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 John Smith from Intel to give some advice for people considering this job:


John Smith

Engineer - Process


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On a personal level you need to be a good team player, good communicator and organised. From a technical viewpoint a background in physical sciences or engineering is essential. A PhD in semiconductor related field would prove extremely beneficial. The opportunities are vast within a company the size of Intel so you do have the option to change career direction if needed.

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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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up April 24th

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up April 24th

Friday, April 24, 2015 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up April 24th

This week saw several jobs announcements nationwide with some companies NOW recruiting! Applications are also open for a number of areas within The Defence Forces. Click on the links below for full details. 

Now Recruiting ...

  • 100 New Tech Jobs for Limerick with DELL - Dell has announced that it is creating 100 new Innovation Technology R&D roles at its Limerick Campus. Recruitment for the new jobs, which are primarily highly skilled engineering roles, will commence straight away.

Jobs Coming on Stream ...

  • 20 Jobs for Cork with Treemetrics - Cork-based forestry software firm Treemetrics is to create 20 jobs after securing a €1m contract from the European Space Agency.
  • 200 Jobs for Dublin with Zalando - Online Fashion Company Zalando are moving to Dublin and have announced 200 jobs for their new software research and development centre.
  • You can also explore the full list of current job vacancies on the government’s job portal JobsIreland. There have been over 32,000 jobs advertised since the start of the year.

AND ...

  • National Volunteering Week 2015 - National Volunteering Week 2015 which promotes volunteering, takes place from Monday 11th to Friday 17th May this year. There are 3,000 opportunities available for people to help out in their community or do some charity work.
  • 22 New Pilots for CITYJET - Independent Irish airline CITYJET, will train in 22 newly recruited pilots this year to cope with increased demand on its routes in Europe. 

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Useful Statistics ...

2,415 New positions advertised this week 13th April – 19th April  

32, 868 New positions advertised since the start of 2015

  • 1.938m people currently at work, up 29,100 in 2014 (Q4)
  • 1.5% increase in employment over last 12 months (Q4 2014) 
  • 10% is the current unemployment rate (March 2015) down from 15.1% (Feb 2012)
  • 5.7% is the long term unemployment rate (Q4 2014), down from 8.1% (Q2 2013)
  • 213,600 people unemployed (Q4 2014), down from 300,700 (Q2 2013)

(Source: #AllAboutJobs)

Career Planning ...

Unique Alternative Route to Physiotherapy - Have you always wanted to study Physiotherapy but are afraid you won’t get the points? Well now there is a great alternative route offered by Coláiste Íde College of Further Education.

Intel Women in Technology Scholarship is NOW Open - Applications are NOW OPEN for Intel's Women in Technology Programme at both their Shannon and Leixlip operations. 

CAO Late Application Deadline 1st May - The CAO Late Application deadline is fast approaching. The deadline for late applications to the CAO is Friday, May 1, at 5:15pm.

CAO Change of Mind Opens 5th May - The deadline for late applications to the CAO is Friday 1st May. No new applications can be submitted after this date.

New Apprenticeship Route to IT Careers Open to Leaving Certs - The FIT ICT Associate Professional is a new IT apprenticeship-style (learn & earn) pathway to a career in the technology sector.

FREE 3D Modelling & Animation for Games Workshops at Pulse College - Pulse College are hosting two FREE "3D Modelling & Animation for Games" workshops on Monday 27th April. 

CareersPortal Guidance Counselling Service - CareersPortal are providing a professional one-to-one guidance counselling service for students and adults who would like support in making career, educational and/or employment decisions.

This service is of particular benefit to career changers, jobseekers, students and those looking to explore their career and education options. Click here for full details.



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