Help Ross with his CV to get Ross on the plane to Japan

The World Cup is fast approaching. Ireland are travelling to Japan with high hopes – and with only one seat on the plane left to fill. The IRFU is looking for an Assistant to the Assistant Kicking Coach. Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is keen to throw his hat into the ring – provided a generous remuneration package can be worked out, obviously. But, first, he’s been asked to bone up on his interview technique.

Use your imagination to help Ross answer these standard interview questions, and you could win a the privelege of having your name in the next Ross O’Carroll-Kelly book and a signed trade paperback.

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Terms and Conditions

1. No purchase necessary to enter the competition.  

2. By entering this competition, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. All entry instructions form part of the terms and conditions of this competition. 

3. This competition is open to UK (excluding N.I) and ROI residents aged 18 years or over, with the exception of employees of the Promoter, their families, agents and anyone else connected with this promotion. 

4. Entries must be received by 26th September 2019 12:00pm BST. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the relevant closing date for any reason. Proof of posting or sending is not proof of receipt. Automatically generated entries and entries via agents or third parties are invalid and shall not be considered. Entries shall not be returned.

5. Only one entry per person. No entrant may win more than one prize. 

6. To enter fill in your details on the online form and complete the interview questions. 

7. All correctly completed entries will be forwarded to a judging panel, including an independent judge. The winner will be the entry that in the opinion of the judges is the most humorous and imaginative.  Selection will take place on 10th October 2019. 

8. The prize for the winner is x1 signed copy of Schmidt Happens Trade Paperback and, subject to the winner’s consent, the winner’s name will be included in Ross O’Carroll Kelly’s next book.

9. Prizes are subject to availability. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value and (b) in exceptional circumstances to amend or foreclose the promotion without notice. No correspondence will be entered into.

10. The winner will be notified via email or post by 24th October 2019. The winner must claim their prize within 20 working days of the Promoter sending notification. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with these rules. 

11. Material from the winning entry, and any other entries, may be used by the Promoter for promotional purposes entirely at the Promoter’s sole discretion.

12. By entering this competition each entrant confirms that his/her entry is their wholly-owned creation and to the extent that such entry makes use of any third party materials, that these have been fully cleared unless they are no longer protected by copyright or other intellectual property rights.  Entrants will keep the promoter harmless from any claims that the entry infringes the personal or proprietary right of any other person.  By submitting an entry, each entrant (or their parent/guardian on their behalf) grants to the promoter a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to edit, publish, translate, modify, adapt, make available and distribute the entry throughout the world in any media now known or hereafter invented. Each entrant (or their parent/guardian on their behalf) undertakes to complete any necessary documentation to formalise the licence. If you do not want to grant us these rights, please do not submit material to us. By entering this competition, all entrants consent to the use of their personal data by the Promoter for the purposes of running the competition as detailed in these terms and conditions.  Details on how we process the personal data of entrants can be found in our Privacy Policy (http://penguin.co.uk/company/about-us/notices/privacy-policy/full-privacy-policy.html)

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14. Promoter may disqualify any entrant whose entry does not comply with these terms and conditions (in Promoter’s sole opinion) or who, in Promoter’s sole determination, has acted in a manner that is fraudulent, dishonest or unjust to other entrants including, without limitation, tampering with the operation of the competition, manipulating or rigging votes, hacking, deceiving, cheating or by harassing or threatening other entrants, the panel or a representative of Promoter.   

15. The Promoter is Penguin Books Limited 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SA.

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  • Schmidt Happens

  • 'One of the funniest writers in the land ... Schmidt Happens will be lapped up by fans' Irish Independent

    I've had some pretty bad New Year's Eves in my life. But this one was officially... The! Worst! Ever!

    My wife had just given birth to a baby that wasn't mine. My son had just walked out on his bride-to-be on the eve of their wedding. And my old dear was making threats of revenge against me for allowing her to choke on the olive from her breakfast Martini.

    Throw into the mix three infant sons who were banned from every public park and children's play centre in the city; a father who was working with dodgy Russian business interests to put himself in the Taoiseach's office; and a daughter who was about to do something truly shocking - even by her standards.

    But then, one day, totally out of the blue, I received a very unexpected phone call...

    And let's just say that Schmidt got real.

    'Hilarious' Woman's Way

    'Ross is a national institution, and his adventures continue to chart the foibles and fortunes of modern-day Dublin with wicked humour and sharp observation' Irish Times

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