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.

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 21st

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up August 21st

Friday, August 21, 2015 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up August 21st

This week saw a number of jobs announcements with some recruiting now, and other jobs coming on stream soon. The release of first round CAO offers was a significant event and lots of information has been included this week for students including articles on CAO Available Places, Deferring Your College Offer and Updated CAO Points for 2015. Click on the links below for full details.

Now Recruiting ...

AND ...

Jobs coming on stream ...

  • 50 New Jobs with Brown Bag Films - 50 jobs are to be created with award winning Irish studio Brown Bag Films after it was bought by Canadian animation studio 9 Story Media Group.

Looking for Job?

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



Now available on

Check it out!

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

Useful Statistics ...

  • 2,207 New positions advertised this week on JobsIreland (10th - 16th August)
  • 73, 805 New positions advertised since the start of 2015. 

Education News ...

  • CAO 2015 Top 10 FAQs - Some of the Questions that arose on CAO Round 1 Offers Day 2015 and their answers. 

Check CAO POINTS 2015 

Students have until Monday 24th August

at 5.15pm

to accept first round offers. 

Career Guidance ...

Great New Publication on Supporting your Teen - A new book by Guidance Counsellor Dearbhla Kelly on helping your teen find their life's purpose. 

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