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 Louise Mc Donald from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:


Louise Mc Donald

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Defence Forces

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  Louise Mc Donald
I would advise them to get themselves physically fit and to maintain it. I would also say that a sense of humour is very important and the ability to laugh at themselves. They should have self discipline and be prepared to accept imposed discipline. Punctuality is very important as is respect for others. If they had sporting interests that would be a help.

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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15 New Jobs with Smyths ToyStore Chain

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15 New Jobs with Smyths ToyStore Chain

Monday, December 21, 2015 

15 New Jobs with Smyths ToyStore Chain

15 new jobs are to be created at the Galway city based head quarters of the Smyths ToyStore chain.

The new full time positions will come on stream in the first half of next year and will operate across a range of buying departments with the UK and Ireland.

The toy retailer Smyths Toys Superstores currently trades from 85 stores throughout the UK and Ireland. The company expect to open a further 15 new stores in the next 12 months.

Current Vacancies

Smyths Toy Superstores are currently recruiting for Buyers at all levels. Full details are available here.

General applications are also being invited. Smyths HQ  in Galway are looking for people who are interested in working in their business, whether it’s in Finance, Logistics, IT, Central Purchasing or Marketing.

Closing date for applications is January 15th 2016


The CareersPortal Team