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 Lisa Curry from Failte Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:


Lisa Curry

Catering Sales Executive

Failte Ireland

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  Lisa Curry
I would advise them that the sales world is not as glamorous and easy as it comes across but it can be extremely rewarding. I would recommend you go for this type of position if you are someone who enjoys a challenge and can negotiate very well.

Sales and Catering Sales as a position is a tough one and there are a lot of challenges in that you really need to be customer focused yet remember that you have to make a profit. Selling weddings is a side of my job that is very satisfying as you get to see the end result of something that you have created which at the same time is the most important event in a families and a couple’s life.

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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New Career Videos from An Garda Síochána

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New Career Videos from An Garda Síochána

Friday, January 15, 2016 

New Career Videos from An Garda Síochána

Do you want to know more about where a career in An Garda Síochána can take you? Watch the latest videos from Detective Sergeant Martha Francis and Garda Adam Nolan speaking about their career journeys within the organisation. 

Martha Francis is a Detective Sergeant working in the computer crime investigation unit in Harcourt Square. Martha has been a member of An Garda Síochána for 26 years and has travelled abroad to undertake a number of courses in her specialist area. 

Adam Nolan joined An Garda Síochána in 2008 and is part of the community police team in Bray Garda Station, Co. Wicklow. Adam is an avid boxer and one of his biggest achievements to date is representing Ireland in the Olympic Games.

To view a full profile of An Garda Síochána including videos from current students in Templemore Garda College and other full time members of the force click here.

The CareersPortal Team