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 Jack McGovern from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:


Jack McGovern

Garda Trainee

An Garda Síochána

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  Jack McGovern
Get a degree in any area that you are interested in. It doesn't have to be directly related to sociology or Law. Apply to become a member of the Garda Reserve Gather life experience by travelling before you join.

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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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