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 Nora Barry from Civil and Public Service Jobs to give some advice for people considering this job:


Nora Barry

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  Nora Barry
A keen interest in current affairs, a willingness to travel and an acceptance that this role is a lifestyle choice are all necessary. I believe having lived abroad for a period of time and experiencing different cultures are also an advantage.

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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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up November 6th

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up November 6th

Friday, November 06, 2015 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up November 6th

This week saw a steady flow of jobs announcements with more seasonal work coming on stream for the Christmas period. There was also another boost for the tech sector with 320 jobs announced across six high-growth companies. Details of a careers open day at BMS is also included with a number of job vacancies now being recruited for at the company. Click on the links for full details. 

Now Recruiting …

Jobs Coming Soon …

  • 320 New Tech Sector Jobs - The new jobs will be spread across six companies and span a number of sectors such as Technology and Business Services. All companies are actively recruiting for roles in their Dublin operations.


Lots of advice and valuable


for jobseekers here


For Students ... 

  • Careers in Tax Talks for Schools – The Irish Tax Institute has a team of members who are available to give a talk to second level students and share their inspiring career stories.

Want to win a MacBook Air?

The competition is open to 2nd level students

who have completed Work Experience.

Career News …

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