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# careers clinic

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# almost had it
These tips might help you to remember names
Warning: it does take some concentration.
# productivity
Arianna Huffington: employers should let staff nap on the job
Not all day, you understand. That’s a duvet day.
# interview technique
Careers clinic: Speaking skills for job seekers
Non-profit organisation Toastmasters helps members improve communication skills – and has some tips for those facing an interview.
# Careers
Meet the company which will only accept Twitter CVs
And it’s for applications for a six-figure job.
# Interviews
Careers clinic: What NOT to do at an interview
Some of it’s obvious – but so much of it is vital advice.
# Hard Luck
Companies 'fire their best workers during recessions'
High-skilled – but high wage-earners – are among those most likely to be let go, finds Columbia University research.
# careers clinic
5 pointers to remember in an interview
Preparation, examples, telling the company what they need to know: Some basic things to remember when going for that job.
# Careers
17 interview questions to test if you'll fit in at a company
Some are straightforward, some seem like trick questions – all are designed to gain real insight into your personality.
# cv gaffes
Open thread: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever put on a CV?
Smoking as a hobby? Surfing the internet as a skill? Join the club.
# Jobseekers
Careers clinic: Get a reference... from your colleagues
A referral by a friend or colleague is one of the more fruitful avenues to explore in job hunting.
# top tips
10 tips for working effectively at home
Clear the clutter, stay in touch – and take off those pyjamas.
# Innovation
Careers clinic: How some graduates use innovative 'campaigns' to land a job
Multimedia campaigns, networking events, online pitches and a ‘Hire Me’ t-shirt: David Wogan decided to treat his job search as a mass-marketing project.
# careers clinic
Careers fairs - six tips for job hunters
Visitor numbers at jobs fairs have soared since the beginning of the recession – these tips might help you make the most of any you decide to attend.
# Jobs
Careers clinic: Should I send a thank you letter after a job rejection?
You’ve done the interview but you miss out on the job. Should you consider writing a thank you letter to leave behind a good impression in case a future opportunity arises? Liam Horan reports.
# job hunting
Careers clinic: The Professional Unemployed - a phenomenon
They were in comfortable jobs before the recession took them out at the knees – and they don’t know how to apply for a job. Read more…
# Recruitment
What recruiters look at during the 6 seconds they spend on your CV
The average recruiter is swamped with CVs – so they only get seconds to view each one. Here’s what they take in.
Column: Lost your job? Here’s what you need to do…
Losing work leaves many people at a loss. Here John McGuire explains what to do when the news arrives – and why it may not be as bad as you think.
# Careers
Careers clinic: Playing for Ireland (how I got off the Live Register)
One man tells his story of losing a job after working consistently all his life – and how he did everything to get stuck back in… even with an income cut of €25,000.
# Social Media
Social media will find you the perfect job? No - but it can help.
Recruitment expert Richard Eardley gives his tips on how to think of yourself of a brand – and how to manage it.
# Jobswatch
Careers clinic: What on earth is an online job interview?
With increasing numbers of job applicants, companies are using online tools to cut down on face-to-face interviews. Here is what you need to know…
# Careers
Careers clinic: How I got an internship with a social media campaign
Irish student Stephen Cleary has just earned a place at Adidas’s marketing HQ in Amsterdam thanks to his social media campaign.
# josbwatch
Careers clinic: Do you have a portfolio career?’s resident careers guru Liam Horan looks at portfolio careers as a possible way to flesh out a part-time working week.
# Feature
Careers clinic: A job interview is no time for humility’s resident careers guru Liam Horan advises that when it comes to interviews, be yourself – but even more so than usual…
# Feature
Careers clinic: 10 pointers to get you noticed by a recruitment company’s resident careers guru Liam Horan interviews a recruitment company boss to find out how YOU can get your CV to the top of the pile.