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 Berry from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:


Lisa Berry

Restaurant Manager


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  Lisa Berry

My advice would be it is definitely a job where if you work hard and maintain your ambition you can have a satisfying career.

I think the biggest misconception is that McDonald's is only a job and stop gap to something else.

You will need patience, drive and commitment and be able to adapt to change. The skills you will learn with this job will be lifelong skills.


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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100 Tech Jobs for Galway and another 10 for Cork

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100 Tech Jobs for Galway and another 10 for Cork

Monday, January 25, 2016 

100 Tech Jobs for Galway and another 10 for Cork

Two technology companies in Galway, Ice Cube and Tec Support, have announced that they will merge, with the planned expansion to include the creation of up to 100 jobs over the next three years.

Ice cube have been leaders in providing software for Credit Unions all over the island of Ireland for over 30 years.

IceCube and TecSupport can be contacted here for details of career opportunities.

Meanwhile, Irish technology company Fortuity has announced the creation of 10 jobs in Cork city and county.

The company is to double in size by hiring for its offices at Carrigtwohill in Co Cork. Fortuity operates in the areas of cloud, data analytics and security.

Earlier today, California-based Hortonworks announced plans to recruit 50 staff in the areas of technology support, finance, HR, marketing, IT and operations for its Cork offices. Hortonworks distributes and supports freely-downloadable software for storing, analysing and managing large amounts of data. The company was founded in 2012 and already employs 800 people. It operates in 16 countries worldwide.

The CareersPortal Team