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 Fergus O'Connell from BioPharmachem Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:


Fergus O'Connell

Quality Officer

BioPharmachem Ireland

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  Fergus O'Connell
A broad science background is very important. An ability to recognise small inconsistencies is equally important. For example do you recognise small discrepancies between different camera shots of the same scene in films and TV series?

An ability to question everything and think laterally is important. Also the ability to say 'no' (not everyone is comfortable doing this). Working in quality is not about being popular and definitely not about being a tyrant but one needs to be approachable, consistent and have good interpersonal skills.

Not all of your decisions are going to be popular but they need to be based on a sound rationale and you need to be able to support them. One also needs to be acutely aware of the fact that your opinion won't always be right.

One must always be open to being convinced of an alternative argument.

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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25 Jobs with Youth Nation

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25 Jobs with Youth Nation

Friday, February 27, 2015 

25 Jobs with Youth Nation

Communications company Youth Nation have today announced they are creating 25 new jobs in Ireland as it continues to expand its operations.

Recruitment will be in the areas of:

  • Digital media
  • Business development
  • Youth marketing

About the Company

Youth Nation are a company devoted to youth communication. Their focus is to help businesses communicate with the youth demographic on behalf of their clientele through PR, marketing and event management. The company have also developed a series of websites which cater to varying age demographics.

Youth Nation was established less than a year ago. They currently employ 40 staff and have bases in both Dublin and Belfast.

For more information on joining the team at Youth Nation click here

Typically recruitment for Youth Nation involves sending a copy of your CV to Jobs may also be advertised on 

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The CareersPortal Team