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 Maria O'Neill from STEPS to give some advice for people considering this job:


Maria O'Neill

Civil Engineer


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  Maria O'Neill

If you like working with others, and like problem solving then its definitely worth considering. Do you ever look at a bridge/skyscraper etc. and wonder how they did that? Or better still, are you looking at the way the road at home is laid out and thinking if they had of done something differently it would have been better.

Engineering is not a career people think about and say its helping people, but in many ways it is rewarding and just as much about helping people. Engineers design things used everyday that help people get to work, provide clean water, provide sewerage systems, care for the environment....


Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up December 18th

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up December 18th

Friday, December 18, 2015 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up December 18th

With Christmas fast approaching we are wrapping up our Weekly Jobs Round-Up series for this year. Ending 2015 on a positive note, it's another bumper week of jobs announcements across the employment sectors including Medtech, Accountancy, Transport and IT. Following quickly after Christmas is the January 5th deadline for the 2016 Garda Trainee Recruitment Campaign. The application process for 4,660 Census Enumerators opens on the same day so don’t delay, put the date in your diary now! Full details on how to apply are included below. Click on the links for detailed information.

Now Recruiting …

2016 Recruitment Campaign

NOW Open for Applications


Watch the Eight New Garda Recruitment Videos HERE.

  • Dublin Bus are Hiring - They are looking to hire Professional Bus Drivers, promotional staff and Engineering Operatives.


  • 2016 Census Enumerators Wanted - The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has now announced that the application process for census enumerators will open on 5th January 2016 at 9.00am.

Jobs Coming Soon …

Career News …

For Students ...

Want to win a MacBook Air?

The competition is open to

2nd level students

undertaking work experience.

Read Featured article of the week: My Experience as a Garda Reserve



   Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from

   The CareersPortal Team