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 Elaine MacDonald from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:

Elaine MacDonald

Psychologist - Clinical

St. Michael's House

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Elaine MacDonald

Make sure you are willing to go the full distance in terms of the time needed to train as a Clinical Psychologist – it’s typically at least six years academic study, and invariably this period is interspersed with work in a relevant field.

Do be as confident as you can that you’re happy being a “listener” and “observer”, as you will spend significant amounts of time in your work life as a Clinical Psychologist being in this role, as well as being in the “do-er” role and being in the limelight.

To have a good ‘fit’ with this career you’ll need to be happy working with people – as individuals on a one to one basis, with groups (e.g. families), and as part of a team in the workplace.

You need to have a good attention to detail as the job needs good observation skills, record keeping, and organisation skills.

Be prepared for learning and self-development to be on-going for the whole of your career because, as a Clinical Psychologist, you’ll be learning and using techniques and intervention approaches that are being constantly developed, and be working in accordance with policies and laws that are also constantly evolving.

The last piece of advice I’d give to someone considering this job is to be as sure as you can that you feel comfortable and even excited at the prospect of your career revolving around people and groups with all the varied, diverse, and unpredictable rewards and challenges that this brings!

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Career opportunities in Revenue

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Career opportunities in Revenue


Wednesday, February 08, 2017 




Career opportunities in Revenue

Revenue, the section of the public services dealing with taxation, currently has some exciting career opportunities.

Administrative Officers (ICT) - Dublin and Limerick

Graduate opportunities to join a team as a software developer with one of Ireland’s recognised business technology leaders. You will be involved in: -Sophisticated business applications -Mobile and computer applications -Service oriented architecture -ICT security -Big data and predictive analytics

Administrative Officers (Compliance) - Nationwide

Excellent opportunities for graduates to build a career in Revenue, working in a wide variety of tax and customs areas, including:

  • Audit and compliance
  • Risk analysis
  • Researching and advising on interpretation of tax and customs law and practice
  • Supporting the implementation of tax policy

Solicitors - Cork Dublin and Limerick 

Join us as a core member of Revenue’s legal team, working on the legal and regulatory aspects of tax and duty administration at national, EU, and International level, and advising in Court proceedings.

The closing date for applications for all three categories is 1.00pm Thursday 23 February 2017.

Please see publicjobs.ie or revenue.ie for detailed information, information booklets and application details.

Find out more about the wide range of graduate and other career opportunities in the Civil and Public Service and the EU here:

The CareersPortal Team