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 Liam McCaul from Sustainable Energy Authority to give some advice for people considering this job:


Liam McCaul

R&D Engineer

Sustainable Energy Authority

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  Liam McCaul
Do your best to find out the most you can about your specific engineering category, whether it be Electronics, Mechanical, Civil etc. Approach companies to try and get experience whilst you are at college, that way you have a running start on how to use the most up to date packages and instruments that companies have, and that then gets you the work experience when you finish college.

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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Polling Clerks wanted for upcoming General Election

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Polling Clerks wanted for upcoming General Election

Tuesday, January 05, 2016 

Polling Clerks wanted for upcoming General Election

Are you looking for temporary work?

The office of the Dublin City Returning Officer is inviting applications for Poll Clerk positions ahead of the upcoming General Election.

There is no confirmed date for the election at this stage, although it is expected to be held in Spring 2016.

If you would like to apply, you must be over 18 and not involved in the campaign of any General Election candidate.

How to Apply:

By email to or by post to 13, Fownes Street, Dublin 2, D02 X066. Dublin City Returning Officer

You should include the following details in your application:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone
  • Number
  • Employment Status
  • Date of Birth
  • Details of previous experience (e.g. working as Poll Clerk / Presiding Officer) or a brief CV as appropriate.

Source: Kevin Humpreys - Minister for Employment, Community & Social Support [More]

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