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 Martin Dunn from Failte Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:


Martin Dunn

Activities Manager

Failte Ireland

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  Martin Dunn
  • Qualities & Values - Patience, hard work, like meeting people, enjoy providing good customer service, desire to do a good job for yourself and your employer 
  • Client Skills - Qualification both education qualifications and practical ability to the job
  • Interests - to be generally interested in the field you are working in. I think that it is easy for people to look at the job and think its great and must be loads of fun because you get to go on the high ropes all the time. That is just a small part of the job and generally you are watching others having fun and playing on the activities and you only go on them to do staff training or to do safety checks. You must also be prepared for the paper work that goes along with a job where you are responsible for that safety of people and this cannot be overlooked.

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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IT Company Version 1 to recruit 100 employees in 2015

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IT Company Version 1 to recruit 100 employees in 2015

Friday, February 06, 2015 

IT Company Version 1 to recruit 100 employees in 2015

IT company Version 1 are looking to hire 100 new employees this year. 40 opportunities are available for graduates with positions open for mid-level and senior candidates also. 

HR manager Jarleth Dooley describes Version 1 as a ‘broad IT services company’ and outlines the skillsets they are looking for in future employees including Microsoft, Oracle and Java.

The new roles will not be limited to IT positions, business and sales leaders are also sought after.

Current job vacancies with Version1 include:

  • Java JEE Consultant
  • Oracle Developers
  • Delivery manager – application developer
  • Microsoft BI consultant

To view a list of current vacancies and information on how to apply click here.

Version 1 2015 Graduate Programme is also open for application until Monday February 15th.

IT Graduate consulting roles are available in a variety of areas including:

  • Applications Development 
  • Enterprise Architechture
  • Business analysis
  • Project management
  • Oracle / SQL Database Administration 

For more information and to apply online click here.

Is a career in IT for you? Learn more about this thriving sector here.


The CareersPortal Team