Career Advice

My Charity Career – Andrew Hetherington

Monthly career interview with professionals in the not-for-profit sector     1. What is your current role and how long have you been working in it? I am Chief Executive of Business to Arts, which is a membership-based charity that brokers, enables and supports partnerships between businesses, individuals and the arts. I have been in…

How to Answer the Salary Question

Do you truly deserve more or less? The question every interviewee dreads usually comes close to the end of an interview. “So, what is your expected salary range?” The salary question is often mentioned, as companies need to know if they can afford to pay you before hiring you. The proposed question also answers several…

My Charity Career – Aidan Stacey

Monthly career interview with professionals in the not-for-profit sector 1. What is your current role and how long have you been working in it? I’m the Commercial Director for the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA). I joined in November 2017 so I am still learning about the huge positive impact the organisation has on the lives…

How to spend the 12 Days of Christmas boosting your not-for-profit career prospects

  The Christmas Break is a perfect time for contemplation and planning. You might be a professional trying to break into the not-for-profit sector, or somebody already working within the sector who wants to move up the ladder, either way there are a few things you can do to help you on your way. Here’s…

My Charity Career – Michéal Sheridan

Monthly career interview with professionals in the not-for-profit sector 1. What is your current role and how long have you been working in it? I am CEO at the Mercy University Hospital Foundation in Cork. We were established in 2007 on the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the hospital to identify and secure new…

Results of the Pay and Benefits Survey 2017

Charity Careers Ireland is delighted to share the results of the 2017 Survey on Pay & Conditions of Employment in Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations. The survey was commissioned by The Community Foundation for Ireland, in association with The Wheel and Dóchas. The survey was conducted by Quality Matters and Anne Coughlan (Independent HR Researcher). The…

My Charity Career – Susan O’Dwyer

Monthly career interview with professionals in the not-for-profit sector 1. What is your current role and how long have you been working in it? My current role is Chief Executive of Make-A-Wish in Ireland. I started in Make-A-Wish in 2006 as the Development & Fundraising Manager and in 2008 became the Chief Executive. 2. How…

Common Interview Questions

While interview formats and interviewer’s styles can vary greatly, there are a few questions that always seem to come up at interview  – no matter the position or organisation. It’s important to be prepared to respond effectively to these common questions. While we don’t recommend memorising your answers off beforehand, it’s essential to think about and…

My Charity Career – Mary O’Kennedy

Monthly career interview with professionals in the not-for-profit sector 1. What is your current role and how long have you been working in it? I split my time between O’Kennedy Consulting, which I established 15 years ago to provide effective fundraising solutions to the not-for-profit sector, and Charity Careers Ireland, which I established with Bruce…

My Charity Career – Bruce Tait

Monthly career interview with professionals in the not-for-profit sector 1. What is your current role and how long have you been working there? I’m very proud to be a Director and Co-Founder of Charity Careers Ireland since 2014.   2. How did you get to where you are today?  Like many others, I “fell” into fundraising. My…