Leap – Change in Career Construction to IT

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Interview with Neil O’Driscoll, Chef Operations Officer, www.platformavenue.com What did the start of your career look like? After completing a Degree in Civil Engineering in UCC I worked in London for 10 years working as a Project Engineer on large scale concrete projects. I moved back to Cork to be closer to family in 2007. Douglas shopping center  … Read more


One Big Thing

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I can get so wrapped up in day-to-day activities that long-term goals and life priorities can get put on the long finger. I am great at keeping to do list’s put priorities often shift and things get put off for way longer than they need to. As quick as a flash a few months have gone by  … Read more


Donald Trump – Perception In The Workplace 

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How Donald Trump is viewed in the workplace is reflective of one’s own past experiences, values, and belief systems. Those who voted against Donald Trump used words such narcissistic, chauvinist, discriminatory bully to describe him. On the other hand, those who voted for Trump described him as a shrewd direct leader who is not afraid  … Read more


5 Helpful Career Management Tips That Will Excel Your Career

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The world of work has changed forever. No matter how successfully the company we work for is performing we can’t rely on job security, outside of the public sector, no job is guaranteed for life. We, therefore, need to become experts in our own career management. So how can you effectively manage your career? Here are some career management tips  … Read more


Hate your job and want to change? – 4 Questions To Ask

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As a Career Coach, naturally, I seldom see clients bouncing in for their first coaching session proclaiming they love their job as this is the very problem that has motivated them to receive Career Coaching. Some clients express hating their jobs and desperately want to change. What is interesting though is how few have really thought about what would support them to love  … Read more


ACT

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While attending a weekend training workshop on Acceptance Commitment Therapy recently in Dublin, I was struck yet again by how effective it can be to honestly examine what it is we value. It sounds obvious in a way but when do most of us give ourselves the time to do closely examine what is important  … Read more


Vision for 2016

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Seeing in a new year gives us a wonderful opportunity to reflect and identify fresh motivating goals for the year to come. Setting goals and working towards achieving them has been proven to make people feel happier. When we achieve a goal, be it big or small, we can get a rush of happiness, feelings of satisfaction, pride, pleasure etc. For the  … Read more


Benefits of using Social Media for Job Hunting

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How can Social Media help you find work? Much is known about LinkedIn but what about the other tools like Twitter and Facebook? Some of the benefits of using Social Media to find work are: It offers you visibility. If an employer or recruiter searches for you want do they find and more importantly what do  … Read more


Create a Motivational Plan for 2015

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Two insightful questions to reflect on to prepare you for the months ahead are “What are the three things you are most proud of from last year?” and “What challenged you most last year?” Having reflected on these questions myself, I discovered that when I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and completed tasks  … Read more


The Comfort Zone

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  I used to have a comfort zone where I knew I wouldn’t fail. The same four walls and busywork were really more like jail. I longed so much to do the things I’d never done before, But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor.   I said it didn’t matter  … Read more