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 Keith Hayes from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

Keith Hayes

Ambulance / Paramedic

Health Service Executive

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At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.

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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250 new jobs for Dublin with Veritas Technologies

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250 new jobs for Dublin with Veritas Technologies

Monday, October 02, 2017 

250 new jobs for Dublin with Veritas Technologies

Tech company Veritas has today announced the creation of 250 new jobs.

The jobs will be located at its new research and development centre in Blanchardstown in Dublin Northwest. Veritas Technologies is a data protection and management company. The firm plans to double its workforce by the end of 2019.

The company's new R&D centre at Ballycoolin was officially opened by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this morning. Veritas has said the recruitment drive will focus on development roles - from new graduate positions to senior level executives. 130 of the new roles will be filled within the next year.

The company also wants to create close links with universities in Ireland and will launch an internship graduate programme next year.

Veritas chief executive Bill Coleman, said "our latest research shows that 56% of organisations have a cloud first mentality but are struggling with how to protect their data, gain visibility and extract maximum value while staying compliant". The aim of the new centre is to focus on solving these challenges.

Deatils of current vacancies with Veritas Technologies at its Ballycoolin location are available here.

The CareersPortal Team