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


Aoife Lyons

Occupational Psychologist

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  Aoife Lyons
Psychology is a very broad area and I would encourage people to reflect on the field that would suit them best. If you study pharmacy, you will graduate as a pharmacist. It is different in psychology. The role of a Clinical Psychologist differs significantly from the role of an Educational Psychologist, a Forensic Psychologist or a Sports Psychologist. A post graduate qualification will be required to practice in any of these fields. Regardless of the area of psychology that interests you, respect for and an interest in people is a key value that is required. Once you have qualifications, networks and professional bodies are a good way to meet prospective employers.

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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400 New Jobs for Cork with Voxpro

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400 New Jobs for Cork with Voxpro

Friday, November 20, 2015 

400 New Jobs for Cork with Voxpro

Business process outsourcing company Voxpro are creating 400 new jobs for Cork. Taoiseach Enda Kenny made the official announcement today which will see the Irish company’s total headcount rise to more than 1,400. 

Established by co-founders, Dan and Linda Kiely 20 years ago, the compnay operates from three purpose built facilities in Cork, as well as offices in Dublin, San Francisco and Folsom, with major global expansion plans over the coming years.

“With team members from more than 26 countries, innovatively transacting business in as many as 18 different languages, our multilingual graduate talent pool is undoubtedly the key to our success,” Mr Kiely said.

Voxpro’s international and indigenous partners include brands such as Google, Airbnb, Nest, Etsy, Stripe, Red Bubble and Weebly.

Voxpro currently have a number of job vacancies advertised online with the company including: 

  • Airbnb French Customer Experience Specialist 
  • Dutch Technical Support Specialist 
  • German Speaking Customer Service Specialist
  • Italian Technical Support Specialist 

For full details on these positions and details on how to apply click here


The CareersPortal Team