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 Aoife Mc Dermott from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:


Aoife Mc Dermott


Department of Education and Skills

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  Aoife Mc Dermott
The most important thing is that you like your subject area! It?s also important to do as well as you can throughout your degree. For example, I applied for PhD scholarship during my final year, so they were looking at my first, second and third year results. Finally, I find that liking people helps a lot.

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up January 8th

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up January 8th

Friday, January 08, 2016 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up January 8th

The new year has started off strong on the jobs front with a number of companies announcing upcoming plans for recruitment. Details are included of how to apply for Census Enumerator and Polling Clerk positions needed for the upcoming spring election. Information on free part-time Springboard conversion courses now accepting applications are also available. Click on the links for full details.

Now Hiring …

Jobs Coming on Stream …

Students …

Want to win a MacBook Air?

The competition is open to

2nd level students

undertaking work experience.

Career News

  • Training Course for Tour Guides – The Dublinia Heritage Project is a combined training and work experience course. It is eleven months in duration, with 12 training places available.
  • Agri Careers Fair 2016 - The Agri Careers Fair takes place on 3rd March 2016 in the RDS. Employers with job vacancies can meet those interested in working in the agri sector. Parents and second-level students are also invited as colleges will be present on the day. 

More information on Springboard

& other Upskilling Initiatives

 can be found here



  • Beauty Meets the Tech Industry – Beauty and cosmetics company L’Oréal has teamed up with the Irish-based custom product solutions firm PCH to develop personalised beauty products and connected devices.

Explore more information on careers in Ireland's Fashion & Beauty Sector here

The CareersPortal Team