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My current role requires a lot of self-motivation as it is largely autonomous, while colleagues are always on hand to give advice and counsel, the decisions as to how to progress cases or deal with problems are ultimately my call.

The job requires someone who is able to work under pressure, is comfortable with public speaking, is confident, assertive and decisive. These are all skills that can be learned with experience, involvement with organisations in school or university that involve managing workload, organising information and debating would all be useful in developing such skill sets.

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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80 Jobs for Cork with Global Shares

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80 Jobs for Cork with Global Shares

Friday, April 17, 2015 

80 Jobs for Cork with Global Shares

Global Shares, a software company headquartered in Clonakilty, Co Cork, is to create up to 80 jobs as part of a three-year expansion plan.

The new jobs will involve the expansion of the company’s sales and marketing team to help sell the newly developed software internationally.

Functions at its headquarters cover a variety of areas including: software development, quality assurance, analysts, financial accountants and project management.

It currently has offices internationally in New York, California and London – with 68 staff spread across these three branches. There are more than 80 people employed at its Clonakilty headquarters in high-skilled positions.

Current job vacancies on the company website include:

  • Share Plan Analyst
  • C# Software Engineer
  • Senior Systems Administrator

For more information on careers with Global Shares click here and follow the careers link in footer area.

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