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 Joseph Conboy from Irish Tax Institute to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Joseph Conboy

Associate Director

Irish Tax Institute

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  Joseph Conboy
If you are looking for a career that keeps you always challenged and interested, then you really should consider a career in tax! The fact that tax is constantly changing helps keep it interesting. Every year we have a new Budget/Finance Act which introduces new tax law that we have to get on top off. So it means we are constantly learning and need to be up to date with changes as quickly as possible – that’s what our clients expect of us.
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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up June 12th

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up June 12th


Friday, June 12, 2015 




Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up June 12th

This week saw a number of jobs announcements nationwide including Kildare, Dublin, Mayo and Laois. Click on the links below for full details. 

Now Recruiting ...

  • 15 Jobs for Newbridge with New Maxi Zoo Store- Pet supplies retailer Maxi Zoo has opened a new outlet in Newbridge, Co. Kildare with plans to open a further 15 new stores across the country over the next five years, creating up to 150 new jobs.

Jobs Coming on Stream ...

 

Are you a Jobseeker? 

Lots of valuable information HERE

to help you with your search. 

You can also explore the full list of current job vacancies on the government’s job portal JobsIreland. There have been over 48,000 jobs advertised since the start of the year.

1,641 New positions advertised this week on JobsIreland (1st - 7th June) 

48,577 New positions advertised since the start of 2015

Useful Statistics ...

  • 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 (May 2015) down from 15.2% (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)

Career Planning ...

New Courses that did not appear in CAO Handbook - There are many new courses available to CAO applicants which did not appear in the original version of the CAO handbook 2015.

Over 300 Scholarships to Help Cut the Cost of College - Learn more about scholarships and bursaries available in third level institutions across Ireland. 

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. Click here for full details.

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