Measurability offer Executive Interview Coaching services to Management & Professionals in Ireland. Paul Mullan is a recognised interview expert and leading industry commentator. Paul has extensive experience supporting Executives & Professionals ensuring interview success – read what others had to say about his Interview Coaching services.
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Paul Mullan is a leading Career Coach, Interview Coach and CV Expert in Ireland. Read about his CV, Interview Coaching & Interview Coaching experience.
Paul has worked with many individuals providing expert services. Career – Interview – CV Testimonials.
Paul regularly comments in the nation media, writes for a number of leading online sites and is a Career Doctor for the Irish Independent and Sunday Tribune. His experience and views are valued in Ireland.
“Paul Mullan is a leading career expert who has been providing career, CV and interview content for our site since 2006. His knowledge and the quality of work has been a great asset to our site and more importantly it has provided important career information and advice for registered jobseekers”. – RecruitIreland
“We have been working with Paul since 2007. Paul has provided expert career support for our readers as a Career Doctor for the Appointments supplement” – Sunday Tribune
“Paul offers HR and career coaching advice to a number of our publications. He has been acting as Career Doctor and supporting other editorial since 2006. We have found Paul very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with” – Irish Independent
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Career Coaching in Ireland – Expert Career Coach
I regularly write about Career Coaching and the benefits it can offer to individuals. This Career Coaching article outlines what coaching can offer you. These benefits are great but when you get feedback from a client it helps to explain things a bit better.
A Career Coaching experience
Below I have outlined an email testimonial from a Career Coaching client I met with June ’06. She has outlined her experiences from a 1-1 career coaching session with the support of the OPQ32 personality questionnaire
How a Career Coach helped me!!
I met Paul recently for 1:1 career direction coaching. I am working in finance. I completed a business degree specialised in accounting which led me to start the professional accountancy exams. In the last year I have become very unhappy working in finance. When I met with Paul we discussed my current role, what I liked, disliked about it. We talked about my interests, hobbies and what motivates me. I opted to complete a personality profile the results of which Paul had with him on the day we met. From this profile and the discussion we had it was clear that finance was not the area for me. I never considered my personality when making a career choice before and the negative effects that a job not suited to my personality would have on me. I have always worked in finance and felt that this was the only area open to me. Paul explained to me that there are a lot of opportunities out there, that I was limiting myself by thinking I would need experience in order to change out of finance to another career. I found having met and spoken to Paul about what really motivates me invaluable and I now feel I have the confidence to look outside of the finance area for a career choice. I left the 1:1 meeting feeling a great sense of relief, knowing what options were open to me now and really looking forward to starting my search for a new career.
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Job Interview Preparation – Is it important?
Absolutely YES!!! Most jobseekers neglect preparation before interview and fail as a result. Quite often jobseekers who prepare for interviews lack the knowledge or direction on how to prepare properly. Remember the saying “fail to prepare, prepare to fail”. This is very true when we talk about interviews
What is important – Interview Preparation?
Understand the employer – This is the key to interview preparation. You need to know the employer and what they want. Only then can you focus your interview preparation.
Identify how you meet the job requirements – Hey this is what the employer will want to know at interview. You should also prepare examples and achievement to back this up.
Know your CV – The first question I ask individuals is when did you do you Leaving and most fumble to get an answer. This is just to prove a point. If you do not know yourself how do you expect the employer to know you.
Research the company – Expect to be asked the question – “what do you know about us?” Research the company shows you are prepared BUT also interested.
Interview questions – There are a number of questions that you can be certain that you will be asked. Having said this if you get the above points right you will be fine.
Another important point about Interview Preparation.
Try getting as much information about the recruitment process as you can. This will help you save time and improve focus during preparation.
Do you need help with interview preparation?
We can help you. We are experts in the area. Paul Mullan is a leading Interview Coach in Ireland (Dublin, Meath, Kildare, Louth) helping professional at all levels of the organisation across industry sectors. Read about Paul, the Interview Coaching service and what other individuals had to say about the service.
CV Format – What is a chronological CV?
CV format is an important aspect of CV writing which is often overlooked by jobseekers. There are a number of CV formats that jobseekers can consider but the most popular CV format is chronological CV. Basically Chronological means that your work experience is arranged so that the most recent work project is first. The chronological CV is currently the most popular CV format with employers in Ireland.
CV Format – Advantages of the Chronological CV
There are a number of advantages of the chronological CV. It is a familiar format, recruiters in Ireland expect this format and they are comfortable reading this CV format. It is also very easy to read and highlights the recent work experience and education.
CV Format – The Disadvantages of the Chronological CV
There are a number of disadvantages of the chronological CV. It focuses on facts and dates and has little emphasis on abilities and competencies. It limits the jobseeker particularly if your most recent work experience is not relevant to employer. It also highlights gaps in employment or frequent changes in jobs.
CV Format – When to use a chronological CV.
A chronological CV is fine when your recent work experience and recent qualifications are relevant to the post you are applying for. It is an appropriate choice if you have no gaps in the CV or have not regularly switched jobs
You should avoid a chronological CV is you have switched jobs often or if you have a few gaps in the career history. You might also avoid this format if you are re-entering the workforce after a long period out of work. Finally avoid this CV if your most recent jobs are not relevant to the post you are applying for.
If you are struggling to write a CV perhaps we can help. Measurability designs CV for professionals across Ireland – Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford & Sligo. We are CV experts with a professional approach and vast experience in the Irish job market. Read more about our CV service.
