Special Feature: Entrepreneurship – Why Go It Alone?

Special Feature: Entrepreneurship – Why Go It Alone?

Not every graduate is cut out to work for somebody else. Entrepreneurship appeals to the maverick souls who want to succeed or fail on their own terms. New small businesses have a very high failure rate – over 50 percent. However, that will never (and nor should it) dissuade those with entrepreneurial spirit from trying. […]

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Public Relations

Public Relations

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire a public relations officer, noted the American social historian Daniel Boorstin. A public relations officer creates and maintains a positive relationship between an organisations and the public. They do this by communicating a positive image through various mediums. Public bodies, businesses, celebrities, and voluntary groups […]

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Advertising

Advertising

There are those of us that can sell anything, as well as those of us who will buy anything. Advertising can be a creative and rewarding career. Anyone looking for a career that combines creativity along with business intellect might find this career worth considering. Education There is no specific Advertising course in the CAO […]

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Human Resources Management

Human Resources Management

Human resource management works from the belief that a company’s most valuable assets are its employees. Therefore, HR managers manage the workforce, ideally in a beneficial and productive a manner. HR managers are responsible for recruitment, training, retaining and rewarding employees. In addition, the HR department tries to create the best possible working environment for […]

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One day training courses from Pery Square Business College

One day training courses from Pery Square Business College

Pery Square Business College will be holding a number of one-day training days helping students to upskill. These include a one day PowerPoint training course, which will teach students how to give professional presentations. Pery Square offers PowerPoint Training at Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced levels. Pery Square Business College are also holding a one day […]

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Sales and Retail

Sales and Retail

Sales and retail professionals work in a broad range of areas. These include e-business, media sales, technical sales, telesales and merchandising. In addition they work as shop assistants, account managers, and retail managers. Salespeople must have expertise in the products or services they sell, as well as be professional and courteous. That makes it a […]

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Insurance

Insurance

Insurance is a process whereby people pay into a shared fund that covers their losses in event of injury, damage or loss. The sector covers areas like life and pensions, property, accident and motor insurance as well as reinsurance. Reinsurance takes place when a risk is too great for one company to cover. Therefore, it […]

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International Business and Commerce

International Business and Commerce

International business  and commerce studies offers many opportunities. Globalisation means graduates may end up working with companies anywhere in the world. Cultural knowledge, a second language, and an understanding of the workings of other economies all go a long way. The ever-increasing importance of the EU and European markets to Ireland’s economy, the rise of […]

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Marketing

Marketing

Marketing aims to improve the public perception of an organisation, product, or service. Marketers seek to increase brand awareness – to develop a relationship between the public and the product in question. A satisfied customer is more likely to show brand loyalty – the Holy Grail of profitability for companies. Education Marketing courses teach students the […]

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Entrepreneurship and Business Management

Entrepreneurship and Business Management

Have you got entrepreneurship and business skills? Entrepreneurs can offer innovative and profitable solutions to longstanding problems and inefficiencies. However, setting up your own business requires more than just a great idea. You also needs skills in finance, marketing and communications. Starting your own company is inevitably a risky business, but the odds are much […]

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Business Studies and Commerce

Business Studies and Commerce

Business Studies and Commerce courses are ideal for students who want a career in business, but are still unsure exactly what they want to do. Education Courses are readily available nationwide from Level 5 Certificates to Level 8 Honours Degrees. A general business or commerce qualification will introduce you to all forms of business activity. […]

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Event Management

Event Management

Could organise a great party, during a snowstorm, in an under-populated area of rural Ireland? If so, event management is definitely your calling! Most event management companies offer their services on a general basis. On any given day you could be organising a red carpet movie premiere, a product launch or a sheep-farmers’ convention. No […]

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Entrepreneurship: Valerie O’Reilly of Unicorn Communications

Entrepreneurship: Valerie O’Reilly of Unicorn Communications

Do you have the entrepreneurship bug? Valerie O’Reilly is the owner and managing director of Unicorn Communications. Here she tells us about her education, her career path and setting up her business. I have always been described as a ‘people person’. So when it came to embarking upon a career path, I decided to combine my social […]

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Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management A fundamental aspect of every company is an organised stock flow. A supply chain manages this process, ensuring that the correct channels are visited and the expected destination is reached. If you are one of those tidy (and annoying) people who enjoy nothing more than keeping everything nice and orderly, then you’ll […]

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Career Profile – Marketing

Career Profile – Marketing

Name: Ciara McCallisterJob: MarketingI’m employed in the marketing department of a large consultancy firm in Dublin. The analytical aspects of marketing initially attracted me. The fundamentals of marketing are centred on the evaluation of consumers (trends, patterns, consumption analysis and related psychological factors), investigation of market conditions, and study of your market offering and its […]

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Career Profile – Chief Operations Officer

Career Profile – Chief Operations Officer

Name: Eamon Hughes Job: Chief Operations Officer (www. utrack. com) I was one of the first graduates of the Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown (ITB). I did my Degree (Honours Bachelor of Science in Computing) there and I did my Masters in Trinity. ITB has excellent facilities and is very industry-oriented rather than just academic. That’s […]

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Career Profile – Event Manager

Career Profile – Event Manager

Name: Alan Rafferty Job: Business Development Director (www. hobmanagement. ie)My first appetite for event management came at UCD where I did an Arts degree. Over the four years, I had a number of positions for various Clubs/ Societies such as Year Representative, P. R officer, Vice Chairman of the Student’s Union, and I was involved […]

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Special Feature: Starting a Business

Special Feature: Starting a Business

Not every graduate is cut out to work for somebody else; there are maverick souls who will succeed or fail on their own terms, and who will never feel completely comfortable working for the Man’. New small businesses have a very high failure rate – over 50 per cent – but that will never (and […]

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