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 Liam Doyle from Failte Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:


Liam Doyle

Hotel Manager

Failte Ireland

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  Liam Doyle
Don’t give up easily, because there’ll be many obstacles or roadblocks placed in your way. If you enjoy challenges, you’ll enjoy the hotel industry. It is physically and mentally very challenging but also extraordinarily rewarding, a lot more than most other industries, providing you’re willing to stay the course!

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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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

Application Details

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