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


Paul Shortt

Industrial Relations Officer

Civil and Public Service Jobs

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  Paul Shortt
My current role requires a lot of self-motivation as it is largely autonomous, while colleagues are always on hand to give advice and counsel, the decisions as to how to progress cases or deal with problems are ultimately my call.

The job requires someone who is able to work under pressure, is comfortable with public speaking, is confident, assertive and decisive. These are all skills that can be learned with experience, involvement with organisations in school or university that involve managing workload, organising information and debating would all be useful in developing such skill sets.

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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Mater Private Nursing Recruitment Day

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Mater Private Nursing Recruitment Day

Friday, April 29, 2016 

Mater Private Nursing Recruitment Day

Date: Wednesday 4th May 2016

Venue: Mater Private Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin

Time: 18:30 - 20:30

The Mater Private are currently recruiting for a number of nursing positions across a variety of specialities including the following:

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiac Specialist Nurse Manager
  • Clinical Nurse Manager  (Urgent Cardiac Care)
  • Oncology
  • Day Therapy / Endoscopy
  • Emergency Department
  • General Medical / Surgical
  • Orthopaedics
  • Theatre / Anaesthetics & Recovery
The open day will provide you with the opportunity to meet the team, find out what it is like to work at the Mater Private Hospital, exlore the facilities and chat about the opportunities we have for you in nursing.
We currently have a wide range of vacancies available for nurses with relevant experience and we are actively recruiting.
With the Mater Private you can progress your career, working in a dynamic and patient focused team, at Ireland’s leading private hospital.
To register your interest in our next open day in Dublin please contact:
Dublin: Kathryn McBride, Human Resources
Tel: 01 885 8692 Email: 
The CareersPortal Team