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 Aishling Butler from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:


Aishling Butler

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Take every opportunity available, don't be afraid to do voluntary work and get involved in communities.

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up September 11th

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up September 11th

Friday, September 11, 2015 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up September 11th

This week saw a number of jobs announcements nationwide with a great employment boost for the South East. Click on the links below for full details. CareersPortal willl also be in attendance at Higher Options in the RDS from 16th - 18th September at stand 83 so why not drop by and say hello! 

Now Recruiting ...

  • 270 Jobs for South East across Three Companies - 270 direct jobs will be generated in total between Waterford, Clonmel in Co Tipperary and Kilkenny. Recruitment is begining immediately for the 200 positions announced at Eistec.

Jobs Coming on Stream ...

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



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For Students ...

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


Higher Options Careers Fair 2015 - The CareersPortal Team will be at stand 83 at Higher Options Careers Fair in the RDS from Wednesday 16th - Friday 18th September.

Whether you're a student, guidance professional, jobseeker, adult learner or parent/guardian feel free to drop by with any questions or queries you may have. There will also be one to one training provided throughout each day on the Reach+ Programme and CareersPortal website for guidance counsellors at the stand and upstairs in the coffee area.

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