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Do you know how to pivot , Galway Job News Issue #35

Do you know how to pivot , Galway Job News Issue #35
By Katleen Bell-Bonjean • Issue #35 • View online
Hello all,
Welcome to Edition 35 of Galway Job Connector’s Newsletter!
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The idea of this newsletter is to give you tips and insights in the Galway job market, who is hiring, what skills those employers are looking for( and if you don’t have those skills yet), how to get them.
Next weeks newsletter will be about finding a job on Twitter.

Pivotting and Courses that lead to jobs
So where are the opportunities in Galway? And what does pivoting mean? It basically means changing career, and how to go about it, based on your situation. There are three elements, Geography, Industry and Skillset.
Galway has many industries, for today I’ll focus on the ICT ( Information CommunicationTechnology) scene( See Newsletter 16) Many of the Software companies have roles in Customer Service/Sales/Technical support/software Engineering.
If you are currently unemployed , in an “at risk” job or receiving COVID-19 payments, check out these free online courses. Particularly the Customer Service Course sounds interesting .It’s a QQI Level 5 Minor Award course will help you to develop your knowledge, skills and ability in delivering a strong, positive customer experience in your workplace. Go and enquire:)
It looks like the age old “going to the office” is rapidly changing to , actually, you can work from home or anywhere you like ( Beach? Co-Working Space? Coffee Shop?) - for some that’s exciting, for others this is a whole new world, with new jargon, new tools and much more. There are two skills courses developed by the Laois and Offaly Education board in collaboration with Growremote for remote teams I highly recommend you check for individuals and Managers.
Some companies offer certification after taking their courses, here are a few examples :
Salesforce Skills and free Voucher ( this one I find particularly interesting, as Salesforce is a widely used by multi-nationals)
Galway Jobs I came across
Check out the jobs on Stateboards.ie
Check out the jobs on publicjobs.ie
Check out Electronic Arts Jobs - relocation offered
Some jobs are not specific to Galway, and can be done from anywhere in Ireland. Shopify, Ebay, Amazon, Hubspot, Apple , Wayfair are all hiring remotely. This list however only scratches the surface. Best to visit the jobboard from Growremote who have their finger on the pulse on remote jobs in Ireland and also offer guidance and support on finding a remote jobs, courses and much more!
If you want to help sewing facemasks for carers in Galway, join this Facebook group, they are looking for sewists in Galway, and funds to purchase materials.
Press Articles/Media
Wanted: 800 Irish fruit and vegetable pickers - Farming Independent
5 technology skills companies will need after Covid-19
Covid 19 Pandemic Unemployment Payments in the Western Region | WDC Insights
Other Resources
Check out the weekly Job bulletins, published on a Thursday by Galway Rural Development This is a unique resource to get an overview of jobs advertised in local papers, some online jobs, combined with information about CE schemes and training opportunities. Subscribe at the bottom of their page
Growremote & remote job board & all about remote jobs in Ireland!
https://www.covidresponsejobs.com/ Subscribe to their newsletter and get jobs delivered to your inbox( check your spam folder!) 
https://hbsrecruitmentservices.ie/ Help the HSE/ Register your interest (mostly unpaid, some paid)
https://www.volunteer.ie/about-us/covid-19/ To register to volunteer in your community
https://www.activelink.ie/vacancies Volunteer/paid jobs in the social sector - (get jobs delivered to your inbox, subscribe to their weekly E-Bulletin)
Best website to check for jobs advertised in shopwindows in restaurants, shops, hotels in Galway City is
If you made it this far, thank you for reading my 35th Newsletter! Give me the thumbs up or down, so I know if you find this edition interesting or drop me an email
Greetings from Galway,
Katleen 
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Katleen Bell-Bonjean

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