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 Liam McCaul from Sustainable Energy Authority to give some advice for people considering this job:


Liam McCaul

R&D Engineer

Sustainable Energy Authority

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  Liam McCaul
Do your best to find out the most you can about your specific engineering category, whether it be Electronics, Mechanical, Civil etc. Approach companies to try and get experience whilst you are at college, that way you have a running start on how to use the most up to date packages and instruments that companies have, and that then gets you the work experience when you finish college.

The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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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