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.

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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Weekly Education and Career News Round Up

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Weekly Education and Career News Round Up

Friday, August 14, 2015 

Weekly Education and Career News Round Up

With Leaving Cert results released this week the focus of our weekly jobs round up is on education, including plenty of news items that have valuable information for students and parents, as they await the release of CAO offers on Monday 17th of August. The jobs stories are here too! Click on the links below for full details. 




CAO First Round Offers ~ 17th August 2015   


Includes direct links to updated course points


available from 6.00am on 17th August 2015



Now Recruiting ...

And ...

Jobs coming on stream ...

  • 19 New Jobs with Effective Software - Effective Software, an Irish technology start-up in the health and safety sector, plans to increase its staff count from 16 to 35 in the next two years. 
  • Supermacs to Create 220 Jobs - Supermac’s have a number of new job vacancies advertised online and have also announced their plans to develop three motorway service stations creating 220 jobs. 
  • You can also explore the full list of current job vacancies on the government’s job portal JobsIreland

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Career Planning ...

Irish Tax Institute: Open Evening - Open Evening on 19th August from 5 - 6.30pm at the offices of the Irish Tax Institute on Grand Canal Harbour. 

New Professional Cookery Course open for applications - School of Food, a Kilkenny-based community-led food initiative has announced 16 spaces on a new professional culinary course that will combine work-based learning with college attendance

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