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 Naoise Pye from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:


Naoise Pye

Social Care Worker

St. Michael's House

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  Naoise Pye
You need to be interested in people, and want to help them. Interests in Creative Arts can help as well as having a degree in Social Studies and having plenty of work experience.

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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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up 17th July

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up 17th July

Friday, July 17, 2015 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up 17th July

It's been a quiet enough week for jobs announcements, but there are a few, alongside plenty of career news. Some companies are hiring NOW, whilst other jobs are coming on stream soon, giving you plenty of time to do your research and prepare for your application. The National Career Skills Bulletin 2015 was launched this week, highlighting where the jobs in demand are and ... we've added an exciting New Apprenticeship Area to Click on the items below for full details.

Now Recruiting ...

  • 50 New Jobs for Sligo with GSK Ireland - Recruitment is underway for roles across a range of disciplines including: Engineering, Quality, Technical, Logistics, Finance and Project management
  • 30 New High Skilled Jobs with Numerix - The company will begin recruiting immediately  for people with backgrounds in financial engineering, financial analytics development as well as professionals in legal and accounting.

You can also explore the full list of current job vacancies on the government’s job portal JobsIreland.

AND ... 

Jobs Coming on Stream ...

  • 50 New Jobs for Dublin with Software Services provider Ellucian - provider of software and services for helping higher education institutions achieve student success has opened new offices in Ballsbridge, Dublin. New jobs being created are in Technical sales, Marketing, Customer support and Product development

AND ...

New National Skills Bulletin 2015 NOW Available -

The report highlights the Skills Shortages across all career sectors. have now integrated the 'Jobs in Demand' details across the National Occupations Database and

fully updated the Labour Market Information area.

Looking for Job?

There's lots of valuable information HERE to help you with your search. 



Now available on

Check it out!

For Students ...

  • The Rise and Fall of CAO Points 2015 - if you are waiting for your Leaving Cert results, this article takes a look at what points are likely to have increased or decreased this year, based on CAO First Preferences.

CAO First Round Offers 17th August 2015


Have you downloaded your


Calculate your LC Points quickly and easily


Includes direct links to

updated course points available on

from 6.00am on 17th August 2015


 An essential item for the student's Exam Toolkit!

AND ...

  • 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.

The CareersPortal Team