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 Keith Hayes from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Keith Hayes


Health Service Executive

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  Keith Hayes
At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.

The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up April 15th

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up April 15th

Friday, April 15, 2016 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up April 15th

This week saw the official opening of the Defence Forces General Service Recruitment Campaign and it is also the last weekend to apply for their Officer Cadetship programme. Details are included on the upcoming Health Sector Jobs Expo where companies will be hiring qualified health care professionals on the day. Dates for your diary also on upcoming events from colleges nationwide. Click on the links for more information.

Now Hiring …

General Service Recruitment:

Deadline May 22nd

Officer Cadetships:

Deadline April 17th


  • Health Sector Jobs Expo 23rd April - Saturday 23rd April 2016 at the RDS. Interviews and job offers will be made on the day to suitably qualified and experienced candidates.


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This week’s upcoming events directly from Featured Colleges

  • IT Sligo Course Information Day 23rd April 
  • GMIT - Open Morning 23rd April

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  • DIT SciFest Science Fair 21st April

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posted live from Colleges.

Guidance Counsellors …

  • Reach+ Training – The next Reach+ training session will be held in Portmarnock Community School on April 19th from 2 -3.45pm. To reserve a place for this session email

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Featured article of the week: Tricia Harris – A Career in Furniture Design.

The CareersPortal Team