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 Lisa Curry from Failte Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:


Lisa Curry

Catering Sales Executive

Failte Ireland

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  Lisa Curry
I would advise them that the sales world is not as glamorous and easy as it comes across but it can be extremely rewarding. I would recommend you go for this type of position if you are someone who enjoys a challenge and can negotiate very well.

Sales and Catering Sales as a position is a tough one and there are a lot of challenges in that you really need to be customer focused yet remember that you have to make a profit. Selling weddings is a side of my job that is very satisfying as you get to see the end result of something that you have created which at the same time is the most important event in a families and a couple’s life.

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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120 New Jobs with Irish cloud computing and IT services company Ergo

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120 New Jobs with Irish cloud computing and IT services company Ergo

Monday, June 08, 2015 

120 New Jobs with Irish cloud computing and IT services company Ergo

Irish cloud computing and IT services company Ergo is to create 120 jobs over the next two years.

Ergo's expansion follows its acquisition of another technology focused company, iSite, for an undisclosed fee. The purchase of iSite, which provides customer relationship management software and IT resources to customers, will see Ergo’s workforce grow from 200 to 330 and its revenues rise by a third over the coming year.

The company also plans to create a further 120 new jobs within two years through additional growth of its business.

Ergo will also launch a new spin off business, called Ergo Resourcing, which will provide on-site IT skills for clients. In addition the company aims to grow its business outside Ireland and has steadily increased the share of its revenues coming from Britain in recent years.

Ergo was founded in 1993 as a printer specialist company by Tim Sheehy and John Purdy, who last year won the EY Industry Entrepeneur of the Year.

Its growth has been supported by the Department of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland, and Minister Richard Bruton said the firm is a great example of the type of innovative, fast-growing Irish companies the Government is trying to encourage.

Details of current career opportunities with Ergo are available here.


The CareersPortal Team