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 Catherine Day from EU Careers to give some advice for people considering this job:


Catherine Day

Secretary General

EU Careers

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  Catherine Day
I would advise them to give it a go - it doesn’t mean you have to work there long term. You must know how to speak a language other than your mother tongue reasonably well, as a good proficiency is essential. It’s also important to know and understand the cultural diversity that makes up the European Union.

Our internships are a great chance to come for a short period to determine where your interests lie and taste the experiences. Starting out your career path with the EU gives you a really good foundation of insider knowledge of how the EU works and is so useful professionally, even if you don’t plan on working there forever.

It is also important for young Irish people to consider moving to countries that are not English speaking and working for the EU would be very useful to your long term career.

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 October 16th

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up October 16th

Friday, October 16, 2015 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up October 16th

Jobs announcements this week have been plentiful across companies in a variety of sectors including IT, Sales and Marketing, Marine Economy, and Hospitality.  Details of more retailers NOW hiring for the Christmas period are also included below along with lots of valuable college and career advice. We also have a FREE give away this week! Click on the links for full details. 

Now Recruiting ...

Jobs Coming Soon ...

Lots of advice and valuable 

for jobseekers here


AND ...

Budget 2016: 

For Students ...

Want to win a MacBook Air?

The competition is open to 2nd level students

who have completed Work Experience.

  • Exploring STEM Career Options - Read Guidance Counsellor Brian Mooney's advice for a parent asking 'How can I nudge my daughter towards a Stem career?'

Career Advice ...

Getting a job with no experience - Tips on how to get a job in today's competitive jobs market. 

 Is an apprenticeship the career path for you?

Watch videos directly from those

working in the industry here


AND ...

Read our featured article of the week: Step by step guide on preparing a job search at Ireland's biggest tech companies

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. 

FREE Giveaway Time! ...

Are you a parent of teenager who is starting secondary school or preparing to leave? It makes sense to be informed about practical ways to help them. The book Career Coach teaches parents to identify abilities, skills and talents in their teenager ... and we have 4 copies to giveaway absolutely free!. See our Facebook Page for full details. Closing Date Fri 30th October 2015. 

You can read our Parents Guide here for advice and information on assisting your child in choosing their career journey.  

Until next week ...

The CareersPortal Team