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Writing cover letters that persuade | Webinar, May 21st

Writing Cover Letters that Persuade! Join us for this unique online workshop on Thursday the 21st of May at 2.30pm– develop your skills at your own desk – save on travel costs and out-of-office time.

A good Cover Letter can go a long way. In this session, Liam Horan looks at the significance of cover letters, how to use language that sells and persuades, and the changes that should be made each time the CV is sent out.

The workshop is presented online (90 min including Q&A session) using easy-to-use Webinar software – all you need is an internet connection and speakers or headphones. Extensive resource material will be provided to participants to complement each session and certification will be provided.

“Writing Cover Letters that Persuade” can be booked as a single workshop running Thursday 21st of May at 2.30pm or as part of seven complementary themed Thursday afternoon sessions running throughout 2015. (See the full 2015 programme here)

Members of IASE: €50 per session, payable in advance
Non-members of IASE: €60 per session, payable in advance
To register please fill in the form here

or alternatively contact Sli Nua Careers on Tel: 094 95 42965


Changing employer perspectives: Job Shadow Day 2015, Ireland’s number one recruitment website, is the main sponsor of National Supported Employment Week and Job Shadow Day April 22nd. Orla Moran, General Manager at said: “Initiatives like Job Shadow Day are important, not only for those with a disability but also as a first step for an employer who may have a suitable vacancy in their organisation. We urge employers throughout Ireland to join us this Job Shadow Day and experience the positives firsthand.”

Commenting on her involvement, broadcast presenter and publishing entrepreneur Norah Casey said: “I would encourage as many employers as possible to get involved and join us in promoting an inclusive workplace and equal employment opportunities for those with disabilities.”

Greg Barry, Chairman, IASE concluded: “We want to build on this success and continue to break down barriers to the workplace which, despite much progress in recent years, still remains a significant issue for people with disabilities.”


Taoiseach welcomes shadow Martin Flanagan for Job Shadow Day 2015

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny pictured with shadow disability advocate Martin Flanagan.

Disability advocate Martin Flanagan shadowed the Taoiseach for Job Shadow Day 2015. Martin wants to continue his work in the areas of rights, policy development and active citizenship.

For many years Martin has represented service users within RehabCare in relation to rights, community access, policies, advocacy, and promotion of NRAC locally and nationally. He is very active in advocacy groups supporting people with a disability, he is a member of South Side Partnership DIG - Disability Interest Group and has a similar role in Bray.

He is himself a power chair user and over the last three years has worked to improve accessibility and change perceptions of ability with second level students in collaboration with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council in the county as part of annual Environment and Social Responsibility Workshops.


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