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 Sinead Kenny from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:


Sinead Kenny

Design Engineer

Smart Futures

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  Sinead Kenny
If it is possible to get some work experience during the summer holidays or weekends, it would be great. Find out if there are any positions (voluntary or otherwise) available in your local IT or University. Get involved in a hobby such as model making, this would be very helpful as it would help with dexterity & impart an understanding of the ways in which different materials interact when assembled together.

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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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up August 7th

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up August 7th

Friday, August 07, 2015 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up August 7th

It has been a quiet enough week on the jobs front however Tuesday saw the launch of the Army recruitment campaign and some more positive jobs news followed throughout the week. Click on the links below for full details.  

Jobs Announcements 

  • 50 New Jobs with Feelsright - Employee and recognition rewards company Feelsright has announced it will create more than 50 jobs in Dublin before the end of the year.
  • Major Jobs Boost for Cork with New Digital Hub - Ludgate@Skibbereen a new Digital Hub has been launched in Cork with the aim of creating 500 jobs in five years, with an initial minimum of 75 jobs expected in the start-up phase.

AND ...

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

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



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For Students ...

Leaving Cert Helpline for Parents and Students - The helpline will open at 10am on August 12th to deal with any queries you may have after the results have been released.  



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


Career Planning ...

Campaign to Promote Careers in the Seafood Sector - Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency have launched a social media campaign to call on more young people to consider the sector as a viable career option.

Recruitment for BIM Training Programmes - BIM is currently recruiting for its QQI Level 5 Certificate in Commercial Fishing and Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport Engineer Officer (Fishing Fishing) training programmes. 

AND ...

CAO First Preference choices reflecting Job Market Trends - Final figures on CAO course choices show an increase in applicants in areas where job opportunities are growing such as construction, technology and law. 

Irish Jobs Market among most active in Europe - The latest Robert Walters report shows which sectors the demand for jobs are increasing in. 

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.

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