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 Mark Maguire from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:

Mark Maguire

Apprentice Electrician

Construction Industry Federation

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Mark	Maguire
The advice I would give is firstly talk to someone you may know that is already in the trade and ask them any questions that you may have or ask them about some of there first hand experiences.

Another good piece of advice would be to go onto YouTube and search some basic electrics, keep in mind that these are the kind of things that you will face when you go to the college phases of your apprenticeship . There are books and e-books that can be purchased to get an understanding.

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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300 new jobs for Dublin with Zendesk

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300 new jobs for Dublin with Zendesk

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 

300 new jobs for Dublin with Zendesk

US software development company Zendesk has announced the creation of 300 new jobs.

The tech company is expanding its business in Ireland, with the positions to come on stream over the next three years.

Zendesk already employs 200 people here. The global service software company has headquarters in San Francisco and California. It builds software to help companies improve customer relationships through engagement and better customer insights.

The jobs on offer include technical and non-technical roles in Software Engineering, Sales, Customer Support and Finance.

Zendesk have an engineering centre here for the last four years. 40% of staff are software engineers. The company also have an internal sales force here and support customers all over Europe. The finance team is also growing.

Details of current vacancies in Dublin with Zendesk are available here.

The CareersPortal Team