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 Afra Ronayne from ESB to give some advice for people considering this job:


Afra Ronayne

Mechanical Engineer


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  Afra Ronayne
I would advise somebody considering this job to talk to people who are engineers already. They should try to talk to people working in different areas of engineering as even when people do the same degree they can have very different day to day jobs, from full time office based jobs to full time site based jobs.

Also it is important to remember that even if you complete an engineering degree you are not limited to a purely technical career as there are plenty of other areas you can get involved in like project management or finance.

The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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100 Job Vacancies with LinkedIn

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100 Job Vacancies with LinkedIn

Sunday, December 06, 2015 

100 Job Vacancies with LinkedIn

Business social media site LinkedIn is on course to employ 1,000 staff in Ireland as it prepares for the opening of its international headquarters in Dublin. Marking the fifth anniversary in the city, the company said it currently has 100 vacancies, which when filled, will brings its employee numbers in Ireland to 1,000.

The roles include:

  • Sales managers
  • Insight analysts
  • HR managers
  • Applied scientists
  • Finance managers

"We started with three employees five years ago. Today we are LinkedIn's largest office outside the United States," LinkedIn's Dublin site lead Sharon McCoey told the Irish Times.

The firm also announced the start of the next phase of construction on its new 17,507 sq metre international headquarters, which is expected to be completed at the start of 2017.

The company has hired 300 new staff over the last 12 months, and now employs over 900 in Dublin in the areas of sales, marketing, engineering, data insights, analytics and management.

IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan said the decision by LinkedIn to develop and construct its international headquarters in Dublin is “testament to Ireland’s reputation as a global leader in technology and big data”.

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The CareersPortal Team