Time Details
10:00 Welcome and Opening Address

Mairead McGuinness, MEP Vice President of the European Parliament

10:30 Company Spotlight

Paul O’Reilly, ORS Consulting

11:00 – 11:30 How to Make Yourself More Marketable

Anita Hanley, Expert on Personal Brand Development

Kick-start your journey with Anita Hanley –a leading expert on Personal Brand Development and Business Interview Preparation Strategist. Anita will provide you with useful insights into how you really sell yourself and put your best foot forward when meeting with and speaking to potential employers at the Midlands Career Expo.

11:45 Real Story: Relocating to the Midlands

Dr. Ann O’Connell, Irish Manufacturing Research

Tom Griffith (MidlandJobs.ie) chats with Ann about her experience relocating to the midlands to live and work.

12:00 – 13:00 The Missing Link for Performance and Career Success

John Prendergast, Internationally recognised award winning Mind Coach, Therapist and Trainer

All too often the plan doesn’t get implemented. You go blank, stress derails it, procrastination or distraction get in the way. The missing link is how to control the emotional state which drives or stops our action and success. Whether it’s in business or elite sports, the same thing happens. We go into the fray with all the physical and practical work done, and hope to be in a good place mentally, yet more people say they failed because their ‘head wasn’t in the right place’ than for lack of training or materials on the day. Your mind is the single biggest defining factor in your success. Yet it’s the most ignored tool you have. It’s trainable, it’s easier to do than you think, and the rewards are enormous when you do. I’ll show you what the brain is doing when we’re holding back, why it does so, and most importantly show you immediately implementable techniques to start using to change this giving you deployable skills to move in the right direction.

14:00 – 14:30 Make it Happen

Anita Hanley, Expert on Personal Brand Development

Step up and advance your career search with Anita by learning some useful tips and techniques on how to step it up and make it happen. Learn how to present yourself in the best possible light, establish credibility, and build a strong personal brand that gives you the confidence you need to live out your career goals.

15:00 Company Spotlight
17:00 Expo Close