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 Elaine MacDonald from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Elaine MacDonald

Psychologist - Clinical

St. Michael's House

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  Elaine MacDonald

Make sure you are willing to go the full distance in terms of the time needed to train as a Clinical Psychologist – it’s typically at least six years academic study, and invariably this period is interspersed with work in a relevant field.

Do be as confident as you can that you’re happy being a “listener” and “observer”, as you will spend significant amounts of time in your work life as a Clinical Psychologist being in this role, as well as being in the “do-er” role and being in the limelight.

To have a good ‘fit’ with this career you’ll need to be happy working with people – as individuals on a one to one basis, with groups (e.g. families), and as part of a team in the workplace.

You need to have a good attention to detail as the job needs good observation skills, record keeping, and organisation skills.

Be prepared for learning and self-development to be on-going for the whole of your career because, as a Clinical Psychologist, you’ll be learning and using techniques and intervention approaches that are being constantly developed, and be working in accordance with policies and laws that are also constantly evolving.

The last piece of advice I’d give to someone considering this job is to be as sure as you can that you feel comfortable and even excited at the prospect of your career revolving around people and groups with all the varied, diverse, and unpredictable rewards and challenges that this brings!

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Indeed creates 50 new jobs in Dublin 


Friday, March 09, 2012 




Indeed creates 50 new jobs in Dublin

The world’s most comprehensive search engine for jobs, has opened its new EMEA headquarters in Dublin and plans to hire 50 new employees in 2012.

Indeed's EMEA headquarters will bring its sales and customer support functions closer to the company's expanding international client base. Indeed plans to help companies across EMEA maximize return on their recruitment spend, while continuing to offer the best job search experience for job seekers.

The new jobs will be in sales, client services, business development, finance and operations. Indeed is actively hiring in Dublin, particularly native speakers of European languages and multilingual candidates.

Welcoming the announcement, Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland said, “The decision by Indeed to locate its EMEA headquarters in Dublin is great news for Ireland and it adds significantly to our reputation as a hub for new businesses. Attracting high-growth companies to invest in Ireland has been a specific target of IDA Ireland since January 2010. Since then there has been a very strong flow of this type of business coming to Ireland, with 35 investments won in the last two years. On behalf of IDA Ireland I wish Indeed every success with this operation and offer the full support of IDA as the company grows its base in Ireland.”

Indeed’s Dublin offices are located at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay.

For information on Indeed’s Dublin vacancies go to http://indeed.jobs.

IDA Ireland, 9/3/2012
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