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 Ejiro O'Hare Stratton from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Ejiro O'Hare Stratton

Clinical Nurse Manager 2

Health Service Executive

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I would advise having a degree in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. Professional training in nursing is necessary in order to understand patient care and what standards are required to provide quality care in an acute hospital setting.

One would also have to understand the value of planning, implementing and evaluating work practices in order to get the best out of employees. The person coming into the job would need to be patient, able to negotiate and work under pressure, as well as work on their own initiative.


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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DIT Careers Service Wins National Award

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DIT Careers Service Wins National Award

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 

DIT Careers Service Wins National Award

Last week some 600 graduate recruiters, educational institutions and influencers gathered in the Round Room of the Mansion House to celebrate achievement and innovation in graduate recruitment.

The DIT Careers Service was presented with the Association of Higher Education Careers Services Gold Medal in the Employability category.

A greatly improved economic environment contributed to the largest ever gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards ceremony, conducted in partnership with the Association of Higher Education Careers Services (AHECS) and the Higher Education Authority (HEA).

Hosted by RTE’s Brian Dobson, the guest speaker at the event was Minister Ged Nash, who congratulated both the employers and the universities and Institutes of Technology on the range of innovation that was contributing to greater employability and opportunities for graduates.

Dave Kilmartin, Christiane Brennan and Peter Lewis, accepting the AHECS Award on behalf of DIT Careers Development Centre

Connect, Commit, Communicate: Transition into First Year

The accolade was awarded for a first year 'transition to higher education' initiative, entitled "Connect, Commit, Communicate: Transition into First Year ".

This highly successful workshop programme was developed by the Careers advisers and over 700 first year student participated. The workshop was developed in response to key DIT objectives including Student Engagement, Employability and Retention.

The Careers Service aim to ensure that every first year student has the opportunity to participate in the workshop within the first six weeks of starting college, and supports first year tutors and campus life colleagues to deliver the workshop.

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