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 Keith Hayes from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Keith Hayes


Health Service Executive

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At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.

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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50 Jobs for Dublin with Sungard AS

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50 Jobs for Dublin with Sungard AS

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 

50 Jobs for Dublin with Sungard AS

US technology firm Sungard Availability Services is to create 50 jobs in Dublin.

The new positions will be across several areas of the business including

  • Technical operations
  • Customer services
  • Sales
  • Marketing

Sunguard, which provides managed IT, cloud and recover services, is entering into a new partnership in which it will host its services at the data centre firm’s Digital RealtyTrust’s facilities in Park West Dublin.

Gary Watson, general manager of Sungard said: “This expansion will not only help us evolve our current services for these rapidly growing organisations, but also enables us to attract more business from across the world - and in return, jobs - to the area.”

For more information on current career opportunities with Sungard AS click here.

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Source: The Irish Times 30/6/15

The CareersPortal Team