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Louise Mc Donald

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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.

The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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100 new R and D jobs with Equifax

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100 new R and D jobs with Equifax

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 

100 new R and D jobs with Equifax

Equifax a global leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions, today announced the opening of a new information technology (IT) talent centre in Dublin.

The new centre will help address the company’s growing global information technology needs.

Located in the heart of the South Docks on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, the new Equifax centre will focus on developing innovative new solutions to support Equifax operations around the world.

Over 100 highly skilled research and development positions will be available, with hiring already under way.

“We have made a big bet on Dublin as we recognize the technology talent pool is strong and the market can support Equifax’s increasing demand for bold, innovative thinking,” said Paul O’Dwyer leader of the Dublin centre. “Talent that is interested in working with a globally recognized leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions that anticipates customers’ needs by delivering unparalleled customized insights through innovative data solutions is encouraged to apply.”

Founded in 1889, Equifax gathers and maintains information on over 600 million consumers worldwide and over the years has evolved its business model from a traditional consumer credit focus to a company that uses unique trusted data, technology and innovative analytics to help its customers make informed decisions.

“Equifax is a workplace of strong values and one in which we realize our success as a company is ultimately built upon the achievements of our people,” said Coretha Rushing, chief human resource officer. “We are an inclusive culture, one that offers work-life balance and embraces the innovative spirit.”

The opening of the new facility comes as a result of support from the Department of Jobs through IDA Ireland, the agency responsible for industrial development and attraction of foreign direct investment.

Details of career opportunities with Equifax are available here.

The CareersPortal Team