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New Report: Future Of The Funds Industry In Ireland [Free Download]

New Report: Future Of The Funds Industry In Ireland [Free Download] December 03 2019

The funds industry in Ireland has been in a state of constant change so we've put together a report on the future of the industry. The report covers FinTech, fund managers, fund services firms, advisory companies, ManCos and others who have a vested interest in the changing nature of the funds industry in Ireland.... read more

Top Tier Recruitment Launches Simon Community Partnership

Top Tier Recruitment Launches Simon Community Partnership November 20 2019

Top Tier Recruitment is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Dublin Simon Community to help support their efforts to provide services at all stages of homelessness and enable people to move to a place they can call home. Listen to Pat Greene describe how they've been helping people over the last 50 years.... read more

Chief Happiness Officer: Evelien Veenman

Chief Happiness Officer: Evelien Veenman November 06 2019

How would you rate your company culture? Laura & Paul had a fascinating discussion with Evelien Veenman about her unusual role as 'Chief Happiness Officer' at the innovative Dutch company, Experius.... read more

Andrew Keating on Diversity & Inclusion

Andrew Keating on Diversity & Inclusion October 23 2019

Building an inclusive business, an inclusive culture, is a challenge. In this extract from our Diversity & Inclusion Guide, Andrew Keating (former Group Chief Financial Officer and Executive Sponsor of Inclusion & Diversity at Bank of Ireland) shares his insights on this key issue.... read more

How To Handle An Unsuccessful Job Application

How To Handle An Unsuccessful Job Application October 02 2019

It can be really disheartening when you're unsuccessful in your job application. How to handle an unsuccessful job application? Read on (or listen in) as Laura and Paul help you through this difficult time . . .... read more

How To Negotiate A Job Offer

How To Negotiate A Job Offer September 17 2019

You got the job! Congratulations! Now it's time to work out the agreement. We'll walk you through the tricky question of how to negotiate a job offer.... read more

Building An Employee Benefits Tech Company - With David Kindlon

Building An Employee Benefits Tech Company - With David Kindlon August 28 2019

We were very pleased to be joined by David Kindlon, CEO and Co-Founder of Eppione, a company which offers cloud-based HR and Employee Benefits software as well as a complete insurance broker service. David joined us on the Your Pursuit Of Happiness podcast to talk about how he and the Eppione team have transitioned an offline business to become an HR & Employee Benefits tech company with a worldwide audience.... read more

Keeping Track Of Your Job Applications

Keeping Track Of Your Job Applications August 14 2019

Ever wondered whether it's necessary to keep track of job applications and to follow-up?  If so, how and when do you do it? Laura and Paul give you the low-down on this issue.... read more

Should You Steer Your Job Interview?

Should You Steer Your Job Interview? August 08 2019

Ever wondered whether you should you try to steer the interview discussion or is it best simply to respond to questions? If trying to steer the conversation, how and when do you do this? Laura and Paul walk you through this dilemma.... read more

Talking Corporate Coaching & Mentoring With Philip Coffey

Talking Corporate Coaching & Mentoring With Philip Coffey July 31 2019

We’re joined on this blog post by Philip Coffey, an Executive Career and Life Coach based in Dublin. Philip is a senior HR professional with over 14 years’ private, public, multinational and HR consultancy experience. He is very passionate about the value of implementing Coaching, Mentoring, Career Development and Employee Engagement programmes in organisations. In fact, he was the winner of the 2018 HR Champion Leadership Award for the successful delivery of a Mentoring & Career Development Programme in Trinity College Dublin. He was also a keynote speaker for at the European Mentoring and Coaching Council International Mentoring Day event. As an Executive Career and Life Coach, Philip enjoys helping people navigate life and career obstacles so they can realise their true potential. He has developed and delivered Personal Branding, CV, LinkedIn & Interview Skills Programmes for individuals and organisations. Philip has joined us to talk all things corporate coaching & mentoring. ... read more

Social Media And Your Job Search

Social Media And Your Job Search July 11 2019

Ever wondered about the impact of your social media activity on your career? Are there things you should do? Are there things you shouldn't do? Today on the Your Pursuit Of Happiness podcast, Laura and Paul walk you through the social media minefield.... read more

Apply Directly Or Via A Recruitment Consultancy?

