For our North West Relocation Survey, we talked to Niamh Parkinson who relocated to Carrick-On-Shannon in Co. Leitrim where she secured a role with Avantcard as Digital Customer Journey Manager.
“Since we moved to Carrick, the people have been so welcoming and friendly; everyone takes the time to chat. It’s a lovely feeling to be part of the community.
Generally, I’ve been a lot healthier – both mentally and physically – since moving to Leitrim and that’s because I have a lot more downtime now.
I am originally from Dublin and was working in the city but living in Mullingar, as finding a house there was much easier and cheaper. But the three-hour commute to-and-fro for work took its toll on me.
When my job was made redundant in February 2018, I saw it as an opportunity to get away from the hecticness of Dublin and moved to Carrick in July.
My partner and I found a great place to live on the outskirts of the town; it has everything we need nearby, but has a lovely country feel to it and the rent is much cheaper than Mullingar.
When we first moved, I joined the ‘Leitrim Jobs Club’ to make friends and network. It was the best thing I could have done as I got great advice for interviews and CV layout.
In October, I was offered a job with Avantcard. It’s a wonderful place to work; people really make the effort to get to know you. There are some great extracurricular activities as well. I’m part of the choir and over Christmas we went singing in a local daycare centre, it was such a great experience.
Since moving to Carrick, we are all – including the dog – much happier!”
Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group would like to thank Niamh Parkinson for writing this guest blog as part of our North West Relocation blog series on living and working in Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.
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