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 Mary Ita Heffernan from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Mary Ita Heffernan

Social Worker

Health Service Executive

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  Mary Ita Heffernan

Whilst in secondary school, I changed my mind many a time regarding the career path I wanted to pursue! I always knew that I wanted to work with people but was unsure about the profession which would most suit my interests and skills in this regard.

While in school, I definitely found that being unsure about the type or area of work you want to pursue is a very difficult and confusing position to be in, especially given the array of career choices now available and the pressure one feels in trying to make one’s mind up.

To this end, I would strongly advise anybody in this position to research courses and job descriptions well in order to make the most informed decision possible at that time in your life. 

I recommend one tries to gain as much work experience as possible as it will provide you with valuable insight into your skills, ability, likes/dislikes for certain areas of employment!!!!

Also I would research the courses and job areas as much as possible so that you can make an informed decision regarding your choices. If you can't gain enough information in school, contact the college directly or arrange to talk to somebody who facilitates the course. In particular, it would be really valuable to talk to somebody in the profession to gain a realistic and practical insight into the job.


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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65 New Jobs for Finglas with Odeon Cinema

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65 New Jobs for Finglas with Odeon Cinema

Thursday, September 17, 2015 

65 New Jobs for Finglas with Odeon Cinema

A new ODEON cinema is to open in the Charlestown Shopping Centre, Finglas, North Dublin on Friday 16th October, bringing 65 new jobs for the area.

The new recruits will join the team of 375 people already working in the ten ODEON cinemas nationwide (Coolock Point Village, Stillorgan, Cavan, Limerick Waterford, Newbridge, Naas and Portlaoise).

The new nine-screen ODEON in Charlestown will be one of the largest and technologically advanced cinemas in Ireland, featuring a massive ISENSE screen with 9 million pixels, and Dolby Atmos technology which uses a Dolby CP850 sound processor for totally immersive and detailed sound.

Douglas Brennan, Brand Manager of ODEON cinemas Ireland said, "We’re very excited to be a new part of the Finglas community, and are delighted to have 65 new colleagues joining our team. "Our new cinema is looking and sounding fantastic, and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone in Finglas as they join us for the amazing films that are launching in the next few weeks and months."

Details of Career Oppportunities with Odeon Cinemas (including Ireland) are available here

The CareersPortal Team