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 Emilia Gilroy from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:


Emilia Gilroy


An Garda Síochána

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  Emilia Gilroy
It is a very rewarding but also extremely challenging job. It requires a lot of resilience, mental strength, patience and compassion. It means seeing people at their worst in the most difficult circumstances.

It involves making difficult decisions, which will have life changing consequences for the offenders. If you think you have the ability to handle all that, it is a truly great job with amazing opportunities.

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 April 2nd

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up April 2nd

Thursday, April 02, 2015 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up April 2nd

This week saw several jobs announcements with some companies NOW recruiting! Click on the links below for full details.

Now Recruiting …

  • 100 Jobs for Tramore with NearForm - Irish technology company NearForm has announced the creation of 100 jobs at the official opening of its new headquarters in Tramore, Co. Waterford.

Jobs coming on Stream …

  • You can also explore the full list of current job vacancies on the government’s job portal JobsIreland. There have been over 26,000 jobs advertised since the start of the year.


Are you a Jobseeker?

Lots of valuable information HERE

to help you with your search.

Useful Statistics ...

3,088 New positions advertised this week 23 March - 29 March

26,516 New positions advertised since the start of 2015

  • 1.93m people currently at work (Q3 2014)
  • 1.5% increase in employment over last 12 months (Q3 2014)
  • 10.1% is the current unemployment rate (Jan 2015) down from 15.1% (Feb 2012)
  • 5.7% is the long term unemployment rate (Q3 2014), down from 8.1% (Q2 2013)
  • 213,600 people unemployed (Q4 2014), down from 300,700 (Q2 2013)

(Source: from #AllAboutJobs)

Career Planning …

 National Career Skills Competition

Deadline Wed April 15th

CareersPortal Guidance Counselling Service - CareersPortal are providing a professional one-to-one guidance counselling service for students and adults who would like support in making career, educational and/or employment decisions.

This service is of particular benefit to career changers, jobseekers, students and those looking to explore their career and education options. Click here for full details.


Free Seminar on Dyslexia for Adults - The Dyslexia Association of Ireland will be holding a free seminar on Monday 13th April, 6 pm – 8 pm.

Volunteers Wanted for the Every Can Counts Campaign - Alupro Ireland are currently recruiting volunteers for their nationwide ‘Every Can Counts’ campaign. Those with a particular interest in environmental sustainability are urged to apply.

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