Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Stephen Landers from Bank of Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:


Stephen Landers

Internal Auditor

Bank of Ireland

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  Stephen Landers
Having an interest in banking is key to succeeding in any role at the Bank of Ireland. In addition, critical thinking skills and the ability to be comfortable with finance and numbers would stand to you greatly.

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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Ways to Enter

You can submit your entry Online, by Email or by Post.

Online Entries

To submit your entry online, you must have a CareersPortal account.

To create an account, or to login if you have an account, click here: Login. Then follow the links to the competition.

Postal or Email Entries

The submission should be typed into a word processor (e.g. Microsoft Word) and formatted to produce a clear and concise document. Use the headings provided in the instructions to layout the document, and include information on all sections required.

Once the document is completed it should be checked by your Programme Coordinator/teacher or Guidance Counsellor to ensure all the relevant sections are included.

Please also ensure all the appropriate information in section 1 (entry details) are included and accurate.

Your document can be submitted in a number of ways.

1. Email the completed document as an attachment to


2. Print your document and post it to the following address:

TY / LCA / LCVP / LC (select one)
National CareerSkills Competition,
7 Richview Park,
Dublin 14.


3. Create the document online using our online word processor.

The closing date for the submission is the 5th April 2017. The winners and award ceremony will be announced in May 2017.

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