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.


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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Free programme of Start Your Own Business lectures

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Free programme of Start Your Own Business lectures

Thursday, October 08, 2015 

Free programme of Start Your Own Business lectures

The Start Your Own Business Programme, Autumn 2015 will be held over the next 3 weeks.

The programme is being organised by the Central Library in conjunction with LEO (Local Enterprise Office) and QED Training.

Each Lecture/ Talk focuses on different aspects of starting a business.

The Workshop / Talk, Thursday 8th October is "Market Research Skills - What you Need to do to be Successful" with Dermot Day, QED Training and runs from 6.30pm - 8.00pm.

Guided tours of the services and resources are also available from 6.00pm - 6.30pm each Thursday evening prior to the lectures commencing.

Places may be reserved for these lectures / talks by booking:

Online: click here 

By telephone: 01 873 3996

By email:

The CareersPortal Team