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.

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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CareersPortal is Hiring

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CareersPortal is Hiring

Monday, March 07, 2016 

CareersPortal is Hiring

CarersPortal currently have a vacancy for a Web Developer. This is a great opportunity for a passionate web developer who is looking for a chance to learn, and to grow their career, in a friendly and professional environment.

We want a talented, hardworking and creative individual to work on developing a busy website and bring it to the next level. The position is available for immediate start.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and build web pages according to strategic development plans.
  • Collaborate to develop new site elements and work on existing code.
  • Researching and proposing appropriate new technologies to meet business challenges.


  • At least 2/3 years web development/design in production environment.
  • Demonstrate competency in Front End web development using PHP5, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of responsive design concepts and implementations.
  • Production experience using Adobe Creative Suite products.

Qualifications & Attributes

  • A 3rd Level Qualification in appropriate discipline (Computing, Web Development, Programming etc.)
  • High level of attention to detail and strong aptitude for learning new technologies.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated, ability to multi-task and take initiative.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

Bonus skills

  • Experience working with LAMP stack.
  • Experience with SEO and Google analytics implementation.
  • Experience with Video Editing software.
  • Experience in Graphic Design.
  • Experience in developing mobile apps.


  • Position available for immediate start


  • Blackrock, Co. Dublin

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