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 Val Gabriel from Hewlett-Packard to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Val Gabriel

Product Manager

Hewlett-Packard

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  Val Gabriel

Good analytical skills. Be able to hear 200 individual pieces of information. Discard the 175 that have no bearing, and then tie the 25 pieces together into a compiling decision/path forward.

Patience: Not everything happens at the speed you would like. Push hard, don’t be afraid to voice your position, but know when to be patient. For this job you have to have an honest and real feel for customers. Who they are, what they want, where they buy, how much they spend, this allows you to target their needs better. The classic win/win, customer gets their needs fulfilled better and your company has a winning product.

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The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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ESB Ireland Apprenticeship Campaign 2014 


Wednesday, March 26, 2014 




ESB Ireland Apprenticeship Campaign 2014

ESB Electrical and HGV Mechanic Apprenticeships 2014 are now open for applications.

ESB, Ireland’s leading energy company is seeking dynamic people to join the company to help them deliver their 2025 Corporate Strategy over the coming years.

ESB Networks Ltd. carries out the construction, maintenance and operation of the distribution and transmission electricity network in the country. This includes sub stations and the overhead and underground electricity infrastructure that are used to bring electricity to Ireland’s 2.3 million, domestic, commercial and industrial customers.

ESB Networks Ltd. also services and maintains a large fleet of light and heavy goods vehicles at various ESB locations throughout the country.

The ESB Apprenticeship programme will begin taking applications on Sunday 23rd March 2014.

Closing Date for applications to the 2014 Apprenticeship program is:

Friday 11th April 2014

Click ESB 2014 Apprenticeship Programme for details and access to the online application process.

Click here for more information on Careers with the ESB and Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

 

The CareersPortal Team

 




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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

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