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


Padraig Parle

Teacher - Special Needs

Department of Education and Skills

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  Padraig Parle
It is essential to be a very patient and organised person. Also you must have a sense of humour, be easy going and not take yourself too seriously.

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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50 Jobs for Cork with Aspira

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50 Jobs for Cork with Aspira

Friday, February 12, 2016 

50 Jobs for Cork with Aspira

Aspira, the Irish-owned enterprise IT project specialists, has announced the creation of 50 new jobs as well as the acquisition of IT services firm, B-TEC Solutions.

Recruitment will take place over the next 18 months in the areas of:

  • Project management
  • Business analysis
  • Software development

The roles will be based in its Cork and Dublin offices, with the majority of new hires for Cork. 

"The new roles we are announcing today will strengthen our delivery capability and our management team at a time when we are bolstering our service offerings, and preparing for expansion to international markets," commented the company's chief executive Pat Lucey.

Aspira currently have a number of job vacancies live online. Click here for full details on how to apply. 


The CareersPortal Team