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 Sinead O'Hara from Civil and Public Service Jobs to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Sinead O'Hara

Higher Executive Officer

Civil and Public Service Jobs

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  Sinead O'Hara

First, I would say that the person should give some thought to what Department they may be assigned to. If, for example, one has a particular interest in environmental issues, then obviously this Department is ideal for them.

The Departments in the Civil Service cover so many aspects of life, and economic and social activity that I think there is choice for everyone. I would also encourage people to think about why they are considering the job - do they see long-term career prospects in it, or maybe they see it as a means to make a contribution.

At the end of the day, service to the public is what a career in the Civil Service is about.

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FREE CAO Points Calculator App from CareersPortal

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FREE CAO Points Calculator App from CareersPortal


Wednesday, January 14, 2015 




FREE CAO Points Calculator App from CareersPortal

The CAO Points Calculator App (CAOCalc) from CareersPortal.ie is now available for android from the Google Play Store, and also for iPhone from the AppStore.

The very successful CAO Points Calculator available on the CareersPortal.ie website has now been developed as a clever app that allows the user to calculate CAO Points based on their Leaving Cert results.

This FREE CAOCalc app has an easy to use interface, allowing the user to obtain their total points quickly and efficiently.

To get the PointsCalc App absolutely Free on your device right now:

  • Click on the image below to go the Google Play Store

  • Search for CAOCalc
  • Download and install the app to your device

Download CAOCalc for iPhone here:

The clever app uniquely provides easy access to the Course Search Wizard on the CareersPortal website, for detailed course and related Points Information.

App Features:

  • Allows Higher Level, Ordinary Level and Link Module Grades to be calculated
  • Bonus Points for Higher Level maths option
  • SMS Text results feature
  • Twitter and Facebook Links
  • Colleges Direct Link
  • Help and About Topics

How to use:

Enter your Maths Grade first, followed by any Links Modules taken, and all other grades. The app will immediately calculate and display the top 6 for the CAO.

The CAO PointsCalc App and the online CAO Points Calculator are invaluable tools for students as the Leaving Certificate and CAO deadlines approach.

 The CareersPortal Team