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 Tom Tooher from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:


Tom Tooher

Lieutenant - Army

Defence Forces

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Look up the Defence Forces website at and talk to serving personnel. If its possible try to visit a barracks.


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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Jobs Website INDEED is Hiring 30 New Staff

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Jobs Website INDEED is Hiring 30 New Staff

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 

Jobs Website INDEED is Hiring 30 New Staff

Jobs website Indeed plans to hire 30 additional sales staff in Dublin to support the rapid growth in small and medium-sized companies hiring needs.

Gerard Murnaghan, Vice President of EMEA at Indeed Ireland said: “One of the biggest job growth category both in Ireland and across our European business has been from small and medium-sized businesses.”

“These types of companies have taken longer to feel the benefits of the economic recovery, but now have the confidence to hire aggressively, with levels growing 20 per cent year on year in many job categories including healthcare and IT. “

Indeed is the number one jobs site in Ireland with the number of visitors rising 40 per cent to 800,000 unique visitors per month. Job postings on have also increased 9 per cent in the past 12 months. Mobile searches now account for 54 per cent of visits to the site, compared to 40 per cent a year ago.

SMEs can post jobs on Indeed for free and have full control over the job descriptions and CVs they receive through the website.

Indeed opened its Dublin EMEA headquarters in 2012. The new jobs will be in sales, bringing its Dublin team to more than 200 staff.

Details of career opportunities with INDEED are available here. Vacancies at the company's EMEA HQ, which is based at Silicon Docks in Central Dublin are available through this link.

The CareersPortal Team