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 Catherine Day from EU Careers to give some advice for people considering this job:


Catherine Day

Secretary General

EU Careers

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  Catherine Day
I would advise them to give it a go - it doesn’t mean you have to work there long term. You must know how to speak a language other than your mother tongue reasonably well, as a good proficiency is essential. It’s also important to know and understand the cultural diversity that makes up the European Union.

Our internships are a great chance to come for a short period to determine where your interests lie and taste the experiences. Starting out your career path with the EU gives you a really good foundation of insider knowledge of how the EU works and is so useful professionally, even if you don’t plan on working there forever.

It is also important for young Irish people to consider moving to countries that are not English speaking and working for the EU would be very useful to your long term career.

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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100 Additional Nurses to be hired for Midlands and West

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100 Additional Nurses to be hired for Midlands and West

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 

100 Additional Nurses to be hired for Midlands and West

More than 100 additional nurses are to be hired for hospitals in the midlands and west, following talks with management regarding overcrowding.

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) says it has secured more than 100 extra nursing posts for hospitals in the mid-west and Kildare areas.

Seventy staff will be recruited for Limerick, Ennis, Nenagh and Croom. An additional 39 nurses will be hired at Naas General Hospital.The extra posts were secured at two separate hearings on the overcrowding crisis in these hospitals.

The Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar will see additional funding for 39 posts which are in the process of being filled; 10 staff nurses recruited for the Emergency Department; 26 staff midwives recruited; and 15 staff nurses hired for general ward areas.

All positions within the Health Service Executive are advertised here. the public appointment s service, provides a recruitment service for the HSE and An Bord Altranais (The Nursing Board). Click here for details of current vacancies in the public service.


The CareersPortal Team