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Techniques to Ace an Interview

Knowledge is power. This is most relevant in our career life when preparing for an upcoming interview. It helps with understanding both the company and the reason why we are applying for the position. “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino. An in-depth research analysis will pay dividends in both respects. It can assist with increasing confidence and acing that all important interview. It can also provide improved self-understanding, and if this position is a good-fit. There are many sources that can help including professionals in the desired field or a recruitment agency.

Some techniques that can help improving our knowledge include:

  1. Fully understand the job profile description. Identify areas that match our resume and prepare situational examples on these areas ahead of the interview.
  2. Research similar job advertisements. This can provide useful insights and even provide useful suggestions that can be offered during the interview.
  3. Research the company. Useful resources include: their website and LinkedIn and social media accounts. Additionally, research if they have affiliated businesses and partners.
  4. Research past and upcoming projects that the organisation was or is involved in.
  5. Research their competitors. This can be useful knowledge in that it may provide some useful improvement strategies for the company during the interview.
  6. Research courses that complement our current skills. This can show the interview panel that we are interested and willing to improve our current skills.
  7. Explore possible interview questions that will be relevant to the position. Preparation in this area can expand one-line answers to a more interesting conversation on the day.
  8. Seek advice. Experts in similar fields can provide nuggets of knowledge, including a recruitment agency, professional member, lecturer, etc.

Information, when used wisely, can give unlimited knowledge that can significantly improve the interview process. Ultimately, a good interviewer will look beyond the curriculum vitae. Contact 3Q Perms & Temps Recruitment Agency today if you are looking to secure an interview in any sector that we currently work with, telephone 01 8763335 or email temps@3qrecruitment.ie.

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Advice for Temporary Staff

If you are joining the workforce again, starting as a temporary worker, there are a couple of useful things to understand that will help you with getting familiar with the process. Temping is a great way to help with getting back on the career ladder. The experience that can be gained is invaluable and can help with securing a permanent position. At 3Q Perms & Temps Recruitment Agency, we understand the importance of linking the right candidate with the right job. We continually guide candidates through the process of securing temporary, and permanent, work. Here are some tips that should be considered during the process:

  • Ask questions, showing initiative and interest is always positive.
  • Remember, communication is an integral part of the process, on every interaction, to build strong and supportive professional relationships.
  • Frequently update resumes, including recently learned skills and experience.
  • Change of unconscious attitude to each opportunity can bring positive outcomes; working on self-development will certainly help with this.
  • Arrive at interviews ten minutes early, no earlier.
  • If unable to attend a pre-arranged booking, let the temp consultant know.
  • Check in with the temp consultant frequently.
  • Submit time-sheets on time.
  • Advice temp consultant if other temp/perm roles have been secured.

Temping provides opportunities for some great experiences that can deliver useful insights on our career search. It also provides great flexibility, especially beneficial for parents who care for their family’s needs. The opportunity also helps with identifying if this role is the right one, before committing to permanent work.

3Q Perms & Temps Recruitment Agency provides a recruitment service of selecting the right candidates for our client companies, for both temporary and permanent roles, and has been doing so for over twenty years. Our expert team will guide you through the entire process – applications, advertising, interviews and finding the right job.

Phone us on 01 8763335 or email temps@3qrecruitment.ie to speak with a member of our vibrant and dedicated team today.

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Creativity to Explore a Career Change

We are creative beings. Creativity is at the core of our very nature. For millennia, humans have been inventive and innovative in the way that we live and work. We have evolved exponentially in the last few decades. For some of us, the explorer within was restricted due to our parents wish to protect us which may have inhibited our self-exploration. Our very core can sometimes create a deep inner desire, which we may not immediately understand, to reroute our career. Identifying this protective boundary can be the first step to our breakthrough, and exploring unknown territory to our creative self.

At times in our lives, we may find ourselves at a crossroads in our career. We may feel that there is a deeper search within for something that is at that time unknown. It is only when we ‘test the water’; step out in faith and dare to explore, that we can discover other opportunities available to us which can enrich our lives. To follow such a path requires inner strength and determination to follow it through. The search can also benefit from much creativity on our part.

