Things To Avoid When Writing a CV

Spelling and grammatical errors:

Spelling and grammatical errors can make a bad impression on the employer, so make sure to proofread your CV carefully. Use a spell-checker and have someone else read it over for you.

Unprofessional email addresses:

Use a professional email address for your job search.
Avoid email addresses that are overly personal or inappropriate, such as “” or “

Personal information:

Avoid including personal information that is not relevant to the job, such as your marital status, religion, or political views.

Lies or exaggerations:

Be honest about your qualifications, experience, and achievements. Don’t lie or exaggerate your skill on your CV, as this can be discovered later on and damage your credibility.

Irrelevant experience:

Only include work experience on your CV that is relevant to the job you are applying for. If you have work experience that is not relevant, you can mention it briefly or leave it out altogether.

Flashy design:

While it’s important to make your CV visually appealing, don’t go overboard with creative designs or flashy graphics. Stick to a simple and professional layout that is easy to read and understand. Using jargon or acronyms: Avoid using industry jargon or acronyms that the employer may not be familiar with. Use clear and concise language that is easy to understand for someone outside of your industry.


Galway Races Jobs

Jobs at the Galway Races 2023

As usual – Lydon House Catering will probably be looking for temporary staff to work at the Galway Races which are due take place this year at the end of July.

They are usually looking for the following Categories of Experienced Staff:

Hospitality Supervisors

Bar Supervisors  Catering Supervisors

Chefs  Waiting Staff  Bar Staff

Catering Assistants/Kitchen Porters/Wash Up Staff

Administration Staff

All applicants must be 16 years or over. There are some restrictions on the roles and time periods that staff between 16 – 18 years can be recruited for e.g. duration of employment is 5 days maximum, staff must finish work before 10.00pm

Applicants need to send CVs to

The Galway Races Summer Festival is renowned as being Ireland’s premier and most colourful racing festival.  While it is a major sporting event, it also appeals to a much wider audience than just the racing fans. It’s true to say once you go racing in Galway, you’ll want to make it an annual event. It is a unique occasion filled with colour, atmosphere, passion and craic.


Getting a Job – Top 10 Tips

Some tips to help you find a job

1. Get back in touch with your old college to see if they have a  job placement scheme. If you’re serious about finding work you should leave no stone unturned.

2. Take some classes. Today’s emphasis on lifelong learning means you need to show you are someone who wants to learn new things.  Anything is better than doing nothing – Sport or exercise can get you fit; practical skills will gain you confidence, driving is a skill that is needed in many jobs, languages can widen your world and academic subjects will boost your CV. It can give you a whole new outlook on life and work

3 Think about the future. Some industries, like energy and healthcare, are likely to have huge demands for jobs in future.  Do your research to find out where these gaps will be and if it is an industry that you would be interested in.

4. Create your own job. Consider starting your own business, either consulting for your current field or doing something entirely new.

5. Networking: Networking is crucial in Ireland, as many jobs are not advertised but are filled through referrals and word-of-mouth recommendations. Attend industry events, join professional associations, and connect with people on LinkedIn to expand your network and increase your chances of finding job opportunities.

6. Tailor your CV: When applying for a job in Ireland, it’s important to tailor your CV to the specific role and company you’re applying to. Highlight your relevant skills and experience and include any achievements that demonstrate your value to the employer.

7. Research : Before applying for a job, research the company and its culture. This will help you understand what the employer is looking for and tailor your application accordingly. It will also help you determine if the company is a good fit for you.

8.  Don’t give up. It may take a while, but the perfect job for you is out there. Remember you are not alone, – Many people have been where you are now, and, if you talked to them, they would urge to not to stop. Be clear on what you want, believe in yourself and keep going. Finding a job in Ireland can take time, so it’s important to be persistent. Keep applying for jobs, even if you receive rejections, and continue to network and build your skills. Remember that rejection is not a reflection of your worth, and keep a positive attitude throughout the process.


Most Popular Employers in Ireland for Graduates

In 2018 a survey was carried out on over 14000 students by a company called Trendence. Part of the survey asked the students about their Ideal employer.