Apply Directly Or Via A Recruitment Consultancy? July 04 2019

Ever wondered whether you should apply to a job directly or via a recruitment firm? Sure, we lean a particular way on this but, today, Laura and Paul will give you their honest opinions and give you some tips to consider either way.... read more

How (And Why) To Optimise Your LinkedIn Profile

How (And Why) To Optimise Your LinkedIn Profile June 13 2019

If you've applied for a job or been asked in for an interview in the last few years, the chances are good that your potential employer will take a look at your LinkedIn profile. Here's why and how to optimise your LinkedIn profile.... read more

How To Answer Behavioural Interview Questions

How To Answer Behavioural Interview Questions May 14 2019

Many businesses use behavioural interviews to assess the skills, knowledge, and values of potential new employees. Here's how to answer behavioural interview questions in the financial services and Fintech industry.... read more

How To Manage Your Job Search

How To Manage Your Job Search May 02 2019

In this helpful episode of the 'Your Pursuit Of Happiness' podcast, Laura & Paul help you manage your job search so you can get the career you want.... read more

Employer Profile: AQMetrics

Employer Profile: AQMetrics April 23 2019

Today, Paul talks with Claire Savage (COO) and Lorraine Lyons (Senior Business Development) from Irish financial services success story, AQMetrics, to learn a little about the company's story and to discuss new opportunities opening up at the rapidly-growing Fintech.... read more

Career Planning Tips

Career Planning Tips April 16 2019

In this episode of the Your Pursuit Of Happiness podcast, Laura & Paul share their career development tips and advice on how to achieve the career you want and deserve.... read more

How To Answer Tricky Interview Questions

How To Answer Tricky Interview Questions April 14 2019

In this helpful episode of the Your Pursuit Of Happiness podcast, Laura & Paul help you answer some of the most difficult questions you're likely to be asked in your next job interviews.... read more

How To Move From The Corporate World To A Startup

How To Move From The Corporate World To A Startup April 08 2019

In the recent episode of the Your Pursuit Of Happiness podcast, Laura & Paul discussed what's involved in moving from the corporate world to a startup. Have a listen to the episode and then let's take a look at some of the key questions . . .... read more

How To Use An Employer Job Spec Before An Interview

How To Use An Employer Job Spec Before An Interview March 12 2019

Being called for an interview means that the potential employer feels that you have the skills required. Give yourself the best chance of success by understanding how to use an employer job spec ('job specification') to prepare for the interview.... read more

CV Preparation Tips

CV Preparation Tips February 08 2019

Every interview will go through your CV / experience at some point and in some way. One of the surprising stumbling blocks that we would see is a lack of prep around the actual CV. Knowing your CV well might seem like a given but sometimes, can be the very thing that trips you up. Here are some CV preparation tips to give you the best chance of success in your next interview.... read more

5 Reasons To Start Your Fintech Job Hunt Before Christmas

5 Reasons To Start Your Fintech Job Hunt Before Christmas November 19 2018

Many people looking for a Fintech role in Ireland believe they are better off waiting until January to hunt for a new job. Some feel that looking prior to Christmas is a waste of time or, in a lot of cases, just put it off due to the time of year... read more

6 Interview Chat Up Lines to be Prepared for!

6 Interview Chat Up Lines to be Prepared for! February 14 2018

Come here often? Well you should. Cheesy one liners are predictable, and most people are used to them, but preparation is key. Just like interview questions. Here are the most common ‘Chat Up Lines’ you are likely to be asked at interview and a light-hearted steer on how to approach them:Who are our main competitors?... read more

Top 5 Tips to Stick to your 2018 Fitness Resolution

Top 5 Tips to Stick to your 2018 Fitness Resolution February 03 2018

We all understand the importance of fitness, not only for slimming done or improving the appearance of our bodies, but from a mental health perspective. When our bodies and minds are fit, we are less prone to medical... read more

Future of Fintech

Future of Fintech January 31 2018

I will begin with saying, what a fantastic event I attended yesterday with special thanks to Eoin Fitzgerald of Enterprise Ireland who organised such an impressive event. I was exposed to a roomful of the who’s who of Fintech not only in Ireland but on an international basis. There were more than 100 top people from all over the world including places like Mumbai, Sydney, Toronto, Chicago, New York etc. In attendan... read more

