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 Paul Harding from Civil and Public Service Jobs to give some advice for people considering this job:


Paul Harding

Prison Officer

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  Paul Harding
Go for it. If you feel you may be suitable, then you probably are. An ability to not take yourself too seriously would be an advantage!

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 22nd

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Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up April 22nd

Friday, April 22, 2016 

Weekly Jobs and Career News Round Up April 22nd

This week brought great regional jobs news for Waterford, Donegal and Meath in particular with over 700 jobs announced between the three counties. General Service recruitment with the Defence Forces is now open for applications and will close on May 22nd. Important dates for upcoming college events are also included. Click on the links for more information. 

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General Service Recruitment:

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  • 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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  • 100 Jobs for Dublin with Search Optics - The new roles will be across a range of digital marketing disciplines, with the company seeking both new graduates and existing industry professionals.

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For Students ...

  • DCU Business School in Top 5 percent of World - DCU Business School has been awarded the accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the world’s oldest and most prestigious global accrediting body for business schools.

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