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  • Recruitment Sites – LESN
    ie FRS Recruitment All Sectors www frsrecruitment com Glass Door Information Technology www glassdoor com Graduate Recruitment Graduate www gradireland com Grafton Recruitment All Sectors www graftonrecruitment com Hays All Sectors www hays ie Headhunt International All Sectors www headhunt ie Hotel Catering Hotel catering www hoteljobs ie Indeed All Sectors www indeed ie Irish Jobs All Sectors www irishjobs ie Jackie Brown Medical Medical www jackiebrownmedical ie Job Search

    Original URL path: http://www.localemploymentservices.ie/job-seekers/recruitment-sites/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Interview Coaching – LESN
    company and the position as possible in order to pre empt the kind of questions that the interviewer might ask You should also know your own C V very well and be prepared to talk through every aspect of your C V in detail You should focus on the positive aspects of your career and always talk in terms of what you achieved in each of your jobs Refer to results and successes in each position thus demonstrating how you have added value to each company You should never be derogatory to a previous employer at an interview and always talk positively about what you have gained in each of your employments Interviewers like positive people Questions Answers Some questions for preparation Talk us through your CV career to date What do you know about our organisation company What do you look for in a job How would you go about making this role work if you were successful in the interview process How would you evaluate your present employer What were your key achievement in your most recent position Discuss What would your boss say about you if we called him her for a reference What are your key strengths What are your weaknesses Where do you need to improve if you were appointed to this position Describe a situations in which your work was criticised In your most recent position what problems did you identify that had been previously overlooked Why do you want to work with our company organisation Why did you apply for this role Why are you looking to leave your current position If you could start your career again would you do anything differently How successful have you been in your career to date In your CV you say you are adaptable or resilient fast learner motivator etc Give us an example in your work life of a situation that demonstrates this Why should we offer you this position What will you bring to this position company if you were successful in your application Describe your management style What two or three accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction in your career to date What are your short term long term goals for your career Where do you see yourself in 5 10 years time Have you any questions that you would like to ask us Is there anything else you would like to add to support your application Competency Based Questions When conducting competency based interviews employers will most often use Behavioural Event Interview Techniques or Situational Interview Techniques both techniques have been detailed earlier in this module Regardless of the questioning technique the interviewer will identify they key competencies required to fill the role and ask questions which are designed to assist the interview panel in assessing the candidate In many cases the interviewee will not be aware of the competency being investigated as the questions will be designed to mask this information Samples are as follows Competency skills Organisational ability Sample

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  • Back to education supports – LESN
    receive a payment Different rules apply to eligibility depending on which payment you are receiving so see information booklet SW 70 or the leaflet relating to your own payment for more details Third Level Option You can attend a third level course of education at any university third level college or institution provided that the course is a full time day course of study and is approved by the Department of Education and Science for Higher Education Grant purposes VEC Scholarship Scheme or the Third Level Maintenance Grant Scheme for Trainees or has Higher Education and Training Awards Council recognition Second Level Option You can attend a second level course of education at any secondary community comprehensive or vocational school The course must be full time and to a certificate recognised by the Department of Education and Science or approved by the Further Education and Training Awards Council e g Junior Certificate Leaving Certificate Post Leaving Certificate or a City and Guilds Certificate Education Training and Development ET D Option If you are getting a jobseeker s payment and your choice of course is not covered under the Back to Education Allowance Scheme you may keep your jobseeker s payment

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  • Apprenticeships – LESN
    successfully you will be awarded a QQI Advanced Certificate To be eligible for an apprenticeship you must be at least 16 years of age and you are expected to have a minimum of grade D in 5 subjects in the Junior Certificate or equivalent exam However if you don t have these qualifications you can still register as an apprentice with an employer if you Complete an approved preparatory training course followed by an assessment interview There is a specific preparatory training course available for people with disabilities Are over 18 years of age and have at least 3 years of relevant work experience in which case you will also be asked to do an assessment interview You will be asked to pass a colour vision test approved by for some apprenticeships Apprenticeship wages allowances While you are training on the job your employer will pay you a recommended apprenticeship wage If you are training in certain sectors SOLAS pay a weekly allowance equivalent to that wage while you are training off the job In all other industrial sectors your off the job payments will be the responsibility of your employer although SOLAS will contribute to any necessary travel and

