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Iconic whiskey distillers Jameson are making a final call for college graduates to apply for its renowned 2019/20 international graduate programme.

The programme is known globally for offering world-class experience and two international placements, but they've claimed that the latest candidates need one thing; 'Serious character'. 

The grad programme has been running for an outstanding 27 years, and gives graduates the chance to fulfil their personal and professional potential while working with an Irish brand with worldwide influence.

The successful candidate will be working on the international stage, and are supported by a competitive benefits package, multi-award winning training and development programme and a global support network.

The leader of Jameson's programme, Sinéad D'Arcy, commented that;

“The Jameson International Graduate Programme is a truly unique programme offering graduates three-years’ experience in a marketing role, in one of over 50 countries across the world."

"Every year we look for driven, charismatic and creative graduates, from a range of diverse backgrounds, to serve as brand ambassadors in cities across the world," she added. 


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Over 400 countries to date have completed the infamous graduate programme alongside Jameson since it began in 1991.

Alumni of the Irish distiller's programme have progressed to high quality roles internally and externally in over 33 cities, and Jameson maintains its role as the fifth most popular graduate employer in Ireland according to gradireland

If you want to kick-start your career, why not start now? Applications for the 2019/20 Jameson International Graduate Programme close on Wednesday 16 January 2019 at 1pm, so get on it.


It's no secret that we are pretty Disney obsessed, and have fantasised about what life would be like as a princess. 

Well, it looks like those dreams could finally become a reality as Disneyland Paris are hosting open auditions in Dublin this week. 

Taking place this Wednesday, May 23rd, in Dance Ireland at Liberty House on Foley Street from 10:30am, scouts are looking to find enthusiastic and energetic characters for Disneyland's characters and parade departments. 

Candidates must speak English or French, be a minimum of 18 years old and must be available until 6 pm.

They ask that all candidates wear comfortable clothing (to participate in a movement/dance combination) and refrain from wearing makeup. 

So, if you think you've got what it takes to be the next Elsa, you better get those dancing shoes on and start preparing your routine.

For more information on how to start your new life as a Disney princess, click here.  


No matter how much someone claims to love what they do for a living, we ALL have those days when we wonder if the grass is truly greener on the other side. 

Whether it's a disagreement with a colleague, a difficult customer or just one of those days when you'd rather be anywhere but your desk, it's easy to assume that all your problems will be magically solved the moment you hand in your notice. 

For the most part, we move on from these mini mental break-downs and get on with our jobs, so what are the reasons people leave their jobs for good? 

Lack of opportunity to advance 

At the end of the day, everyone wants to make to the top of their chosen career. The idea that we must start at the bottom and work our way up is widely accepted and, for the most part, totally fair – but what do we when all our hard work doesn't actually pay off? 

A study conducted by LinkedIn showed that career advancement is the number one reason people seek employment elsewhere, with 45 per cent of those surveyed admitting it was a concern they held. 

Poor communication

Research shows that employees who engage in regular meetings with management are far more enthusiastic about their jobs – which, to be honest, makes a lot of sense. 

No one likes to left in the dark when it comes to their workload and an open line of communication makes for easier conflict resolution. 

No work/ life balance 

Remember, you work to live, you don't live to work. 

Sure, if you're lucky enough to land your dream position there will be times when you're happy to take on some extra responsibilities, but we must never underestimate the importance of our personal time. 

Whether it's a massive work load or unsociable hours, an uneven work/life balance is one of biggest contributors to job dissatisfaction. 

Feeling under appreciated 

It can be extremely frustrating when you feel like your achievements are not being recognised, and even more frustrating when only your mistakes are highlighted. 

If an an employee feels underappreciate they are more likely to seek recognition elsewhere. 

Low salary/ wage 

This one is a bit of a no-brainer, but according to research conducted by EY, "stagnant wages" were cited as one of the top reasons full-time workers quit their jobs. 

As much as we'd all like to think we'd like to think that the number in our bank accounts doesn't dictate the kind of life we'll lead, the fact of the matter is that we've got rent to pay and mouths to feed. 



Potterheads rejoice!

It's time to put all that wizarding knowledge to good use because the good folk over at the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio tour are looking for new recruits.

Applicants should have enthusiasm and personality in bucket loads as well as a flair for customer service and a passion for all things magical.

There are a number of positions available including Interactor, Sales Associate and Warehouse Associate, and according to the tour's official website, there will an assessment day held on Friday September 22 – so you better get a move one.

