X-XSS-Protection: 1; mode=block

  We offer coaching, training and consultancy services to help businesses like you to retain and develop your employees.

maria o'dwyer coaching career services arrow up iconCorporate Coaching,Consultancy & Training 

Corporate Coaching Programmes

Our coaching programmes are designed to meet your business objectives and budget.

Leadership Coaching 

 “Employees don’t leave companies, they leave bad managers” (Marcus Buckingham).                                                                                                                              

Managers have a huge impact on employee performance, culture and staff turnover.  Investing in your managers will ensure that they are able to get great results in a team focused environment. Managers can either inspire and motivate their team or manage their teams out of fear.  The difference can save your business on continuously having to recruit new new team members. 

Would you like to ensure that your managers have the leadership skills needed to motivate and inspire their teams?

For more information about how these leadership programmes can help your business, please get in touch.

Career Coaching

Employees need more than money to be motivated in today’s working environment. 

They want to be part of something that they truly believe in and have a clear career path defined within your business. Employees will consider alternative jobs unless they have the opportunity to grow and develop.  There is no better way for your employees to feel valued than Career Coaching.  These coaching sessions will help your employees to gain clarity about the direction of their career.  

 For more information, please get in touch.


Onboarding Coaching

Are you tired of repeating the costly recruitment cycle?  

Invest in some onboarding coaching for your new hires to ensure they settle into their new roles in an efficient manner.  This type of coaching will ensure your business culture, values and vision are articulated to your new employees.   

These two programmes will ensure your new employees will settle into your business effectively.  For more information, please get in touch.

Consultancy & Training

Recruitment & Retention Consultancy

Does your business struggle to retain high potential employees?   

We help businesses to implement effective strategies to ensure your business will hire and retain high potential employees.

There are a number of ways that we can help your business.

  • Review your business and ensure your people strategy is aligned with your business objectives.
  • Conduct a workforce review to ensure you have the right people in the right place doing the right thing to maximise productivity.
  • Implement efficient best recruitment practices and strategies to hire top talent.
  • Implement cost effective retention strategies and initiatives to retain your talent.
  • Conduct employee engagement pulse survey in a confidential manner to identify areas for improvement. As the saying goes, happier employees are more productive employees.

If you would like more information, please get in touch.



We deliver bespoke training programmes that meets your business objectives.

These programmes can be delivered as a lunch & learn, half day or full day courses online or in person.

  • Prior to delivering any training, we can conduct a succession plan to identify the key areas of development needed.
  • We provide training on a range of professional development topics, such as, Resilience, Confidence, Goal Setting, Mindset, and LinkedIn.

If you would like more information, please get in touch.

Maria O’Dwyer Coaching

offers services

online or in person. 

I have over 12 years’ experience working in Recruitment and Human Resources within several industries both in Ireland and Australia. The experience that I have gained working in the corporate world, adds to the wealth of knowledge that I can bring to my clients.


Creating a CV that highlights your skills and experience effectively is the first step you need to take when looking for a new job.  The purpose of any CV is to get you invited for an interview.  If you have submitted your CV to lots of jobs (that you have the experience for), but you have not been invited for interview, your CV is the issue and it needs some work. 


Your CV has roughly 12 seconds to make a positive impression.  It is important that the layout and content of your CV is easy to read and understand within a short timeframe.   In this article, I will outline some simple tips on how to create a CV that makes a positive impact.  


Tips to create a CV that makes an impact  

CV Layout

Regardless of the amount of experience that you have gained over the past number of years, your CV should be a maximum of 2 pages long.  Any CV that is longer than 2 pages will reduce your chances of your CV doing its job i.e. getting you invited for interviews.  It is quality over quantity when it comes to CV writing.  When you are writing your CV, consider if the information will increase or decrease the chances of your CV doing its job?


Professional Photograph

There is no need to include a professional photograph on your CV if you are applying for jobs in Ireland.  Including a professional photograph does not add value to your CV and it takes up valuable space.  However, the requirements are slightly different if you are applying for jobs in a European Country so include a professional photograph on those applications. 


Reverse Chronological Order

The content of your CV should be presented in reverse chronological order, starting with the current and most recent work experience and working backwards.  Presenting your CV content in this format highlights your career growth and development, it emphasises the most recent jobs that you held and it is easy for the reader to understand if and when there were any career gaps.  In relation to the education content, you have a choice to either highlight this information in reverse chronological order or you can highlight the most relevant education for the job you are applying for first.  It is a personal preference but both options are accepted.


Relevant to the Job

One of the biggest mistakes jobseekers make when they are applying for jobs is that they submit a generic CV to lots of jobs.  This is a recipe for failure.  In order to avoid this error, spend time updating your CV for the job that you would like to apply for.  This will take time but it is time well spent, as this will increase your chances of being invited for interview.  It is much better to apply for less jobs and to spend the time updating your CV for those jobs, than to send a generic CV to lots of jobs.


Grammar and Spelling  

Once you have created a CV that is relevant for the job you want to apply for, check your grammar and spelling before you submit your CV for any job application.  It is easy to oversee these errors when you are creating a CV, but it will be the first thing the reader will spot immediately.  Perhaps even get a family member or friend to double check your CV for these errors. 


Once you have been invited for an interview, your CV has done its job.  It will then be up to you, to sell your skills and experience effectively during the interview in order to get a job offer. 


I hope you enjoyed reading this article and that you have gained some tips on how to create a CV that makes a positive impact.  Please share this article with anyone who might benefit from it. 

© Maria O'Dwyer Coaching. Unauthorised use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Maria O'Dwyer Coaching with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.