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 Rasaq Falade from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:


Rasaq Falade

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Anyone considering this job should be ready to work thoughtfully rather than reactively. Also they should be emotionally present and ready to facilitate meaningful conversation.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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FREE Career Zoo Event for Jobseekers

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FREE Career Zoo Event for Jobseekers

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 

FREE Career Zoo Event for Jobseekers

Are you a jobseeker? Career Zoo is a FREE event for graduates and professionals being held this Saturday 21st February in The Convention centre Dublin.

It will provide a platform for talent and opportunity to connect directly. Recent graduates or professionals have the chance to meet face to face with a wide variety of companies from a range of sectors. Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend career clinics, seminars and career workshops.

What can I expect to see there?

There will a number of leading employers, research establishments and organisations with stands at the event who are eager to meet ambitious and talented candidates focused on developing their careers. These include:

  • Liberty IT
  • Bank of Ireland
  • Symantec
  • Citrix
  • Ericsson
  • Version 1

Bank of Ireland has committed to hiring at least ten professionals at the forthcoming Career Zoo event as part of as part of wider career opportunities available at the financial institution.

View Bank of Ireland Employer Profile including employee interviews here.

All of the job opportunities on offer will be located in Ireland, and not just in major cities. For example, multinational finance company Pramerica has a wide selection of jobs available in Letterkenny, Co Donegal.

There will be a specific area dedicated to the thriving technology sector called ‘Tech Town’ which will platform a variety of leading technology companies such as Version1, along with ‘Techbox’, an area designated to showcasing a variety of tech activities and pioneering tech talks.

A new feature at this year’s event will be a dedicated Coder Hack Space where delegates are welcome to bring their coding problems on the day to speak with peers from a variety of coding groups. BioCluster will be a designated platform for Ireland’s leading life sciences organisations. 

The ‘International Financial District’, sponsored by Bank of Ireland will be a new area added this year which will highlight a host of exciting positions across Ireland’s financial sector, both traditional roles and new tech roles that the digital revolution is creating.”

Career clinics and workshops will also be held to help provide candidates with useful and valuable information to assist them whether it’s in finding employment or changing their career. 

Upwards of 10,000 attendees are expected on the day. The event will run from 10am - 5.00pm. 

Register here for this FREE event.

Lots of valuable information to help jobseekers with their search can be found here.

The CareersPortal Team