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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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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The CareersPortal Team