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  • Financial Supports – LESN
    can be up to and including FETAC level 6 or equivalent awards within the National Framework of Qualifications NFQ and the Provider is approved by the NQAI FETAC Industry recognised training is also eligible i e DVLA for HGV lessons First Aid CPC Safe Pass Health Safety Authority Maritime Sector ECDL PHECC Pre Hospital Emergency Care and others please checked with your Local Employment Service Officer Springboard is available to facilitate funding for Professional Development programmes and training above FETAC Level 6 Please refer to www springboardcourses ie Applications for TESG funding are not accepted for training you may have recently completed and paid for in full LES is unable to chose your trainer you must identify the training provider yourself Guidance can be given by Local Employment Service staff All start dates are to be agreed by yourself and your chosen trainer Once Training is approved with a specified Training Provider the jobseeker cannot decide to undergo training with a different provider if Client wishes to change Training provider a new TESG funding application has to be made Once Training is approved by the Department of Social Protection training must take place within 12 weeks If it does not

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  • Back to Work Enterprise Allowance – LESN
    Enterprise Allowance scheme you can keep a percentage of your social welfare payment for up to 2 years Rates of pay 100 for the first year 75 for the second year You can qualify for a Back to Work Enterprise Allowance BTWEA if you are in receipt of any of the following welfare payments Please note there is an eligibility period depending on the payment you are on Jobseeker s Allowance Jobseeker s Benefit with an underlying entitlement to Jobseeker s Allowance One Parent Family Payment Blind Pension Disability Allowance Care s Allowance having stopped caring duties Farm Assist Invalidity Pension Incapacity Supplement Pre Retirement Allowance Widow s Widower s or Surviving Civil Partner s Non Contributory Pension Deserted Wife s Benefit or Allowance Prisoner s Wife s Allowance Illness Benefit for 3 years For further information on this scheme you can contact your local DSP Office Local Employment Service Office Partnership Company Other supports available for those starting a new business TAT Grants The Technical Assistance and Training TAT fund is designed to help people getting the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance with certain costs involved starting a business You do not have an automatic entitlement to TAT Assistance

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  • Guidelines on preparing a business plan – LESN
    s the repayment period s and the amount of the repayment s must be stated e g Borrowed 6 000 rate of interest 11 5 year term loan repayments 35 per week 7 Projected Capital Investment It is important to list here all investment in capital items whether or not these capital items can be grant aided Capital items include the following a Site purchase b Site development c Construction of new workshop premises or repairs refurbishment to existing workshop premises d The purchase of new machinery and equipment each piece of equipment must be listed separately and it must be stated whether the proposed equipment is new or second hand e Purchase of transport It should be noted that site acquisition the acquisition of premises workshop or the purchase of transport are ineligible for grant assistance However the cost must be included in the capital investment profile Example a Purchase of Site 1 2 acres 6 000 b Site development work 1 500 c Construct Workshop 1500 sq ft 17 000 d Purchase of equipment 5 500 Welder s h 1 400 Lathe s h 2 000 Press brake s h 1 600 hand tools n 500 e Purchase of S h Van 3 000 Total 33 000 8 Proposed Source of Funding This section should clearly state how the above capital investment is to be funded Example Grant 50 of b c d 12 000 Term Loan 5 yrs 12 000 Savings 9 000 Total 33 000 9 Employment It is important to give as much information as possible when completing this section Example PRESENT FUTURE YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 Full time Nil 1 2 3 Part time Nil 1 1 Nil Seasonal Nil Nil 1 2 The above employment figures include the applicant Year 1 Full time the applicant 275 per week 14 300 p a 1 Part time 2 days a week 55 a day 5 720 p a 2 Year 2 Full time 1 applicant 300 per week 15 600 p a 3 2 1 Staff 230 per week 11 960 p a 4 Part time 1 Staff 3 days per week 55 a day 8 580 p a 5 Seasonal 1 Staff full time May to September 192 per week 22 weeks 4 224 6 Year 3 Full time 1 applicant 300 per week 15 600 p a 7 2 2 Staff 230 per week 23 920 p a 8 Seasonal 2 Staff full time May to September 192 per week 22 weeks 8 448 p a 9 Summary of Drawings and Wages see Paragraph 10 items 3 and 4 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Drawings 14 300 1 15 600 3 15 600 7 Staff Wages 5 720 2 24 764 4 5 6 32 368 8 9 10 Competition It is important to know who your competitors are and what products services they offer A list of your competitors both direct and indirect should be listed 11 Markets In

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  • Courses – LESN
    Partners Locations Home Job Seekers Courses Courses name link Momentum Skills www momentumskills ie Springboard www springboardcourses ie FAS www fas ie Courses ie www courses ie Pages Home Job Seekers Employers Partners LESN Members Login Contact Locations Contact Us

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