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The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with 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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Career Profile – Automotive Technician
Posted by SIMI

Career Profile – Automotive Technician

Career Profile – Automotive Technician Do you want to become an Automotive Technician? Automotive Technicians are the life-blood of the Motor Industry in Ireland. These highly skilled crafts-people diagnose, inspect, repair and service light passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. What exactly does an Automotive Technician do? An

Digital Marketing Graduate
Posted by Ballsbridge College of Further Education

Digital Marketing Graduate

When I received a poor Leaving Certificate result I did not know what route I would take in order to enter third level education. There was nothing I wanted to achieve more than attending university. Upon researching online multiple QQI level 5 courses I decided to choose Digital Marketing at

Taking flight with STEM
Posted by Dublin City University

Taking flight with STEM

When Lisa Cusack was 13, she took her first flying lesson, and it set her on a path to become a fully qualified pilot. Today, she flies the Airbus 330 for Aer Lingus to America twice a week, and she credits her degree in Applied Physics at DCU as a

How STEM is transforming food production
Posted by Dublin City University

How STEM is transforming food production

Healthy foods, healthy bodies  A household name, Keelings in north Dublin is probably best known for providing fruit all year round to supermarkets. But there’s something else they love to grow too: data and business intelligence. Keelings has developed its own software to monitor and manage the

Expert Group on Future Skills Report to Reduce Impact of Brexit
Posted by CareersPortal

Expert Group on Future Skills Report to Reduce Impact of Brexit

Ministers Humphreys and Bruton launch report from the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs It’s been over two years since the UK voted for Brexit and still the world waits for the UK to relinquish its ties with the EU. There is huge anticipation and uncertainty over exactly

Neil Murrey - Design Engineer
Posted by Smart Futures

Neil Murrey - Design Engineer

What is job title? Aerothermodynamics and Propulsion Design Engineer. What are the main tasks, responsibilities and skills required in your job? I am responsible for initiating and running activities throughout Europe on a multitude of topics related to propulsion design and Aerothermodynamics. I also provide technical support to other divisions

A Career as a Business Analyst
Posted by CareersPortal

A Career as a Business Analyst

We turn the spotlight on  business analysts , the professionals who study a business, identify blind spots, and make recommendations to streamline and improve the efficiency of an organisation. Business analysts are there to help businesses accomplish more by sussing out problems and finding solutions to those problems. Oftentimes, the

4 Essential Skills for  PR Newbies
Posted by CareersPortal

4 Essential Skills for PR Newbies

Three months from now, members of the class of 2013 will walk across the stage to collect their diplomas and immediately suffer a panic attack when they realize it’s time to look for that first job out of college. First, here’s a piece of advice&mdash

So you want to be an Executive Assistant
Posted by CareersPortal

So you want to be an Executive Assistant

Executive assistant jobs are always popular, so how do you secure that perfect job? We take a look at what an executive assistant actually does, how the role differs from a regular personal assistant and the skills you will need to succeed in a competitive jobs market. What does an

A Day in the Life of Captain Elaine Egan Aer Lingus Pilot
Posted by CareersPortal

A Day in the Life of Captain Elaine Egan Aer Lingus Pilot

“Because I have two young children — aged seven and nine — there’s no such thing as easing myself into the day. I don’t have a typical week. This week for instance - I’ve just come from a work medical, I’ve been

A typical day in the life of a Recruitment Consultant
Posted by CareersPortal

A typical day in the life of a Recruitment Consultant

So, what do recruitment consultants get up to throughout the day? Surely it's just a few interviews, emails and a couple of calls isn't it? Find out what recruitment consultant, David Riordain get's up to on an average work day. 8am - Hit the office early and get

Flying the Flag for Irish Hospitality: My Career as a Butler
Posted by CareersPortal

Flying the Flag for Irish Hospitality: My Career as a Butler

From the Savoy Hotel to Etihad Airways, Sean Davoren is flying the flag for Irish hospitality. No matter how bizarre or unusual, there is nothing the butler won't do for a guest at London's swanky Savoy Hotel - as long as it's legal. The Limerick-born man is

Ciarán Garry - Warehouse Manager
Posted by CareersPortal

Ciarán Garry - Warehouse Manager

Ciarán Garry, a Warehouse and Support Services Manager with Abbott Ireland talks to Smart Futures about his career in healthcare manufacturing. What are the main tasks, responsibilities and skills required? My role includes managing all of the areas that oversee materials and services needed in manufacturing. It involves

A Guide to Preparing a Job Search at Ireland's Biggest Tech Companies
Posted by CareersPortal

A Guide to Preparing a Job Search at Ireland's Biggest Tech Companies

Microsoft A company that doesn’t require an introduction. If you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance that you’re using one of Microsoft’s products. With a location in Dublin, Microsoft are always on the lookout for bright, young talent. Graduate

