Eden Informs

Whether you are a jobseeker or an employer, we like to keep you informed of the latest insights from the world of recruitment.

Writing your CV in colour … with pictures

For most people, writing a CV isn’t a lot of fun. It’s something we tend to put off, maybe because we don’t really like ‘pitching’ ourselves in the way it requires, or having to face where we are at career-wise and put that to paper. By the time we get through ‘education’ and ‘experience’ we feel it’s ‘job done’, and quickly tick off the hobbies and interest bit. After all, it’s not that important. For most managers, reading a large pile of CVs isn’t a whole lot of fun either. They are mostly dull in format, prosaic in style and […]
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The job interview: going that extra mile

You’re well prepared. You’ve read up on the company. You’ve practiced all the hard questions and even written down your answers. You’ve printed off your CV and have been to the dry cleaners and back. Bring on next week’s job interview! Yet a little voice is telling you it may not be enough.  It’s reminding you that a job interview isn’t like a college exam. That a ‘pass’ won’t do it – that there’s only one winner. So what can you do now to be that winner? In business as in life, we sow what we reap. Sometimes we just […]
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Back to work after the summer break

Feeling you need a holiday after your holiday – it’s a common sentiment and one connected to the angst we share in returning to our desks and the pile of unknowns that is surely awaiting us there. Admit it, few of us saviour the return to the grind of work, however fulfilling the role we are in. So how do we make the most of it? Here are a few tips to easing yourself back into the pressure cooker of working life after a relaxing break. Ask your boss to email you the day before you return! It’s not exactly […]
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Employers: are you ready for your next job interview?

As any employer will attest, there has been a power shift in the labour market in recent years. How acute that change is will depend on the sector you inhabit, but fundamentally we are in an environment where quite often the candidate, not the employer. is king. The result is employers scrambling to devise the best talent acquisition and retention strategies, while candidates sit back and assess the deals on offer. No great revelation, that, but it is striking how many employers fail to adapt their recruitment approach to this new environment. While they are open and creative in devising […]
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What will be the high-paying jobs of the future?

The threat that robots pose to human employment is nothing new. Since the Industrial Revolution, we’ve seen machines displace manual labour, mostly for the betterment of mankind. But something new is afoot. As Artificial Intelligence (AI) advances at an exponential rate, the ability of machines to replace workers has extended beyond manual labour to cerebral work in practically all areas of employment – from customer service to banking to accountancy, retail and beyond. Some figures are suggesting 40% of the world’s jobs could be lost to AI over the next 15 years. Now this may be scaremongering, as we cannot […]
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Get to work on a summertime smoothie

We have several smoothie fans here at Eden Recruitment, always on the look-out for the next great pick-me-up. Smoothies were made for summer - they’re light and refreshing in hot weather yet highly nutritious. And they’re a really easy way to load up on the good stuff while enjoying the great outdoors or rushing to work in the morning! Here are three smoothies which we’ve happened upon, and which are just the job to complement that urge to get active on these bright mornings and long evenings. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Meal Replacement Smoothie No prizes for guessing this is […]
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In the Green Chair: Patrick Leamy

Patrick Leamy manages the Financial Services & Banking Division at Eden Recruitment. How did you end up here in the Green Chair? Business is in the blood, I guess, as I grew up in Sligo in a family of small retailers. This influenced me in deciding to study business in Maynooth. Through a spell in hospitality I discovered a love for working with people, and that’s where recruitment came in.  Being all about people, and helping them find their own voice, I find it suits my personality and is a great way to build relationships. I’m definitely in my element […]
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Taking the time to make a difference

Generation Z (those born since the mid-90s, for the uninitiated) are now entering the workplace in droves, and they have lots to offer. They tend to be flexible in where and when they work, which can suit modern-day employers. They are individual and they are curious, which adds to the knowledge capital of the organisation they work for. They are conscientious and seek meaning in their job – their work needs to make a difference beyond the bottom line. For us this is probably the stand-out feature of this demographic and one we encounter on a daily basis. Some may cynically […]
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Eggs galore for Temple Street!

Staff, clients and suppliers of Eden Recruitment made sure the kids in Temple Street Hospital would not be wanting last Easter as they packed the boardroom full of chocolate goodies. It was great to visit Temple Street to hand over the spoils! The Temple Street Foundation is our charity of the year for 2019 and throughout the year we are engaging in various activities to support this great cause. Sick children need great care right now – and that’s why the Foundation is committed to supporting Temple Street hospital in Dublin in saving precious little lives. Every single day, hundreds of sick […]
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Are you ready for Generation Z?

Move over Millennials, it’s time for Generation Z …not exactly a comforting thought for many a HR manager, still grappling with how to relate to the demographic cohort that is now on the way out. So who are Gen Z? They were born from the mid-90s to 2010, so no older than 23. They make up 20% of the population in Ireland. And they are just starting to enter the workplace. The Irish Times has summed them up as “conscientious, ambitious, and over-anxious”. What does that mean for the workplace? Firstly, they are individuals. They want to be seen as […]
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