By Rachel Garvey As students, we are well accustomed to our mothers going on about earning money to invest in the future. Yes mother, I’m aware by now, thanks for the daily reminders. There are some jobs we will always remember, and we gain knowledge of the new skills we learned from them, but the jobs that we don’t want to remember are ones that we must learn from. To … [Read more...] about Opinion: When should you quit your job?
By Anne Rieger Germany is the country of bureaucracy and taxes. Or so I thought. Let me tell you the story of how I tried to get a part-time student job in Ireland as a non-citizen. After weeks and weeks of applying for what feels like a thousand different openings, I finally got a trial. I was so good (or I would like to think so, they probably didn’t even care that much) … [Read more...] about Erasmus diaries: Working woes
The gender pay gap became a worldwide talking point when then-president and media darling Barack Obama announced in January of last year that the institutional barriers which enabled evil, patriarchal companies to pay women 77 cents for every dollar shelled out to their male counter-parts would be done away with. Despite the moral dubiousness of deliberately recycling a … [Read more...] about The ‘gender pay gap’ is a myth, employed by politicians to buy votes
A recent report published in The Irish Times has stated that in 2015, men earned an average of 14.8% more than women in Ireland, indicating that the pay disparity has increased from a low of 8.3% in 2012. Some believe the pay gap to be a myth, undoubtedly a mentality that stems from a lack of communication surrounding wages in the workplace. Others see it to be discriminatory … [Read more...] about When will being a woman finally mean being an equal?
Sometimes when looking through the job pages and websites, there is nothing that appeals to your career ambitions. You know your dream job is out there, but it’s not showing up in the listings. So what do you do? … [Read more...] about Career Advice: Targeting Employers and Companies for Jobs