Archives for October 2013 | Collins McNicholas

Collins McNicholas present €5000 cheque to Pieta House

Following our very successful 250KM run to raise funds in aid of Pieta House, Collins McNicholas Directors and staff were delighted this week to present this great charity with a cheque for €5000. Again, we would like to thank everyone who helped on the day and all who donated their time and their money to make this event the great success that it was. We know this money will go far to helping Pieta House carry on their vital work. Pieta House provides a professional, face-to-face, free of charge therapeutic service for people in the acute stages of distress. The unique clinically-based model developed by Pieta House is used across all of its centres. Pieta House’s primary aim is to reduce suicide by helping people get through that critical phase when suicide becomes a plan rather than just an idea. For more information please visit http://www.pieta.ie/index.php.  

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The Social Media Networks you need to know about

We have all heard stories of how, in today’s job market, employers review Facebook profiles and tweets of potential candidates in order to narrow down the list of applicants. However it may come as a surprise to job seekers that the vast majority of recruitment professionals are using social media networks throughout the entire hiring process. Given the fact that Facebook has over one billion users and LinkedIn has over 200 million registered profiles, social media networks are undoubtedly a space where talented applicants are connected and connecting. Although social media is vast with new networks coming on stream all the time, it is simply not enough to create a profile and expect employers to come you to. It is vital that applicants engage with all of the tools offered by the various social networks. The following social media networks continue to be the most popular with both passive and active candidates as well as employers: LinkedIn:             According to a recent Jobvite Survey; 89% of recruitment consultants have hired a candidate through LinkedIn. LinkedIn continues to be the most effective way for recruitment professionals to target passive candidates by utilizing the extensive range of recruiting solutions which LinkedIn provides. Candidates must ensure that they have a LinkedIn profile which is 100% complete and optimised to ensure that their profiles will appear in keyword searches. Facebook:           Facebook is the fastest growing social media network used by recruitment professional growing from 55% in 2010 to 66% in 2013. Organisations tend to hire talent from Facebook by promoting company Facebook pages, encouraging interaction with users in order to gain referrals and “likes”....

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Photos from our careers event in Athlone – Oct 2013

Collins McNicholas Midlands yesterday held a very successful careers advice event for jobseekers in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel. Thank you to all who came along, we hope you found our advice helpful. If you are a jobseeker looking for some helpful tips, check out our video gallery where you will find invaluable advice on ‘How to Write a CV’, ‘Finding a Job in Ireland’, ‘Using LinkedIn to Find a Job’ and ‘Interview Tips’. To download CV templates and for our step by step guide on how to write a winning CV, visit our CV advice page. Our professional staff at each of our five offices are happy to talk to you about your career options, so feel free to give us a call or send in your CV.    ...

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We are recruiting for a Senior Quality Manager in France!

Opportunity in France for a permanent Senior Quality Manager to head up the Quality function in a large manufacturing pharmaceutical site – are you looking for that next move in your career? The person will ensure that the Quality Management System is implemented and maintained in conformity with ISO9001, ISO13485, 21CFR820 and all regulatory requirements (cf DOC9360/1) in order to ensure compliance during audits and inspections. Ensure the quality of the products, through the controls, the work environment, the laboratory of analysis, the validations. Ensure continuous improvement and quality spirit in the company for customer satisfaction and Manage the “Quality Management System” process. Ensure that the quality management system and processes are implemented and maintained in conformity with the standards ISO 9001, ISO 13485, 21CFR820 and the applicable regulatory requirements (DOC9360/1), while maintaining the certifications obtained (quality and regulatory). Report on the operation and effectiveness of the quality management system to management in order to review it and serve as a basis for continuous improvement and overall encourage awareness of customer requirements and regulatory requirements within the company. Build on relations with notified bodies and competent authorities (FDA, TGA) to organize, handle and follow-up all audits and inspections of the site. For further Information on this role, please contact Michelle Murphy on 091-706711 for a confidential conversation or email michelle.murphy@collinsmcnicholas.ie For more information on our Recruitment and HR Services, and to see a full list of our available jobs across Ireland, please visit our website at http://www.collinsmcnicholas.ie/    ...

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Collins McNicholas are hosting a free Seminar for Job Seekers

Improve the chances of finding and getting the job you want – Free SeminarSheraton Athlone Hotel – Monday 21st October Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services are hosting a free event to provide valuable advice to anyone searching for a job.  The event will examine all areas of the job search but in particular will focus on how to; find the job you are looking for, apply for the opportunity and prepare and present at an interview. The event will run from 10am to 5pm in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel on Monday the 21st of October and is open to anyone who wishes to attend; from individuals starting their first job search to those looking to re-enter the work force or seeking to change employment.    Sean Gannon, Regional Manager, Collins McNicholas Midlands Region said “We have identified a growing need for people to improve their presentation skills during the job search process.  This includes presentation of their CV’s and cover letters through to their presentation at interview.  We are in a competitive job market and people need to take every opportunity to increase their potential for success, or as a bare minimum, ensure they are not at a disadvantage by presenting poorly.  In fairness, a lot of job seekers have recognised this and over the last few months we have recognised an increased number of requests to provide this type of advice.  We are delighted that The Sheraton Athlone and The Athlone Advertiser have come on-board with us which allows us to provide this initiative free of charge.  I would encourage anyone who is currently searching for a job or...

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