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 Shane Callanan from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:


Shane Callanan

Electronic Engineer

Smart Futures

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  Shane Callanan
Being an Engineer is a great career choice. It offers so many opportunities both in Ireland and world-wide. Most positions will have terrific travel opportunities after a few years experience under your belt, and if you choose you course carefully your qualification will be recognised by employers all over the globe. Also an engineering qualification will open doors into management roles if that is your preferred career choice, but the reverse is not the case (if you do a course outside of engineering, you will probably not be able to branch off into engineering a few years after graduating).

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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Irish Jobs Market among most active in Europe

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Irish Jobs Market among most active in Europe

Wednesday, August 05, 2015 

Irish Jobs Market among most active in Europe

The jobs market in Ireland remains one of the most active in Europe according to the latest Robert Walters European Job Index. The country has seen the second largest annual rise in job advertisements (next to Spain) with a year-on-year increase of 19%.

While Dublin remained the main hub for business in Ireland, professionals in cities outside the capital were also in high demand – Click on the links below for recent jobs announcements:

Sectors like HR, IT and secretarial and support have seen strong increases in job advertising volumes when compared to the same period last year, up 32%, 15% and 31%, respectively.

There was a high demand for multilingual customer services professionals due to the volume of shared services and customer support centres in Ireland.

There was a 12% year-on-year increase in job advertisements for risk professionals, with particular demand for expertise in risk analysis and reporting. Demand for sales and marketing professionals also increased 20% year-on-year as Fast Moving Consumer Goods and financial services firms sought candidates with a solid understanding of customer insight and data research & analytics.

Recruitment activity in the legal sector also continued to rise, with a 6% year-on-year increase in job advertisements. Senior, experienced solicitors were particularly sought-after, especially those within the field of data privacy and the related regulatory issues.

Louise Campbell, Managing Director Robert Walters Ireland, said: “The recruitment market has been increasingly active over the past year and looking ahead, demand for professionals, which usually eases during the summer months is expected to continue throughout the third quarter.”

Source: Robert Walters Press Release

The CareersPortal Team