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 Keith Hayes from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Keith Hayes


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At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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130 New Jobs across Cork and Dublin with Pivotal

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130 New Jobs across Cork and Dublin with Pivotal

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 

130 New Jobs across Cork and Dublin with Pivotal

Silicon-Valley headquartered software company Pivotal is to create 130 new jobs as part of a €100 million five-year investment.

The 130 jobs will be created across its brand new Pivotal Labs office in Dublin and its current operations in Cork.

Recruitment will be for full time positions in in the areas of:

  • Software engineering
  • Technical support
  • Operational, General and Administrative roles

Initially, Pivotal will be based at DogPatch Labs at the chq Building in the IFSC. The company works with many of the world’s most admired brands such as AllState, BMW, Comcast, GE and Verizon, as well as a deep heritage working with many of the world’s most valuable Internet companies.

“The continued rapid development of Dublin’s tech scene makes it the perfect location for further investment by Pivotal,” said Kevin Flanagan, head of Pivotal in Ireland. “It is a hotbed of talent, innovation and exciting ideas that we are looking forward to playing a central role within. Pivotal Labs will quickly become a software innovation hub for Dublin’s largest enterprises in all industries and will help transform them into great software companies.”

Current job vacancies advertised online at the company’s Dublin base include:

  • Product Designer UX and visual
  • Product Manager
  • Software engineer

For more information on these vacancies including details on how to apply click here.


The CareersPortal Team