keithduffy78 - Unemployed International Relations Graduate

Postgraduate Student at Dublin City University



Current location


Work category

HR and Recruitment



Profile Activity

Committed professional with sales and marketing experience in the recruitment & motor industry. My experience and capabilities allow me to learn fast, communicate effectively, and to see a task through to its successful completion. Characterised by others as managerial, resourceful, and extremely efficient, I possess keen instincts and a curiosity for learning. I am equally at ease working as a team member or independently and enjoy a role where I can foster motivational relationships with colleagues.In a nutshell I strive to bring to my work a flexible combination of methodical analysis and strong forward momentum. Overall its consistent high performance that wins the day and I work hard to embody that long term commitment in everything I do

keithduffy78's Professional Experience

2006 - 2009

Project Recruitment - Recruitment Consultant

Recruitment of construction professionals for a variety of clients across the construction industry.
Screening Candidates
Business Development and account management of clients
Taking job specs & submitting relevant CV’s to clients.
Preparing candidates CV’s
Researching companies through sector reports to ascertain what projects companies are undertaking.
Client meetings
Candidate meetings
Database management
Regenerating candidates on Database for live roles.
Arranging interviews
Taking offers and closing candidates
Webbing 5 jobs per day
Preparing letters and paperwork for management
Negotiating fees with clients
Achieving daily and weekly activity targets.
Training of new recruitment consultants in software.
Achieved over €30K in first month fees

Key Skills
Account Management Business Development construction negotiating recruitment Reports
2005 - 2006

UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business - EMBA Programme Administrator

Ensure, at all times, the delivery of a highly flexible, responsive and effective service to staff and students
Assist Programme Manager in the implementation of programme policy and strategy decisions
Attend and participate in marketing fairs, open days and other events for the purpose of marketing and promotion of programmes at home and abroad.
Promotion of /advice on programmes to prospective students.
Advise/Inform students on programme requirements and core and elective offerings where appropriate.
Proactively contribute to planning and development of new initiatives for the programme
Assist in the development and implementation of recommendations, on an on-going basis, for improvements in procedures and services to meet the requirements of staff and programme participants

Key Skills
Marketing strategy
2002 - 2003

Ding Ding Dang English School, Daegu, South Korea - TEFL Teacher

Duties included providing English language expertise to various age groups.
Skills Gained:
Using own Initiative
Working in a team, and adapting to a new working environment and culture.
Versatile, flexible and creative in my teaching approach.
I was able to recognise learner needs and adapt teaching approaches accordingly.

Key Skills
using own initiative
2000 - 2002

Society Irish Motor Industry - Research Officer

Duties included providing research & analytical expertise on various motor industry topics to society executives, member companies, the media & external organizations by means of monthly market reports.
The SIMI pre budget submission is one of the most important activities of the SIMI. I had primary responsibility for conducting the necessary research, analyzing the resulting information & inserting into the submission.
I conducted market research into various channels demographic, economic, cultural etc. Segment analysis for motor companies. Initiated a price policy for the services provided by the operations department increased statistics revenue by 15%
I implemented a direct marketing campaign to members on the various benefits of the society’s services, increased revenue by 10%.
Liaising with various media sources to increase the profile of the company by issuing monthly press releases.
Performed in various committees & responsible for committee agenda as well as ensuring those recommendations were implemented.
The SIMI redeveloped its web presence. I devised a web plan by identifying problems, liaising with Internet partners, deciding on content, image etc. & planning future progression of the site. [Webmaster]
I performed ad hoc reports as requested from management and members.

Key Skills
Direct marketing internet Marketing Reports

keithduffy78's Education and Qualifications


Bachelor/Degree - MA International Relations, Terrorism, Economic & Political Studies in Africa, International Law, United Nations Studies

Dublin City University


Bachelor/Degree - Bachelor Business Studies, Marketing

Institute of Technology, Sligo