So there is life outside the main cities after all – who knew.
The Canal Quarter festival in Tullamore is great value each year for Midlandians. The street is closed off for four days in August at Hugh Lynch’s pub – well worth a visit.
Basic Midlandjobs Listing – €29.95 plus VAT
Blog listing + Social Sharing – €20 plus VAT
Additional boost Admin Fee – €20 plus VAT (+ your boost budget)
The Midlandjobs.ie online database is a register of job-seekers seeking to find work in the Midlands region. The candidate database has been steadily growing since 2006. When a local employer posts a new job on the site, job alerts are automatically emailed to relevant locally based job-seekers informing them of your new vacancy.
However Social Media channels have now also opened up our service to other forms of reaching relevant job-seekers in the Midlands area. While the employer themselves may not have a well-developed social media presence, or their channels are not orientated around their recruitment, they can now easily list on through our Midlandjobs’ presence.
For moderate extra administration fees, you can place your job wording onto the Midlandjobs blog and share it socially amongst our Social Media followers, as well as your own dedicated social fans. CV applications will still be channelled through the Midlandjobs’ application mechanism ensuring you get the best possible local coverage for your vacancies.
As always, the sooner you get your vacancy working for you, the sooner you are likely to have found your ideal new team member, so don’t delay in talking to us.
For more information on the best way to circulate your job wording to a wider audience call Tom on (086) 8237179 or email email@example.com
Fascinating to look back on this amazingly prescient film from 1995 “Denise Calls Up“, featuring a group of 7 remote working New Yorkers who live their whole lives on the end of early mobile phones and laptops – but never actually meet up. This was even before smartphones, tablets or 4G were even conceptualised – like 20 years ago. The first time I saw it was in the quirky old Lighthouse cinema in Abbey St. Dublin. Check out their early laptops phones and desk-tops. YouTube, Google, Twitter and Facebook didn’t even exist let alone Tinder or Plenty of Fish. While it was a sort of comedy – if it was meant to be a prediction or a warning of what was to be coming down the tracks socially, well then it couldn’t have been more accurate. They find every excuse why their busy lives prevent them from indulging in genuine real human contact.
20 years on and remote working still has made hardly anything by way of in-roads in Ireland. What is the big problem you would wonder – management culture in Ireland by any chance? Some considerable strides are being made in terms of broadband coverage in the main towns yet still midlands based workers are forced into the car-park like traffic on the road into and out of Dublin city day after day. As an alternative, have a look at some of the e-Working centres available by Westmeath Co Co for example. Makes sense. The ultimate unique selling point (USP) of the midlands is the quality of life it offers. Never before has it been so easy to live here close to friends and family and still be entirely productive. Increasingly, it is possible for your employer to be based in New York and you working from home in Newtown lawns, Mullingar for example. As the war for talent intensifies, the more forward-thinking hiring managers overseas will spot this and start to cherry-pick from it. Local Irish employers might be well advised to do likewise.
|Job Title||Digital / Resourcing Intern|
|Sector||IT, Software & Telecoms, Web Design & Ecommerce|
|Job Description||Digital / Resourcing Intern
Based in our brand new resourcing department, the successful applicant will hold the potential to become a key member of our IT Skill search team. Put simply, our mission is to find the best, newest and most efficient systems in online skills resourcing. We are already highly geared and up to speed in our procedures and practices. But there’s just no time to stand still and we want to keep getting better.
• An insatiable hunger for and interest in online technologies and systems
There will also be the potential for the holder of this role to provide services to the other departments within Midas Technologies such as possibly software development.
To apply for this internship please click here
Anyone who’s looking for a job or who has ever been out of work knows it’s a full-time job just looking for a job.
Jobnet is an award winning programme developed by Jobcare to address the needs of a new kind of job-seeker in the Irish jobs market – the professionally skilled individual or graduate who, because of the current economic climate, is finding it difficult to find work, yet has much to offer a potential employer. Jobnet offers a professional environment tailored to the specific needs of this group. The programme empowers job-seekers to market their skills and learn to network effectively to find employment.
This excellent programme is coming soon to Mullingar, in association with Mullingar Chamber of Commerce and Christian Voices Together Mullingar – starting on 20th February 2015. The programme is designed around the needs of Professionals and Graduates who find themselves out of work for whatever reason, redundancy, career change, lack of applicable experience and so on.
In Jobcare, Jobnet runs from 9.30 to 1.30 on Friday mornings for seven weeks. There are five programmes per year. Jobnet focuses on personal branding, networking, goal setting and job seeking in a digital age. In addition to the large group setting, participants work in table groups of six to eight people. Each table group is supported by a volunteer facilitator whose role is to be a resource to the group. Participants are encouraged to view each Jobnet session as a day at work and to plan appropriately. Key messages in the programme are confidence-building, reinvention, up-skilling, network building, targeted job search and seeking out local opportunities.
Each Jobnet session begins with table time where participants share their week’s activities with their facilitator. That is followed by a presentation by a guest speaker, followed by practical workshops led by the Jobnet team. Time is set aside for open networking in the middle and at the end of each Jobnet session.
For more information on applying to partake in the course please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Brendan Healy on 087 4128903
Total Cost to participants: €20 (administration fee)
After so many years of basically giving out shite about everything, it’s nice at last to be able to compliment a member of the Oireachtas. I’m sure there are plenty of countries out there who’d be very happy to have a jobs Minister of Richard Bruton’s quality. I heard him speak at one of his focus group meetings last year in Longford and he has done way more good than he’s getting credit for. Some turn around in a short space of time. You’d have to hope he keeps it up.
Sorry my poor Dublin friends for rubbing ye’re noses in it. Not intentional except these reports remind me how much I don’t miss Dublin living. My idea of hell… When this happens in the country it hardly causes any traffic chaos. A clear cut reason to set up your office in the Midlands region if ever there was one.
This is real local democracy in action. We know that in fact “all” politics is local. Anyone interested in how their local representatives will perform on business and “employment” issues should attend before they cast their vote on Friday 23rd May. Congratulations to Pat Whelan, Mullingar Chamber President for arranging this on behalf of the Chamber’s members and it must be said, fair play to the candidates for agreeing to take part. Open to the public. Click pic to enlarge, or click here to go to Chamber Website