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Graduates: that placement year really counts!

The important of getting a placement from your university experience. Did you know that getting a work placement during your time in university may well be the difference in securing a job once you graduate? This is why it is really important to consider the option of a course and a university that offers this opportunity: A placement year increases your chances of employability once you graduate.

Job opportunity Field Sales Executive (Packaging) based Omagh, N.Ireland

Field Sales Executive c30k + OTE 40k, not capped + company car- Covering Ireland North & South My client is an established innovative flexible packaging company that provide solutions to the food, industrial and horticultural industries. As they experience a period of sustained growth, they are looking for an experienced Field Sales Executive with a proven track record in field sales, preferably within packaging.
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Top Ten Tips on How to Find that New Job

Do you need help in finding a new job? Or are you just not sure where to look? Looking for a new job is a full-time job in itself. The best advice I can give is to allocate time to search, make a list of the different places to look, and keep notes!
Cathy Moran Interview Week GenC 2021

Interview with the #WeekGenC employability panel

Check out my recent interview with the #WeekGenC employability panel, when I was joined by Holly Johnstone from @Hypixel and Stephen Sheridan from the @careersnwrc @mynwrc, where we shared tips and advice on job applications, CVs, interviews and a whole lot more!

New job for HR Officer based in Derry/Londonderry

This role would suit a HR Professional who is assertive and confident in their ability. You will be self-motivated with good organisational skills and can stand alone. As HR Officer, you will provide day-to-day advice to line managers and staff on HR policies and procedures. You will also take the lead on HR administration tasks, including employment documentation, recruitment, training, performance management and employee relations. The role is key in continuous improvement of HR processes to ensure that we support and build our team effectively.

What are competency based interviews?

What are competency-based interviews? Did you know there are different styles of interviews? Have you ever thought you were prepared for an interview and then been taken aback by the interview questions? It is important to make sure you prepare for interviews. One of the first things you need to find out is what style of interview questions are going to be asked. I will help you define the 2 styles and help you answer competency based questions at interviews

New job for Graduate Software Developers based in Derry/Londonderry

Are you a Graduate with 1- 2 year's software development experience looking for an opportunity in Derry/Londonderry? Experience must be from either from a year's placement or within a technology company in .NET and Javascript. Be part of this technology team.A new opportunity has arisen to work with this technology company who has expanded their office to Derry. The company is built by and for Technologists who pursue the best innovative solutions for the marketplace. They value their staff and offer a flexible working environment. Currently staff are working from home, however, there is flexibility to work in the office if required. This is a great opportunity for a Graduate with at least 1-2 years’ experience in .Net and Javascript.

New job for Sales/Business Development Manager with packaging or food manufacturing experience

New Job opportunity A well-established, successful, packaging company have a new opportunity for a highly organised, commercially focused, Sales professional looking to further their career. This is a great opportunity for someone who has a proven track record in identifying sales opportunities, creating solutions, and successfully closing them. Your role will be to initiate and grow sales of the companies packaging solutions throughout Ireland, North and South and the UK. The company are offering the successful candidate the opportunity to grow and progress within the company to a senior level.

Six words to avoid on your CV

Six words to avoid on your CV When writing your CV, you need to make sure you are creating a document which not only demonstrates your professional skillset and attributes but one that gives a sense of who you are as a person. It should highlight your experience and explain why you should be the successful candidate. I encounter the same words daily when reading CVs as a Recruiter. If you want your CV to showcase your best attributes, be memorable and unique and avoid these six words and phrases.

Top 5 Tips to succeed in recruiting, during and post the pandemic

Top 5 Tips to succeed in recruiting, during and post the pandemic Check out my recent presentation for Enterprise week 2021 under “HR Top Tips: Surviving a Pandemic”

New job – Mid level Software Developer based in North West

An opportunity has arisen for a Mid-level Software Developer to work and assist the Lead Developer with this technology company. This is a great opportunity to work for a fresh new team. Minimum requirement is 3 years + commercial experience and ideally 4 years .

New job Accounting Technician/Bookkeeper based in the North West

Accounting Technician / Bookkeeper c24k Derry /Londonderry A well-established, successful company are seeking an individual to join their busy accounts team. The ideal candidate will have previous Industry experience of 4 years + within a busy office environment. You will be self-motivated with the ability to work within a team, with little mentoring and high level of accuracy. You must be reliable, trustworthy, and dependable. Overall, you must be a good all-rounder in an accounts/bookkeeping role who can easily adapt

How to shine on your CV

PART TWO: How to Shine on your CV My recent blog covered what to include in the perfect CV. Let’s move on to what you can do to be unique and memorable when discussing your educational and professional achievements.

What to Include on the Perfect CV

With unemployment rates at the highest they have been in a decade, there are so many well-qualified, experienced people currently job-hunting. With so much competition, you want to ensure that your CV is interesting, informative and portrays the best, most accurate version of your professional self.

New Job – Junior /Mid-level Software  Development Engineer

An opportunity has arisen for a Junior/Mid-level Software Developer to work and assist the Lead Developer with this technology company based in Derry/Londonderry. This is a great opportunity to work for a fresh new team based in Derry. Minimum requirement is 2 years + commercial experience and ideally 4 years.

New Job Software Tester for Derry/Londonderry

A new role has been created for an ambitious Computer Science/Engineering Graduate with 2 years’ experience looking to secure a career in Software Testing based in Derry/Londonderry. They are a technology company based in Belfast and expanding to the North West. The role • You will be required to carry out the following; the planning, design, management, execution and reporting of tests, using appropriate testing tools and techniques and conforming to agreed process standards and industry specific regulations. •Take technical responsibility across all stages and iterations of software development. •Plan and drive software construction activities.

