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 Louise Mc Donald from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:


Louise Mc Donald

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I would advise them to get themselves physically fit and to maintain it. I would also say that a sense of humour is very important and the ability to laugh at themselves. They should have self discipline and be prepared to accept imposed discipline. Punctuality is very important as is respect for others. If they had sporting interests that would be a help.

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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Bluemetrix Announce 15 Jobs for Cork

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Bluemetrix Announce 15 Jobs for Cork

Thursday, November 12, 2015 

Bluemetrix Announce 15 Jobs for Cork

Big data analytics copmpany Bluemetrix has announced 15 new jobs in its Cork office following a new partnership with Hortonworks, creator of data analytical software Hadoop.

Bluemetrix has said that the 15 jobs are expected to be filled in its Cork office by the end of 2016 with a view of training data analysts in using the program. An additional five jobs will be created in its Japanese operations by the end of this year. 

Speaking of the announcement, Bluemetrix’s founder and CEO, Liam English, said that these jobs are a necessity due to the shortage of data analysts familiar with the Hadoop software, which it has worked with since 2009.

“We are looking for Linux experts, and they will receive a further 18 months of training from us in Hadoop, English said. “At the moment there is a scarcity of Hadoop expertise worldwide. We will address this problem by training people to use the latest Hadoop technology in actual operational environments, and at the end of their training they will be recognised as senior Hadoop administrators”.

Bluemetrix is Ireland's leading independent online analytics company providing customised Web Analytics and Data Consultancy services to blue chip clients in Japan, Scandinavia and Ireland since 2001.

For more details on Bluemetrix including contact details click here.


The CareersPortal Team