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 Caitriona Jackman from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:


Caitriona Jackman

Planetary Scientist

Smart Futures

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  Caitriona Jackman
If you are considering full-time scientific research, try to get a work placement in a university department so you can see first hand what it’s like. It’s a relatively relaxed, flexible environment, but there is a certain degree of self-motivation needed. 

So I would say you need to be able to push  yourself and be proactive in terms of setting up collaborations with other scientists etc.

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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Data Solutions to Create 20 New Jobs

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Data Solutions to Create 20 New Jobs

Friday, February 05, 2016 

Data Solutions to Create 20 New Jobs

Dublin-based Data Solutions is to invest five million euro and create 20 jobs as it seeks to triple its business over the next three years.

The additional staff will bring employee numbers at the IT solutions distributor to 40, with 10 jobs also located at its new offices in Reading.

The new roles targeted include:

  • Technical support
  • Sales
  • Marketing

The company, which specialises in next generation data centres, security and unified communications, expects to fill the positions over the next two years.

For more information on Data Solutions including contact details click here

See all the latest jobs announcements from Ireland's tech sector HERE


The CareersPortal Team