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 Natasha Ibanez from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:


Natasha Ibanez

Mechanical Engineer

CRH plc

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  Natasha Ibanez
An education in Mechanical Engineering would be preferable. I would advise them to get as much diverse work experiences as possible, even if these jobs are not engineering related.

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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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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