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


Margaret Donaghue

Prison Officer

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  Margaret Donaghue
Learn as much as you can in any situation that presents itself. Never be afraid to try something even if it scares you to do so. And give it all you have. Be a good listener and a good communicator and be fair.

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 3 July

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up 3 July

Friday, July 03, 2015 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up 3 July

It's been a pretty busy week for career news and jobs announcements. Some companies are hiring NOW, whilst others are coming on stream soon, giving you plenty of time to do your research and prepare for your application. Recruitment is still open for apprentices with Irish Rail. Click on the items below for full details and links to application processes.

Now Recruiting ...

Jobs Coming on Stream ...

AND ...

Looking for Job?

There's 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.

  • 52,000 jobs advertised since the start of the year.
  • 3,821 New positions advertised this week on JobsIreland (22 June - 28 June)
  • 56,569 New positions advertised since the start of 2015
  • The unemployment rate in June was 9.7%, down from 11.4% in June 2014.
  • The seasonally adjusted number of people unemployed was 208,100, down 35,900 in the year.

(Source #AllaboutJobs)

For Students ...

CAO First Round Offers 17th August 2015


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  • 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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