25 April 2017 - Careers Evening

Thinking about your career? Looking to progress your career in banking and financial services? Or maybe you just want to know what is going on in the industry? You were very welcome to join us on Tuesday 25 April 2017 in The Institute of Banking for our free Careers Evening.

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Careers Evening


 Tuesday, 25 April 2017


 Registration from 5.00pm
 Presentations from 6pm - 7.30pm
 Representatives from CPL and Morgan McKinley from 5pm to 6pm and from 7.30pm to 8.30pm
 You had an opportunity to meet the presenters and recruitment representatives over coffee from 5pm to 8.30pm

  • Colm Cavey – JobDoctor.ie (6pm-6.20pm) 
  • Alexandra Clark Digital Career Development Specialist, Abintegro, UK (6.20pm-6.35pm) 
  • Jane Downes – Clearview Coaching Group (6.35pm-7.05pm)
  • Peter O’Connell – Career Development Associates (7.05pm-7.35pm) 

 Members:   Free        Non-members:  €15


 This event was not accredited for CPD hours

 The Institute of Banking, IFSC, 1 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1. See map here

About the event

This event was designed to help you make the right decisions to progress your career in banking and financial services. Whether you are just starting out, hoping for a promotion or simply want to find out what’s going on in the industry in general - this event was for you. We had the experts to answer your questions.  

About the Presenters

Colm Cavey – JobDoctor.ie - “The importance of a job search”1_39.jpg

Colm has over 24 years experience in the career consulting business working with multinational and private companies throughout Ireland. He has successfully led the career development and deployment of many personnel and has;

•    Managed the largest career assignment ever in Ireland, supporting 1,360 people.
•    Held M.D. roles in industry with full financial responsibility.
•    Delivered Interview Technique training to MBA students at Smurfit Business School.
•    Authored 3 steps to Career Change.
•    Interviews on Career Matters on Newstalk.

He has worked with Irish, English, French, Swiss and US companies. He has been the Sales Director with DBM Ireland an affiliate of one of the largest Outplacement and Career Consultancies in the world and now manages PCC or the ‘jobdoctor’ providing career development services.

He knows what employers want, what recruiters need and how the most recent developments in on-line personnel services impacts on applicants today. It is this experience and understanding that enables him to successfully coach, advise and help individuals addressing career change, the job market or presentation issues.

Colm presented on: “The importance of a job search”
•        The Career Appraisal 
•        The Preparation 
•        Interview and Presentation practice 
•        Job Search Planning 
•        A Managed Job 


Alexandra Clark – Digital Career Development Specialist, Abintegro, UK - "Unlocking Your Career Potential with the IoB Career Resources 

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Alex works for Abintegro, which provides IoB's Career Resources Centre, a platform designed to unlock the career potential of IoB’s members.

She is responsible for implementing enterprise-wide career development programmes for a broad range of organisations, including many of the largest banks and financial institutions in Ireland and the UK. Alex also specialises in online engagement, having worked in employee benefits and advertising and has obtained her diploma in Motivation.
Alex presented on: ‘Unlocking Your Career Potential with the IoB Career Resources Centre’
•    Do you know what career resources are available to you?
•    How well do you know yourself?
•    Where is your career heading?
•    Are you doing everything in your power to succeed?


Jane Downes – Clearview Coaching Group - "Work & Worth & Your Personal Effectiveness” -self facilitating your development within your organisation" 2_36.jpg

Jane is one of Irelands best known Career and Performance Coaches and author of “The Career Book” – Help for the Restless Realist - www.thecareerbook.ie. She established Clearview Coaching Group a Career Coaching and Training business in 2004. As an experienced Coach, Jane has given over 14,000 hours of Career, Executive, Interview and Business coaching and has worked with thousands of professionals from around the globe.
Jane is proud to have helped so many clients over the past 13 years including C-suite Executives and Senior Managers from CEOs to Entrepreneurs and Line Managers. 
In 2015 Jane made the Irish Tatler Business Women of Influence Directory and was invited to speak at the prestigious Tatler Academy in The Convention Centre and Nationwide on Women, Work and Worth. In summer 2016, Jane was invited to run a successful series on RTE Radio 1 The Sean O Rourke Show. She runs regular career pieces for The Sunday Business Post, The Sunday Times, Image Magazine, Irish Tatler, The Irish Examiner and The Irish Independent Newspapers and The Irish Times.

Jane presented on: “Work & Worth & Your Personal Effectiveness” - self facilitating your development within your organisation 



Peter O’Connell – Career Development Associates - "Selling Your Expertise through Networking in building your Career"

Peter O’Connell set up his own business – www.careerdevelopmentassociates.ie – to proactively support people in building and managing their own careers, following on from personally experiencing redundancy and career change from large multi-nationals and SMEs – “by taking ownership of your career, you can achieve success” – peter@careerdevelopmentassociates.ie

Peter presented on: "Selling Your Expertise through Networking in building your Career"
•        Expertise versus Experience
•        Pro-active sales approaches
•        Effective networking

About Career stands

Attendees had the chance to meet with experienced consultants in your field and get any questions answered at any time from 5pm to 6pm and from 7.30pm to 8.30pm 

Morgan McKinley MMK go beyond RGB_0.jpg

As a global professional services recruitment consultancy, Morgan McKinley connects specialist talent with leading employers across multiple industries and disciplines including Financial Services. Our Financial Services team is our longest standing division with experienced consultants and industry experts on hand to support you all the way through your career. 


CPL Finance

CPL Finance were also be in attendance to answer your career questions. They had a stand at the event specialising in Market Oversight and Career Advice as well as CV Development and Interview Skills.


The event was free of charge for members. Non-members fee: €15

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