County star Darach O’Connor has expressed his delight with his Leaving Certificate results.Donegal county star Darach O’Connor has capped a memorable week by achieving great results in his Leaving Certificate examinations.O’Connor picked up his results earlier this morning along with classmates at Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana.The rising star was delighted with his results and showed he is as talented off the pitch as he is on it. It’s been a memorable week for O’Connor, who made his first championship appearance at Croke Park for Donegal on Saturday evening.He was sprung from the bench in the second-half and helped Donegal to a fantastic victory over Armagh.O’Connor expressed his delight at his results on both his Facebook and Twitter accounts.Goalkeeping coach Pat Shovelin tweeted his congratulations to star forward, he tweeted, “Well done to all the leaving certs 2day,enjoy the celebrations, congrats @jigger59 big marks for a wee man! #happydays Donegal selector John Duffy wrote on O’Connor’s Facebook timeline congratulating the young forward, “Congratulations on your results. I heard you did extremely well. A summer to remember!!!O’Connor can now look forward to Donegal’s All-Ireland semi-final clash with Dublin on August 31st before heading off to college in September.DONEGAL COUNTY STAR DELIGHTED WITH HIS LEAVING CERT RESULTS was last modified: August 13th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Darach O’ConnordonegalLeaving Cert ResultsnewsSport
The absolutes of job search are puzzling; as in most things in life, there are few black and white rules. While you want to follow some rules of thumb, you also should climb outside of your (or others’) boxes from time to time to really take charge of your career versus following the pack.The following list of 10 trends not to follow is Part 2 of a two-part series designed to help you winnow out trends that are either outdated or misguided.1. Don’t be creative in your resume. Don’t let fear that your resume will be rejected because of a little orange or blue punctuating the content or because a brilliant sales graph pops from the profile summary. Instead, illustrate your value with a marketing menu of sizzle. Social media has created a flatter, more level communication playing field and an explosion of technology innovation has opened up opportunity for more appealing career story telling.2. Forget the resume. The resume is dead. Via Dictionary.com, the definition of a ‘resume’ is: A summing up; summary. Somewhere along the way, a hiring decision-maker wants to read something that sums up your career, and even though the resume vehicle is evolving, the essence of the resume is a ‘sum-up’ of your career. Whether the content is funneled into Word or LinkedIn or a personal website, it is still a resume.3. Tell everyone you know you are looking for a job. Instead of making everyone in your circle uncomfortable with the responsibility of helping you get a job, avail yourself to be of service to others, inside and outside of your circle. Not only will others be grateful—if in fact you are offering authentic, what’s-in-it-for ‘THEM’ support—but it is also natural for them to want to return the favor and help you back, if they can.4. Don’t circumvent human resources to inquire about a job. It will make them mad. If you are fairly confident that going through normal HR channels will create a logjam for your resume, then what will going around them hurt? It may or may not ruffle any feathers if you find a way to articulate your value directly with the hiring manager/owner/president/whomever is actively seeking to fill a role. If they like what they see, they may push past the HR ‘rules’ to get you in the door.5. The more social networks you join the better. If you try to be everywhere then you may end up going nowhere. While you may find testing the waters at a variety of social networking channels of value to see which are a fit, ultimately landing on just two or three sites may be the best solution to adding meaningful traction to your search.6. Perfect your elevator pitch. Woven with vivid content and shared with just the right inflections and oomph, some people’s pitches sound as if they’ve been recycled thousands of times. While an elevator pitch is not in and of itself bad, be careful about regurgitating the same words, over and over. Keep your pitch fresh, and be natural in how, and to whom, you are delivering your words.7. Online job boards and ads don’t work. While focusing solely on job boards or posting your resume to corporate sites likely will only lengthen an already tough job search, ruling these online methods out completely is unnecessary. Many resumes are ‘found’ on CareerBuilder, Monster, Glassdoor, or one of the many job sites; as well, posting to a corporate career site may be that golden ticket to get your next interview. Job search strategy is, after all, multipronged.8. Post updates to your LinkedIn profile on a ‘regular’ schedule. Instead, make a ‘note’ on your weekly calendar to update your status, but be as intuitive as you can about it. If you don’t have anything you feel compelled to say, share or inquire about, then hold off. The more rigid you become about rules of thumb on social networking activity, the more unnatural it comes across to the audience you are trying to attract.9. Never quit a job before you have a new job. Generally, this is good advice. Careerists are a bit more attractive to hiring folks when employed. With that said, many career changers drop kick a miserable, unhealthy situation before their next offer is in hand, reinvigorating their energy and optimism. The key is ensuring this is the right decision for you; talk it over with a significant other, spouse, mother, father, best friend, coach, etc., to help decide.10. Hand-write and/or snail-mail every thank you note. Consider the recipient, as well as the speed of the hiring process. Even if you do snail-mail a follow-up letter, consider emailing a brief thank you as well. Many folks are impressed by the quicker communication as well as prefer a paper-free interaction.
Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Heap’s Ravens won seven of the 16 games, which generallyfeatured outstanding defensive efforts from both teams. Pittsburgh’s defense is still one of the league’s best,and Heap knows why.“They’re solid all around,” he said. “You look at theirfront seven, it’s one of the best in football.”The defense will be without star James Harrison, who whilemaybe still haunting KenWhisenhunt’s dreams, will not play Sunday due to abroken orbital bone around his right eye. However, Troy Polamalu should be in uniform, and theCardinals will certainly have to account for him.“He almost sometimes adds another guy to the defense,”Heap said. “He’s all over the place.”Heap said Polamalu has a great knack for the ball and hasa tendency to show up in areas where you don’t expect himto be.“For some reason he sees something or feels something andfills a gap where you’re looking at it on film saying‘what’s he doing there’ and makes a play.“He’s a guy that you have to be aware of, you have to beaware of where he is at all times.”The skill the Steelers possess on defense is something theCardinals will game plan for, though they’ll certainlypresent a challenge for a team looking to snap a four gamelosing streak. Todd Heap knows the Pittsburgh Steelers.A Baltimore Raven for the first 10 years of his NFLcareer,Heap has faced the Black and Gold 16 times, tallying 54catches for 602 yards and four touchdowns. The Cardinals’ next opponent, the tight end certainly hassome insight he can share.“I’m definitely familiar with the Steelers, and I’ve had alot of good games over the years,” Heap told ArizonaSports 620’s Burns and Gambo. “When people ask me who myfavorite team was I always used to tell them ‘theSteelers,’ and Steeler fans would get all excited and thenyou follow that up with, ‘yeah, I’ve had all my best gamesagainst them.’” Comments Share D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke “Coming off a bye week, which we needed a lot,” Heap said,“we’re going to go into this game kind of like we have allthe other games.”Heap said they’ll have to match Pittsburgh’s physicality.“We’ve got to make sure we go in there and take our gameto them, make sure we dictate what we want to do andbasically we’ll see where it goes from there.”