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Being a self-employed artist is probably the most difficult job really. You need to be highly motivated in the tasks you set for yourself. You need to be able to work on your inspirations and be totally focused on your targets. If your painting does not work first time you need to be able to learn from your experience and use what worked in another piece. Your ability to have confidence in your journey exploring your choice of subjects in paint is important. As regards doing workshops, bringing fun into the entire effort is the most important element to achieve. Your audiences will learn in a more sustainable way and produce drawings to be proud of.
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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