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 Brian Howard from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:


Brian Howard

Guidance Counsellor

Department of Education and Skills

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  Brian Howard

This career involves working with people in a caring capacity. If you have no interest in helping people personally or educationally then this may be the wrong profession for you.

Empathy, patience and respect are important qualities for this job, in addition to be able to relate well to the person you are dealing with. As there is also a large amount of information to be handled in the job, good organisational, IT and time management skills are also quite important.


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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200 Jobs for Dublin with Airbnb

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200 Jobs for Dublin with Airbnb

Friday, February 27, 2015 

200 Jobs for Dublin with Airbnb

The hospitality e-commerce site Airbnb is expanding its Irish operation with the hiring of 200 people and the leasing of a new office space in Dublin.

The company are currently hiring and will be looking for candidates across multiple areas of its business, including:

  • Customer experience
  • Human resources
  • Finance
  • Trust and safety
  • IT

All new positions will be posted online here

Airbnb are a community driven site which enable visitors to locate and book unique rooms in a variety of accommodation from castles to igloos in 190 countries worldwide. It also enables you to rent out you to rent out your own home like a hotel.

Current job vacancies with Airbnb include:

  • IT Support manager
  • Customer experience specialist
  • Trust and Safety Investigator
  • Social Media Customer Experience Specialist
  • Recruiting Co-ordinator
  • Business Analyst

To view a full list of vacancies and to apply click here.

Want to know more about the Hospitality or IT sector in Ireland? Lots of information available here including career videos and relevant labour market information.


The CareersPortal Team