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 Fergus O'Connell from BioPharmachem Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:


Fergus O'Connell

Quality Officer

BioPharmachem Ireland

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  Fergus O'Connell
A broad science background is very important. An ability to recognise small inconsistencies is equally important. For example do you recognise small discrepancies between different camera shots of the same scene in films and TV series?

An ability to question everything and think laterally is important. Also the ability to say 'no' (not everyone is comfortable doing this). Working in quality is not about being popular and definitely not about being a tyrant but one needs to be approachable, consistent and have good interpersonal skills.

Not all of your decisions are going to be popular but they need to be based on a sound rationale and you need to be able to support them. One also needs to be acutely aware of the fact that your opinion won't always be right.

One must always be open to being convinced of an alternative argument.

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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70 New Jobs for Dublin with MTT

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70 New Jobs for Dublin with MTT

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 

70 New Jobs for Dublin with MTT

Travel app developer Mobile Travel Technologies Ltd (MTT) is to create 70 jobs in Dublin over the next six months.

The new roles will be in the areas of:

  • Software development
  • Product management
  • Design
  • Quality assurance
  • Finance
  • Sales
  • Account management
  • Marketing

They will be located at MTT’s headquarters at Grand Canal Dock in Dublin.

MTT interim chief executive Bryan Conway said the expansion signals an exciting period of growth for MTT as it prepares to announce deals with some of the airline and travel industry’s most well-known brands and continues to concentrate on winning more business in the travel industry.

Last year, MTT launched multi-device apps for Singapore Airlines and one of the first airline apps on the Apple Watch with easyJet. 

MTT currently have a number of job vacanies at their Dublin base advertised online including; Technical Team Lead, DevOps Engineer, Senior Web Developer and QA Engineer.

To view all jobs and details on how to apply click here


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