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 Aishling Butler from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:


Aishling Butler

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An Garda Síochána

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  Aishling Butler
Take every opportunity available, don't be afraid to do voluntary work and get involved in communities.

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 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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