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Santa’s Little Helpers - Temporary Work at Christmas

12/6/2016 3:05:00 PM

During the festive season we traditionally see an increase in temporary roles to help our clients get final deadlines met before the end of the year and cover any peaks in workload.

How to make a PLAN and help you progress in your accountancy or tax career.

11/25/2016 3:07:00 PM

Previously we discussed what a career plan is and the benefits of creating one in order to improve your accountancy / tax job search in Northern Ireland. How can I help you achieve this success? The key is to understand what you want and create a plan in which you need to incorporating the 4 elements of a PLAN – Prioritise, List, Action, Negotiate.

What is a PLAN and why is it important in your accountancy or tax career?

11/25/2016 3:09:00 PM

To advance your Accountancy or Tax career you need to have a PLAN – this is how I can help you with that. The accountancy and tax professional market in Northern Ireland is getting more competitive year on year. To be the best, you need to work harder than anyone else, you need to work smarter than your competitors. There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs!

CIPD Awards, Northern Ireland Style

5/30/2016 2:10:00 PM

On Thursday 19th May, Brightwater was proud to be headline sponsors of the CIPD Gala Awards for the 4th year running. In past years, we have attended the Gala evening at impressive locations like the Ulster Museum, Larchfield Estate and Belfast City Hall, this year, the iconic Titanic building was the venue of choice and I must say, it certainly didn’t disappoint. The Gala Awards are always extremely well supported by the HR community in Northern Ireland and this year was no different. Attendance was up more than 20% on last year, and more than 340 professionals came together to celebrate the hard work and achievements in Human Resources within the Northern Irish business community over the past 12 months.

Digital Reality

5/17/2016 2:14:00 PM

Everyone’s talking digital, but what does it all really mean – Technology? New ways to do business? Different ways to work with your customers? Just jargon?

5 Reasons to come back to Belfast (or never leave)

4/28/2016 2:15:00 PM

Those in the know will tell you that there’s a never ending list all of the fantastic things Belfast can offer – we could to the list on a daily basis. The jobs market is definitely on great course and if you’re considering a move or you’re part of the great Belfast Diaspora you’ll definitely be aware of all that our great city has to offer.

Practice makes perfect….amazing opportunities for candidates

4/26/2016 2:17:00 PM

If you’re looking at progressing your career within the PPT sector in Northern Ireland, now is a great time! The deal flow has increased substantially in the market producing a domino effect on roles in Corporate Finance, Audit, and Advisory & Tax within the practice environment. As a Tax Professional you will get the opportunity to work on exciting advisory projects for clients which will broaden your skillset considerably. In terms of Corporate Finance/Advisory, the sky’s the limit with opportunities in Transaction Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Special Projects in a variety of Sectors. Audit offers exceptional career potential for experienced candidates both in External Audit and Internal Audit/Risk Assurance.

5 Ways To Ace Your Video Interview

4/26/2016 2:20:00 PM

In today’s time-poor and global market, the rise of the video interview is inevitable. Although they can feel awkward, here are 5 handy steps to help you prepare and ensure you get the most out of your video interview.

“Making a Murderer” - EYBA Spring Conference (Part 2)

4/19/2016 2:22:00 PM

The 2nd in a 2 part series. Following on from yesterday’s blog, Fionntan Gamble, Legal Recruiter at Brightwater in Belfast, hears from Jerry Buting, famous for his portrayal in Netflix’s smash series “Making a Murderer”.

“Laws of Attraction” - EYBA Spring Conference (Part 1)

4/18/2016 2:23:00 PM

Fionntan Gamble, Legal Recruitment Consultant at Brightwater in Belfast, shares some insights into the EYBA Conference that took place in Belfast April 7-9 2016.

Comeback kid – bounce back after interview rejection.

4/7/2016 2:26:00 PM

So, you spotted an ad for a job that was right up your street but got the bad news that you weren’t shortlisted for an interview? All is not lost, treat it as a lesson and avoid it happening it to you again with these 5 helpful tips.

