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5 Qualities of Good Administrative Assistants

25 Nov 2016

Administrative assistants are the backbone to a business. Find out the qualities of good administrative assistants on our latest blog post.

Irish Brokers Association – Annual Conference 2016

23 Nov 2016

Brightwater Recruitment Consultants Emma O’Driscoll and Anneke Silva were delighted to sponsor and exhibit at the IBA Annual Conference at Croke Park on Thursday 17th of November.

Is a career in IT contracting for you?

22 Nov 2016

A job doesn't have to be 'for life' anymore. You can read more about IT contracting here.

IACT: Corporate Treasurers Summit 2016

22 Nov 2016

Eimear Walsh and Sara Goulding of Brightwater’s financial services division and Estelle Davis and Jean Heylin of the executive team were delighted to attend and sponsor the IACT: Corporate Treasurers Summit Conference 2016.

PyCon Conference 2016

07 Nov 2016

We were delighted to be sponsors and exhibitors of the PyCon 2016 conference on the 4th and 5th November in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane.

Business and Finance CEO 100 2016

02 Nov 2016

On October 18th, Business and Finance launched their annual CEO 100 edition sponsored by Brightwater Executive in the Marker Hotel.

Building your Career in HR

02 Nov 2016

Human Resources is a fast-paced and lucrative career field with plenty of opportunities for job development and progression. Aoife O’Donovan, HR recruiter at Brightwater, talks about your career path in HR and what you can do to take the next step!

Got your FAEs - Now what?

28 Oct 2016

3 long years of studying and you finally have your FAE results – now what? Ciaran Bergin, Senior Accountancy Recruitment Consultant at Brightwater discusses the current employment market and opportunities for qualified accountants.

SYS Annual Conference

27 Oct 2016

It’s that time of year again! Brightwater’s Michael Minogue Team Lead for Legal and Marketing Executive Laura Mattimoe were delighted to attend & sponsor the SYS conference 2016 at the Strand Hotel in Limerick.

ACCA Financial Services Chairman’s Breakfast

26 Oct 2016

Brightwater was delighted to sponsor the ACCA Financial Services Chairman’s Breakfast in the Gibson Hotel. The Brightwater financial services team of Eimear Walsh, Sara Goulding, Chloe Sheils, Lyn White, Grace Caraher and Annita McGettigan, along with Estelle Davis and Jean Heylin of the Brightwater Executive team were all in attendance at this highly topical morning.

Are you interested in becoming a Legal Secretary?

25 Oct 2016

ACCA New Members Celebration

17 Oct 2016

Brightwater recruitment consultants Annita McGettigan, Lyn White, Ciaran Bergin, Robert Patterson and Associate Director Jean O’Donovan were delighted to attend the ACCA New Members Celebration 2016 at the Aviva Stadium last week.

The Future is Bright.. for IT Graduates

14 Oct 2016

Predict Conference– Journey From Data To Predictive Analytics

07 Oct 2016

Brightwater were delighted to come on board as a partner of this year’s Predict Conference. Predict 2016 took place in the RDS from the 4- 5th October.

Chartered Accountants Ireland - ACA Careers Evening

03 Oct 2016

Brightwater is delighted to continue its partnership with Chartered Accountants Ireland and was proud to get a chance to speak at their Careers Evening on the 29th of September. Members of our accountancy team Lyn White, Ciaran Bergin, Robert Patterson, Grace Caraher, Annita McGettigan and Commercial Director, Mark Byrne were all in attendance at this interesting and informative evening.

The Financial Services Sector & Brexit – What's Next for Dublin?

28 Sep 2016

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union is expected to drastically change the financial services sector in both London and Dublin. London has always been an attractive city for multi-national firms to operate, however Brexit has put Dublin as a leading beneficiary with a number of international banks considering relocating part of their operations. The financial services division at Brightwater discuss what implications Brexit may have for the Irish employment market.

Thinking about a career in retail?

20 Sep 2016

The steady growth in Ireland over the past two years has resulted in a very healthy retail market. With domestic consumer demand steadily improving, the need for more retail staff is evident. Retail is the country’s largest industry and it is the largest private sector employer. Working in the retail industry offers a very exciting career path with there being many positive benefits to be gained from a career in retail. Retail jobs provide varied and challenging work and the chance to learn valuable skills.

