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 Berry from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:


Lisa Berry

Restaurant Manager


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  Lisa Berry

My advice would be it is definitely a job where if you work hard and maintain your ambition you can have a satisfying career.

I think the biggest misconception is that McDonald's is only a job and stop gap to something else.

You will need patience, drive and commitment and be able to adapt to change. The skills you will learn with this job will be lifelong skills.


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Athletic Footwear Store TAF to Create 28 New Jobs

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Athletic Footwear Store TAF to Create 28 New Jobs

Thursday, April 28, 2016 

Athletic Footwear Store TAF to Create 28 New Jobs

Athletic Footwear Store, The Athlete's Foot (TAF) have opened their first store in Ireland on Oliver Plunkett street, Cork employing three full-time staff and four part-time staff.

Another three stores are also set to open in the coming months which will create 28 additional jobs.

TAF has opened 471 stores in 26 countries and the Irish franchise has been secured by Elverys Intersport.

"We are delighted to have acquired The Athlete’s Foot franchise for Ireland, and to bring great style and new ranges to consumers here. 

"We expect to have three more TAF stores opening in the coming months nationally, creating an additional 28 new jobs," said Elverys Intersport senior marketing manager Anne-Marie Hanly.

TAF specialises in sneakers and sells brands ranging from New Balance and Nike to Puma and New Era. 

TAF store manager for Cork Tom Maher said he was excited to be opening on "the greatest street in the UK and Ireland".

"We’re really excited about the Cork store, and bringing really stylish sportswear, as well as exclusives in Ireland such as the Rihanna Puma line, to the market here.”

Details on how to apply for jobs with Elverys Intersport can be found here

For more information on The Athlete's Foot click here


The CareersPortal Team