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 Caroline Austin from Irish Tax Institute to give some advice for people considering this job:


Caroline Austin

Associate Tax Lawyer

Irish Tax Institute

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  Caroline Austin
A common misconception about a career in tax is that it is just about numbers, however, tax law has a strong basis in legislation and case law. Therefore, it is really suitable for graduates from a legal background, or for qualified solicitors and barristers.

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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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up May 1st

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up May 1st

Friday, May 01, 2015 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up May 1st

It was a quiet week for jobs announcements but we still have information about a number of companies who are recruiting! Click on the links below for full details. 

Now Recruiting ...

  • RYANAIR LABS are Hiring - If you’re interested in changing the world of online travel Ryanair Labs want to hear from you. 

AND ...

  • Careers at Bank of Ireland - 100 customer champion roles were announced in February for Bank of Ireland's branch network. Some of these positions may still be available. 

Jobs Coming on Stream ...

  • You can also explore the full list of current job vacancies on the government’s job portal JobsIreland. There have been over 35,000 jobs advertised since the start of the year.

AND ... 

Are you a Jobseeker? 

Lots of valuable information HERE

to help you with your search. 

2,496 New positions advertised this week 20th April – 26th April  

35,364 New positions advertised since the start of 2015

  • 1.938m people currently at work (Q3 2014)
  • 1.5% increase in employment over last 12 months (Q3 2014) 
  • 10% is the current unemployment rate (March 2015) down from 15.1% (Feb 2012)
  • 5.7% is the long term unemployment rate (Q3 2014), down from 8.1% (Q2 2013)
  • 213,600 people unemployed (Q4 2014), down from 300,700 (Q2 2013)

(Source: from #AllAboutJobs)

Career Planning ...


  • 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. Full details HERE

For Students ...

  • Transition Year Tour Guiding Programme - Ever considered a career as a Tour Guide? Glasnevin Cemetery Museum offers a one of a kind Transition Year Tour Guiding Programme, designed to give students an experience of the real life world of tour guiding, the tourism industry and customer service.
  • CAO Change of Mind Opens 5th May - The online change-of-mind facility for the CAO becomes available from May 5th, with a closing date for any changes of 5.15pm on Wednesday 1st July.


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