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 Louise Mc Donald from Defence Forces to give some advice for people considering this job:


Louise Mc Donald

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Defence Forces

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  Louise Mc Donald
I would advise them to get themselves physically fit and to maintain it. I would also say that a sense of humour is very important and the ability to laugh at themselves. They should have self discipline and be prepared to accept imposed discipline. Punctuality is very important as is respect for others. If they had sporting interests that would be a help.

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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350 Temporary Jobs for Cork with ABTRAN

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350 Temporary Jobs for Cork with ABTRAN

Monday, March 02, 2015 

350 Temporary Jobs for Cork with ABTRAN

Irish Water is set to hire more than 350 new temporary staff.

The positions will be created within Irish Water's contracted business services firm, Abtran, in advance of the first water bills being issued next month.

Most of the positions will be at the Cork-based business services centres in Mahon and Curraheen which are processing all Irish Water's back office functions. These will include personnel to verify registered householders, process bills and follow-up on those who have not registered and paid.

It is understood the positions will be filled on a contract basis, most for a 12 month period.

Details of career opportunities with Abtran are available here.

The company currently have live vacancies for Customer Service Professionals.

The CareersPortal Team