1 Where To Look For A Job
and National Newspapers
for the Unemployed
Local and National
Friends or Relatives
Schools and Colleges
Start Your Own
and National Newspapers
is an orange coloured 'Business Supplement' with the Irish Independent
every Thursday, included in this you will find a detailed list
of job vacancies.
Friday's 'Business Supplement' in the Irish Times also contains
an in-depth list of job vacancies.
Your local newspapers, e.g. The Leinster Leader and The Nationalist,
will also contain a list of job vacancies in your local area
and the Evening Herald carry a list of job vacancies. The 'Job
News' newspaper is printed once a week and contains a comprehensive
list of job vacancies from all over Ireland.
A trip to your local library will save you the expense of having
to buy all these papers as they will have the daily and local
newspapers on display for you to read, free of charge.
FÁS as the National Training and Employment Authority has numerous
Employment Services Offices located throughout the country. In
County Kildare this office is located at George's Street, Newbridge,
Tel: (045) 431372, Fax: (045) 434446.
Local employers who are looking for employees give the job details
to the FÁS office who in turn advertise them to the general
public. A complete list of job vacancies for Dublin and County
Kildare is displayed in this FÁS office which is open from 9.30a.m.
to 12.30p.m. and from 2p.m. to 4p.m. Monday to Friday.
It is also possible to register your details with the FÁS office
and should any suitable vacancies arise, they will contact you.
The Resource Centres for the Unemployed also have a list of
these job vacancies.
Centres for the Unemployed
Resource Centres for the Unemployed are located in Athy, Kildare,
Naas, Newbridge and Leixlip. These centres display the FÁS job
vacancies. It is possible to register your details with the FÁS
office and the Resource Centres for the Unemployed and if any
suitable vacancies occur, they will contact you with a view to
organising an interview for a specific vacancy.
of our objectives include the provision of help to the unemployed,
the provision of development and educational facilities and
the provision of support to part time workers and those on low
the long term we endeavour with the co-operation of the Trade
Union and others, to refer users requiring help in relation
to legal, financial, social and personal to professional counselling
of Resource Centres For The Unemployed as follows:
Athy, 47 Leinster Street, Athy, Co. Kildare, Tel: (0507) 32685,
Fax: (0507) 32677.
Bride Street, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare, Tel: (045) 521950,
Fax: (045) 521680.
Lower Eyre Street, Newbridge, Co Kildare, Tel: (045) 425666
Fax: (045) 435687,
Harbour View, Naas, Co Kildare, Tel: (045) 895218, Fax: (045)
Leixlip, 21 Main Street, Leixlip, Co. Kildare, Tel: (01) 6245414,
Fax: (01) 6245416.
are held once a month in Suncroft, Kilcullen, and Rathangan,
to facilitate those who are unable to travel to the above centres.
Community Hall, Suncroft every second Monday 11a.m. to 12p.m.
Kilcullen Tuesday 11a.m. to 1p.m.
Rathangan Wednesday 11a.m. to 1p.m.
Employment Services Network
LESN head office is located at unit 5 Rathasker Square, Kilcullen
Road, Naas, Co.Kildare Telephone 045-895555 The LESN give information
and advice on jobs, careers, education and training in your
area and around the country. Expert advice and motivation is
given by a Mediator/Guidance Counsellor who will work with you
on a one to one basis.
If you are long term unemployed and looking for work, you can
use the Local Employment Service for advice and guidance. The
Outreach Centres of The LESN are open from 9.30am to 5pm Monday
to Friday and are located in the County Kildare Centres For
The Unemployed. Address and telephone numbers of the Resource
Centres are included in the above section. "Resource Centres
For The Unemployed".
and National Radio
Radio (97.6 FM and 97.3 FM)
CKR have a 'job-spot' Monday to Friday at 9.20am, 4.30pm and 10.20pm
where details of local job vacancies are given.