The Hot and Cold of Chef School
Posted by CareersPortal

The Hot and Cold of Chef School

Colleges and cookery schools around the country are drawing in students of all ages. So why is there such a shortage of chefs going to work in Irish kitchens? Who’d want to cook for a living? All over Ireland, a plethora of cookery schools – from the Dublin

A Day in the Life of a Marketing Manager
Posted by CareersPortal

A Day in the Life of a Marketing Manager

Do you have excellent written and communication skills? A creative mind? Confidence to sell ideas? Good planning and organisational skills? Determination and the ability to work well under pressure? Then a career in marketing could be for you. We asked one of our marketing managers to run through a typical

A Day in the Life of Ireland's only Theme Park Manager
Posted by CareersPortal

A Day in the Life of Ireland's only Theme Park Manager

As General Manager of Ireland’s only theme park, Tayto Park, where you can ride the Cú Chulainn rollercoaster, take a Tayto factory tour, see an exciting collection of mammals and birds and hang out with Mr Tayto, CHARLES COYLE has our idea of a dream job. He

A Day in the Life of a Hotel Manager
Posted by CareersPortal

A Day in the Life of a Hotel Manager

Have you ever dreamed of running a hotel or hospitality operation? BRYAN DAVERN, General Manager of The Dean, tells us about life at the helm of Dublin’s hottest new hospitality business and offers advice for building a successful career. To be a hotel manager you have to be

Earn While You Learn in The Hospitality Sector
Posted by CareersPortal

Earn While You Learn in The Hospitality Sector

If full-time education is not for you, why not study part-time while working in the industry? MATTHEW CROWLEY HOLLAND (22) explains why the Trainee Management Development Programme (TMDP) at IT Tralee was the right option for him.   I decided not to go to college after I

Studying Tourism and Hospitality at Third Level
Posted by CareersPortal

Studying Tourism and Hospitality at Third Level

Figuring out what course to apply for can be tough. LAURA JACKSON-RYAN (20) explains why she chose International Hospitality & Tourism Management at IT Tallaght . I always had an interest in travel, that’s why I chose this course – tourism is in the name. When you&rsquo

Meet Mark Moriarty - Crowned Best Young Chef in the World
Posted by CareersPortal

Meet Mark Moriarty - Crowned Best Young Chef in the World

Since he was crowned the best young chef in the world at a star-studded ceremony in Milan, 23-year-old MARK MORIARTY’s career has gone stratospheric. We caught up with the Dubliner as he got ready to go on air at RTÉ’s the Today

My Job as Receptionist in a 4 Star Hotel
Posted by CareersPortal

My Job as Receptionist in a 4 Star Hotel

Megan Elsey works as a receptionist at Cork’s four star River Lee Hotel. She tells us about life at the front desk. Why did you choose a career in tourism? As soon as I started my first job working in a bar I knew I wanted to do

Career Profile: Chef de Partie
Posted by CareersPortal

Career Profile: Chef de Partie

"College gives you a good foundation, but you need to gain experience as well,"   Patrick Philips, Chef de Partie Did you always want to be a chef? No, I actually trained for three years as an architect in UL but I realised it was not my forte. I always

Career Profile: Restaurant Manager at Ashford Castle
Posted by CareersPortal

Career Profile: Restaurant Manager at Ashford Castle

Sinead Delaney followed her father into the tourism industry and landed her dream job at Ashford Castle. Why did you choose tourism? I grew up around the industry. My dad worked in incentive travel and he was always bringing us to events so I caught the bug at an early

Career Profile: Bartender at The Gleneagle Hotel
Posted by CareersPortal

Career Profile: Bartender at The Gleneagle Hotel

Jack Brosnan grew up around The Gleneagle. Now he tends the bar at this famous Kerry hotel. Why did you choose a career in the hospitality industry? I was always interested in hospitality as I grew up around this hotel. My dad and his band provided the residents’ entertainment

Career Profile: Marketing Executive
Posted by CareersPortal

Career Profile: Marketing Executive

An interest in travel attracted Orlaith Giltinan into the tourism industry. She works as a Marketing Executive at Millstreet Country Park in Cork. Orlaith graduated from CIT with a Tourism Bachelor of Business Degree.  Why tourism? When I was younger I couldn’t decide between tourism and social

Career Profile: Chef
Posted by Dublin Cookery School, Blackrock

Career Profile: Chef

Fiona Stevens, who hails from Dublin completed the Professional Three Month Certificate Course  at Dublin Cookery School, Blackrock  and now works as a full time chef in The Pig's Ear on Nassau Street.  What were you doing before you started the course? I completed a Postgraduate

Career Profile: Food Consultant
Posted by Dublin Cookery School, Blackrock

Career Profile: Food Consultant

Stephen Ryan, originally from Kilmihil, Co. Clare is a member of the police force and currently living in Australia. Stephen completed the  Three Month Certificate Cookery Course  in Dublin Cookery School, Blackrock  and owns a part-time business outside of his day job as a Food Consultant

