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 Fergus O'Connell from BioPharmachem Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:


Fergus O'Connell

Quality Officer

BioPharmachem Ireland

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  Fergus O'Connell
A broad science background is very important. An ability to recognise small inconsistencies is equally important. For example do you recognise small discrepancies between different camera shots of the same scene in films and TV series?

An ability to question everything and think laterally is important. Also the ability to say 'no' (not everyone is comfortable doing this). Working in quality is not about being popular and definitely not about being a tyrant but one needs to be approachable, consistent and have good interpersonal skills.

Not all of your decisions are going to be popular but they need to be based on a sound rationale and you need to be able to support them. One also needs to be acutely aware of the fact that your opinion won't always be right.

One must always be open to being convinced of an alternative argument.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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Core Media is Hiring

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Core Media is Hiring

Friday, March 18, 2016 

Core Media is Hiring

Core Media, Ireland’s largest media communications group is looking to expand in 2016 adding to its team at the company's Dublin base.  

The positions on offer are permanent entry level roles. The company are looking for passionate graduates across media & marketing and require candidates to have Leaving Cert Maths, be at home with technology & digital media and to be passionate about marketing communications and all forms of media.

Core Media are looking to develop candidate’s potential in their on-site state of the art training centre Core Knowledge.

Interested candidates can send a CV including cover letter explain why you would like to join the Core Media team to by the 17th April.

The company request that applicants don’t follow the normal CV convention but rather use this opportunity to demonstrate creativity and drive through whatever medium you choose.

Successful applicants will then be invited to an exciting interview process to be held between the 6th-19th June, with a view to selected candidates commencing with the company in September.

Full details on careers with the Core Media can be found here.

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