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Welcome to Your Pursuit of Happiness podcast. Join your hosts Laura and Paul as they explore career and industry issues that matter to people working in the Irish Fintech and financial services industry.

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Welcome to Your Pursuit of Happiness podcast. Join your hosts Laura and Paul as they explore career and industry issues that matter to people working in the Irish Fintech and financial services industry.

    Episode 47 - Interviewing by Video in the “New Normal”

    Episode 47 - Interviewing by Video in the “New Normal”

    Interviewing by Video in the “New Normal”
     
    For anyone on the job hunt, you will know the market is starting to pick up again and there are more and more roles being released every day. We work in Financial Services and Fintech and these industries have remained strong throughout, but some industries did stop all recruitment which is starting to move again.
     
    For anyone who has not interviewed by video before, read below our Top 5 useful tips for Interviewing by Video:
     
    Ensure you are comfortable communicating your skillset through video
    While we should be able to present ourselves as we would face-to-face, this method might be new to some people, hence can be off-putting.  A simple way to overcome your resistance to this method is by doing a mock interview with your recruiter if you went through one or asking a colleague or friend to help. This can help you become more familiar and comfortable with the video method when the interview goes ahead.
    Presentation should still be high on your agenda
    You should dress yourself as you would for an interview, although you can get away with dressing only the bottom half 😉 I have caught someone who had to get up for something and I saw their checkered patterned, undisguisable pyjama bottoms! Also make sure the room you are interviewing in is tidy. The best way to position the came is to point it to a blank wall as your backdrop.
    Limit distractions
    You are most likely working from home where children and animals can be a huge distraction – make sure if there is someone else at home, they are watching them during the interview. Perhaps you can lock the room you are in. Some people think it might be a good idea to keep lots of notes you can refer too but remember even though you are not in front of your interviewers, they can still see you 😉 It is better to limit as many distractions as you can.
    Make sure you have a stable WiFi connection
    If you have an unstable WiFi connection that you are aware of, please leave the house and ask a friend or family member if you can use theirs. It can be annoying when you are having a conversation with someone and they suddenly freeze. It is your responsibility to counteract such occurrences. Another alternative is to use your phone as the 4G on your phone might be more stable.
    Be as natural as possible
    This is a regular interview, albeit through a different medium, so prepare as you would normally. By following the above steps, you can reduce any stress or nervous energy you might have around interviewing in this way.
     
    For more tips on interviews and to assess our various resources, visit: https://www.toptierrecruitment.com/jobseekers/resources
     
    To check out our open vacancies, visit: https://www.toptierrecruitment.com/fintech-and-financial-services-jobs
     

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    Episode 46 - Edel O'Malley - Basis.Point

    Episode 46 - Edel O'Malley - Basis.Point

    "What Basis.Point does is it puts together those people who want to make a difference and want to make a change with those who can" - Edel O'Malley's succinct description of what Basis.Point do.
    We were delighted to have Edel on the show, particularly in light of their quickly established but effective Emergency Fund to help charity partners during Covid.
    For notes and links, check out https://www.toptierrecruitment.com/podcast

    • 17 min
    Episode 45 - Pete Townsend & Paul Smyth - COVID Special

    Episode 45 - Pete Townsend & Paul Smyth - COVID Special

    In this special episode, we welcome back Pete Townsend of Norio Ventures to discuss the impact Covid 19 is having on the FinTech, Blockchain and Financial Services market with Paul.
     
    In this hour long special, we cover the opportunities and challenges for businesses operating and recruiting in this market, what Pete is seeing in areas like fundraising, transformational projects and who will come out of this stronger than ever while Paul gives an insight into the recruitment market and demand for coaching.
     
    Please don’t forget to check out our complimentary 90 min coaching session offering through Possible.ie for any SMEs, leaders or HR professionals who could do with support during the Covid 19 crisis. Go to www.possible.ie/covid and tell us how we can help.

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    Episode 44 - Katie Daughen [Former Spokesperson at the British Irish Chamber of Commerce]

    Episode 44 - Katie Daughen [Former Spokesperson at the British Irish Chamber of Commerce]

    Brexit has come to pass and will affect Irish business and employment for years to come.
    We spoke with the former Brexit spokesperson at the British Irish Chamber of Commerce, Katie Daughen, for her thoughts on how best to deal with this huge change.
    Show notes here.

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    Episode 43 - R3 - Katelyn Baker and Dave Hudson

    Episode 43 - R3 - Katelyn Baker and Dave Hudson

    R3 is an exciting international enterprise blockchain software firm that continues to grow in Ireland.
    Join us as we talk with Dave Hudson and Katelyn Baker from R3.
    Show notes here.

    • 23 min
    Episode 42 - Karen Malone - Centaur Fund Services

    Episode 42 - Karen Malone - Centaur Fund Services

    The Funds Industry in Ireland has gone from strength to strength and today we're joined by an industry leader, Karen Malone.
    Karen is Founding Partner & CEO of Centaur.
    With offices in Europe and North America, Centaur delivers independent fund administration and regulatory services worldwide.
    Show notes here.

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