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Rowan Manahan

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Irish born and educated, Rowan is the MD of Fortify Services, a career management and training firm, with clients all over the English-speaking world. Seeing as he wasn’t able to broker his expertise in the Rubik Cube into an international showbiz career, Rowan entered corporate life and worked with indigenous and multinational companies. Since jumping ship in 1993, he has amassed almost 20 years’ experience career planning and training with executives at all levels.

Rowan is the author of the best-seller, Where's My Oasis? (The Essential Handbook for Everyone Wanting That Perfect Job) and Ultimate CV (Trade Secrets from a Recruitment Insider).

He serves as an External Lecturer for Trinity College Dublin, Bochum University, the National Col

After 6+ years of blogging on the Blogger platform, I have finally been dragged kicking and screaming over to Wordpress and my own domain. All of my blogposts dating back to November 2005 have found a new home on my personal website. Theblog ishere.

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Where's My Oasis?: The esse...
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Where's My Oasis? The essential handbook for everyone wanting that perfect job (Select)
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Description: Job-hunting is for dummies - this book is about managing your career. It will be of value to readers who are: * Leaving formal education for the first time * Making a move within their sector or going for promotion * Returning to the workforce following a career break or the loss of a job * Considering a change of career path The core of the book according to Rowan: "In today's market place, job-hunting is for dummies - the smart people are career-hunting. You need to present a cogent, structured picture of yourself to a potential employer from the earliest 'moment of truth' right through to the final stage of the process."

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“Stupidity is an unfortunate consequence of lousy genetic heritage. Ignorance is a choice.”
Rowan Manahan, Where's My Oasis?: The essential handbook for everyone wanting the perfect job

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
Albert Einstein

“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
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“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”
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“Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.”
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