Speakers confirmed for Limerick Jobsfair and Careers Advice Event
John Fitzgerald is the founder of Harmonics and co-founder of Harmonics Financial. After a highly successful career in sales and marketing John redefined his own career in 2000 and is now recognized as one of the country’s leading career coaches.
He is the author of “Managing your own Career” and “Self Marketing for Success” which are used by participants on Harmonics ‘Career Transition Programmes’. John was featured as ‘The Career Coach’ in a groundbreaking observational RTE1 TV documentary series “Rising after Redundancy” in 2010.
John is a much sought after inspiring and motivational speaker, and is an authority on developing an entrepreneurial approach to Career and Job Search.
John was co-founder of the Association for Coaching in Ireland and was awarded Career Management Fellow Status by The Institute of Career Certification International where in 2011 he was approved as a Governor and also currently acts as a Global Ambassador.
He has led Harmonics in 2010 to become an exclusive Irish partner of OI Partners International. OI Partners has grown to become the largest independently owned and operated career and talent management consultancy firm in the world.
Seminar: The 5 step framework to creating a Career Plan
Mary specialises in the areas of Organisational Development, Change Management, Diagnostic Design and Interpretation, Performance Management, Leadership and Coaching. She has partnered extensively with HR functions in various organisations to design and deliver a broad range of offerings including the development of Competency Frameworks, Assessment Centres, Employee Engagement Initiatives, and HR Business Partner Up Skilling as well as facilitating a broad array of training programmes and providing coaching both within Ireland and internationally.
Mary’s Seminar will address topics such as:
What is my ultimate aim in progressing my career?
How do I gain clarity if I am not sure what my vision is?
Determining my transferable skills, strengths and contribution to the workplace
Looking at the skills I have developed over the course of my career to date.
Different skills required in different work environments (e.g employee of Multinational or SME)
Developing a network of contacts for career opportunities.
The hidden jobs market and how to access it.
Writing up the Action Plan
After many years operating in the traditional sales and marketing field, Pat became involved in the exciting world of social media. As Community Manager with on-line Irish social and business network ‘RendezVous353’, he built a global membership of over 10,000, in its first year. For the on-line campaign, he utilised digital marketing tools such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, as well as newsletters and blogs.
During this time, he organised the network’s launches in London and New York, and began building social bridges ‘on the ground’ with many Irish cultural and business groups globally. In the process, Pat grew to appreciate the importance of integrating the on-line with the face-to-face, in order to really network effectively.
He later set up Touch Communications, his marketing consultancy firm. Pat’s skills include expertise in the areas of sales, marketing, social media and PR. These qualities equip him to help businesses integrate digital into their marketing strategy and to assist his Irish clients in sourcing suitable partners for their products and projects in global markets.
Pat will discuss:
Introduction to Digital Marketing and Social Media
How to promote your professional presence using Social Networks
Using Twitter and Facebook to raise your visibility by prospective Employers
How to leverage LinkedIn to find work or for an employer to find you
Promoting your expertise by Blogging, to help you ‘stand out from the crowd’
Dan has been in both sales & marketing and the music industry all his life. Now for the first time he has combined both. He now promotes two Irish Music shows & De Dannan worldwide. This is a really exciting project as the response is unbelievable. He also trains management & staff of companies how to “recognise & harness” business through their own networks.
This workshop encourages people to look through their contacts for “warm introductions” to potential jobs rather than sending out endless CVs
CPL offers a diverse range of services to over 1,500 clients each year. These services can be broadly categorised as temporary staffing, permanent recruitment, managed services and outsourcing.
We provide these services to local customers and multinationals through a network of 24 offices in Ireland, Spain, England, Poland, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary. Our business is based on matching the capabilities of our candidates and employees with the need of our clients to get work done.
We achieve this by:
Placing candidates in jobs with our clients
Staffing client projects with our agency employees and contractors
Employing staff in our service centres to do work on a subcontract basis.
In addition to providing these services to customers in Ireland, we serve the European needs of global corporations in the Technology, Social Media, Finance and Pharmaceutical sectors.
Members of the CPL team will be on hand during the morning to give specific advice on CV preparation