The Importance of Body Language in Interviews

 The Importance of Body Language in Interviews December 06 2017

We’ve all been to an interview that we felt could have gone better, or maybe we weren’t on top form that day. It can be frustrating, as a face to face interview is your first chance to impress the interviewer. The individual interviewing, be it a recruiter or HR, will...... read more

A guide to keeping active with a busy work life

A guide to keeping active with a busy work life October 31 2017

2018 is quickly approaching, and I’m sure many of us have yet to keep to our promise of joining a gym, taking up Pilates, or simply keeping fit for 2017! As the days get shorter, and the nights get longer, the urge to “get up and go” diminishes a little more every day....... read more

Returning to Ireland

 Returning to Ireland October 17 2017

Ireland’s unemployment rate has fallen to 6.1 per cent, according to the Central Statistics Office. The last time Ireland saw a rate of unemployment at this level was in June 2008, prerecession. The Department of Finance has estimated that unemployment rates will fall...... read more

€10K prize draw at this week’s FinTech 20 event!

€10K prize draw at this week’s FinTech 20 event! October 14 2017

€10K prize draw at this week’s FinTech 20 event! Top Tier Recruitment are delighted to be sponsoring this week’s FinTech 20 event, organised by Irish Tech News in UCD. Tickets are sold out and we are excited about participating in this great event. Paul Smyth will be mod... ... read more

Life in Krakow

 Life in Krakow October 04 2017

In recent years we have seen a large number of international companies expand to Poland, offering a great environment for expats to think about working there. With a wide range of things to see and do, a growing economy, and a large international community, Krakow coul...... read more

Demand for Contract/Daily Rate Roles

Demand for Contract/Daily Rate Roles October 04 2017

Demand for Contract/Daily Rate Roles There has been a notable increase in the amount of contract/daily rate roles on offer in the Technology industry. We catch up with Kasia Wisniewska, Senior Consultant, to find out a little but more about these types of jobs. What do y...... read more

FinTech Ireland Video

FinTech Ireland Video August 25 2017

Great video by Business and Finance highlighting the strength of the FinTech industry in Ireland featuring our very own Laura Smyth. ... read more

Fintech Ireland Event @ NCI 8’th June 2017

Fintech Ireland Event @ NCI  8’th June 2017 June 09 2017

We were delighted to be the recruitment partner to last night’s Fintech Ireland event in NCI in the IFSC. We really enjoyed meeting many of the country’s growing and established firms across the Fintech ecosystem and look forward to working with many of them going forw...... read more

Robotic Process Automation in a Nutshell

Robotic Process Automation in a Nutshell June 06 2017

RPA is becoming more and more in demand. We work with Financial Services and Fintech clients exclusively and while the skill set is in high demand within these industries, the candidate pool in Dublin is quite light. The IDA recently hosted a fantastic event in The Mar...... read more

There’s no Place like Home!

There’s no Place like Home! May 24 2017

The aftermath of the 2008 financial meltdown and the associated doom and gloom led to mass emigration from Ireland. In the four years following the crash 300,000 left Irish shores, 4 out of 10 were aged 18-24. In this time, half of adults aged between 25 and 34 conside...... read more

How to land your Dream Job?

How to land your Dream Job? May 09 2017

When trying to secure your Dream Job, think outside the box and be a little more proactive rather than re-actively waiting for a new role to be released as it might be too late at that stage!... read more

5 Tips When Moving Back To Ireland

5 Tips When Moving Back To Ireland February 23 2017

After surviving a traumatic and turbulent economic ride, here we are a few years on seeing a diminishing unemployment rate. It is no surprise the thousands of jobs being created per month is attracting many Irish abroad back to the Emerald Isle. Moving back can be very...... read more

Do People Leave Companies Or Leaders?

Do People Leave Companies Or Leaders? February 05 2017

Understanding why an employee leaves is absolutely vital for a leader to do in preventing shock resignations. Do people leave for money or are their other reasons? Read this blog to understand different motivations contributing to their decision... read more

Are you Ready for your New Career Resolution 2019?

Are you Ready for your New Career Resolution 2019? January 04 2017

Are you Ready for your New Career Resolution 2017? November and December are traditionally quieter months for job hunters but January gets busier allowing the new job season to start. Decision makers have come back from holidays recharged and looking for new talent for...... read more

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