Category: Career Management

Good fun this morning chatting on Newstalk FM about the dos and don’ts of the Office Xmas Party – for many people, a dreaded event. From what we hear anecdotally, only a small proportion of people truly enjoy the office night out. For many, it is a fear-inducing event that can be made easier only by […]

The Boomerang Life – moving back in with your parents. “You can’t have someone back for noisy and enthusiastic sex if your mum is in the next room,” said Manahan. Full article is here.

A noisy back and forth on the Working Life slot with Mr Tubs on the topic of career fairs (the Career Zoo had just happened in Dublin) plus a good chat on how to approach this oh-so strange marketplace.  We dealt with some listener queries and in particular with a letter from “D” who is […]

I’ll be speaking about careers – Can you have a career in the 21st Century? (Coping with the evolution, revolution and uncertainty in the market) – at the Career Zoo on Sept 22. The event is going to be huge and you can find details via @CareerZoo1

There’s little love lost between ‘spoilt’ Celtic Tiger cubs and baby-boomer bosses, writes Gabrielle Monaghan … Bill Cullen, the businessman who starred in The Apprentice on TV3 described this generation as lazy and mollycoddled … … Rowan Manahan, the MD of Fortify Services, a human resources firm, comes across this supposition from older generations all […]

I contributed to a noisy, interactive live Q&A session on Guardian Careers today. Lots of people having problems with the written side of the job-hunt, some of those problems were familiar, some not so familiar. I summed up my thoughts on the session as follows: (1) Understand how CVs get read in your sector. In nearly […]

Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century (Lewis Perelman) Very true and, to many people, very distressing. I see a lot of faces fall when I tell clients that they have to become meaningfully computer literate, that they need to gain a further skill to ease their transition […]

WHEN A PICTURE PAINTS A THOUSAND WORDS John Meagher says there is more to political snap-shots than first meets the eye. On the face of it, it’s a moment of levity amid the sobering meetings on the future of the euro. French President Nicolas Sarkozy playfully ruffles the back of Enda Kenny’s hair. The Taoiseach is […]

When people think of yes men, they tend to think of spineless lackeys who bow, scrape and bob their heads at anything their boss says. I came across a particularly chilling quote from Hermann Goering at the Nuremberg trials: “… alles was er um ihn hatte, waren ja Männer, alle keine Männer waren sechs Fuß […]

 Image: the wonderful Despair.com A client phoned me to tell me she was going back out to the market. I was surprised, given that she had been with her new company, in a senior position, for less than four months. [She works in the funds industry and had moved her family to mainland Europe to […]