Entries by People Group

The Interview

Arrive 10 minutes early to interview and give a firm handshake, a smile and eye contact. Above all, be positive! First impressions last! It’s not unheard of for the director of the company to ask the receptionist what their first impression of you was. It is a certainty that you will be asked questions about […]

Composing a great CV

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression” and for most of us, our CV is the first point of contact with any prospective employer and it’s essential you get it right. Firstly you’ll need to find a suitable template; there are many different versions available on the internet to download. The […]

‘Your career is our business’

Candidate care in a recruitment process can be likened to inviting 100 people to a party at your house and leaving 95 outside in the rain.  We don’t do big parties! Recruitment is more complex than ever these days.  It is critical that you work with a firm that can help you manage your career […]

Speaking the Language of Marketing

As his company approaches a quarter century of successfully placing marketing professionals, The People Group managing director Colm Buckley acknowledges that recruiters as well as candidates need to continually update their skills, writes Paul Golden. ‘Trust, integrity and a specialist focus on marketing and sales are all vital to maintaining our brand and reputation. We […]

The Sales Institute – How to Recruit Winners

The Sales Institute is delighted to confirm details of a breakfast seminar on December 12th focusing on ‘How to Recruit Winners’ sponsored by ‘The People Group’, featuring speakers from LinkedIn and Goldenpages.ie, this seminar will provide valuable insight into the best practice hiring and development used by two highly successful and dynamic organisations. This event […]

Marketing sector making moves

The Sunday Business Post Sunday, July 14th Marketeers are reporting steady growth, especially in the digital area, writes Gareth Naughton Recruiters are reporting that hiring in the sales and marketing sector has stabilised in the first half of the year bringing slow but steady growth. Good salespeople survived the downturn because their impact on the […]

Jobs set to grow in digital revolution

The Sunday Business Post Sunday, February 24th   The emergence of digital marketing is creating new roles that did not exist five years ago, but employers should take care to hire marketers with the right mix of digital and traditional skills, writes Gareth Naughton of ‘The Sunday Business Post’. These emerging roles are in search, […]

Cautious Optimism Lifts The Jobs Market

Business Plus Magazine October 2012 Despite high unemployment, specialist recruitment agencies and head-hunters report buoyancy on the jobs front compared with last year writes Robert O’Brien Colm Buckley, Managing Director of ‘The People Group’ gives his  opinion on the state of the market The People Group has been trading steadily throughout 2012. There has been […]

BDO Professional Services Sector 2012

In conversation with Colm Buckley, Managing Director of ‘The People Group’. We all know people are key to success in professional services. The recruitment sector has had a rollercoaster few years. How have things changed for them and the candidates they see every day? How has your business model changed over the last three or […]

Careers and Recruitment: Let’s talk the talk…

Ireland’s workforce lags behind the rest of Europe when it come to speaking foreign languages, which is something that will have to be remedied if we are to make real economic headway, writes Gareth Naughton of ‘The Sunday Business Post’. Ireland’s exporters are looking overseas to fill thousands of vacancies because the workforce has neither the languages […]