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 Denis Canty from STEPS to give some advice for people considering this job:


Denis Canty

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  Denis Canty
It is challenging. But if you adopt the right attitude straight away it can be a lot easier. I would advise anyone to be a hard worker and maintain a positive attitude. Also be organised, right down to keeping notes. You start your career in college, not after it.

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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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up June 26th

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up June 26th

Friday, June 26, 2015 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up June 26th

This week saw a number of jobs announcements nationwide with some companies NOW hiring! Recruitment is also open for apprentices with Irish Rail. Click on the links below for full details. 

Now Recruiting ...

  • 10 New Jobs with Your Smile Direct - Your Smile Direct, an Irish cosmetic dentistry start-up, has announced they are expanding their operations this month with the creation of 10 new jobs.
  • EssentialSkillz to Double Workforce to 60 in Galway - Galway-based e-learning solutions provider EssentialSkillz intends to double its workforce to 60 people over the next two years. The company are very interested in hearing from talented developers. 

Jobs Coming on Stream ...

  • 50 New Jobs with IIS Group - Dublin-based software provider IIS Group is to create 50 new jobs, taking the number of positions created within the company to 80 this year.

AND ...

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 52,000 jobs advertised since the start of the year.

2,043 New positions advertised this week on JobsIreland (15 June - 21 June) 

52,748 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)

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