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 Keith Hayes from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Keith Hayes


Health Service Executive

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At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.

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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20 New Jobs with iConnect

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20 New Jobs with iConnect

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 

20 New Jobs with iConnect

20 new jobs are to be created following the acquisition of Galway firm Screenway by iConnect.

Based in Parkmore, Screenway is is an authorised Apple reseller with expertise in supporting IT solutions for educational institutions. It has now been acquired by iConnect to roll out its education arm in Ireland.

The deal will see the retention of 10 staff at Screenway in Parkmore as well as the creation of 10 new roles at this location. 10 further roles will be created at iConnect bases in Dublin, Cork and around the country.

Director of iConnect, John McEvoy said, “From the outset our ambition was to develop the brand across Retail, Business and Education. The acquisition of Screenway, who have been Apple Education Solution Experts since 2001, completes this three-pronged approach and will see us working closely with schools, teachers and students to ensure the smooth rollout of Apple across the Education system. Our focus in 2015 is the rollout of iPads in primary and secondary schools and educating both teachers and students on effective learning through technology“.

Visit the iConnect Career Opportunities page for vacancy details.

Source: iConnect

The CareersPortal Team