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 Hugh Heraghty from Bord Iascaigh Mhara to give some advice for people considering this job:


Hugh Heraghty

Fish Farm Manager

Bord Iascaigh Mhara

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  Hugh Heraghty
You need to be hard working, enjoy the outdoor life regardless of the weather and must be willing to work as part of a team at all times.

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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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.

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Defence Forces Officer Cadetships 2016

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Closing date 17th April

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