Brightwater continues partnership with the NI Young Solicitors Association

3/22/2016 3:29:00 PM

Brightwater is delighted to announce our partnership with the Northern Ireland Young Solicitors Association.

CV Preparation & Advice for Accountants

1/15/2016 3:30:00 PM

One of the most common questions that I get asked by accountants at business events or at interviews concerns crafting a good CV. Many of those who are moving out of practice haven’t had the need to update their CV since leaving school and quite rightly, they want to make an impact. I’ll say that having this attitude is a great start and shows that you care about making a good impression. Many accountants that I work with are not great at selling themselves. Consider your CV as your chance to make a lasting first impression and use this real estate to show what makes you a great fit for the job.

Fall in Love with working in Belfast

2/17/2017 10:00:00 AM

Thinking about a move to Belfast? Read our latest blog post here!

Have you ever considered a career as a Legal Secretary?

2/22/2017 4:26:51 PM

Read our latest blog post to find out more about what a career as a Legal Secretary entails..

It's HR's time to shine, CIPD Awards 2017

5/23/2017 3:31:11 PM

Last Thursday saw the CIPD NI Awards return to Titanic Belfast with Pamela Ballantine hosting the event for the evening. The CIPD NI Awards are the flagship event in CIPD’s annual calendar and they’re the most anticipated and highly regarded awards for HR professionals in Northern Ireland.

Returning to Work for a Previous Employer - Good Idea or Not?

8/21/2017 1:41:04 PM

Thinking about returning to work for a previous employer? Been wooed back by the promise of promotion, career progression and the comfort of a familiar environment? You’re not alone. More people have taken this step than you think.

Receptionist - the ultimate multi-tasking job

8/25/2017 10:41:09 AM

As recruiters, we sometimes get to hear very frank and honest (if somewhat misleading) views of jobs both from job seekers and employers. One of the pet hates of our Business Support team is when they get asked to recruit for a receptionist and are told to find someone who can answer phones and look presentable! A receptionist is SO much more than that! On the flip side, we also get lovely employers who ring up in a panic wondering how they’re going to replace their receptionist with just one person!

The Brightwater Legal Cup in aid of MS

9/7/2017 7:24:41 AM

Brightwater was delighted to host the Legal Cup a football tournament for law firms in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The event was organised by Brightwater's Legal Consultant Andrew Currie on Friday September 1st from 5pm to 8pm at Stormont Pavilion.

Returning from Exile - Why Northern Ireland is calling its people

9/19/2017 2:03:28 PM

"Having made the move home myself I can confirm that not only is the case for returning compelling, but it's an attainable goal. As I can testify to first-hand at Brightwater we understand the challenges of coming home, both practical and emotional and we have carved out a niche in guiding NI exiles home into career-advancing positions." Phil Clarke - Manager Brightwater NI

HR Practitioners Forum

10/24/2017 9:22:51 AM

Brightwater was delighted to launch the inaugural HR Practitioners Forum over champagne afternoon tea at the Merchant Hotel on Tuesday 17th October 2017.

You are now a Chartered Accountant! What's next?

10/25/2017 10:36:16 AM

You are now a Chartered Accountant! What's next? Brightwater's Stephen Turkington looks at the options available to newly qualified ACA members as they make the transition into a world class business profession.

Training doesn't have to be taxing!

3/6/2018 3:09:34 PM

Is the route to become a qualified accountant worth it? Brightwater's Stephen Turkington addresses that in an interview with the ACCA Ulster Chair Clodagh Hegarty on her career path and advice for professionals starting off in this field.

7 Steps to managing stress at work

11/24/2017 9:08:01 AM

The money, the perks and rewards will always draw people into a career in sales and there is no doubt that a career in sales remains a highly attractive option for many. Brightwater's marketing and sales consultant Con Lam takes a step back to look at what a sales job is really like under the glossy facade we see from the outside and gives 7 steps to managing the stress and anxiety that is associated with a job in sales.

Why December is the best time to start your job search

12/1/2017 9:29:50 AM

Like promising to go to the gym every day or learn a new skill, so many people decide that the start of the New Year is the ideal time to look for a job. It’s easy to assume that employers down tools when it comes to hiring in December but are you missing out on vital preparation time?

