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How To Ace The Interview

by Back To Work Connect May 07, 2021 No comments Blog

A summary of what to do before, during and after an interview to create the best impression. Interview Preparation 1. Who is interviewing you? 2. What is the format? (Panel, Online, Individual, Presentation?) 3. Where is the interview taking place? How do you get there? Do a dry run. 4. Prepare what you are going […]

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Demand for Healthcare workers is!

by Back To Work Connect May 07, 2021 No comments Blog

Health care is THE fastest growing industry and expected to add the most jobs in the next 10 years. Healthcare is considered recession-proof and is expected to grow more than any other industry over the next decade. The Covid-19 crisis has served to highlight how vital healthcare workers are to the overall economy. The outstanding […]

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Education After Covid

by Back To Work Connect May 06, 2021 No comments Blog

Education is key in Ireland having a strong recovery. When COVID first hit the Irish shores, every organisation in the country coped as best as they could. We were told to protect ourselves, each other and especially the most vulnerable in our society. We were given guidelines to follow and sent home to stay safe. […]

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How To Become A Driving Instructor

by Back To Work Connect April 26, 2021 No comments Blog

Due to recent restrictions, there has been a substantial backlog of people waiting to take their driving test. The demand has never been greater. In fact, earlier this year, almost 100,000 people remained on a waiting list to take their practical driving test and approximately 50,000 waiting to sit the theory test. This backlog has […]

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What if you had 7 Seconds to make a good impression?

by Back To Work Connect April 22, 2021 No comments Blog

“In its 2018 Eye-Tracking Study, Ladders Inc revealed that the time recruiters spend on the initial screen of a resume is up from an average of only six seconds in 2012, but only by about a second. Today’s recruiters skim resumes for an average of 7.4 seconds.” It is so important to grab the attention […]

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Following Your Dream To A Job You Love

by Back To Work Connect March 11, 2021 No comments Blog

Suzanne Egan of Suzanne Egan Academy takes us along her journey to finding the job she loves as a Lash & Brow Educator. Although it wasn’t the straightest path, she got there in the end and is loving what she does.

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Day in the life of a Lingotot’s business owner.

by Back To Work Connect February 25, 2021 No comments Blog

We’ve been chatting to Sophie, the founder of Lingotot East Limerick, about her experience of starting up a children’s languages business with Lingotot.  Tell us about yourself and your background My name is Sophie, I am an Applied Languages graduate and mum of one from Limerick. My passion for languages began when I took up […]

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What do Social Care Workers do?

by Back To Work Connect February 24, 2021 No comments Blog

When asked by a person at a party what do you do, how would a social care worker reply? What is a social care worker? What do they do? An imagined conversation may go like this. Are you a social worker? No. Are you a care assistant? No. Are you a community worker? I may […]

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Coding Careers for Women

by Back To Work Connect February 19, 2021 No comments Blog

The tech sector is growing, but a lack of understanding about roles in the industry may be preventing women from joining. So what are the jobs, where are they, and how can women get started? Coding Careers for Women* is a joint initiative between Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board and the Mid-West Regional Skills Partnership. This pilot initiative […]

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Balancing parental duties with work

by Back To Work Connect February 12, 2021 No comments Blog

Practical Tips Going back to work after a gap can be stressful at the best of times but put children and family commitments into the mix and you’ve got a real challenge! I have navigated working full-time outside the home with 2 small children (and returning after each maternity leave), then taking a redundancy and […]

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