday 28 August, 2016

Why your company should invest in your education (and how to get them to do it)
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# Careers

Why your company should invest in your education (and how to get them to do it)

Aug 28th 2016, 6:00 PM 1,554 Views 16 Comments

Careers expert Eoghan McDermott gives you a checklist of preparation before asking your company to support further study.

Sunday 21 August, 2016

How to pick the right postgrad course for YOU
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# Careers

How to pick the right postgrad course for YOU

Aug 21st 2016, 6:00 PM 42 Views 6 Comments

Further education can be a worthwhile commitment – but take careers expert Eoghan McDermott’s tips on making the right choice.

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Sunday 14 August, 2016

What can a postgrad or masters do for me? Quite a lot, actually
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What can a postgrad or masters do for me? Quite a lot, actually

Aug 14th 2016, 5:30 PM 3,781 Views 36 Comments

Careers expert Eoghan McDermott assesses the impact of going back to college on your job prospects, pay and satisfaction levels.

Monday 25 April, 2016

The problem with job interview questions about duck-sized horses
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The problem with job interview questions about duck-sized horses

Apr 25th 2016, 8:00 AM 562 Views 46 Comments

Employers should stick to questions that interrogate the candidate’s experience and deliver measurable evidence, writes careers expert Eoghan McDermott.

Tuesday 5 April, 2016

Going for a promotion in work? You better put in the groundwork now
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Going for a promotion in work? You better put in the groundwork now

Apr 5th 2016, 8:00 AM 1,488 Views 19 Comments

If you know a vacancy is likely, 12 months down the line, you should objectively assess yourself and see have you got what it takes now.

Wednesday 16 March, 2016

'We could learn a lot from Hugh Grant. If you make a mistake, own up quickly'
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'We could learn a lot from Hugh Grant. If you make a mistake, own up quickly'

Mar 16th 2016, 8:00 AM 159 Views 35 Comments

If you make a mistake in work, it’s important to accept it, take it on the chin and move on.

Monday 7 March, 2016

Women often undersell their experience and capabilities, while men don't think twice about it
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Women often undersell their experience and capabilities, while men don't think twice about it

Mar 7th 2016, 8:00 AM 793 Views 80 Comments

Eoghan McDermott writes that organisations need to do more to close the gender gap in the workforce.

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Monday 29 February, 2016

Public speaking can be nerve-wracking. Here's some tips on how to do it well
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Public speaking can be nerve-wracking. Here's some tips on how to do it well

Feb 29th 2016, 8:30 AM 822 Views 10 Comments

There will be some new people in the Dáil soon, so they might need some advice on speaking to a large crowd.

Monday 22 February, 2016

How can I be taken seriously at work?
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# Opinion

How can I be taken seriously at work?

Feb 22nd 2016, 5:04 PM 128 Views 19 Comments

You’re always being assessed by colleagues, peers and your boss, writes Eoghan McDermot.

Monday 15 February, 2016

Here's how to negotiate a pay rise
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Here's how to negotiate a pay rise

Feb 15th 2016, 9:30 AM 330 Views 15 Comments

Try keep the interaction fact-based. Your feelings and personal opinions are irrelevant, writes Eoghan McDermott.

Monday 8 February, 2016

You can learn a lot about management from potty training your child
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You can learn a lot about management from potty training your child

Feb 8th 2016, 8:45 AM 180 Views 15 Comments

A good manager is clear on what’s expected, gives feedback, encourages, develops and rewards.

Monday 1 February, 2016

Losing a job is the single most negative event a person can experience
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Losing a job is the single most negative event a person can experience

Feb 1st 2016, 8:00 AM 1,833 Views 49 Comments

While we’re hearing that jobs are being created around the country, some people still find themselves out of work, writes Eoghan McDermott.

Monday 25 January, 2016

Looks shouldn't matter, but they do. Especially when you're applying for a job
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Looks shouldn't matter, but they do. Especially when you're applying for a job

Jan 25th 2016, 8:00 AM 18,675 Views 39 Comments

First impressions are the foundation for having an impact, writes Eoghan McDermott.

Monday 11 January, 2016

'Can you teach an old dog new tricks? You can, but not by week two of a new year'
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'Can you teach an old dog new tricks? You can, but not by week two of a new year'

Jan 11th 2016, 9:12 AM 108 Views 1 Comment

One in four of us have already given up on our resolutions, but you need to make sure it’s achievable, writes Eoghan McDermott.