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 Sarah Lynch from Bank of Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:


Sarah Lynch

HR Business Partner

Bank of Ireland

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  Sarah Lynch

I would encourage anyone who was considering a role in HR to get a HR qualification and to become a member of the CIPD.  


Whilst these are not essential requirements for all starter roles in HR, they will be extremely beneficial when trying to progress from there.



Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up April 1st

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up April 1st

Friday, April 01, 2016 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up April 1st

Deadlines to apply for both the ESB and eir apprenticeship programmes have been extended with new dates highlighted below. The Defence Forces are still accepting applications for their Officer Cadetship recruitment campaign until April 17th. Dates for your diary have also been included with upcoming events from colleges nationwide. Click on the links for full details.

Now Recruiting …


Video: ESB


Defence Forces Officer Cadetships 2016

Now Open

Closing date 17th April

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  • Prosperous times ahead for New Solicitors - The next generation of Irish Solicitors are now looking toward a bright future, following a sustained period of economic uncertainty and a shortage of employment opportunities.
  • CareersPortal offer a Guidance Counselling Service which may be of benefit to students and adults who would like support in making career, educational and/or employment decisions. This service is of particular benefit to career changers, jobseekers, students and those looking to explore their career and education options. More information here

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Upcoming College Events directly from Featured Colleges

  • DIT Open Day - The School of Hospitality Management and Tourism will host its next Open Day on 6th of April 2016.

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