Sandyford.com Careers Features

When recruiters brush you off. And how to handle it

25/04/2017 - "Thank you for your application, we’ve kept your details on file.” In a world full of ambiguities, the standard recruiter brush-off is an indecipherable uncertainty.

The best and worst ways to sign off a work email

04/04/2017 - You don’t want to lose sleep over the valediction on your work email, but it does matter. It’s your parting shot. It’s also your chance to be a little personal. So, what’s the strongest way to sign-off?

How to nail the ‘walk me through your resume’ interview question

01/03/2017 - You know it’s probably coming. In 90% of job interviews, the hiring manager or HR executive will say “Why don’t you walk me through your resume” as an ice-breaker.

The 11 questions you will always be asked during a financial services interview

01/02/2017 - If you’re interviewing for a financial services job, you will of course be quizzed on technical expertise specific your role. Obviously, a risk manager will not be asked the same questions an M&A banker.

You don’t hire skills, you hire attitude! Four rules for hiring smart

05/01/2017 - The proposition is undeniable: the people make the company; therefore great people make a great company.

Earning a good salary but have no money ?

01/12/2016 - An increasing problem for a lot of people, could good financial planning be the answer ?

How does Human Resources relate to employee engagement and retention?

01/11/2016 - People Centred Human Resources facilitates retention through job satisfaction and employee engagement...

Overview of the Key Provisions of the Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016

03/10/2016 - The Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 (the “Act”) has been signed into law and commenced on the 1st September 2016.

Building relationships with Recruitment Consultants

01/07/2016 - The concept of recruitment agencies can be difficult to understand for some people, especially if it is the first time you have dealt with one in your career.

IT Contracting – Is it for me?

01/06/2016 - In the last couple of years we have seen a shift in the recruitment process in that a lot of companies now favour daily rate contractors as opposed to taking on permanent staff.

Update on Ireland’s New Workplace Relations System 30 weeks on

16/05/2016 - As the new workplace relations system is now in operation for over 30 weeks, we continue to provide you with updates of our experiences of the new system and how it is operating in practice.

The Do’s and Don’ts for handing in your notice at work…

03/03/2016 - Leaving a job can sometimes be just as daunting as starting a new one but there are certain things to bear in mind before you quit...

Reduce workplace stress by increasing productivity.

04/02/2016 - With endless distractions at our fingertips our productivity and efficiency in the workplace can suffer and stress levels can soar...

The 4 interview tips you need to know…

17/12/2015 - There are hundreds of interview tips out there but we have narrowed it down 4 ‘need to know’ tips to keep things easy for you. If you do nothing else but these 4 things you are guaranteed to make a good impression in your next interview!

Returning to Ireland for work?

02/11/2015 - Travelling and working abroad is one of the most enriching and challenging experiences but, at some point everyone needs to think about the future and where they want to ‘settle down’.

Dress for Interview Success

07/10/2015 - When it comes to any of the big occasions in our lives one of the first questions we ask ourselves is “what am I going to wear?”...

New Employment Law changes in the Workplace Relations Act 2015

07/10/2015 - The Workplace Relations Act 2015 comes into force on 1 October 2015 and it changes the way in which employment claims are made, the procedures to deal with claims, and standardises the time-limits for claims and appeals.

How to Ace Your Skype Interview

11/09/2015 - Skype allows us to participate in and to set up interviews easily and they are becoming more and more common in today’s global market place.

How your face and body lets you down during a job interview

11/09/2015 - You’ve got the technical know-how, the experience and have even practised your STAR technique to relay interesting and relevant career stories to impress during the interview process. Yet, for some reason, you keep on striking out.

What NOT to Do at Interview

07/07/2015 - Everybody has a good understanding of what to DO at interview and how to get ahead but there are some important things NOT to do at interview that will stand to you!

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