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 Martin Dunn from Failte Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:


Martin Dunn

Activities Manager

Failte Ireland

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  Martin Dunn
  • Qualities & Values - Patience, hard work, like meeting people, enjoy providing good customer service, desire to do a good job for yourself and your employer 
  • Client Skills - Qualification both education qualifications and practical ability to the job
  • Interests - to be generally interested in the field you are working in. I think that it is easy for people to look at the job and think its great and must be loads of fun because you get to go on the high ropes all the time. That is just a small part of the job and generally you are watching others having fun and playing on the activities and you only go on them to do staff training or to do safety checks. You must also be prepared for the paper work that goes along with a job where you are responsible for that safety of people and this cannot be overlooked.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up February 12th

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up February 12th

Friday, February 12, 2016 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up February 12th

Jobs are plentiful again this week with companies nationwide currently recruiting  for a variety of positions including nurses, retail staff, bus drivers and sales & marketing staff. Also highlighted are details of a number of third level graduate programmes as well as a nursing recruitment fair and the first Career Zoo event of 2016. Click on the links for full details.

Now Recruiting …

  • RNID Graduate and Staff Nurses - St. Michael's House are recruiting Staff Nurses and are interested in both Staff Nurses who have experience, along with Nurses who will graduate in the autumn.

Jobs Coming Soon ...

For Students …

2nd Level

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  • Globe Business College Dublin Workshop - Globe Business College, a third level Irish college founded in Munich in 2006 are hosting an invite only Business Workshop in Dublin for 16 - 19 year olds. 
  • Engineers Week – From 28th February to 5th March 2016, hundreds of activities will take place across the country in schools, companies, museums and libraries. Find out what’s taking place in your local area.
  • National Career Skills Competition - Want to win a MacBook Air? The competition is open to second level students who have completed work experience. Deadline 20th April 2016.

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3rd Level

  • Analog Devices Internship Opportunities -  Analog will be hiring 80 interns across Europe, with the majority based at our Limerick and Cork sites. Recruitment for co-op/internship opportunities is carried out in partnerships with Universities and Colleges.

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Career News

  • Tips on How to Find a Job in 2016 - A FREE workshop will be held on Monday 22nd February at 1.30pm in the Central Library, Henry Street, Dublin 1 on "Tips on How to Find a Job in 2016".
  • CareersPortal Guidance Counselling Service - CareersPortal are providing a professional one-to-one guidance counselling service for students and adults who would like support in making career, educational and/or employment decisions. This service is of particular benefit to career changers, jobseekers, students and those looking to explore their career and education options.

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