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.

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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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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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