A definition of a Career Coach
Career coach will work with you to help you identify, pursue and achieve career goals. A career coach will offer you great support, introduce structure and objectivity. A career coach will ask you those difficult questions, challenge you, offer suggestions and resources. Coaching has grown in popularity over the last decade in all areas as many individuals have attributed success in their live to the work of coaches.
How can a Career Coach help you?
The biggest request is for Career Planning and Career Direction. Coaches can help you understand yourself and find the right career path. Most coaches will operate on a 1-1 format both face to face or over the phone. Most coaches will have access to a wide variety of career tools including career tests, personality questionnaires and interest inventories. These tools support the coaching process by providing valuable information about you, how you prefer to work, what motivates you and your interests.
What else can a Career Coach offer?
Many career coaches move into the area from a HR or Recruitment background. Therefore they can help you clarify career direction but with their expertise they can help you achieve your career goals. They can support you marketing efforts with CV design & job search strategies. They can also help you with interview planning and preparation.
Who can a Career Coach help?
Career coaches help a wide variety of individuals across a variety of unique situations. Some of these situations include:
– people starting out on their career
– people at a career crossroads
– people who suffered redundancy
– people coming back into the workforce
Locating a Career Coach in Ireland
Measurability is headed by Paul Mullan and Irish career expert. Therefore we can provide the Career Coach to help you. We provide a professional service for professional at all levels of the organisation and across industry sectors. We offer career direction, career tests and assessments, CV design, job search strategies and interview preparation. Contact us for more information on any of these services.
Even when you have prepared thoroughly some interviews may not go to plan and you can still struggle. This can happen for a wide variety of reasons.
If an interview is not going to plan what can you do?
There are two options:
a) Continue on as you are and accept your fate. Thank the interviewer and leave the interview. You have sealed your fate and you will not get the job.
b) Address the situation and try to rectify it and fight yourself out of the corner. If you are aware of the mistake you can admit to the mistake. You can point out the mistake and explain what you meant to say. If you feel the interview is not going well but are unclear why then just ask the interviewer for feedback.
Let’s face it you may not be able to pull the interview back into a favorable scenario BUT if the interview is not going well you certainly have nothing to lose.
Measurability can help you with all your interview preparation. We offer expert interview coaching and advice. Work with a leading Irish Interview expert.
Interview Preparation for jobseekers in Ireland
Below is a list of common interview mistakes you should avoid at interview. These mistake are feedback from interviewers as to why jobseekers failed at interview. You have been warned!!
Interview Preparation will help you avoid these mistakes
Poor personal hygiene or appearance
Lack of interest
Negative about past employers
Lack of eye contact
Limp handshake (my pet hate!!)
Not following directions
Late for interview
Lack of appreciation for the interviewer’s time
Not asking questions
Indefinite response to questions
Aggressive or “know it all”
Lack of career direction or goals
Lack of confidence
Lack of participate in activities
Not prepared to get hands dirty
Excuses AND evasiveness
Lack of vitality
Poor application forms
Impression that only shopping around.
Indication that the job is short time solution
Lack of interest in company or the industry
Low standards or morals
Interview Preparation – Do you need help?
If you are seeking interview preparation support contact us for more information about how we can help you to success at interview.
Many jobseekers focus on the type of interview they will face and often neglect preparing how to deal with different interviewer styles. Just like there are different types of interviews you can face there are also different types of interviewers you can face. Below I have listed 3 types of interviewers:
Different types of Interviewers
“Absentee” Interviewer – You may get the impression that this interviewer is absent from the room and the interview. And yes they could be dwelling on something else. Try to get you message across but it is difficult. Using the interviewers name can bring them back for important point you want to get across.
“Shotgun” Interviewer – This interviewer is firing questions all over the place. Changing and moving from different topics with ease. It is difficult to gauge where they are coming from. It is important to pay attention and try to relate back to the key requirements for the job.
“Silver Bullet” Interviewer – This is the one question wonder and your response to this gem will dictate that you are right for the job. “Who would you share your last role with?” Your answer will dictate if they feel you are right for the job. Your best approach is to just answer the question and move on.
Measurability offers expert interview coaching for all levels of the organisation and across all industry sectors. If you want to maximise your performance at interview then an interview expert can help. For more information about services visit our site.
Most jobseekers appreciate that we are now entering into a tighter job market in Ireland. The last 12-18 months has seen redundancies across most sectors in Ireland. Manufacturing, Retail & Construction have been the hardest hit but there have been job losses in other sectors including the Pharmaceutical Sector.
Whether you have been affected by redundancy or you are seeking for a new job it is essential to have a professional CV that makes an impact landing you those important interviews. The problem is that most jobseekers cut corners when writing a CV. In a buoyant market this may be fine BUT in a tight market you will suffer.
CV’s fail for a variety of reasons – poor spelling and grammar, poor format, bad layout, poor content BUT the biggest problem with most CV’s is that they lack focus and therefore do not make the required impact on the reader.
Get the CV right and you will notice an increase in your application to interview ratio. Some jobseekers benefit from the help of a professional.
Measurability offers an expert CV service to jobseekers across the country. I am regularly asked were we are based BUT it does not matter for CV design as most communication is via phone and email and we do not meet clients. CV design is unlike interview coaching or career coaching where face to face meetings are quite important. So we design CV’s for jobseekers in Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Cork, Waterford and other counties. Visit our website to read what other jobseekers have said about our CV service.
Measurability offers other Career Services and I have outlined the regions:
Career Coaching – Dublin, Meath, Kildare, Louth and other regions in Leinster.
Career Tests – Online career tests for jobseekers nationwide.
Interview Coaching – Dublin, Meath, Kildare, Louth and other regions in Leinster.