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 Elaine Steiro from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:


Elaine Steiro



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  Elaine Steiro

If you are considering starting in the food/ catering or hospitality sectors, you should consider whether you like working shift work and you should like working in a pressured environment .

It is a very fulfilling and rewarding sector to work in though and every day is different with new skills being added to your skillset all of the time . If you are considering moving into the management side of things, then you should be able to co ordinate tasks and people to achieve results and you should like an ever changing work environment.


The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up September 25th

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up September 25th

Friday, September 25, 2015 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up September 25th

This weeks round up includes the latest jobs annoucements from around the country with some companies now recruiting! Highlighted also are details of Jobs week which takes place from 28 September to Friday 2nd October. Click on the links below for full details. 

Now Recruiting ...

Jobs Coming on Stream...

  • 20 New Jobs with UTC Aerospace in Shannon - The company which provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries, is set to announce the addition of 20 new jobs at a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre in Shannon.  

AND ...

  • Jobs Week 2015 - Takes Place from 28 September to Friday 2nd October. 

Looking for Job?

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



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Check it out!

You can also explore the full list of all current vacancies on the government’s jobs portal JobsIreland. There have been over 87,000 jobs advertised since the start of this year. 

  • 3,332 New positions advertised this week on JobsIreland (14 - 20 September) 
  • 87,745 New positions advertised since the start of 2015

For Students ...

  • Other Pathways to 3rd Level - There is another way into third level for the disappointed Leaving Cert student or for the student who has no Leaving Cert … the Killester College story.
  • DFA Iveagh Scholars Internship Competition for TY Students - The second ‘Iveagh Scholars’ schools' competition has been launched which gives Transition Year and Year 12 students all over the island of Ireland the opportunity to enter a competition to spend a week in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade next April (2016).

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

Careers News ...

  • 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