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 Lisa Kelly from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Lisa Kelly

Speech and Language

Health Service Executive

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  Lisa Kelly

Get some experience working with both children and the elderly and feel comfortable working with both. Throughout college you will take part in clinical placements where you will be required to work with various age groups.

Work hard in school and achieve good Leaving Cert. results in order to get the necessary points for entry into the course.

Research the career thoroughly and arrange to speak with a speech and language therapist to discuss the job further.

Think about the personal characteristics mentioned below that are important for the job and think about whether you possess these characteristics


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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Advertising Career Expo

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Advertising Career Expo

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 

Advertising Career Expo

Future Heads in association with Media Central presents the Ultimate Advertising Career Expo! 

Date: Thursday 21st April 

Venue: 4 Dame Lane

Time: 18.30 - 20.30

Free to attend, all welcome.

Who are the Future Heads? 
The Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI) Future Heads is a group of young people in our industry who wish to connect, inspire and foster new emerging talent within the advertising and communications industry in Ireland.

​What's on offer at the Expo? 
The Career Expo is a relaxed event that will provide students, graduates and budding advertising afficionados with an insight into the advertising industry covering Media, Creative, Technology and Digital. Students will find out how the industry works, the different roles available within the industry & answer any questions you may have.

Our panel of young industry professionals will share their career journeys, highlights/setbacks and ultimately why they love what they do!

This is a great opportunity for anyone keen to work in advertising. It will provide you with an overview of the industry and hopefully determine what role is the one for you! 

A panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session. if you have any questions, you can submit them by tweeting @IAPI_Updates using #AdExpo16. If you would like your question to remain anonymous, email your question in confidence to


The CareersPortal Team