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 Sinead O'Hara from Civil and Public Service Jobs to give some advice for people considering this job:


Sinead O'Hara

Higher Executive Officer

Civil and Public Service Jobs

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  Sinead O'Hara

First, I would say that the person should give some thought to what Department they may be assigned to. If, for example, one has a particular interest in environmental issues, then obviously this Department is ideal for them.

The Departments in the Civil Service cover so many aspects of life, and economic and social activity that I think there is choice for everyone. I would also encourage people to think about why they are considering the job - do they see long-term career prospects in it, or maybe they see it as a means to make a contribution.

At the end of the day, service to the public is what a career in the Civil Service is about.


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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15 New Jobs for Dublin with Swrve

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15 New Jobs for Dublin with Swrve

Friday, November 13, 2015 

15 New Jobs for Dublin with Swrve

Dublin mobile app integration start-up Swrve have announced 45 new jobs at its Dublin base.

The company which has raised $30m in financing will use the funding to expand globally and invest in product innovation.

The investment follows a $6.25m investment in 2012 that saw the company announce 100 new jobs at the time.

Swrve intends to commence a rapid hiring programme in Dublin, San Francisco, New York, London and continental Europe.

Current job vacancies advertised online with the company include:

  • Product manager
  • UX Designer
  • UI Engineer
  • IOS Developer
  • Unity Developer

For more information on these positions including details on how to apply click here.

Swrve’s platform enables brands to deliver contextually rich and relevant in-app mobile interactions. Their product attracts demand in fintech, media, publishing and entertainment.


The CareersPortal Team