Thursday February 20, 2020

Jobs Special: Moving up the career ladder

Even though the jobs market has suffered in the past few years, there are six steps you can take to make sure you're best positioned to gain employment in your desired sector.

12th May, 2012
Climbing up the career ladder: careful preparation and attention to detail can make all the difference. Photo: thinkstock

Target the active sectors

Ireland currently has a two-tier economy. Some sectors, such as those primarily serving the domestic market, are moribund. Low growth, high unemployment and poor consumer demand are all feeding into a negative cycle.

However, several sectors have weathered the storm. Most notably, the IT sector is booming at the moment and most firms are having difficulty finding skilled staff. Similarly, pharmaceuticals and life sciences are also faring very well. While your...

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