The official job description reads:

"The warm welcome that visitors receive from all our employees makes a huge difference to their excitement and enjoyment of the Studio Tour. If you have enthusiasm, personality and a flair for customer service, this could be the place for you with either a full-time, part-time or seasonal role. 

"Our Visitor Hosts are the frontline team, responsible for meeting, greeting and assisting our visitors upon arrival and again when they depart. Our knowledgeable Interactors are full of behind-the-scenes filmmaking secrets which they are eager to share, and our Retail Associates help visitors find the perfect souvenir following their special day with us."

And while successful applicants will need to relocate to London, we're pretty sure we'd be willing to make that sacrifice.


Are you bored at work? Do you feel like you're not fulfilling your full potential? Looking for a change of pace?

Well, it might be time to ask for your P45, because a gin distillery in Manchester is currently offering one lucky candidate the chance to join their growing teams as a 'Gin Experience Host' – and honestly, it sounds like our dream job.

The Three Rivers is on the hunt for an outgoing gin-lover to lead tours around its distillery, as well as offering visitors an insight into how the drink is made.

What's more, the 'Gin Experience Host' will also get the opportunity to assist in the distillery, making this the perfect job for any budding gin connoisseur.

The job description, which was posted to Instagram, reads: “We have a very exciting opportunity for one lucky person to become part of our growing team at Manchester Three Rivers Gin!”

“We want someone who is passionate, dedicated and willing to learn (and loves gin!)… In exchange you will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to join an exciting and growing brand!”

Sound like you?

Just send your CV and cover letter over to cv@manchesterthreerivers.com to apply.

Obviously you'll have to make the move to Manchester (or face one hell of a commute every morning), but hey, like the ad says, it's a once in a lifetime opportunity.


We were all simultaneously baffled, bemused and concerned after Anthony Scaramucci was liberated from his White House posting after 10 days. 

The communications director was removed from his post in what must be record time, and spawned  both our curiosity and an extensive smattering of amazing How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days-inspired memes.

In honour of Mr Scaramucci, people are taking to Twitter to share their own tales of short term employment, an it's seriously satiating our snoopiness. 

Here are a few of our faves:


Many would say that working with a computer is not exhausting. You're sitting down all day right?

However, every single office worker out there will sigh and roll their eyes at that statement.

Because, guess what? Office workers all want to faceplant onto the couch the minute they get home (we should know).

Grayscale Photo of Computer Laptop Near White Notebook and Ceramic Mug on Table

Well, for all those naysayers out there, science has actually proven that staring at a screen all day is pretty tiring.

'Mental fatugue' can be just as bad as going through an intense workout, and you can get it from being really stressed out, or even over-thinking things.

Speaking to The Cut, Dr Steven Feinsilver, who is a director of sleep medicine, said: “Your heart will pump and you’ll produce adrenaline whether somebody’s chasing you, or you’re just really upset about something.

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In other words, if you’re conscious, your brain demands your energy, and will therefore exhaust you when all of your energy is used up.

“We’re animals that are designed to exercise physically as well as mentally,” he says. “Mental exertion is real, and certainly tiring."

See? We knew it all along.



Looking for a new job?

If you're in the childcare profession and don't mind moving to Scotland, then this role is ideal for you.

Parents in Scotland have listed a job on this child care site, asking to find a new nanny for their two children.

The kids are aged five and seven, and their parents are willing to pay £50k a year to the lucky person who scoops up the job.

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As well as the impressive salary, you will also have a separate living quarter, free meals and 28 days of paid annual leave.

The ad for the job reads: "Duties would include preparing breakfast, getting the children ready for school, dropping off and picking up from school and assisting after school, including helping with homework and getting them ready for bed."

Sounds a bit too good to be true, right? Well, that's because there's a pretty terrifying catch.

Apparently, the house is haunted.

If that hasn't got you running a mile, the family have admitted that their past five nannies quit because they couldn't deal with all of the supernatural activity.

Train Railway on Forest

The parents say that they knew the house was haunted when they first bought it, but haven't witnessed anything scary first-hand.

Their previous child minders have said that they've seen furniture moving on its own, glass breaking on its own, as well as hearing strange noises in and around the house.

Since the parents have had to deal with five nannies quitting, they said that they want to be up front about the issues with any potential employees.

Now we know why it pays so well…


Being unhappy in work can be very difficult.