Why Fund Services?

16 Sep 2016

The funds sector continues to be a rapidly growing industry within financial services. Currently over 35,500 people work in financial services sector in the IFSC with industry trends pointing to even more positive growth. Dublin has positioned itself as a global hub in the funds industry with many of the largest firms such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi, Credit Suisse, State Street and Blackrock operating within the capital. At Brightwater we’re seeing hiring and salary growth across all funds companies and the career development opportunities are higher than ever before.

IPASS Graduation 2016

08 Sep 2016

On Saturday the 3rd of September myself and three other consultants specialising in accountancy here in Brightwater, Mark Byrne (Commercial Director), Lyn White and Tara Higgins headed to the Regency Hotel in Drumcondra to attend the IPASS graduation.

Newly Qualified Accountant...Could Financial Services be the Next Step in your Career?

25 Aug 2016

So you are a newly qualified accountant and are wondering what your future holds. The first job you move into following your qualification is crucial, therefore it is wise to ensure you are well informed about the options available to you.

Changes to European regulations governing Medical Devices - how does this affect Ireland?

24 Aug 2016

With so many medical devices companies based in Ireland, the new European regulations governing medical devices and in-vitro diagnostics will have an impact - not least on costing, traceability and skills resources.

Post-Holiday Blues - Returning to Work

22 Aug 2016

There’s nothing worse than the post-holiday blues that first day back in the office. Often the excitement of a holiday faced with the reality of work is not a pleasant experience, however there are a number of ways to make your return a little easier (and we’re not talking about scoffing toblerones from the duty free!)

You’ve Got Your Leaving Cert Results – Now What?

17 Aug 2016

It’s that time of year again – 50,000 students across Ireland have this morning received their Leaving Cert results. This can be a time of delight for some, however can also mean dejection for others. The Brightwater team would like to congratulate anyone who has completed their Leaving Cert and have put together some useful advice whatever your results.

Holidays from Work – How to Switch Off

16 Aug 2016

No matter how driven ambitious or career orientated you are, everyone needs a break from work from time to time. Holidays serve as a great opportunity to unwind and most importantly, return to the office refreshed and relaxed. In order to have a stress-free break here are our top tips to get the best from your time off.

5 Top Tips for Starting a New Job

12 Aug 2016

Starting a new job is always intimidating regardless of experience. First days can prove a mixture of anticipation, engagement, and disorientation. During your first number of weeks it is critical to make the right impression with your new employer and colleagues. New recruits should be aware that there are a number of steps you can take in order to create a seamless transition into your new role.

Thoughts on the CIPD Conference

29 Jul 2016

​Brightwater attended the CIPD conference in Dublin last Thursday (16th June). The theme, “Shaping Engagement and Wellbeing to improve performance” ; we thought that it would be another conference revisiting the topic, but delighted to be proven wrong! The variety of perspectives and speakers brought the core themes of engagement and wellness to life!

ACA Young Professionals Business Leaders Corner Summer BBQ 2016

28 Jul 2016

The ACA Young Professionals Business Leaders Corner Summer Barbeque 2016 organised by The Young Professionals Committee and sponsored by Brightwater was held in House on Lower Leeson Street on Thursday June 23rd. I was joined by my colleagues, Mark Byrne, Ciaran Bergin, Robert Patterson, Grace Caraher and Lyn White.

Why Recruitment is a great alternative career for legal professionals

28 Jul 2016

If you asked recruitment consultants if they always wanted to be a recruiter, the majority would tell you that they fell into it rather than deliberately choose it as a career. However, you ask the same recruiters if they’d change jobs now, then the majority would tell you no! This is simply because recruitment offers a high-energy, competitive career that is unlike any other.

Your career is our job!

01 Jun 2016

If I asked you how many times in your life you’ve switched GP’s or your trusty mechanic, what would your answer be? Apart from major moves or dissatisfaction, I’m guessing you have forged a long relationship with them – they understand your medical history and when to change the oil or go with the works on a full service (you or your car). Why would your career and your personal brand be any different?

