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How to answer common interview questions

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2016 10:43:11 AM / by The Insurance Institute posted in Careers, Professional development

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If you have a job interview coming up, make sure you’ve prepared answers to common interview questions. While it is likely you’ll be asked more role-specific questions, the below are a great starting point and preparing these answers will help you feel more confident and relaxed going into your interview.

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Stepping outside your comfort zone – Michelle Boland

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2016 10:39:42 AM / by The Insurance Institute posted in Inspiring Leaders

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Michelle Boland of Willis Towers Watson started out with a degree in microbiology and has now made a successful career in insurance. Here, she explains her journey into the profession and why she’s never looked back.

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The importance of mindfulness in the office

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2016 10:36:39 AM / by The Insurance Institute posted in Professional development

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The term ‘mindfulness’ might conjure up an image of meditation and relaxation; however, it can also be a very useful management tool, one that can and should be incorporated into all workplaces. It might seem like an abstract exercise, but when practiced regularly, mindfulness can be very powerful.

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From switchboard to CEO – Adrienne O'Sullivan

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2016 10:32:15 AM / by The Insurance Institute posted in Inspiring Leaders

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Adrienne O’Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer of DAS Ireland, talks the importance of work/life balance, starting an award-winning company from scratch and why a career in insurance is so rewarding.

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How to build your personal brand on LinkedIn

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2016 10:27:26 AM / by The Insurance Institute posted in Careers, Professional development

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You’ve probably heard the term ‘personal brand’ before, but what have you done to build yours?

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Being your own boss – Jane Brady

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2016 10:24:17 AM / by The Insurance Institute posted in Inspiring Leaders

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Jane Brady, Managing Director at Brady Insurance and former President of The Insurance Institute of Sligo tells her story of how she entered the insurance industry, overcame professional challenges and why networking and mentoring were such key components in her career success.

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How to write a CV that wins interviews

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2016 10:20:45 AM / by The Insurance Institute posted in Careers

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CV writing is about as much fun as going to the dentist or jury duty, but it is a task we all need to undertake from time to time to move up in our careers. Employers are inundated with CVs on a regular basis and have seen it all, so it’s important that your CV is professional, relevant and stands out from the crowd.

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"Be passionate about what you do" – Linda Gallagher, First Ireland

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2016 10:14:08 AM / by The Insurance Institute posted in Inspiring Leaders

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Linda Gallagher, Joint Managing Director at First Ireland, gives us insights on how she rose through the ranks in the insurance industry and why we’re never finished developing as professionals.

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Does the term 'networking' fill you with dread? These tips will help.

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2016 10:10:57 AM / by The Insurance Institute posted in Careers, Professional development

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If you’re someone who comes out in a cold sweat when you hear the term ‘networking’, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Many people find it difficult to strike up conversation at professional events; however, networking and relationship building is a cornerstone of the insurance industry, so avoiding it will mean you could miss out on some valuable career opportunities.

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Achieving work/life balance – Fiona Charles

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2016 10:04:05 AM / by The Insurance Institute posted in Inspiring Leaders

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Fiona Charles, Sales Manager at Close Brothers Premium Finance, discusses the importance of lifelong learning, balancing a busy work and home life and overcoming fears.

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