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.

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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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