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We asked Deirdre Kelleghan from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:


Deirdre Kelleghan

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  Deirdre Kelleghan
Being a self-employed artist is probably the most difficult job really. You need to be highly motivated in the tasks you set for yourself. You need to be able to work on your inspirations and be totally focused on your targets. If your painting does not work first time you need to be able to learn from your experience and use what worked in another piece. Your ability to have confidence in your journey exploring your choice of subjects in paint is important. As regards doing workshops, bringing fun into the entire effort is the most important element to achieve. Your audiences will learn in a more sustainable way and produce drawings to be proud of.

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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100 New Jobs at Microsoft plus 60 Intern roles

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100 New Jobs at Microsoft plus 60 Intern roles

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 

100 New Jobs at Microsoft plus 60 Intern roles

Microsoft has announced plans to hire an additional 100 staff.

The company wants a mix of graduates and established professionals, with all of the positions to be based in Dublin. 60 new interns will also be recruited.

The new roles include:

  • Service, process and software engineers
  • Data analytics experts
  • Programme managers
  • Finance experts
  • Channel and technical account management
  • Device demand planners
  • Supply chain experts
  • Operations
  • Sales and marketing

All of the positions will be based in Dublin. "Microsoft in Ireland is a global hub for many parts of our operations and development teams. That means that there are great career opportunities for people - many of whom will have a European or global role while being based in Dublin," commented Cathriona Hallahan, Managing Director of Microsoft Ireland.

Details of career opportunities with Microsoft are available here.


The CareersPortal Team