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 James Sheridan from Failte Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:


James Sheridan

Restaurant Manager

Failte Ireland

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  James Sheridan

The best thing about this industry is you can get a job in the local hotel or restaurant, part time, and see if you like it.

Sit down with the manager and have a list of questions prepared. Don't make too many plans, just go with the flow, be nice/positive to everybody and things will go alright


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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Fidelity Investments Looking to Hire 100 New Staff in 2015

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Fidelity Investments Looking to Hire 100 New Staff in 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015 

Fidelity Investments Looking to Hire 100 New Staff in 2015

Financial service providers Fidelity Investments are looking to hire 100 new staff in 2015.This follows the company’s announcement of expansion in December 2014 with the opening of a second office in Dublin.

Head of technology services Steve Ashmore spoke to Silicon Republic indicating that recruitment will be across all aspects of the technology spectrum including:

  • Product management
  • Architecture
  • Technical leadership
  • Business and systems analysis
  • Engineering
  • Quality assurance
  • Information and Cyber security

He highlighted the company’s interest in candidates who would progress their career with them long term and further explained that even without 100 percent of the technology skills needed, those who display an ability to learn would still be considered for certain roles.


Fidelity Worldwide Investment is one of the world’s leading investment fund managers. The company opened offices in Ireland in 1996 and has bases in both Dublin and Galway. Fidelity employs 41,000 associates globally.

Current job vacancies with Fidelity Investments Ireland include:

  • Senior Software engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • Software developer
  • Desktop support technician
  • Technology risk analyst

To view a full list of vacancies click here.

Learn more about internship opportunities with the company here.

Want to know more about the booming ICT sector in Ireland? A range of career videos and articles relating to the industry are available here. 


The CareersPortal Team