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 Mary Joyce from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:


Mary Joyce

Secondary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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  Mary Joyce
Teaching as they say is a vocation, it is a job that requires patience and enthusiasm. If you are considering teaching you need to look beyond the holidays and think of the 9-4 Monday to Friday spent dealing with children or teenagers and the challenges which they might pose.

I would advise anyone thinking of teaching as a career to speak with Teachers and learn of their experiences, both positive and negative. I personally would encourage people to consider teaching as it is an extremely rewarding profession in terms of the interaction you get daily with young people and the colleagues you meet in the job.

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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20 Jobs for Skibbereen with Spearline Labs

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20 Jobs for Skibbereen with Spearline Labs

Monday, November 09, 2015 

20 Jobs for Skibbereen with Spearline Labs

Spearline Labs is bringing 20 jobs to Skibbereen, with the west Cork town soon to home a range of software and support roles that will double the company’s current workforce.

As the testing company continues its expansion they are looking to fill positions over the next 18 months in:

  • Software engineering
  • Support
  • International sales
  • Finance

Spearline Labs is currently investing over €1million in new products which will be ready for market from early next year and will represent one third of the company’s revenue by 2017.The primary focus of this investment will be on mobile line testing which will further broaden the company’s offering.

“Today is a big day for Spearline Labs and for the west Cork region in general,” says Kevin Buckley, CEO of the company.

“With 20 people from five different countries already employed here we are excited about finding new colleagues to fill roles across a number of areas,” adds Buckley.

Current job vacancies advertised online with the company include:

  • Client Relationship Manager
  • Testing Support Technician
  • Senior Software Developer

For more information on these positions including application details click here.

Digital Hub

Grand plans are in place for the region with the recent announcement of a new digital hub for Skibbereen which aims to create 500 new jobs over the next five years with an initial 75 or more jobs guaranteed in the start-up phase.

The refurbished Old Bakery building, which will be renamed Ludgate@Skibbereen, was made available for the initiative by local entrepreneur John Field and is due for completion this month. 


The CareersPortal Team