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 Eileen Faherty from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:


Eileen Faherty

Electrician / Quantity Surveyor

Construction Industry Federation

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  Eileen Faherty
My advice would be that if you are not afraid of hard work that construction can be a very rewarding industry. It is a constantly changing industry which is interesting to work in.

To be a QS the main values would be to be interested in dealing with financial data and be happy to work as part of a team. Having an interest in construction generally outside of the commercials will also help as it keeps you interested in the projects you are working on apart from what they cost.

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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Tips on How to Find a Job in 2016

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Tips on How to Find a Job in 2016

Monday, February 08, 2016 

Tips on How to Find a Job in 2016

Dublin City Public Libraries, in association with Cpl Resources, continues its 2016 Career Direction and Development Programme.

On Monday 22nd February at 1.30pm in the Central Library, Henry Street, Dublin 1, a FREE workshop on "Tips on How to Find a Job in 2016" will be held.

The workshop will be presented by Peter Cosgrove, Director with Cpl Recruitment. Peter is a leader in the use of social media with Cpl and is a regular commentator on careers in the media.

In addition, Alec Drew, communications professional, ( will be here in the Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1 to facilitate three exciting networking events for anyone interested in setting up or growing a business AND/OR changing or developing a career AND/OR anyone who would like to learn or develop an existing skill.

  • Monday, February 22nd from 6.30pm - 8.00pm You want to set up your own business or change career, then let's start here at the beginning
  • Tuesday, February 23rd from 6.30pm - 8.00pm Now you have chosen to go into business or change career, here are the do's and don'ts to help you survive
  • Wednesday, February 24th from 6.30pm - 8.00pm Networking is essential for everyone, learn how to build valuable relationships

Booking is recommended to avoid disappointment on the nights.

The CareersPortal Team