2021 : Keep moving forward

This has certainly been a challenging year for all of us and I’m sure, like me, you are glad to see the end of 2020. Moving into 2021, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel with the vaccine and a chance to start getting back to some normality. 2020 has allowed us to reflect on not only our working life, but our home life too, and what really matters. The saying “ your health is your wealth” has never been truer than now, without it, we have nothing.

Benefits of Using a Recruiter when Hiring

The first question to ask your self is why are there so many Recruiters /Recruitment agencies? The answer is because ,“ good people are hard to come by,” and sourcing and recruiting them takes time. Time is something employers don’t have enough of, so using a reputable Recruiter is money well spent.

Lead Backend Developer Belfast

Are you currently working in Belfast or further afield and would like a role back in Derry/Londonderry to lead a team of Software Developers?? If so this is the perfect time to join this expanding team. My client delivers bespoke digital solutions to a variety of private and public sector clients. They have a portfolio of interesting projects lined up and the good news is they are expanding to Derry/Londonderry.
CV tips

Top tips to ensure your CV gets you hired

Applying for a job is a full-time job in itself, especially now in these challenging times. Your CV needs to stand out for the right reasons. Whilst working in recruitment for over 20 years, I’ve reviewed countless CVs across all industries, some good, some bad and some woeful! I’m sure most Recruiters would agree

Moving Forward in a Pandemic

We can’t move back, just forward. However, despite living and working with COVID-19, and facing even more challenging times ahead, we need to stay focused, and we need to believe that things don’t stay the same forever. Now is the time to refocus and surround yourself with like minded and positive people who share the same beliefs and values. I have worked in recruitment for over 20 years and have seen these changes before.
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Laravel Back End Software Developer Belfast

My client is an award winning, innovative design agency currently expanding their team in Belfast. They are looking for a Back End Laravel PHP Software Developer. There has never been a better time than now to join this fast-paced digital team, due to the fantastic range of projects they are working on. They value their staff and this is reflected in the team spirit. The successful candidate will be working on a range of existing and upcoming client’s projects. They will collaborate closely with the Laravel Developers and team of Front-End Developers. Their client base expands from NI/UK to further afield.

Financial Planning Administrator Derry/Londonderry

My client is a well-respected IFA practice that seeks to build a long term, trusting relationship with their clients by providing their financial planning services to their clientele both at the outset and as an ongoing service. They embrace the use of new technology and have a well-qualified support team assisting the IFA’s to make the best decisions for their clients. They provide tailored financial planning advice and really go the extra mile to provide a personalised service.

New Vacancy for Book Keeper/Accounts Administrator/Accounting Technician,Derry/Londonderry

A well-established, successful company are seeking an individual to join their busy accounts team. The ideal candidate will have previous Industry experience of 4 years + within a busy office environment. You will be self-motivated with the ability to work within a team, with little mentoring and high level of accuracy. You must be reliable, trustworthy and dependable. Overall, you must be a good all-rounder in an accounts/bookkeeping role who can easily adapt This role would ideally suit a self-motivated and experienced Accounts Administrator or Bookkeeper looking for full time work.

Vacancy for AR Software Engineer/ Developer for Belfast

Due to continued growth they are looking for an Augmented Reality Software Engineer to join their close knit and fast paced growing team in the heart of Belfast. They have a fantastic client list who offer extremely exciting projects. They value their staff and their company culture reflects this. They work in a relaxed, informal and friendly environment. Teamwork is key and they consistently work together to deliver projects to the highest standards.

How to stand out when applying for jobs

One of the first things I would recommend is to write a covering letter. I am seeing more and more CVs sent without a covering letter. Lazy habits e.g. using iPhone and tablets mean we can just attach and send. However, no matter how in depth your CV is, it’s not enough to tell your whole story to potential employers.

Vacancy for Front End Developer React based in Belfast

Our client is a multi-award-winning App development agency having secured App of the Year for the past three years and a UK App Agency of the Year accolade in 2019. Due to continued growth they are looking for a React Developer to join their close knit and fast paced growing team in the heart of Belfast. They have a fantastic client list who offer extremely exciting projects. They value their staff and their company culture reflects this. They work in a relaxed, informal and friendly environment. Teamwork is key and they consistently work together to deliver projects to the highest standards.

Nurturing your business now is an investment in the future.

Thank you to Women in Enterprise for featuring the launch of my new website on their good news stories. Here is the latest update. “Welcome to “Good Stories” where we report on many wonderful projects and things our members are doing right now. This week, we feature Women in Enterprise’s Co-Chair Cathy Moran who has taken advantage of the lockdown to rebrand and launch her new website…

Have you got Zoom fatigue?

Have you got Zoom fatigue? Like countless people around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has thrust our life into a virtual space. From face to face meeting to online zoom meetings things have definitely changed due to Covid 19 and social distancing. Zoom is so popular. It's easy to use, reliable and for the vast majority it's incredibly convenient So, what do you think of zoom and have you zoom fatigue?

What will work look like in the future?

The new reality of the coronavirus pandemic means that those looking for a new job, and those who will be forced to look for a new job, may need to change their preconceptions about how we will work and what work will look like in the future. A new consideration of opportunities for remote working will undoubtedly be a part of many job searches in the months to come.