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So, it turns out that a quarter of Irish people are unhappy in their current jobs, but the majority of people cant find the self confidence to move onwards and upwards

51% of Irish workers admitted not applying for a new job because of a lack of confidence, according to new research by LinkedIn.

The reasons people felt a lack of confidence were pretty varied: 

42% of professionals lacking confidence thought they didn’t have strong enough experience, while 40% thought that there were better candidates for the role and 40% were apprehensive about leaving their comfort zone.

This self-doubt applies to all professionals surveyed, with almost a third  of all workers surveyed questioning whether they would like their new job or if it is worse than their current position; almost 2 in 10 professionals stating that they are scared of rejection and failure; and 18% also admitting that they do not know what to do next.

However, LinkedIn's Jobstacle research found that there are a few tools people can utilise to help them charge up with enough confidence to move roles. 

One of the methods to overcome their lack of confidence was talking to someone in a similar role so they would know what to expect, with a third of professionals saying that such a conversation would be helpful.

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24% of the research participants say that they are currently in a role that they are unhappy with or uninspired by. The lack of job motivation typically leads to people moving on quite quickly, with three quarters of people unhappy with their previous job admitting that they had been in the role less than a year before they applied for a new job.

When asked about the biggest motivational factors for applying for a new job, two thirds  of professionals say that a salary increase would tempt them to apply for a new role.

This was followed by better benefits like flexible working hours and healthcare (41%) and better work life balance (41%).

The appeal of feeling wanted was also a plus with four out of ten workers saying that they would be more likely to apply for a role if they were approached about it.


There are few things in life more nerve-wracking than your first day at a new job. After spending hours picking out the perfect outfit and rehearsing your handshake to the point when your hands no longer feel like they're attached to your body, there's little more you can do to kill the last of those first-day butterflies. 

Sure, you got a pretty good feel for the place when you went for the interview, but you're wise enough to know that these types of things don't always go as expected. 

"Where should I look? Am I talking too much? Will it look bad if I take my lunch now?" – the stress of f**king up in front of your new employer is enough to make even to most chilled human being break out in a sweat, but one careers expert has offered some advice about what not to do on your first day. 

Jason Sackett told jobs website Glassdoor that anyone looking to impress a room full work colleagues should avoid talking about themselves. 

"To start gaining respect of colleagues and superiors on the first day, make it about them, not about you," he said.

"A common first-day trap is to talk up your own past accomplishments and future ambitions, which makes people nervous or annoyed because they don’t know you."

Bad news if your go-to ice-breaker is a 10-minute synopsis of your life so far. 

Instead, Jason says the best to make a great first impression is to show an active interest in the lives of your co-workers and ask lots of questions. 

"Get curious and enquire about the roles, talents, and achievements of your colleagues to establish a persona as a listener, learner, and collaborator." 

So basically, hold back on the personal speil about how that trip to Thailand changed your view of the world, and smother you colleagues with praise instead. 


Ever wonder what it would be like to work for the Queen?  Well now you might actually have the chance to find out.

According to The Sun, the Queen is looking for a new Kitchen Porter to join her staff at Buckingham Palace.

As well as earning £16,755 a year (that’s almost €20,000), the successful applicant will have a pension scheme, 33 days’ holidays, have all their meals provided and will get to live in the staff quarters of one of the world's most iconic landmarks.

And – according to the Royal household’s website – the new KP will also experience “the feeling of satisfaction from helping to deliver a spotless service”.

No experience is necessary for the job as training will be provided to ensure you can polish cutlery that really is fit for a queen.




Getting offered your dream job is an amazing feeling, but what's not so amazing is all those VERY awkward moments you have to get through while you're settling in.

So many new tasks! So many new faces! It can all be a bit overwhelming.

Here are just nine of the horrible stages you have to get through in the first few days…

1. The terror/excitement of knowing tomorrow's the big day
The absolute fear.

2. Not having a clue what to wear
What in God's name does "smart casual" mean these days?

3. Leaving your house two hours earlier than usual
Well, the Luas might break down. IT MIGHT.

4. The cringe worthy introductions
"Hi, hi, hi, I won't remember any of your names in a minute's time."

5. Struggling to work the doorbell, the coffee machine, your computer… EVERYTHING.
If you hear the sound of your annoying voice saying "em, excuse me, could you just give me a hand with…" one more time, you're actually going to escort yourself out of the building. Everything is so hard to use!

6. Wondering how soon is too soon to whip out your Taylor Swift impression
It's charming, no?!

7. Eating lunch on your own like a loser
Oh, the perils of the office cafeteria.

8. Trying to get your head around everything
So many spreadsheets! How does everyone remember all this information?!

9. Praying for someone else new to start so you won't be the rookie anymore
"Go on, ask me anything. Ask me where the tea bags are."