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 Declan Rice from Local Government Management Services Board to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Declan Rice

Firefighter

Local Government Management Services Board

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  Declan Rice

Research it well. Visit you local fire station, talk to the firefighters and question them ... they are generally very willing to help interested persons.

The training is excellent and will prepare you well for what will be expected of you. To "fit-in" you have got to be a team player, there's really no room for those who aren't. Who wants to work along someone for 25-30 years who only thinks of themself ? Your life may someday depend on them.

Do not consider this job if you are afraid of heights or confined spaces or squemish, in this job people will literally die in your arms; it's something you must give thought to. Having said all that ... the job is very safisfying

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175 new jobs on offer at Dublin's East Point 


Friday, April 09, 2010 




175 new jobs on offer at Dublin's East PointA jobs fair is set to be held at Dublin's East Point Business Park as five leading multinational companies look to fill 175 new job vacancies, it has been announced.

The advertised jobs, which include full-time positions and some part-time work, span a number of industries including IT, telecommunications, customer services, HR and pharmaceuticals.

Oracle, Conduit, Citrix, Quintiles and Peninsula are hoping to attract graduates and experienced professionals for the roles, which include positions in sales, finance, business development, clinical and commercial operations and technical support.

Matt Gallagher of East Point said: "We are pleased to be in a position to organise a jobs fair at East Point promoting 175 new job opportunities in an office park that already employs some 5,000 people."

"It's been a difficult 18 months for employers and people out of work, so it's reassuring to see that some of the companies based here are beginning to recruit again," he added.

The East Point Jobs Fair will take place on April 16th at the park, which is located in Dublin 3. ADNFCR-2470-ID-19712319-ADNFCR 




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