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 Jason Ruane from Intel to give some advice for people considering this job:


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Possibly useful qualities/interests:

A predisposition towards technical problems, such as puzzles or machinery. An interest in the nature of how things work, such as the desire to disassemble machinery/gadgetry to unlock its inner workings.

An inventive side; one who uses the parts of other gadgets, to make a new personalised gadget. Interested in high tech gear: gadgetry of all forms.

A capacity to learn processes for oneself e.g. seeing a puzzle solved and then repeating it.

Skills: Technical subjects such as Maths or electronics. Programming is very accessible to anyone with a basic home PC and some internet connection so try it out and see if you like it.

Values: If you value the solving of an intricate, convoluted problem, for it's own sake and find that rewarding, then any engineering job will come easily.

Education: Firm basis in Maths and the sciences. People are hired into engineering positions here from backgrounds such as science and computing primarily.


The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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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