Lorraine’s Story – Internship with Three Q

Have you thought of doing an internship with Three Q?  If you are a mature student or want to change career an internship is the perfect way to gain experience.

have you thought about doing an internship with Three Q

This is Lorraine’s story.

My Internship with Three Q has been a really positive and valuable experience.  As a mature person looking to change career direction, it can be a daunting journey.  I needed real hands on experience in an office environment.  Three Q treat their Interns as a vital part of their team, and with that I received second to none In-house training, and personal development.

I started with Three Q on a 6 month Internship, 2 months in management saw potential in me, and that was the start of my career progression.  I progressed in to our Temp division as a Chef Consultant, and developed a skill set which I have found invaluable.  On completion of my Internship I was delighted to accept a fulltime contract with the company, and I am now upskilling and developing a career in our Human Resources division.

Coming on with Three Q you will get back what you give. If you have a can do attitude and are looking to get real hands on experience in a fast paced environment learning skills that will be invaluable in your career development, you will find that with Three Q Temps.

If you are interested in working for Three Q as an intern, please click here

Conor’s Story – Internship with Three Q medical recruitment agency

Right now I’m a Recruitment Consultant working full time with Three Q medical recruitment agency in Dublin, but this came about as the start of a new journey at the end of another, older process. Before I started working in my current role, I spent a few months as an Intern HR Candidate Resourcer with the Agency. This is how I initially got acquainted with not only the Agency itself but also with the recruitment industry as a whole. As we are now in the process of taking on new interns , I have been asked to share some of my impressions of the programme we have here.

internship Three 3 Medical Recruitment Agency

Before coming to Three Q, I had no experience in recruitment, nor did I have much idea about what to expect about working in the industry. What I did have was a willingness to learn new skills and a pro-active attitude to taking on real work in a dynamic SME with a good track record. Walking into the interview room, it quickly became apparent that this company was the right one for me and to my great relief I was asked back to a second round interview and offered the position shortly thereafter.

Again not quite sure what to expect, I walked through the door of the office in February and started trying to get to grips with my new role. What I found was that Three Q had a fantastic training and induction program in place for new team members, which got me acclimatised with what was expected of me very quickly.

I use the term team member as opposed to intern not by chance but by design – because while I was an intern, it very quickly became clear to me that I was a full and valued member of the Three Q team. A shredding and filing internship, as we so often hear of, this was most certainty not. As an SME operating in a constantly changing and high pressure environment, the work I did for Three Q had measurable, important value in supporting the recruiters I was working with. I was fully exposed to every aspect of the operation – from candidate management to marketing to CRM. The management support structures in place where also fantastic – there was never a point at which I felt I couldn’t approach anyone in the chain of command, from the Lead Resourcer who was training me, to the Managing Director of the recruitment Agency for support or advice.

Every aspect of what I did was backed up by a robust standard of formal and informal training. On top of on-the-job training and shadowing senior team members, I was sent on training exercises with the National College of Ireland and the National Recruitment Federation when the opportunity came up, and engaged in client site visits to get to know the people we work with better. This was not an internship where a workload was dropped on my desk and no support given – I was genuinely supported every step of the way.

While we all work very hard here, we take the time to have fun too. All the staff here are friendly and while we are focused on the task at hand, there is a lot of laughter and banter in the office too. There are team meals and staff nights out, performance incentives and little traditions in the office. We’re a close-knit team, and an open one.

When I took the decision to make a long-term career out of recruitment and try to progress into a Recruitment Consultant role, the career advice and support I got from the Three Q agency was invaluable before, during and after the decision had been made. So much so that within a short enough period of time I was put on the path towards becoming a Trainee Recruitment Consultant with the Agency.

When my internship finished in June of 2015, I was officially offered a contract as a Trainee Recruiter with the Agency. From the point of view of somebody who has gained a passion for the recruitment industry, this could not have worked out better. However, even had I not decided to progress with a career specifically in this field, the experience would have been invaluable regardless, and the support and advice I would have received in terms of anything I wanted to do from there would have been no less earnest or important. Fast forward a year and a half later and not only am I still here (as a fully-fledged Consultant and key account  manager), but the supports, training and camaraderie have only improved since first joining the agency.

So if you have high energy, an enthusiastic attitude, are eager to learn and easy to laugh, I’d hugely recommend looking into an internship at Three Q. I did it, and now I couldn’t imagine wanting to work anywhere else.