IPASS Payroll Conference & Exhibition 2016

27 May 2016

My colleagues and I attended this year’s IPASS Payroll Conference & Exhibition 2016 in the Croke Park Conference Centre. There were a number of engaging speakers on the day discussing the exciting opportunities and challenges facing payroll professionals in Ireland.

Brexit & the Dublin Financial Services Industry

24 May 2016

On June 23rd Britain will vote on whether or not to stay in the European Union. The term “Brexit” has been around since approximately 2012 when serious rumblings from our British neighbours began to appear in relation to the pros/cons of remaining in the EU.

Game Changers

20 May 2016

Last week Brightwater’s Accountancy team was delighted to sponsor the 2016 ACA Annual Conference in the Radisson Blu hotel in Galway.

Privacy and your job search

28 Apr 2016

It’s no secret that as a job seeker today, you will come across a hiring manager (or two) who will run a search on your social media profiles to see what lies beneath the professional front that you present. Sound unfair?

Spotlight on Women in Tech

26 Apr 2016

I recently sat down with Vicky Twomey-Lee to catch up about Women in Technology. Vicky is a force to be reckoned with in the Irish Women in Tech scene, she founded and runs the Coding Grace and PyLadies Dublin as well as being on the executive board of Women in Technology and Science Ireland.

Thoughts from Irish Tax Institute Conference 2016

22 Apr 2016

Last Thursday, I set off for Galway to attend the Irish Tax Institute’s Annual Conference. Accompanied by my colleague Mark Byrne and joined by Deborah Crilly from the Brightwater Executive division, we landed in the Radisson Blu in time to join the participating delegates and conference organisers for a welcome reception in the hotel bar.

5 Ways To Ace Your Video Interview

21 Apr 2016

In today’s time-poor and global market, the rise of the video interview is inevitable. Although they can feel awkward, here are 5 handy steps to help you prepare and ensure you get the most out of your video interview.

5 Reasons you didn’t get called for an interview (and how to bounce back!)

18 Apr 2016

So, you spotted an ad for a job that was right up your street but got the bad news that you weren’t shortlisted for an interview? All is not lost, treat it as a lesson and avoid it happening it to you again with these 5 helpful tips.

Moving forward with your Maths/Statistics focused PhD

14 Apr 2016

Graduates with backgrounds in Mathematics and/or Statistics wondering where to go next? If you haven’t thought about Data Science as a career previously, now is the time to investigate it further. There is a massive demand for high calibre candidates with your skills and technical abilities in Dublin.

Influential Women; Brightwater Women in Leadership

08 Mar 2016

On a day as important as International Women’s Day, we recognise and appreciate the path that was carved out for us by fellow women. We also reflect on the responsibility that we have as women, for the path that we carve ahead for future generations.

International Women's Day at Brightwater

08 Mar 2016

As we approach International Women’s Day in 2016, it looks like we are finally seeing some significant advances as Irish women leaders take their place amongst the decision makers of our nation.

Spotlight on Cork

23 Feb 2016

The Cork market for job seekers is very exciting at the moment – it might be the sense of community and the resilience of the people who have pushed through and successfully come out the other end after the recession.

40 Days to a new career

09 Feb 2016

Don’t give up, get hired! Instead of half-heartedly giving up sweets for Lent, here’s a plan to set you up for success come Easter time!

IT Contractors and Accounting Service Providers

02 Feb 2016

Ireland has an enviable reputation as an IT hub and offers terrific job opportunities for permanent and contracting professionals. A steady supply of independent IT professionals (contractors) lowers both cost (financial and riskwise) to the employer without the loss of innovation.

The 2016 Salary Survey is here!

14 Dec 2015

Details and insight to ensure that no matter if you’re a job-seeker who wants to know your worth or represent a company interested in current market rates, you will get up to date information about the Irish job market.

I’ve passed my FAE’s, now what?

17 Nov 2015

A new generation of FAE qualified professionals are carefully considering their options as their training contracts come to an end.

Are you our next Recruiter?

19 Oct 2015

The Brightwater Group is looking for highly motivated Recruiters to join our teams.