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We asked Aidan Maher from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:

Aidan Maher

Site Manager - Grad Entry

Construction Industry Federation

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Aidan Maher
Try gain experience in some area of construction if possible to see if it’s for you. If you’re interested in a 9-5 job this is not for you!

If you like meeting with new people each day and dealing with issues which they may have regarding the project this is a good job for you. If you like to take charge of situations then this is also a good role for you to take on.

The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of 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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600 Jobs with new Microsoft inside sales centre

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600 Jobs with new Microsoft inside sales centre

Friday, February 17, 2017 

600 Jobs with new Microsoft inside sales centre

Microsoft has today announced the recruitment of 600 new staff. The majority of the new roles are for its inside sales centre, which will employ 500 people, with 100 job roles across other Microsoft operations.

Recruitment for the new roles is to begin immediately, with job roles to be filled in the next six-months for:

  • Sales - including Inside sales (selling remotely by phone or online)
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Engineering

Details of current vacancies and career opportunities with Microsoft in Ireland are available here.

Microsoft has almost completed the building of a new €134m 34,500sq/m campus in South County Business Park in Dublin's Leopardstown area.

The company's Irish operation here includes software development and testing, localisation, operations, finance, IT, HR and sales and marketing, serving both the domestic and Europe, Middle East and African (EMEA) markets.

It has grown its presence considerably since it first opened a manufacturing facility in Ireland in 1985 with 100 staff, now employing 1,200 full-time staff and 700 full-time contractors.

The CareersPortal Team