Meet Michelle Magner and Alison Byrne

12/8/2017 2:16:57 PM

Brightwater’s Talent Acquisition Specialists Michelle Magner & Alison Byrne give a little insight into their own backgrounds and how they came to develop their careers in (and love) recruitment!

There's never been a better time to return to Northern Ireland

12/21/2017 9:00:00 AM

Brightwater's legal consultant, Andrew Currie discusses how now is thetime to return to NI. 'Candidates have the luxury of choice as there is a candidate shortage in the legal market. Driving salaries up & making NI an attractive place to work & live.'

2018 - Time to Make that Move

12/28/2017 10:30:00 AM

At some stage in their career, everyone experiences that dreaded “Sunday Evening Fear”, where you really don’t want to drag yourself into work on the Monday morning. The Christmas holiday period only serves to exacerbate this feeling for many. This means that the first day back in the office in January is the time when most people decide to make that move! But before you decide to tender your resignation, here are a few things to consider!

What am I doing with my life...

12/22/2017 9:00:00 AM

“It can seem impossible to get goods and services delivered to the customer on time and before Santa has begun his descent down the chimney!” Brightwater’s Mairead McConnell discusses how this can be a particularly stressful and manic time of year for Supply Chain & Logistics Professionals!

Engineering Sector Booming in NI

1/5/2018 9:00:00 AM

Brightwater’s Conor O'Hagan discusses market insights and industry trends for the NI Engineering sector in 2018.

90% of people talk about their ex during a job interview

2/7/2018 2:57:02 PM

Valentine ’s Day is approaching fast and I’m sure some of you will have be having that very first date. Career hunting and dating might not be as unrelated as you think; you will have a chance to shine and usually one opportunity to impress!

Tanusha Naidoo

3/8/2018 9:30:00 AM

To mark International Women’s Day March 8th, Brightwater is celebrating inspirational women. We are championing women who are leaders in their field and make a difference in their community. In this profile we are highlighting Tanusha Naidoo, Planning Manager (London & Belfast) at Regional Enterprise as an inspirational woman.

Barbara McGrath

3/8/2018 10:00:00 AM

To celebrate International Women’s Day March 8th, we’re championing inspirational women who are leaders in their own fields. We may be slightly biased but we think our very own Barbara McGrath, MD of the Brightwater Group is pretty inspirational herself. So we asked her a few questions to see what she had to say about her own career to date.

Aoife Clarke

3/8/2018 9:30:00 AM

To mark International Women’s Day March 8th Brightwater is celebrating inspirational women. We are championing women who are leaders in their field and make a difference in their community. In this profile we are highlighting our very own Aoife Clarke, Associate Director Brightwater Group as an inspirational woman.

Shauna Greely

3/8/2018 10:30:00 AM

To mark International Women’s Day Thursday, March 8th Brightwater is celebrating inspirational women. We are championing women who are leaders in their field and make a difference in their community. In this profile we are highlighting Shauna Greely, Finance Business Partner at Ulster Bank and President of Chartered Accountants Ireland as an inspirational woman.

NIYSA - Advice for Newly Qualified Solicitors

4/27/2018 9:13:16 AM

Shona Mulholland, Recruitment Consultant with Brightwater’s Legal division attended the NIYSA’s latest event for newly qualified solicitors and came away with some thought provoking advice from the key speakers!

Set Sail & Change Tack!

5/3/2018 2:06:20 PM

Attracting & Retaining Millennials – Is It Really That Complicated?

5/28/2018 11:11:44 AM

By 2020, millennials will form 50% of the workforce and some major debate is going on about the generational transformation that organisations need to undergo in order to attract and retain these individuals. There is a lot of talk about the stereotypical perks and benefits being offered to attract millennials, particularly with the big tech companies such as on site break out rooms, beanbag chairs, concierge services, yoga classes and subsidised canteens amongst others. This tends to strike panic among the SMEs who just can’t compete with this level of generosity. But is this really what millennials want or are we over-complicating matters?