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 Martin Dunn from Failte Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:


Martin Dunn

Activities Manager

Failte Ireland

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  Martin Dunn
  • Qualities & Values - Patience, hard work, like meeting people, enjoy providing good customer service, desire to do a good job for yourself and your employer 
  • Client Skills - Qualification both education qualifications and practical ability to the job
  • Interests - to be generally interested in the field you are working in. I think that it is easy for people to look at the job and think its great and must be loads of fun because you get to go on the high ropes all the time. That is just a small part of the job and generally you are watching others having fun and playing on the activities and you only go on them to do staff training or to do safety checks. You must also be prepared for the paper work that goes along with a job where you are responsible for that safety of people and this cannot be overlooked.

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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100 New Jobs with software firm Intercom

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100 New Jobs with software firm Intercom

Thursday, April 07, 2016 

100 New Jobs with software firm Intercom

Irish company Intercom, makers of software to help businesses improve interaction with their customers is to create at least 100 new jobs in Dublin over the next 12 months. The new jobs will be in a range of areas, including engineering, design and development.

Check out careers with Intercom here.

The expansion by Intercom comes after the company secured $50m in new funding from a range of high profile technology industry leaders and venture capital firms.

Intercom was founded in 2011 by Eoghan McCabe, Des Traynor, Ciaran Lee and David Barrett. The company's aim was to build a communication platform that would help personalise the relationship between businesses and their customers. Since then it has grown rapidly, driven in part by almost $66m in funding it has raised in four separate tranches from leading tech investors.

Intercom currently employs 250 people between its offices in Dublin and San Francisco. It also has 10,000 paying customers in 90 countries - double the number from a year ago.

This morning Intercom revealed it had raised another $50m in fresh finance, and said it now has enough capital in the bank and will not need to raise any more. 

The money will be used, the firm said, to fund further growth and development of its product, through the expansion of its workforce in Dublin by at least another 100 over the next 12 months. It currently employs 140 in the city, where it occupies part of the old Anglo Irish Bank building on St Stephen's Green.

Explore ICT related occupations here.


The CareersPortal Team