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 Michael Bohane from BioPharmachem Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:


Michael Bohane

QA Manager

BioPharmachem Ireland

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Be prepared for responsibility and the rewards and problems that come with responsibility. It is very important to be comfortable making decisions and living with them. While it is impossible to be right all of the time the majority of decisions you make have to be correct.

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 Careers News Round Up May 22nd

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Weekly Jobs and Careers News Round Up May 22nd

Friday, May 22, 2015 

Weekly Jobs and Careers News Round Up May 22nd

This week was another strong week for jobs announcements nationwide with an opportunity also to audition for jobs at Disneyland® Paris. Click on the links below for full details 

Now Recruiting ...

  • Disneyland Paris Open Auditions - Disneyland® Paris' Talent Casting department is organising a Characters and Parades open audition call in Dublin on Friday 5th June 2015 at 10am.

Jobs Coming on Stream ... 

  • 17 Jobs with Data Analytics Firm QStream - Data analytics start-up QStream is doubling its workforce in Dublin over the next 12 months. The company has announced plans to add 17 new jobs at its Dublin operation.
  • 25 Jobs for Dundalk with Maxol - Forecourt convenience retailer Maxol is to employ at least 25 people at a new service station at Southend in Dundalk, Co Louth, involving an investment of around €2m.
  • 40 New Jobs for Cabra with Valeo Foods - Dublin-based Valeo Foods has completed a €7m upgrade of its Cabra manufacturing facility on the northside of Dublin which will result in the creation of 40 jobs. 
  • You can also explore the full list of current job vacancies on the government’s job portal JobsIreland. There have been over 42,000 jobs advertised since the start of the year.

Useful Statistics ...

2,556 New positions advertised this week on JobsIreland 11th May – 17th May  

42,493 New positions advertised since the start of 2015

  • 1.929,500 people currently at work, up 41,300 in the last 12 months (Q1 2015)
  • 2.2% increase in employment over last 12 months (Q1 2015)
  • 9.8% is the current unemployment rate (April 2015) down from 15.1% (Feb 2012) 
  • 5.9% is the long term unemployment rate (Q1 2015), down from 8.1% (Q2 2013)
  • 212,800 people unemployed (Q1 2015), down from 300,700 (Q2 2013)

(Source: #AllAboutJobs)

AND ...

Liberties Volunteer Ambassador Programme - As part of The Dubline - Discovery Trail, outgoing and knowledgeable Ambassadors are wanted to provide a warm, friendly welcome to visitors of The Liberties, during this year's busy tourist season.

Are you a Jobseeker? 

Lots of valuable information HERE

to help you with your search. 

For Students ...

2015 National Career Skills Top Prizewinners Announced - are delighted to announce the Winners of the 2015 National Career Skills Competition.

AND ...

Parenting Exam Students – Sheila O'Malley of provides tips on dealing with your childs exam stress. 

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.



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