If you are looking to kick start you career with Three Q, check out the opportunities we have here: www.3qrecruitment.ie/current-jobs/ Deciding to work with the team at Three Q medical recruitment agency really was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Mahy’s Story – Internship with Three Q recruitment Dublin

I moved to Dublin, Ireland in February this year, and I started a long search for job hunting. I wanted to start a new career in recruitment in Dublin.  I always believed it is best when you start your career from scratch to try an internship.  It just lets you explore everything about the role, and helps you gain more confidence in what you are doing. I had a short assignment in recruitment with my previous employer and I enjoyed it a lot, so I thought that this could be the field I start working in, so I started to look for internships.

internship with Three Q recruitment Dublin

I joined Three Q PERMS & TEMPS recruitment agency in Dublin, in June 2016, as an Intern Recruitment Consultant, I had an idea of what I was expecting out of the internship, and I was eager to learn. When I started my internship, I was introduced to the Three Q team, and you get to sit and talk with each member, know what they do, and how you are going to work together, which I found to be a very good initiative, as it gave me a broad understanding of what is the company doing, and how the team works towards the company’s goals.

As an Intern at this recruitment agency, I always felt I was part of the team, because I was simply treated like a team member, and everyone was willing to help and share their experience and best practice, and at the same time we had fun (good craic actually!).

I have learned a lot in Three Q, and I believe my internship with them was a very successful experience, I completed my 3 month-internship, and I am now a Trainee Recruitment consultant.   I signed my permanent contract in October (Whoop Whoop!!), and I think I am now a more confident recruiter, and have developed many skills that would certainly be of a great value to my career.

If you are interested in working for Three Q as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant in Dublin, please click here  They recruit for medical professionals, hospitality staff, nursing staff and office staff etc.  so you will gain great experience.

James’s Story – Internship with Three Q hospitality recruitment agency

This is my story about working as an intern with Three Q hospitality recruitment agency.  It was first suggested to me by a guidance counsellor through the social welfare office after I had been on the live register for one year that I should take a look at the jobs bridge scheme. My first thought was no way! I can get a fully payed job on my own. I just haven’t really being trying all that hard for the last year, as I had a part time position with an events company, which suited me down to the ground and anyway I had full confidence in my skills and my experience!  After I looked at what was available on jobs boards and having dropped my cv into every recruitment agency  in Dublin known to man (getting no joy from anyone) I finally reluctantly had a look at the jobs bridge website. I found 2 roles straight away that spiked my interest, one of which was with Three Q Hospitality Recruitment Agency in Dublin. I had a look at their testimonials and website and was really impressed.

Three Q hospitality recruitment agency dublin

 After I applied I received a screening call within a day and then a follow up email and call inviting me in for interview. After 2 rounds of interviews I was offered the internship. It had been over 7 years since I had worked in an office environment so I was a little nervous and made plenty of mistakes at first. After 3 months, I had my first performance review, it went well enough but as I suspected I had made a couple of mistakes but having communicated them to me I did not make the same mistakes again. Another 3 months later and my internship was about to end, Three Q Hospitality Recruitment wanted to keep me on, however at that moment they were unable to hire me as there was no job available. They did however give me a great indication that if I extended my jobs bridge that there would more than likely be a job at the end of the tunnel.

Skip forward another 3 months and YES!! Three Q Perms & Temps had offered me a job, I was delighted, having not really worked in a small/medium sized business before.  I found my skills and expertise grew exponentially and much quicker than in a large company. That was down to the support and attention given to me by management and the team as a whole. My experience as a whole has been amazing and I have grown and developed new skills (a full 360 to when I was first told to look at internships) which I will now be able to take with me and transfer into any job. If I could give anyone looking for an internship some advice it would be to research the job and company first and then throw yourself fully into it, you will only get out of it what you put into it.

If you are interested in working for Three Q hospitality recruitment agency as a HR Candidate Resourcer Intern, click here 

Three Q volunteers set to take part in The Alzheimer Café Dublin once again.

Our Three Q volunteers are set to take part in The Alzheimer café once again, as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme.  (You can read more about our CSR here). This worthwhile organisation was set up in 2011 to provide information in an environment in which there is openness about dementia. Unlike other support services, the emphasis is on the emotional and psychosocial than the medical aspects of dementia.

three q volunteers the alzheimer cafe corporate social responsibility

A meeting takes place every month.  This month’s Alzheimer Café meeting takes place on Thursday 9th and will feature a special guest who will tell us about her family’s experience of a move from the family home to residential care. Dementia directly impacts on the lives of tens of thousands of people in Ireland. An estimated 48,000 people are living with dementia and the number is set to double in the next 20 years.

