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 Nan Hu from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:


Nan Hu


An Garda Síochána

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I would advise those considering the job to be patient and to be good at what you are doing and when the opportunity comes to join An Garda Siochana just take it!.

If you are part of a minority group in Ireland and considering joining An Garda Síochána then my advice to you is to go for it because as a foreign national working in the organisation I promise there is no discrimination in An Garda Síochána.

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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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