You wake up every weekday morning with dread, and sometimes your issues can spiral into a knotted web if they don't become resolved.

So much so, you think the best thing for you is to quit.

But, hold your horses. Don't do anything rash and have a long sit-down with yourself before you make any major life decisions.

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We totally get that it can feel like you're falling into a deep hole, but rather than trying to escape, ask yourself this question (while you have a bag of chocolate in one hand and a glass of vino in the other):

'What exactly is making me miserable?'

New York Times bestselling author and happiness guru, Gretchen Rubin, says that this question might seem quite obvious, but it can often be overlooked.

"This sounds so obvious," she told Business Insider. "But I've found over and over, it really helps people."

According to the guru, you need to go through every aspect of your job with a fine tooth comb until you hit the exact thing that's making you unhappy.

"You're walking in the door in the morning and you're thinking, 'Oh, you know what? I don't like this anymore. This is a drag. I don't want to be here,” explains Gretchen.

"But there are a lot of reasons that that could be true. And the solutions that you would try in order to fix the situation would be really different depending on what the problem is."

So whether it's your working hours, a tricky co-worker or your salary, try to tackle the problem on a step-by-step basis.

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“Once you actually pinpoint the precise nature of what's driving you crazy, it's often a lot easier to fix it than you think."

Talk to that disgruntled colleague; see if you can work flexible hours or talk to your boss about bumping up your salary.

You never know what a simple chat can do for you.


When we saw this job listing, we had to look twice because cuddling cats as your job? Sorry, but that is possibly the best line of work you could ever get into.

Just Cats, Dublin's first cat-only clinic, is looking for a crazy cat person to hug the felines all day, and we can't think of anything better.

The vet is located in Clonsilla, Dublin 15 and the job description is as follows:

''Are you a crazy cat person and loves cats?
"Does cattitude come naturally to you?
"Have you counted kittens before you go asleep?
"Do you feed the stray cats in your locality?
"Does petting cats make you feel warm and fuzzy?

"If you answer yes to some or all of these questions, how about working with cats as a full time job at Just Cats Veterinary Clinic?"

Do you know someone who would just love and adore this job? Let them know all about it in the comments!


It's safe to say everyone can get a little bit scared when it comes to job interviews.

They're daunting and unpredictable, and make us all super nervous.

But when it comes down to it, how many of us actually pluck up the courage to ask the interviewer questions at the end?

Young woman thinking with pen while working / studying at her desk

Sure, you might have a few prepared, but most of the time, those either get forgotten about, or you're shoved out the door to make way for the next candidate.

So, if you want some extra information about the company, or want to find out more about room for growth and development, here are a few questions to fire their way at the end of your interview:

What is the company culture?

Victorimedia says that this is, "an oldie, but a goodie." Company culture means what the company does for fun and what the work life environment is like.

By asking this question you'll find out what it's like to work in their business, and what the attitudes of your future colleagues will be like.

Having a good place to work in and having supportive people behind you is a major plus in any job.

advice, advise, advisor


What is the performance review process like?

As Enterprisealive.ie writes, you don't want this question to be picked up the wrong way, however, it's a very important question to ask.

It will benefit you to know if you're going to grow within the business, if there will be any promotions available in the future and if you'll get any rewards for a job well done.

If they don't have an answer or look nervous – this could be a red flag that there's not a lot of movement or raise potential.

class, diary, exam


Is there anything about my application that gives you doubt? If so, I'd love to discuss those concerns.

This question is certainly not for the faint-hearted, but it's a great conclusion to any interview.

That kind of vulnerability isn't easy, but many employers will be impressed by your confidence to ask it.

If your interviewer replies with some critique, this will give you the chance to explain yourself and set the record straight.

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We all tell our girlfriends our greatest anecdotes from work, but how would you describe your job to a stranger?

Twitter users have taken to the social media site to discuss their occupations, but they're doing it in the worst possible way, much to our amusement. 

The tweets are explaining what people really do all day when it comes down to it, and some of the explanations are truly hilarious.

Take the Reverend, who describes herself by saying: "I've married many men, and I know where all the bodies are buried."

Some of the occupations are complete mysteries to us, while others are more obvious.

We're pretty sure that "I pick strangers up in a white van" is an ambulance driver, while "I create imaginary friends and send them on epic adventures" has to be a film writer. 

There are some pretty funny occupation explanations in the tag, which is currently trending.

How would you badly describe your job?