The Larry Gogan Show on 2FM from 12 noon to 3pm Monday to Friday
also features a job-spot.
is always useful to let friends and family know that you are
seeking work as they may hear of a possible vacancy before it
is advertised to the general public.
More often than not the first people to hear about a job vacancy
in a particular sector are the employees already working there.
Therefore, if you have told people that you are looking for
work, the chances are that they will put a good word in for
you and maybe even get you an interview before the company advertise
'on-spec' letters means writing to a company and asking them to
consider you for any vacancies that may arise in the near future.
If companies do not have any current vacancies, they will keep
your details on file. If a suitable vacancy does arise in the
future, they may contact you and invite you to attend an interview.
Keeping up to date with the business news by reading the newspapers
and listening to the news will give you a good insight as to
what companies you could target. For example if you hear that
a foreign company is planning to open in Ireland it may be a
good idea to forward them a copy of your CV.
The following extract was taken from an article titled "369
high technology jobs for Dublin area" which appeared in
the Irish Independent, dated 30th September 1997.
who are looking for work can register with Recruitment agencies
free of charge. This involves sending them a copy of your CV and
in some cases the agency may wish to see you in person. Your details
will then be kept on file and should a suitable vacancy arise,
the agency will contact you to arrange an interview.
employers deal directly with Recruitment Agencies as opposed
to putting advertisements in the newspapers when they have a
vacancy to fill. The Agency will then send a number of suitable
people to the company for an interview, and the company selects
the person they wish to employ.
the agency might offer you temporary work ie. a week, a month,
or a few months. Temporary work is not to be frowned upon as
it is a good way of getting 'your foot in the door' of a company,
and many workers who are given temporary contracts are kept
on as full time permanent staff.
Name and addresses of some recruitment agencies:
Recruitment, 32 North Main Street, Naas (045-874420)
Employment Services, 56 College Park, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
Kilgallon, Killakee House, Belgard Square, Tallaght, Dublin
24. (01) 4623488. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alfred Marks Recruitment Consultants, 45 Grafton Street, Dublin
2. (01) 6778348.
Placement, 40 Dame Street, Dublin 2,(01) 6772026. Email email@example.com
Marlborough Group, Marlborough House, 11 Tara Street, Dublin
2, (01) 6777521. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elan IT ReSource, 12/13 Temple Lane South, Temple Bar, Dublin
2. (01) 6705070. E Mail: email@example.com
good approach is to go to an industrial estate armed with your
CV and call into the various companies requesting to see the Personnel
Manager. You can enquire from him/her about any vacancies. Even
if you do not get a positive response, many people will be impressed
by your enthusiasm to find work and will probably remember you
if a suitable position arises in the future.
The advantage of going to an industrial estate is that all the
companies are easily accessible and thus it will save both petrol
and your feet!
Most 3rd level colleges, eg. Maynooth College, Training Centres,
eg Naas Computer Centre and the V.E.C.'s, eg Prosperous V.E.C.,
who run courses in various subjects and to varying degrees,
will keep a copy of your CV on file.
Sometimes, employers contact Schools and Colleges when they
are looking for an employee. In turn, the career guidance officer
will give them a CV of the person who best fits the requirements.
Therefore it is a good idea to ensure that the College or School
have a current copy of your CV, and that you let them know you
are in search of a job.
The majority of 3rd level colleges will also have a jobs notice
board which you should visit.
your own business
cloud has a silver lining"
Being made redundant or finding yourself out of work may not
be as daunting as it seems. Sometimes, people who lose their
job set up their own business and run it very successfully.
If you have a unique idea and feel that there is a market for
it, then it is very important that you put time and effort into
The first thing you need to do is a feasibility study which
will basically tell you whether or not there is a market for
the product or service, peoples reactions to it etc.
Grants for feasibility studies are available and there are a
large number of EU funded agencies who support small enterprises
(Action South Kildare) 045-481999
(Kildare and Enterprise Leader Company)
(Offaly and Kildare Partnership)
These are just some of the agencies you could approach.