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 Keith Hayes from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Keith Hayes


Health Service Executive

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  Keith Hayes
At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.

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 March 11th

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up March 11th

Friday, March 11, 2016 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up March 11th

There are a broad spectrum of job vacancies on offer this week from hairdressers to HGV mechanics with opportunities for an immediate start with many of the companies. Apprenticeships are also highlighted as an alternative option to the CAO along with a focus on careers in the fashion and beauty sector. Details are also included on the Student World Study Abroad Fair taking place tomorrow in the RDS. Click on the links for full details.

Now Recruiting …

  • CareersPortal is Hiring - CareersPortal are looking for a talented and creative web developer to work on developing a busy website and bring it to the next level. The position is available for immediate start.
  • Peter Mark are Hiring - Peter Mark have fantastic opportunities for hair stylists in all of their Dublin locations and salons in the west of Ireland.
 Food, Cooking, Hospitality, Catering ...

Dublin Cookery School is Now Enrolling 

If you love to cook, this is a great opportunity to find out if you'd like it as a full-time career!

Book your place now on the full-time One Month Certificate Course with Dublin Cookery School starting 4th April 2016 


 Jobs Coming on Stream …


 Looking for a job? 

 Find the latest nationwide

jobs announcements here.

For Students …

2nd Level

  • CAO 2016 Application Stats released - A record total of 76,081 applications were received by CAO by the 1 February closing date, an increase of 1,657 applicants on the previous year.

Explore all current

apprenticeship opportunities

including videos here

Want to win a MacBook Air?

The competition is open to

2nd level students

undertaking work experience.

  • Chartered Accountants Ireland Schools Open Day 2016 - Chartered Accountants Ireland welcomed more than 270 second-level students and teachers from 18 schools across Leinster to Dublin for a series of talks on what a career as a Chartered Accountant has to offer.

3rd Level

Spotlight on…

Fashion and Beauty Sector

Featuring …

Peter Mark  

Read Featured Article of the week: Working as a Hair Stylist at Peter Mark

The CareersPortal Team