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 Paul Shortt from Civil and Public Service Jobs to give some advice for people considering this job:


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My current role requires a lot of self-motivation as it is largely autonomous, while colleagues are always on hand to give advice and counsel, the decisions as to how to progress cases or deal with problems are ultimately my call.

The job requires someone who is able to work under pressure, is comfortable with public speaking, is confident, assertive and decisive. These are all skills that can be learned with experience, involvement with organisations in school or university that involve managing workload, organising information and debating would all be useful in developing such skill sets.

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up June 19th

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up June 19th

Friday, June 19, 2015 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up June 19th

It was a strong week for jobs announcements nationwide with a number of companies NOW recruiting as well as an open casting this weekend for TV extras. Click on the links below for full details. 

Now Recruiting ...

  • 40 New Jobs with Elverys Intersport - Sports retail chain Elverys Intersport has announced 40 new jobs in a number of stores follwing a 1.5m euro investment in the comapny's retail network and online platform. 
  • 185 New Jobs For Wexford and Dublin - The new jobs will be spread across a number of sectors with a range of activities such as Technology, FinTech, Business Analytics and Medical DevicesA number of these comapanies are now recruiting. 

Jobs Coming on Stream ...

  • 30 Jobs for Dublin with DAQRI - The American augmented reality company will hire 30 positions for its software and hardware development centre 
  • 17 New Jobs for Wexford with UTC - 17 new jobs are to be created with scientific company United Chemical Technologies in Wexford with recruitment to be completed by 2017. 

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 50,000 jobs advertised since the start of the year.

2,128 New positions advertised this week on JobsIreland 8 June - 14 June

50,705 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 ...

Students still have time to review CAO Course Choices – The free CAO change of mind will close at 5:15pm on July 1, 2015.

Call to Students to Consider Tech Careers Ahead of CAO Close - In advance of the CAO Change of Mind deadline on 1st July, Smart Futures Champion and star of ‘Dragons’ Den’ Barry O’Sullivan has encouraged Leaving Certificate students to consider careers in science and technology.

AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) Winter course - Are you interested in a Successful Career in Tax?The AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) Winter course starts in October 2015. 

Assembly Technician Traineeship Information Evening An information evening will be held in Grange Theatre Monaghan on Tuesday 23rd June for more information about this new traineeship.

Workshop Celebrating Fashion and Design at Ilac Library - Interested in Illustration or Picture Book Creation as a Career or Hobby? If so, come along to an informative workshop with practical fun hands on experience with artist, illustrator & writer Adrienne Geoghegan. 

AND ...

Analog Devices Graduate Recruitment 2015 - 30 new graduates from 12 different Universities and IoTs will commence employment with Analog across thier Limerick and Cork sites this year. 

TY and Third Level Work Experience at Analog Devices - Analogue Devices International offer approximatley 50 Transition Year students and 70 Third Level students Work Experience opportunities annually. 

Bank of Ireland awarded Top Graduate Employer 2015 - Bank of Ireland was awarded the 2015 gradireland Graduate Recruitment Award for the Most Popular Graduate Employer within theBanking, Investment and Financial Services Sectorand was also announced as one of Ireland’s Top 100 Leading Graduate Employers.

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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