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.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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10 New Jobs with Cork Law Firm

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10 New Jobs with Cork Law Firm

Friday, October 23, 2015 

10 New Jobs with Cork Law Firm

10 New Jobs are being created by law firm O'Sullivan Whelan.

The Cork-based law firm announced the creation of  10 new jobs as High Court Judge and Cork native The Honourable Ms Justice Marie Baker officiated this week at the opening of the firm's new office complex of O’Sullivan Whelan Solicitors on South Terrace in Cork City.

Managing Partner Elaine O’Sullivan BCL commented “Having begun as a one person firm just four years ago we are very pleased with our progression and expansion. Our growth is thanks to the personal attention we give to our clients coupled with a recovering economic landscape. To be creating employment in our native city is very satisfying”.

Contact details for O'Sullivan Whelan are available here.

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The CareersPortal Team