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


Nora Barry

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A keen interest in current affairs, a willingness to travel and an acceptance that this role is a lifestyle choice are all necessary. I believe having lived abroad for a period of time and experiencing different cultures are also an advantage.

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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Defence Forces Open Day Saturday 24th October

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Defence Forces Open Day Saturday 24th October

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 

Defence Forces Open Day Saturday 24th October

THINKING OF A CAREER IN THE DEFENCE FORCES? Opportunity to meet members of the Irish Defence Forces in person! Soldiers, Sailors, Air crew ...

This Saturday 24th October from 9am to 5 pm, 2 Brigade will host an Open Day in the scenic setting of Farmleigh House, The Phoenix Park, Dublin.

There will be stands from various Defence Forces units and corps including the Army Ranger Wing, Infantry, Cavalry, Engineer and Bomb Disposal assets, the Air Corps, the Naval Service, as well as unarmed combat and parachute displays. This promises to be fun for kids and big kids alike!

With schools on holiday, what better time for students curious about a career in the Defence Forces to come along and ask soldiers, sailors and air crew questions about their service and experiences.

Don't waste the opportunity to attend what promises to be a fantastic day's outing.

The CareersPortal Team