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 Brian Macken from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:

Brian Macken

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I would strongly advise you to do the Masters in Science Communication in DCU. It really gives you a feel for the different kinds of media and ways of explaining things. And it's a good place to make contacts, which is also useful.

I would also recommend that you read science books. Not textbooks, good popular science books are just as useful for this kind of work, as it's already been broken down into simpler language for you. And only read the ones that you're interested in - it shouldn't be a chore to read them.

But I would recommend reading outside your subject area, so if you're into physics, then read some books on biology and vice versa (everyone should read Stephen J. Gould).  However, the more knowledge you have, the more questions you'll be able to answer.


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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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60 new jobs for Dublin and Galway with Storm Technology

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60 new jobs for Dublin and Galway with Storm Technology

Friday, October 06, 2017 

60 new jobs for Dublin and Galway with Storm Technology

Storm Technology, a digital enterprise consultancy company of Microsoft, has today announced the creation of 60 new jobs in Dublin and Galway.

The roles on offer include opportunities for senior managers, digital business consultants, change management experts and software professionals.

The expansion is in response to increased demand for the company’s services. Storm Technology’s client base includes AIB, CIE, Topaz, Kerry Group and Volkswagen.

Karl Flannery, CEO of Storm Technology, said "We have been successfully achieving double-digit growth over the past five years and our plans are to double that over the next three years. Building out our team and attracting great talent is essential to our continued success."

The announcement was welcomed by An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald TD and John MacNamara, Enterprise Ireland Digital Technology Manager. 

The CareersPortal Team