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.

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Being a self-employed artist is probably the most difficult job really. You need to be highly motivated in the tasks you set for yourself. You need to be able to work on your inspirations and be totally focused on your targets. If your painting does not work first time you need to be able to learn from your experience and use what worked in another piece. Your ability to have confidence in your journey exploring your choice of subjects in paint is important. As regards doing workshops, bringing fun into the entire effort is the most important element to achieve. Your audiences will learn in a more sustainable way and produce drawings to be proud of.

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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Affidea to create 100 New Jobs

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Affidea to create 100 New Jobs

Thursday, November 05, 2015 

Affidea to create 100 New Jobs

Diagnostic healthcare provider Affidea, which was previously known as Euromedic, is to create 100 jobs over the next 18 months as part of a new €15 million investment.

The company, which currently employs over 135 full-time staff, said the new positions will be a mix of clinical and administrative roles.

Details of career opportunities with Affidea are available here.

Affidea, which announced its rebrand on Thursday, entered the Irish market in March 2007 with the acquisition of MRI Ireland. It has diagnostic centres in Dublin, Cork, Naas and Kilkenny. The company also provides MRI services in Sligo General Hospital and the Ulster Independent Clinic in Belfast.

The company acquired Vista Medical Imaging in Naas, Co Kildare for an undisclosed sum in May bringing its total investment in Ireland to date to €55 million.

“The creation of over 100 new jobs means that our current and new clinics will be able to serve a greater number of patients, quickly, professionally and to the highest of standards,” said chief executive Tom Finn. Affidea Ireland also said on Thursday it intends to provide gamma knife treatment to patients on the island of Ireland.


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