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 Paul Shortt from Civil and Public Service Jobs to give some advice for people considering this job:


Paul Shortt

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My current role requires a lot of self-motivation as it is largely autonomous, while colleagues are always on hand to give advice and counsel, the decisions as to how to progress cases or deal with problems are ultimately my call.

The job requires someone who is able to work under pressure, is comfortable with public speaking, is confident, assertive and decisive. These are all skills that can be learned with experience, involvement with organisations in school or university that involve managing workload, organising information and debating would all be useful in developing such skill sets.

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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20 More Jobs with Realex announced at Web Awards 2015

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20 More Jobs with Realex announced at Web Awards 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015 

20 More Jobs with Realex announced at Web Awards 2015

Sponsors of the Web Awards 2015, Realex Payments, announced on stage that it is to create 20 jobs in the e-payments company.

The 20 jobs, which will be for developers within Realex Payments, were announced at the event yesterday which saw pick up the award for the Best Science and Technology Site.

Only last September, Realex Payments announced it was to create 50 new jobs in its Dublin office and will use these new roles to expand its operations in both the UK and Ireland.

Read the full story at Award Winning

Details of career opportunities with Realex Payments are available here.

The CareersPortal Team