Career Profile: Head of Food Services
Posted by Dublin Cookery School, Blackrock

Career Profile: Head of Food Services

Sue Campbell has had a varied career starting off in finance, moving into holistic therapy and then finding her niche in the hospitality sector. She completed the Professional Three Month Certificate course  in Dublin Cookery School, Blackrock .  What were you doing before you started the course? I started

A Day in the life of a Cruise Ship Receptionist
Posted by CareersPortal

A Day in the life of a Cruise Ship Receptionist

Before landing the job of Receptionist on-board this cruise ship, I worked for several years as Receptionist in a 4 star hotel on land. My shift often starts at 7 am, and I take over from the Night Auditor. My first task is to read the handover notes from

Career Profile: Pastry Chef
Posted by Dublin Cookery School, Blackrock

Career Profile: Pastry Chef

Epi Rogan completed the  Professional Three Month Certificate course  at Dublin Cookery School and was selected as the winner of the inaugural Dublin Cookery School, Blackrock  Scholarship. Here, she explains how the course has helped her achieve her dream of a successful career in the food industry

Career Profile: Children's Cookery Teacher
Posted by Dublin Cookery School, Blackrock

Career Profile: Children's Cookery Teacher

Nicola Brady completed the Three Month Certificate Cookery Course  at Dublin Cookery School, Blackrock . She then went on to start her own business - "Kids Kitchen" running cookery classes for children and teenagers. Nicola is also studying to become a Nutritional Therapist. What were you doing before you started the

I baked cupcakes to fund my pilot lessons
Posted by CareersPortal

I baked cupcakes to fund my pilot lessons

Growing up in Lucan, Co Dublin, beside Weston Airport, was where my interest in aviation was first sparked. Every day, light aircraft would fly overhead.  I received my first flying lesson aged 13 and that sealed the deal! I began to research a possible career in aviation, only to

One Month Cookery Course - Student Testimonials
Posted by Dublin Cookery School, Blackrock

One Month Cookery Course - Student Testimonials

The One Month Certificate cookery course at Dublin Cookery School, Blackrock is packed full of hands-on cooking, inspiring recipes and the latest techniques. If you are looking to pursue a career in the food industry, this course will provide you with an excellent foundation on which to build

From botany to business: my experience interning at Deloitte
Posted by Deloitte

From botany to business: my experience interning at Deloitte

A huge part of what guides me in life are two simple questions: does it scare me and will I regret it in five years? If I’m scared it means I’m out of my comfort zone, that outer realm where we can develop. If I regret

Stephen Walsh: Finance Associate
Posted by Deloitte

Stephen Walsh: Finance Associate

Name:  Stephen Walsh Position:  Associate Department:  Corporate Finance College attended : University of Limerick and Dublin City University Course : BSc Economics and Mathematical Science & Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting (PDA) When did you join Deloitte and why did you decide to go for the position? As

Carol Tully: Human Capital Management
Posted by Deloitte

Carol Tully: Human Capital Management

Name : Carol Tully Position : Manager Department : Consulting - Human Capital Management College Attended : University College Dublin & Michael Smurfit School of Business Course Completed : Bachelor of Commerce Master’s Degree Completed : Masters in Management Consultancy What I like most about my role What I like the most about my role

Chef Alice Tevlin: Tutor at Dublin Cookery School Blackrock
Posted by Dublin Cookery School, Blackrock

Chef Alice Tevlin: Tutor at Dublin Cookery School Blackrock

Meet Chef Alice Tevlin, Tutor at Dublin Cookery School Blackrock... 1. What were the main 'career decision' milestones in your life so far? I didn’t want to go to University but it is a decision I am happy having done, I think it has benefitted me in ways

Fancy being a pilot?
Posted by CareersPortal

Fancy being a pilot?

Calling all aspiring aircraft pilots. An amazing opportunity has just been announced by one of Ireland’s leading airlines. Aer Lingus have just launched their “Future Pilot” programme, which is a 14-month training programme aimed at recruiting new pilots to begin work in 2020.  The

Four Reasons to be on LinkedIn
Posted by CareersPortal

Four Reasons to be on LinkedIn

While the well polished CV was once the tool to access opportunities in the jobs markets, recruiters are now seeking out talent online through browsing the pool of LinkedIn profiles. LinkedIn started out as a networking site but has since evolved and is used by recruiters to advertise positions. Suitable

A Career in the Hotel Sector
Posted by CareersPortal

A Career in the Hotel Sector

The  Hotel Sector  in Ireland is thriving. Recent figures show the revenue per available room across the State’s hotels increased by 16.1 per cent in the year to May 2018, driven by an almost threefold growth rate outside Dublin. Average daily room rates over