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 Tomas Flanagan from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:


Tomas Flanagan

Occupational Therapist

St. Michael's House

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  Tomas Flanagan

I would advise anyone interested in Occupational Therapy to read up on the profession or else try to meet a qualified Occupational Therapist and talk to them about their work.

The internet can be a great resource in getting information. Also information from the universities might indicate if this is a course that is suited to you. A lot of the course work relies on you being a self-directed learner. This makes the course different to other more mainstream/academic courses as the onus is on the student to complete a lot of work independently.

As this is a caring profession an interest in working with people is a must. You also need to be a good communicator as you will be working closely with clients, families and other staff on an ongoing basis.

Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.


Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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Recruitment at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre

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Recruitment at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre

Friday, February 05, 2016 

Recruitment at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre

Some well-known retailers at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre in Lucan are now recruiting. Both full and part-time positions are available.

Jack & Jones are holding a recruitment drive to hire full time staff members.

Date: Wednesday 10th of February

Venue: Jack & Jones store, Liffey Valley, Lucan, Co. Dublin

Time: 6-8pm

Interested candidates can email a copy of their CV or call instore. For full details click here.

TGI Fridays, coming soon to Liffey Valley are now inviting applications for all full and part-time positions for front and back of house staff at their new restaurant including:

  • Line Chefs
  • Kitchen Porters
  • Waiting Staff
  • Back of the House
  • Door Hosts
  • Bartenders
  • Server Assistants

Previous experience in a similar role is desirable but not essential as full training will be given to successful candidates. Interested applicants can apply with a CV and cover letter clearly stating the position they wish to apply for, to

There are also current job vacancies advertised at the shopping centre with companies such as Claire’s Accessories, River Island, Vision Express and Benetton.

Visit Liffey Valley’s careers page here for more information.

Is a career in the retail sector for you? Keep up to date on all the latest job news and sector information HERE.

The CareersPortal Team