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 Maria O'Neill from STEPS to give some advice for people considering this job:


Maria O'Neill

Civil Engineer


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If you like working with others, and like problem solving then its definitely worth considering. Do you ever look at a bridge/skyscraper etc. and wonder how they did that? Or better still, are you looking at the way the road at home is laid out and thinking if they had of done something differently it would have been better.

Engineering is not a career people think about and say its helping people, but in many ways it is rewarding and just as much about helping people. Engineers design things used everyday that help people get to work, provide clean water, provide sewerage systems, care for the environment....


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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NewsWhip Expansion Creating 25 New Jobs

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NewsWhip Expansion Creating 25 New Jobs

Thursday, March 24, 2016 

NewsWhip Expansion Creating 25 New Jobs

NewsWhip has relocated its Irish base to a four-storey Georgian office on Merrion Square creating 25 new jobs. 

The company was founded in 2012 and plans to double staff numbers to 50 before June 2016.

The company are now hiring, with positions available for a number of sales and technical roles including:

  • Machine learning specialists
  • Product designers
  • Front end and Java engineers
  • Account managers
For more information on current job vacancies and how to apply click here.

NewsWhip's technological platform, Spike, monitors digital media and identifies important events and stories based on what the company calls social velocity - a measure of how many new online interactions stories get in real time.

The Irish company's products are sold to businesses that want to track the spread of news and information online.


The CareersPortal Team