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 David Kehoe from Failte Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:


David Kehoe


Failte Ireland

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  David Kehoe
If you're going to be a chef give it everything you have, because it will give you everything you have ever wanted in return. It's up to me to teach you all the skills.

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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Download CAO Points Calculator App FREE

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Download CAO Points Calculator App FREE

Friday, July 10, 2015 

Download CAO Points Calculator App FREE

Students get prepared - The CAOCalc app is an essential item for Leaving Cert results Day!

The very successful CAO Points Calculator available on the website has been developed as a clever app that allows the user to calculate CAO Points based on their Leaving Cert results.

This FREE CAOCalc app has an easy to use interface, allowing the user to obtain their total points quickly and efficiently. The clever app uniquely provides easy access to the Course Search Wizard on the CareersPortal website, for detailed course and related Points Information.

Download NOW!...

Click on the image below to download it FREE from Google Play Store: 

Download CAOCalc FREE for iPhone here:

App Features:

  • Allows Higher Level, Ordinary Level and Link Module Grades to be calculated
  • Bonus Points for Higher Level maths option
  • SMS Text results feature
  • Twitter and Facebook Links
  • Colleges Direct Link
  • Help and About Topics

How to use:

Enter your Maths Grade first, followed by any Links Modules taken, and all other grades.

The app will immediately calculate and display the top 6 for the CAO.

The CAOCalc App is an invaluable tool for students for both Leaving Cert results day and for full updates on CAO course offers.  


CAO First Round Offers 17th August 2015 

Calculate your LC Points quickly and easily 

Includes direct links to updated course points available

from 6.00am on 17th August 2015


The CareersPortal Team