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 Mary Joyce from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:


Mary Joyce

Secondary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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  Mary Joyce
Teaching as they say is a vocation, it is a job that requires patience and enthusiasm. If you are considering teaching you need to look beyond the holidays and think of the 9-4 Monday to Friday spent dealing with children or teenagers and the challenges which they might pose.

I would advise anyone thinking of teaching as a career to speak with Teachers and learn of their experiences, both positive and negative. I personally would encourage people to consider teaching as it is an extremely rewarding profession in terms of the interaction you get daily with young people and the colleagues you meet in the job.

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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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up October 23rd

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up October 23rd

Friday, October 23, 2015 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up October 23rd

It has been a bumper on the jobs front with companies across the country announcing positions across a range of sectors including IT, Tourism, Legal and Education. For those interested in a carere with the Defence Forces, details are included of an OPEN DAY this Saturday, October 24th. We're also entering the last week of our FREE giveaway competition which closes next Friday October 30th. Cick on the links below for more information. 

Now Recruiting ...

Jobs Coming Soon - watch this space ...

  • 200 New Jobs at Aer Lingus - The expansion will create more than 200 new jobs at the airline for pilots, cabin crew, and ground services staff. 

Lots of advice and valuable


for jobseekers here


Career News ...

  • Diary Date Better Options 2015 - the careers fair for people with disabilities and specific learning difficulties takes place Thursday 26th of November 2015 from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm.


Read our Featured article of the week - My Worldwide Career as a Documentary Maker

For Students ...

Want to win a MacBook Air?

The competition is open to 2nd level students

who have completed Work Experience.

  • Olympia Theatre Rising Star Award 2016 - The second annual Olympia Theatre Rising Star Award will be delivered by the Gaiety School of Acting throughout 2016, beginning on the 16th of January.

AND ...

  • 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