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 Shane Callanan from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:


Shane Callanan

Electronic Engineer

Smart Futures

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  Shane Callanan
Being an Engineer is a great career choice. It offers so many opportunities both in Ireland and world-wide. Most positions will have terrific travel opportunities after a few years experience under your belt, and if you choose you course carefully your qualification will be recognised by employers all over the globe. Also an engineering qualification will open doors into management roles if that is your preferred career choice, but the reverse is not the case (if you do a course outside of engineering, you will probably not be able to branch off into engineering a few years after graduating).

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 15th

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up January 15th

Friday, January 15, 2016 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up January 15th

This week has proven to be a mega week on the jobs front with Dublin in particular seeing a huge boost for employment alongside Tipperary. There is still a chance to apply for Polling Clerk vacancies available nationwide with full details included. There is also lots of valuable information for students to help with making their CAO course choices. Click on the links for full details.

Now Recruiting …

  • Ryanair Recruitment Drive - Recruitment days are being held all over Europe with dates confirmed for Dublin on January 26th, February 12th and 26th. 

Jobs Coming Soon …

 Keep up to date with all

the latest

jobs news here 


For Students …

  • Choosing CAO Courses - Some tips to help you make the best decision on choosing a course that’s right for you.

  • DARE and HEAR Advice Clinics – Nationwide clinics will take place on Saturday 16th January with the exception of the Wexford clinic which takes place 14th January, Waterford on 19th January and Kerry 21st January.

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