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We asked Lisa Berry from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:


Lisa Berry

Restaurant Manager


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  Lisa Berry

My advice would be it is definitely a job where if you work hard and maintain your ambition you can have a satisfying career.

I think the biggest misconception is that McDonald's is only a job and stop gap to something else.

You will need patience, drive and commitment and be able to adapt to change. The skills you will learn with this job will be lifelong skills.


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15 New Jobs with Iconic Translation

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15 New Jobs with Iconic Translation

Thursday, July 23, 2015 

15 New Jobs with Iconic Translation

Irish translation software company Iconic Translation is to create 15 jobs at its Dublin headquarters after it raised €400,000 in seed funding.

The new jobs, which are expected to be filled by the end of next year, will bring the total number of staff to 25.

Iconic Translation provides cloud-based translation solutions to language service and translation companies. The new roles will be primarily highly technical, with Iconic seeking machine translation specialists and software engineers, but it is also looking for sales and marketing candidates.

Iconic’s flagship product, which uses proprietary technology developed from years of research at DCU’s CNGL Centre, automates the translation of intellectual property documents, and has been a success for the firm. The company is now planning to expand in a number of sectors, including the financial services and life sciences.

Chief executive Dr John Tinsley said the announcement signalled the firm’s ambitious growth plans. “Our team of experts has created machine translation solutions for content which had been considered too technical and challenging for automated translation. “We are excited about the strong growth we have already achieved in delivering translation technology to the very complex intellectual property and financial services sectors.” Among the users of its product is Welocalize, a top global language service providers that uses the translation automation service in its US and China offices.

The news of the expansion was welcomed by Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation Damien English. “Iconic is a highly innovative young Irish company and an excellent case study of how Ireland’s start-up eco system can help companies grow and develop, from the initial concept stage right through to becoming a commercial reality,” he said. Iconic raised the €400,000 seed funding from a number of investors, including Enterprise Ireland, and business angel investment from Bloom Equity and the Boole Investment Syndicate through the Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN).


The CareersPortal Team