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 Claire Hanrahan from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:


Claire Hanrahan


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  Claire Hanrahan

The candidate needs to have a desire to travel. That is the most important. Travel is a vital part of the role of Internal Auditor at CRH. Your travel percentage ranges between 40% - 70% per year. They do try to keep it at a minimum but with a high staff turnover, you could be placed on additional audits that are short staffed.

You need to get on with all the people you work with also as you're away with these people for 4 nights a week for 4 weeks. You need to be friendly and outgoing and easy to get along with as it can get stressful on jobs so the last thing you want is someone who has attitude problems or can't communicate properly! Those 2 aspects are the most important for me.


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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40 New Jobs with ChannelSight

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40 New Jobs with ChannelSight

Thursday, October 15, 2015 

40 New Jobs with ChannelSight

ChannelSight, a company led by John Beckett, who built the original Ryanair website when he was just 17, has raised €3.3m, which will result in the creation of 40 new jobs.

The Dublin-based company provides a ‘Buy Now’ e-commerce button for some of the world’s biggest consumer brands.

The 40 additional jobs will increase headcount at Channelsight to 74 people.

ChannelSight is an e-commerce enablement and analytics company and has raised the €3.3m in a round led by Nauta Capital, with participation from ACT Venture Capital and Enterprise Ireland.

‘The rise of shoppable content is changing the face of advertising, making it easier than ever for consumers to make a purchase online while giving brands greater visibility into media effectiveness’ siad CTO Kieran Dundon.

“Already the team has done an impressive job in no time and their customer successes and the market opportunity ahead clearly positions the company as thought leaders in the space,” said Carles Ferrer, London-based general partner of Nauta Capital.

Beckett’s entrepreneurial flair sparked when at 17, he built the first Ryanair website with schoolpal Tom Lenihan. After school he stayed in the technology business and built an enterprise software company called Eirtight Technology.

Find out more about ChannelSight here.


The CareersPortal Team