Techniques that can help with the journey of exploration:

  1. Quiet the mind; find peace; allow the mind to search and the answer may come. This can be achieved by practicing a mediation process that works for us. It can be as simple as doing some breathing techniques at the start of the day or taking a walk in nature.
  2. Ask family and friends for feedback and insights on new work opportunities that we may not have explored yet.
  3. Improve or develop networking connections that will help us such as signing up with a recruitment agency. This can open the door to new jobs and provide insights on areas to up-skill.
  4. Experiment with new-found ideas for a career change. One way to identify if it is right for us is to volunteer in a similar role with a local organisation or charity.
  5. Create a vision-board to help start the process and bring it all together. This will take time, so be patient with the process.
  6. Set goals to avoid becoming stuck in the process.
  7. Identify and implement healthy values that can become part of the metamorphosis.

Do more in your life than just merely exist, explore and have some fun on the journey!” – 3Q Perms & Temps. Remember to experiment and take the opportunity to learn while exploring. Enjoy the process of being creative on the journey of self-discovery; it just might lead to a better and more creative life!

Career: The Benefits of Partnering With a Recruitment Agency

Career: The Benefits of Partnering With a Recruitment Agency

Want to know what a Recruitment Agency can do for your future career? Searching for the right job can be a headache for most us, consuming lots of hours over a laptop and many cups of coffee. Employing a Recruitment Agency can help make the process a lot smoother – if they have jobs in the sector being sought. They can provide a personal touch while searching for a new job and valid insights into what experience and skills are required in potential new position. Remember an agency can only help if the talent, experience and career match the job sector the agency works in and has advertised jobs in.

We have listed some of the benefits that a Recruitment Agency can provide, which include:
  • –  Revision of a CV can highlight experience that aligns with the job advertisement.
  • –  Discuss the pros and cons of a role relevant to an ideal career move.
  • –  Match the right potential candidate to each job specification.
  • –  Improve the chance of securing a potential interview.
  • –  Provide information on updated job recruitment adverts.
  • –  Support each client’s journey with friendly, personal and knowledgeable advice.
  • –  Offer recommendations to employers on the clients past history with the agency, of course with prior consent.
  • –  Suggest advice on the know-how of acing the interview – many will offer mock interview and provide feedback on how to best answer tough interview questions.
  • –  Recruitment Agencies have a direct link to the decision makers of potential employers, the HR department. The agency is in a good position to know exactly what they are looking for in a potential candidate, prior to the interview selection process.
  • –  If successful at interview the Recruiter can negotiate final terms with the new employer – which can be daunting for many potential interviewees.

It’s not really a surprise for us to recommend the use of a niche recruitment agency – a recruiter who works in the specific area, to progress a career. They will have a network of clients and contacts that may be looking for specific skills-set.  The representative body for Recruitment Agencies in Ireland is called the National Recruitment Federation and their website www.nrf.ie lists agencies by their area of specialist recruitment.

How to Have A Better Work Life Balance

One question that we could all do with asking ourselves is how to have a better work life balance. We can all struggling to find that balance in life between work and life from time to time. Do you often wonder how people find time between their jobs to do the things they like? If this sounds like you, Three Q Recruitment are here to help. We have 19 years of experience in the recruitment industry, so we know a thing or two about how to get the perfect balance between work and play.

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Questions To Ask Yourself When Considering Moving Jobs

Moving for a job is by no means a small decision, and there are plenty of questions to ask yourself when considering moving jobs. If not just for your own peace of mind and knowing what’s right for you and what you want, but also if your current employer comes to you with a counter offer, you’ll know what the right decision is. Here at Three Q, we’re celebrating our 19th year in business this September, so we know that moving jobs isn’t just about more money, it’s also about your job satisfaction and work-life balance.

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Tips To Boost Productivity

Tips to boost productivity is something that we could all use now and then. There are only so many hours in the day, at Three Q we know that making the most of your time is critical. We also know that there are two ways of getting more work done: putting in more hours, or working smarter. The latter is the ideal, so we at Three Q have put together our top tips for working smarter and boosting your productivity at work. Being more productive at work isn’t rocket science, but it does require being more deliberate about how you manage your time.

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Job Interview Tips For Nurses – Making an Interview Work for you

Job Interview Tips For Nurses – Making an Interview Work for you

Job interview tips for Nurses is something that is regularly asked by candidates coming to Three Q.  Because there is sometimes a skills test along with the formal interview that candidates have to go through, it can be daunting to Nurses, especially those who have just graduated and haven’t been interviewed before. However, Three Q have been helping to match job-seeking Nurses with Employers for years so we know a thing or two about job interviews. Any job interview can be a nervous time for candidates so we’ve put together our list of top tips in preparing for that Nursing interview in confidence.

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