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


Health Service Executive

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  Keith Hayes
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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150 New Jobs with Clavis Insights

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150 New Jobs with Clavis Insights

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 

150 New Jobs with Clavis Insights

Dublin-based e-commerce company Clavis Insights has announced plans to create 150 new jobs over the next two years, following a $20m investment.

The company provides analytics tools for companies selling online which helps clients to track and analyse their online sales, as well as compare their performance to competitors.

Clavis Insights includes Tesco, Unilever and Nestlé amongst its list of customers. The company will announce a $20m equity investment from Californian venture capitalist firm Accel-KKR, which Clavis said would be used to fund the further expansion of its global business.

Clavis plans to create 100 new jobs in Ireland to support this expansion, with around 50 further roles being established across its offices in Boston, Shanghai and London.

The Irish operations are home to the company’s development and delivery centres as well as being its global headquarters. Many of the new positions will be on the software development side, with additional roles in sales, customer service, and marketing.

Details of career opportunities with Clavis Insights are available here

The CareersPortal Team