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 Kieran Magee from Teagasc to give some advice for people considering this job:


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Someone who wants to be where I am today shall need bucket loads of ambition and not be afraid of hard work.  They will need to not be afraid of starting at the very bottom of that big high ladder but at the same time have the eagerness and determination to get to the top of that ladder because the opportunities are there.

Education is very important.  It may only seem like a silly piece of paper but it's that Cert, Diploma or Degree that gets you that job and not the man/woman beside you.

The one thing that is vital in not alone this job, but any job, and alot of people don't seem to have it, is common sense. It's something so simple but really important. if you have no cop-on then nobody wants to know you.

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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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