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 Sinead Kenny from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:


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If it is possible to get some work experience during the summer holidays or weekends, it would be great. Find out if there are any positions (voluntary or otherwise) available in your local IT or University. Get involved in a hobby such as model making, this would be very helpful as it would help with dexterity & impart an understanding of the ways in which different materials interact when assembled together.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Australian Recruitment Drive to entice Professionals home

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Australian Recruitment Drive to entice Professionals home

Tuesday, September 08, 2015 

Australian Recruitment Drive to entice Professionals home

Recruitment consultancy firm Robert Walters is heading down-under in an effort to fill the current skills gap here.

The jobs market in Ireland remains one of the most active in Europe. Due to high demand for skilled candidates in certain sectors, Robert Walters Ireland is conducting a recruitment drive in Australia to entice Irish professionals to return home.

The road show will commence in Sydney on September 28th for one week and travel to Melbourne on October 5th targeting candidates seeking employment primarily in:

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Compliance
  • HR
  • Insurance
  • IT
  • Legal
  • Sales & marketing and
  • Secretarial and business support roles

Gemma Allen, Director at Robert Walters Ireland, said: “There are several sectors in the Irish economy experiencing severe candidate shortages and as a result we are looking to entice qualified professionals back home and highlight the numerous opportunities which exist in the Irish market at present.”

Potential candidates will be interviewed and assessed with the intention of having suitable positions on offer upon arrival in Ireland.

Consultants from Robert Walters will be present to give advice on current salary trends, specific sector updates, skills shortages as well as secondary information on relocation, tax and the many social benefits of living in such a vibrant country.

Robert Walters is partnering with a number of leading companies in the Dublin market for the 2015 Australian recruitment road show including Applegreen, Bank of Ireland, HedgeServ, Kerry Group, KPMG, PwC and Unilever. The agency hopes to attract a large number of quality candidates to Ireland from this road show, and is partnering with other Robert Walters offices throughout the world to strengthen this pipeline and make the transition for these candidates as smooth and efficient as possible. 

The CareersPortal Team