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 Deirdre Lavelle from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:


Deirdre Lavelle

Care Assistant

St. Michael's House

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  Deirdre Lavelle
It can take time to get to know people with learning disabilities, patience and good listen skills are very important.

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up October 30th

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up October 30th

Friday, October 30, 2015 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up October 30th

It has been another strong week on the jobs announcement front with many of the companies NOW recruiting. Dubllin Fire Brigade are also actively accepting applications until November 12th for Firefighters and Paramedics. The winner of our Free Giveaway has also been announced so check below! Click on any of the links for more information. 

Now Recruiting ...

Jobs Coming on Stream ...

  • 400 New Jobs with Aldi - The retailer has also announced that it is raising its minimum pay rate to €11.50 an hour. 

Lots of advice and valuable


for jobseekers here


Career News 

For Students ...

  • Better Options College Fair 2015 -  The college fair for people with disabilities and specific learning difficulties takes place on Thursday 26th of November 2015 from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. 

Want to win a MacBook Air?

The competition is open to 2nd level students

who have completed Work Experience.


  • 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 Winners Announced...

A Big Congratulations to:

  • Sabrina McDonald - Dublin 
  • Ailish Frear - Dublin 
  • Claire Ann O'Gara - Mullingar
  • Eileen Burke Smyth - Cavan 

They have won a copy of Dearbhla Kelly's book Career Coach. A guide to helping parents identify abilities, skills and talents in their teenager to assist them in deciding on their career path. 

You can also read our Parents Guide here for advice and information on assisting your child in choosing their career journey.  

Until next week ...

The CareersPortal Team