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 Paul Meany from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:


Paul Meany

School Principal

Department of Education and Skills

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  Paul Meany

Need to have a belief about the value of the sort of education provided by the school to which you are applying.

Need to be able to cope with ambivalence - being leader in the school is not a black and white thing.

Need to believe in people, whether it is staff or students.


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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Meet Accountancy Firms who are NOW Recruiting for 2016

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Meet Accountancy Firms who are NOW Recruiting for 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 

Meet Accountancy Firms who are NOW Recruiting for 2016

Chartered Accountancy Careers Fair, Dublin, Tuesday 1st March - Careers event aimed at third level students showcasing the Chartered Accountancy profession, career opportunities and an opportunity to connect  with training firms who are recruiting for 2016.

FREE EVENT - up to 20 firms will be in attendance on the day.

Chartered Accountants Ireland will host a Careers Fair on Tuesday 1st March 2016 from 2.00-5.00pm in Chartered Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse St, Dublin 2.

The purpose of the event is to showcase the Chartered Accountancy profession, career opportunities and to connect attendees with training firms. 

Discover the various routes you can take to becoming a Chartered Accountant. Talk to staff and have your questions answered. Meet with 20+ employers who are recruiting for 2016

Last year’s careers fair here was a great event, so if you think a friend or family member might be interested make sure to let them know to come along on the day.

Firms that are attending:

Baker Tilly Ryan Glennon; BDO; Crowleys; DFK; Deloitte; EY; Grant Thornton; Hughes Blake; KPMG; McInerney Saunders; Russell Brennan Keane; Tax Assist Accountants; Barr Pomeroy; Crowe Horwath; DCA Accountants; and Business advisors EisnerAmper; FMB Chartered Accountants; HLB Ireland; JPA; Brenson Lawlor; Mazars; PwC; and Searing Point.

We will also have presentations explaining the profession and routes into Chartered Accountancy, practical tips on CV and interview preparation and the range of specialist qualifications once you qualify with us.

The Chartered Accountancy Careers Fair is free of charge for students to attend. Those interested in attending on 1 March can register here.

Did you know ....

Chartered Accountancy is the single biggest graduate employer in Ireland year after year?
Chartered Accountancy is Ireland’s leading business qualification that offers many benefits including international recognition, impressive salary progression and more. 

And remember, you don’t have to come from a business/accountancy course to start your studies with Chartered Accountants Ireland

Directions to Chartered Accountants House are available here

The CareersPortal Team