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 Kevin Keary from EU Careers to give some advice for people considering this job:


Kevin Keary

Parliamentary Assistant

EU Careers

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  Kevin Keary
Be proactive and look for the areas that interest you whether it’s the Environment or Human Rights and find MEP’s or interest groups that specialise in those interests and take the initiative to send them your CV.

Having a European language would help you considerably in this career. Irish should also not be ruled out as an option as this is considered as a second language.

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 September 4th

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up September 4th

Friday, September 04, 2015 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up September 4th

It was a busy week for jobs announcements nationwide with some companies NOW recruiting. Details of the new CAO points scale for 2017 are also included along with a new Leaving Cert Points Calculator. Click on the links below for full details. 

Now Recruiting ...

Jobs Coming on Stream ...

  • 25 New Jobs for Donabate with Maxol - Maxol has announced a €2m redevelopment in its Hearse Rd, Donabate site that will create 25 new full and part-time jobs for the area by early 2016. 

AND ...

  • You can also explore the full list of all current vacancies on the government’s jobs portal JobsIreland. There have been over 76,000 jobs advertised since the start of this year. 

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Careers News ...

Jobseekers Information Day in Belmullet - Aras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet, Co. Mayo on 10th September 2015.

Apply NOW for Intel Shannon Women in Technology Scholarship - The Closing Date for application to the Intel Women in Technology Scholarship programme is September 2015. 

New CAO Points Scale is HERE

Calculate NEW LC Points 

Grading scheme applies to students commencing the Senior Cycle in September 2015

and sitting the Leaving Certificate examination from 2017 onwards. 

AND ...

New QQI -FET Points Calculator here


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