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 Tomas Flanagan from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:


Tomas Flanagan

Occupational Therapist

St. Michael's House

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  Tomas Flanagan

I would advise anyone interested in Occupational Therapy to read up on the profession or else try to meet a qualified Occupational Therapist and talk to them about their work.

The internet can be a great resource in getting information. Also information from the universities might indicate if this is a course that is suited to you. A lot of the course work relies on you being a self-directed learner. This makes the course different to other more mainstream/academic courses as the onus is on the student to complete a lot of work independently.

As this is a caring profession an interest in working with people is a must. You also need to be a good communicator as you will be working closely with clients, families and other staff on an ongoing basis.

Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.


The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up November 13th

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up November 13th

Friday, November 13, 2015 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up November 13th

There has been another steady flow of jobs announcements this week with a significant number of tech sector jobs. Aer Lingus are currently recruiting for Cabin Crew staff and the latest report from the EGFSN was published on Thursday with the spotlight on skills for the Hospitality Sector. Click on the links below for full details.

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for jobseekers here


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Career News


  • IGC Kerry Careers Fair - CareersPortal will be in attendance at the IGC Kerry Careers Fair on Wednesday 18th November at The Malton Hotel Killarney so why not drop by and say hello. There will also be one to one training provided at the stand on the Reach+ Programme and CareersPortal website. 
  • You can keep up to date on all upcoming careersPortal and Reach+ training sessions here.


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