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 Val Gabriel from Hewlett-Packard to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Val Gabriel

Product Manager

Hewlett-Packard

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  Val Gabriel

Good analytical skills. Be able to hear 200 individual pieces of information. Discard the 175 that have no bearing, and then tie the 25 pieces together into a compiling decision/path forward.

Patience: Not everything happens at the speed you would like. Push hard, don’t be afraid to voice your position, but know when to be patient. For this job you have to have an honest and real feel for customers. Who they are, what they want, where they buy, how much they spend, this allows you to target their needs better. The classic win/win, customer gets their needs fulfilled better and your company has a winning product.

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Realist 
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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The Lir - National Academy of Dramatic Art 
Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute 
St. Patrick's College, Thurles 

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Lidl


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Contact details:
Contact Name:
HR Department
Address:
Great Connell Road
Newbridge
Co. Kildare
Email:
hr@lidl.ie
Web:
www.lidl.ie
Phone:
045 853 450


 
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What are the main entry requirements and recruitment procedures?

For experienced candidates, requirements are determined by the positions. The recruitment process is as follows:

  • Online application (jobs.lidl.ie)
  • Assessment centre (for relevant positions)
  • First Interview
  • Second Interview

For applicants to the Retail Management Degree Programme:
Minimum entry requirements are five passes at Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level including a C3 in Ordinary Level Mathematics and a D3 in English or another language, plus an overall minimum of 250 points. Applicants can also apply after obtaining a FETAC Level 5 full award or equivalent. For further details and to apply please log on here.

For applicants to the Graduate Management Development Programme:
You must have attained or anticipate to attain a 2.1 Honours Degree in any discipline.


Where to go for current vacancies?
  • We advertise all positions on our own web site
  • We attend general and  college careers fairs
  • Vacancies can also be found on the job boards Irishjobs.ie and Jobs.ie
 






 

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