Brian's Blogs

I am an enthusiastic and regular blogger on career and interview matters. My posts are normally inspired by the experiences of my clients or emerging trends in the fields of recruitment and career matters in both the Public and Private Sectors.

The Book that Changed my Life

Remembering the late Richard Nelson Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute? whose anniversary occurs around this time. Dick’s International Workshop in Bend, Oregon, USA in 1996 literally changed my life and kickstarted my business.  

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Your resolutions for 2023! No need. Revive an old habit.

No need for all this New Years Resolution stuff. Revive an old habit. You’ve probably forgotten more than you learned anyway. https://www.linkedin.com/posts/brianmcivor_not-in-the-mood-for-new-year-resolutions-activity-7016841256131526656-xpA7?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop  

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Competency Interviewing – The Interviewers Strike Back

BEHIND THE CLOSED DOOR 3 Things interviewers may think during the interview but may not express. Pity the  poor interviewer. While you may have just one interview to worry about the may have to manage many more. Imagine hearing the same old clichés and buzzwords all the time and seeing

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Acing the Competency Interview – before you get there.

Every application form tells a story. If you did your homework – your application form tells the world that  you are a professional communicator with a future. If you slung the form together in a hurry  the impression is that you will approach the job in the same way; and

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A Prayer for Peace in Ukraine

I was asked to become involved in a recording of the Goethe Choir’s performance of a Ukranian Hymn. Everyone who participated were moved by the music and its text. Images of sacred icons held in Glenstal were inserted into the video because of their special place in Ukranian culture and

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