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 Rachel Berry from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Rachel Berry


Health Service Executive

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  Rachel Berry
Consider your options carefully. It is likely that you are expecting top grades in your Leaving Certificate if you are considering pharmacy as a career so there will be plenty of doors open to you. Make sure you do plenty of work experience in different areas of pharmacy and if it is healthcare you are interested in then consider getting some work experience in medicine etc. I know quite a few people who have completed a pharmacy degree only to realise they actually want to do medicine!

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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2015 Eircom Junior Spider Awards

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2015 Eircom Junior Spider Awards

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 

2015 Eircom Junior Spider Awards

Are you a student with a passion for web design, coding or even blogging?

The annual Eircom Junior Spider awards recognise and reward students at both secondary and primary level for the innovative ways they use the internet, especially around website development, school blogs and design.

The deadline is fast approaching with the final date for submitting entries Wednesday March 11th.

For Secondary school students the awards are split across two categories, the Giga Spiders rewards students from 1st to 3rd year and the Tera Spiders are open to students from 4th to 6th year.

The Giga and Tera Spiders reward students under a range of categories which include: Best Concept, Best Project, Best Web Design.

A special category is also open to transition year students where projects can be completed by an individual or by a group. This project can be a website based on anything from Sports to Science, Fashion to French or Art to Algebra.

There is also a unique category ‘Suíomh is Fearr’ for students to enter a website in Irish with modern content that brings the language to life and highlights it in a creative way.

NOTE: All entries must be submitted online.

Each category will offer marks for varying components such as:

  • Navigation
  • Content
  • Design and presentation
  • Code/readability
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Apps

The awards event will be held at Facebook’s Dublin office on Monday 20th April.

For information on how to enter click here.

Do you need help in choosing the right Leaving Cert subjects? Lots of information covering 37 different subjects HERE including those advised for pursuing a career in IT.

Visit Smart Futures profile for more information on IT careers. 

Learn more about the thriving Computers and Software industry in Ireland including career videos, articles and course videos.

The CareersPortal Team