Like any café, people come and go, sometimes sitting at tables for a chat over a cup of tea and some cake. There’s then a talk about some aspects of dementia, followed by discussion and more general chat. Hosted in the Avila Centre, Donnybrook, this event is free and welcomes all members of the public.

The Digital Job Search – Part 2- using LinkedIn for job seekers

The digital job search continues from our first article.  This time we are looking using the social networking for professionals platform, LinkedIn for job seekers.
 the digital job search using linkedin for job seekers

How does social networking fit into your regular networking – and how is it different?

These questions have been asked of industry experts who draw the line between your personal and public digital footprint. Your LinkedIn professional profile should eliminate personal information and concentrate mainly on your career experience, your community service, and your professional accomplishments.

On LinkedIn, you can search for people you know (or want to connect with) but you can also use it to research companies. What social media sites do that can’t be done in person is show you how everyone in your company or city is connected. This could not possibly be done in a once off meeting face to face with someone but after, when you have connected with them on LinkedIn, it will expose those connections in a few clicks.  If you want to get to know someone inside a company, social media is the way to go.

Come visit our site for the latest available positions: www.3qrecruitment.ie/home/

The Digital Job Search for job seekers – Job Boards

The Digital Job Search for job seekers – Part 1 – Jobs Boards

There is no denying the Internet has rapidly become one of the most important tools for job seekers, as more and more digital job search resources have become available and even mobile-optimised. If you are not using online resources during your search, you are part of a minority. Just like any other career endeavour, job seekers need to be equipped with a set of skills to help you succeed in your job search:

The Digital Job Search for job seekers - Job Boards

1)      Organising Your Digital Job Search – Maintaining an ordered search will reduce the amount of time you spend trawling the internet.

2)      Knowing Your Toolkit – Look at the tools you have at your disposal, and identify the best and worst uses for each one.

3)      Using Your Social Media Accounts – Your job seeker online presence has more of an impact than you think during your digital job search. The activity on your accounts should be an extension of your professional side. Do not post images that may be compromising as these are easily traceable now.

4)      Finding Your Calling – So your vague searches are yielding way too many postings with little substance. What to do? Be specific. Be discerning. Be confident. Have a look at our post about finding the right job path for you.  You can read part two of this article by clicking here.

Why not check out our current jobs on our site: www.3qrecruitment.ie/home/

Source: https://careershift.com

Enable Ireland – The Impact their Work has on the Lives of Families

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility Programme, we help as many organisations as we can.  Today we are shining a light on Enable Ireland and the impact their work has on the lives of families they are involved with.
 Enable Ireland the impact their work has on the lives of families

Enable Ireland provides free services to children and adults with disabilities and their families from 40 locations in 14 counties. Covering childhood to adulthood their expert teams work with the individual and their family on a plan for each life stage. They play an essential role in the lives of many families. Here is just one account of the impact their work can have:

Lorcán and Marie Brennan live in Dublin with their three children Fia (aged 5), Thea (3) and Cillian (7 months).

“When Thea was born in 2012 she was critically ill. She was stillborn. The doctors

worked for 8 hours to stabilise her. But she made a good recovery and was doing

well. At six months we were referred to Enable Ireland and weren’t even sure that they would take Thea. We couldn’t see any difference between her and any other six month old babies. We were really shocked when the physio looked at her and, from the way he held her in his hand, said that she would have a significant physical disability for the rest of her life. The initial prognosis was that she would most likely need a wheelchair.

Being told that your child has a disability can be a very lonely experience. Unless you have been told that your child is going to develop differently to other children, you can’t know what that feels like. Worrying about the future is a huge thing. You have to experience it to understand it.

At that point, we made a decision that I would take two years off work and that we would engage fully with Enable Ireland and that whatever they told us to do – we would do it. We really have availed of all the services Enable Ireland has offered, including having a Link Worker for the first year.

I remember my first appointment when Thea was six months old, a tiny baby still in her carry cot. I looked at all these children going in with their parents and another mother asked me if I was ok. I said No. I’m not ok. This is not where I thought I’d be, bringing my baby into a service like this.

Little by little we saw the progress that Thea was making. She moved to a walker. She was delighted with herself, with the freedom it gave her. She started to walk the day after her second birthday. Now she is running around the house. There is no better feeling than that – it’s incredible!

Right now, we are focused on Thea’s communication. We’ve recently finished a course in Lámh (a sign system for children) and we’ve attended the Parenting Plus course run by the Social Work team in Sandymount. For us, the Enable Ireland service has really been a family intervention – it is not just about Thea’s needs – it’s about all our needs.”

Marie Brennan