  1. Google
  2. PWC
  3. Dept of Education (Teaching)
  4. Deloitte
  5. Jameson (Irish Distillers)
  6. Dept. of Foreign Affairs
  7. Accenture
  8. European Commission
  9. KPMG
  10. Aer Lingus
  11. Pfizer
  12. Ernst Young
  13. Boston Scientific
  14. Johnson & Johnson
  15. Bank of Ireland
  16. Abbott Ireland
  17. Diageo
  18. Lidl
  19. RTE
  20. Amazon

Google was the top choice of employer according to this latest survey. They replaced Deloitte at the top.
The Dept of Education , Aer Lingus and Johnson & Johnson all increased popularity since the previous survey. Amazon jumped from 27 to 20.

At the other end of the popularity list (so it might be easier to get a job at these companies) were :

  • ebay (172)
  • PTSB (167)
  • KBC (164)
  • AXA (160)
  • Allianz (159)
  • Vodafone (157)
  • Twitter (136)


Jobs in the Irish Army and Navy

The Defence Forces in Ireland are again hoping to recruit new entrants in 2023. The jobs will be in the Army, Air Corps and Navy.

Applications are now open on the Defence Forces website at

Army applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 25 years of age on the closing date for applications.

Naval Service applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 25 years of age on the closing date for applications.


No formal education qualifications are required to join the Defence Forces as a recruit. However, you must satisfy the Interview Board and the Recruiting Officer that you possess a sufficient standard of education for service in the Defence Forces.

Aptitude tests are a common part of the selection process and enable the Defence Forces to better understand candidates and determine if they have the skills for the job.

The height requirement for all candidates wishing to enlist in the Defence Forces is that they must be a minimum of 157.48cm.

Fitness Tests

There is Physical Fitness Induction Test for all Defence Force Applicants

It is composed of two aspects:

  • Local Muscular Endurance
  • Aerobic Endurance.

Local Muscular Endurance

  • Males – 20 push-ups and 20 sit-ups.
  • Females – 20 push-ups (Modified) and 20 sit-ups.

Max time allowed 1 minute. This is a Pass or Fail test.

Aerobic Endurance

Candidates will be required to run one and a half miles within the Defence Forces time limit below.These are the max times allowed. This is a Pass or Fail test.

  • Males – 11 Mins 40 secs
  • Females – 13 Mins 10 Secs.

Jobs For The Future

With the increase in technology – many jobs are rapidly becoming obsolete as they are taken over by robots or AI .

Here are some areas of work that we think will survive any rise in AI robots.

Art and Music

Although digital art and music software is capable of creating some amazing things, it still can’t deliver a finished product that will have an impact on the viewer’s memory and emotion. Graphic designers will continue to be needed, as well as songwriters, designers, and architects.

Copywriting and content creation

Robots are not brilliant at writing like a human. As the internet expands even more – there are always going to be businesses looking for professional writing services to bring traffic to their sites.
Those who can write well will also be in demand in law, politics, academia, marketing, and journalism.

Sales and customer service

Jobs that require high levels of social interaction, such as customer service, sales, and hospitality, are less likely to be automated. These roles require human communication skills and the ability to build relationships with customers. The best person to sell you a product is someone you know -especially for high-value items. Whilst many companies are shifting to more automation of their services, directing customers to a website or a phone menu, but there will always be a need for specialised staff to help customers with more complex sales or service needs.

Humanities careers

Anything role that deals with mental health and the human person, from religious ministry to behavioural therapy, will still have to be done mostly by people. Jobs that require emotional intelligence, such as counselling, social work, and teaching, are less likely to be automated. These roles require human empathy and interpersonal skills, which are difficult for robots to replicate.


Great advances have been made with robot-assisted medical procedures, but we will still need people to carry out the work of physically evaluating patients and assisting them with their unique and personal medical requirements. It will be a long time before robots will be doing surgery on their own.


Law is about language, which differentiates humans from anything else. It needs a human element of judgment and discernment that can’t be replaced by machines. So don’t expect your court system to be replaced by robots anytime soon.

Electronics and mechanical repair

Jobs that require complex physical dexterity, such as surgery, construction, and mechanics, are less likely to be automated. These roles require human skill and coordination, which are difficult for robots to replicate.


Jobs of the future that require the human mind, human creation, human dexterity, or a human body are likely to be staffed by humans until technology has advanced beyond what we can currently conceive. We simply haven’t developed an effective way to replace ourselves in much of what we do. A Wall∙E type world, where humans can float around constantly consuming pleasure while machines do all the work, is not foreseeable within our lifetimes. So if you are headed into a career in content creation, art creation, humanities, sales, medicine, law, repairs, or entertainment, there might be plenty of competition, but at least you can be sure that a robot won’t be taking your job anytime soon.