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Rowan Manahan on career management and presentation skills.

So we did another TEDxDublin – another big one. On September 14th 2013, the Bord Gais Energy Theatre (doesn’t that piece of corporate titling just trip off the tongue?) was filled to its 2,000+ capacity to see 12 amazing speakers and a selection of TED videos. Six hours of ideas worth sharing. This post is […]

I was asked by Alexander Kjefulf, the Chief Happiness Officer, to open his Arbejdsglaede Live 2013 conference in Copenhagen on May 30th. I was looking forward to leading the Irish invasion back into Denmark in revenge for the vikings of a thousand years ago! It was a superb event with little me, the captain of […]

 “On your feet – selling your great idea” This will be a deepdive into the world of pitching, peddling and presenting your idea, yourself and your company to the world at large. Lots of attendees at the Dotconf have a great idea and all the enthusiasm in the world – but their idea doesn’t take […]

I’ll be presenting a seminar at the Gradireland Summer Fair in the RDS Dublin, on Wednesday June  12th at 11:30am. Topics will include: The key elements of the written stage, so your CV gets to the all-important shortlist What you need to know (about them and yourself) before you show up for interview Jumping through […]

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  … and living in Ireland. I contributed to this article in the Irish Independent on the topic this week. Tooth-grinding stuff. Yes, we have come a long way since the caves, but neanderthals are still in our midst.  

I shall be leading the final track of the day at TRU Dublin 2013 – the track will be entitled: ‘I didn’t sign up for this shit’ (how disillusionment starts at the interview) Event details here.

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I’ll be doing a 1-hour talk entitled: It doesn’t have to feel like the Spanish Inquisition – Surviving the modern selection interview at the Career Zoo in Dublin. Spaces will be limited, so get there early to avoid disappointment. See you there! PS: I’ll also be hosting a seminar on how to access opportunities in […]

I’ll be doing a free public talk in the ILAC Centre Library – courtesy of Dublin City Libraries. The greatest frustration that we’re hearing day after day from job-hunters is the lament,”There aren’t any jobs out there.” There are. Lots of them. 1.8 million people are working for a living here in Ireland according to […]