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 Lynch from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:


Keith Lynch

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Defence Forces

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  Keith Lynch
Only enter the Defence Forces if you are willing to commit to it 100% as it is a long tough road which can be extremely rewarding if you fully engage it. Like everything in this life, you get out what you put in.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Free Web Summit Careers Night

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Free Web Summit Careers Night

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 

Free Web Summit Careers Night

A careers night hosted by Web Summit is taking place at 7pm on Wednesday November 4th at the RDS.

The free careers event provides a unique opportunity to hear from the world’s leading entrepreneurs, meet some of the most exciting tech companies and attend a host of inspiring talks on careers in tech.

Careers Night welcomes all undergrads, post-grads, Ph.D. students and recent graduates who are 18 years of age or older.

How do you apply for Careers Night?

You can apply for Web Summit’s Careers Night by signing up here.

Do you need to purchase a ticket?

No, everyone attends for free.

When do applications close?

Spaces for Web Summit’s Careers Night are limited and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Make sure to get your application in as soon as possible.

Where is the event taking place?

Web Summit’s Careers Night will take place at the same venue as Web Summit, the RDS in Dublin. Tickets for the Careers Night are not valid for the main Web Summit event. 

When is the schedule available?

If your application is successful, you’ll recieve the finalised schedule prior to the event.

Where do you check-in on arrival?

You will receive all of this information via email in the lead up to Web Summit’s Careers Night.

See more on Web Summit's Careers Night here.

Job Vacancies

Web Summit have hired over 70 people in 2015, and will be hiring many more in 2016 across a wide range of roles. There are a number of current job vacancies advertised online including: 

  • Junior Financial Analyst 
  • Email Marketing Manager
  • Front End Web Developer 
  • Data Scientist 

For full details on how to apply click here

Are u interested in pursuing a career in Ireland’s booming tech industry? Explore more information about this sector HERE.

The CareersPortal Team