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 Elaine MacDonald from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:


Elaine MacDonald

Psychologist - Clinical

St. Michael's House

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  Elaine MacDonald

Make sure you are willing to go the full distance in terms of the time needed to train as a Clinical Psychologist – it’s typically at least six years academic study, and invariably this period is interspersed with work in a relevant field.

Do be as confident as you can that you’re happy being a “listener” and “observer”, as you will spend significant amounts of time in your work life as a Clinical Psychologist being in this role, as well as being in the “do-er” role and being in the limelight.

To have a good ‘fit’ with this career you’ll need to be happy working with people – as individuals on a one to one basis, with groups (e.g. families), and as part of a team in the workplace.

You need to have a good attention to detail as the job needs good observation skills, record keeping, and organisation skills.

Be prepared for learning and self-development to be on-going for the whole of your career because, as a Clinical Psychologist, you’ll be learning and using techniques and intervention approaches that are being constantly developed, and be working in accordance with policies and laws that are also constantly evolving.

The last piece of advice I’d give to someone considering this job is to be as sure as you can that you feel comfortable and even excited at the prospect of your career revolving around people and groups with all the varied, diverse, and unpredictable rewards and challenges that this brings!


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Emirates Airline Recruitment Events

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Emirates Airline Recruitment Events

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 

Emirates Airline Recruitment Events

Emirates Airline is hosting a number of cabin crew assessment days in Ireland to recruit new employees. 


Date: Saturday 29th August 2015

Time: 9.00am

Venue: Hilton Hotel on Charlemont Place in Dublin 2


Date: Thursday 1st October 2015 

Time: 9.00am 

Venue: Absolute Hotel Limerick Sir Harry's Mall, Limerick


Date: Saturday 26th September 2015

Time: 9.00am 

Venue: Harbour Hotel, New Dock Road, Galway City

On the day, candidates will get to meet the Emirates recruitment team, learn about the brand and explore the opportunities of the job, including living in Dubai.

At the moment, over 500 Irish people are working for Emirates in Dubai and the airline said that this number is growing each year.

The airline also employs almost 30 people in Ireland, based between the sales office in Dublin and Dublin Airport. The airline, which currently operates two daily flights between Dublin and Dubai, has not specified how many people it will employ through the open day.

The airline said it is looking for “dedicated employees who are open-minded, helpful, friendly and service-oriented”. Applicants have to be at least 21 years old at the time of possible recruitment and are asked to bring an up-to-date CV in English together with a photograph.

Applicants are asked to register online in advance for the open day. For more information click here


The CareersPortal Team