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 Mary Ita Heffernan from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:


Mary Ita Heffernan

Social Worker

Health Service Executive

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  Mary Ita Heffernan

Whilst in secondary school, I changed my mind many a time regarding the career path I wanted to pursue! I always knew that I wanted to work with people but was unsure about the profession which would most suit my interests and skills in this regard.

While in school, I definitely found that being unsure about the type or area of work you want to pursue is a very difficult and confusing position to be in, especially given the array of career choices now available and the pressure one feels in trying to make one’s mind up.

To this end, I would strongly advise anybody in this position to research courses and job descriptions well in order to make the most informed decision possible at that time in your life. 

I recommend one tries to gain as much work experience as possible as it will provide you with valuable insight into your skills, ability, likes/dislikes for certain areas of employment!!!!

Also I would research the courses and job areas as much as possible so that you can make an informed decision regarding your choices. If you can't gain enough information in school, contact the college directly or arrange to talk to somebody who facilitates the course. In particular, it would be really valuable to talk to somebody in the profession to gain a realistic and practical insight into the job.


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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80 new jobs with Deadline Couriers

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80 new jobs with Deadline Couriers

Wednesday, March 01, 2017 

80 new jobs with Deadline Couriers

80 new jobs have been announced for Dublin with the expansion of transport and delivery company Deadline Couriers.

The new roles will be created over the next two years, with 80 of these to be filled by summer 2018. The expansion will bring the company's workforce to 120 by 2019.

Making the announcement this morning, CEO Stephen McCann outlined the positions on offer, saying that Deadline Couriers have jobs across all areas of the business. As well as a number of new positions based around the expansion of the business, recruitment is underway at the company for:

  • delivery drivers
  • admin staff
  • office staff
  • sales support staff

Established in 2010, Deadline Group has become a recognised brand in the Irish transport and delivery industry. Its business has grown to provide  national and international specialist support services including specialist deliveries for the legal, medical, construction and engineering sectors.

The CareersPortal Team