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 Mark Spain from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:


Mark Spain

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An Garda Síochána

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If you are unsure I would recommend coming to an open day in the college and if possible also doing the Garda Reserve. It gives the best insight imaginable into the work of Gardaí.

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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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