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Prepare for success in the job market

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

It’s fair to say that most of us want what successful people have, and in a sense there is nothing wrong with this. The problem is that we’re just not prepared to pay the price they paid to achieve it.

One of Michelangelo’s greatest successes was his sculpture of David. He worked on it with such passion that he often slept in his clothes, resenting the time it took to take them off and put them on again.  He repeatedly examined and measured the marble to see what pose it could accommodate.  He made hundreds of sketches of possible attitudes, and detailed drawings from models.  He tested his ideas in wax on a small scale, and only when he was satisfied did he pick up his chisel and mallet.

He approached the painting of the Sistine Chapel with the same intensity. Lying at uncomfortable angles on hard boards, breathing in the suffocating air just under the vault, (more…)

Executive Recruitment NI: What’s beneath the surface?

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

The stringent employment legislation in Northern Ireland that has been seemingly rigidly enforced for the past couple of decades appears to have created an image of the employment market that has led a number of senior Executives to become reactive to it.

These Executives are not usually as reactive in their approach to business, so why have they become so reactive about their own career opportunities?


A visit to Obel Tower, Belfast

Friday, February 19th, 2010

A bright afternoon today and a visit to Ireland’s

tallest building produced some stunning

views out across Belfast.

Looking over city and down on Albert Clock and Victoria Centre
Looking over city and down on Albert Clock and Victoria Centre
The view over Odyssey Complex and H&W Cranes
The view over Odyssey Complex and H&W Cranes

The new Obel will be open for business in summer 2010 and currently employs around 150 people on-site at any time. With 28 floors it’s hard to miss and is a welcome addition to the Belfast skyline.

Gilpin supporting local sport in Belfast

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

It was with great pleasure that Gilpin Executive Search & Development lent it’s support to CIYMS Rugby Football Club by sponsoring the match ball on Saturday 13th February for the visit of Donaghadee RFC.

Ray McCabe presents Reid Rutherford

Ray McCabe presents Reid Rutherford, President of CIYMS RFC, with the Gilpin sponsored matchball.

CIYMS benefits from ongoing support to assist with running the club and also to develop the performances and careers of its players.  The club prides itself in being a premier Belfast rugby club with an amateur status but with a highly professional approach combined with state of the art facilities.

Gilpin supports a number of activities within the local community, including sport, and is proud to support a club like CI with such an impressive history, excellent current set-up and ongoing ambitions for future success.

On Saturday Gilpin consultants and associates also attended the club’s pre-match lunch with 90 other CI members and business partners, supported the 1st XV in an entertaining league encounter and watched the French v Ireland game whilst enjoying the craic in the ‘packed to the rafters’ pavillion afterwards.  A great day out was had by all.

Gilpin wishes CIYMS RFC all the best for the remainder of the season and looks forward to continued relations between the club and our firm.

Executive Recruitment in Northern Ireland

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

We are currently searching for high calibre candidates with a successful track record
to fill the following vacancies:

  • Export Sales Director – £100k+ (Manufacturing Company)
  • Finance Director – £70k+ (Sales & Distribution Company)
  • Managing Director Designate – £100k (Manufacturing Company)
  • Managing Director – £100k (IT Sector)
  • Business Development Manager – £negotiable Financial Services Sector
  • Fund Manager – £50k+ (Finance Sector)
  • Sales Executive – £35k (Distribution Company)
  • Interim Quality Manager – £negotiable (Manufacturing Company)
  • Sales Manager – £40+ (Construction Industry)
  • Shift Production Managers – £35 (Manufacturing Company)

If you, or someone you might know, would be interested in the above please get in touch. In addition to the above positions,
clients have informed us that they will be recruiting in the coming months at senior level across a range of functions.  If you wish to register your interest please email your details in confidence to