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 Dineen from Irish Tax Institute to give some advice for people considering this job:

Mary Dineen

Tax Trainee

Irish Tax Institute

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Mary Dineen
An essential prerequisite to a career in tax is obtaining the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification. Due to the varied and hands on nature of the work in Taxand Ireland’s office, I have found working in tax very beneficial when preparing for the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) exams and conversely, I have found the knowledge I have acquired as part of the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) course has assisted me massively in my day to day work with Taxand Ireland (William Fry).

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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CareersPortal Training Session

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CareersPortal Training Session

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 

CareersPortal Training Session is Ireland’s most utilised careers website, providing the most up-to-date and relevant guidance materials to those needing or providing career guidance.

We are hosting a training session on Tuesday 5th December, intended as a support to all guidance professionals, tutors and trainers on the best use of the wide range of free tools and resources so that they are best equipped to support their learners, jobseekers and clients.

Time: 10.00AM - 1.30PM 

Training Overview

- Comprehensive, up-to-date information on the 33 most prominent employment sectors in Ireland, showing related occupations, courses, video presentations, and jobs in demand

- A full overview of the CareersPortal website from a career guidance, Tutor, adult learner and Jobseeker perspective

- Interactive training on how to create a personal Career File that will:

  • Manage, save, print self-assessment exercises including Career Interest Profiler and Personality Profiler
  • Investigate career interests and discover occupations that match results. Can also be used to match courses (FET & CAO)
  • Store CVs, application letters, and the results of any research undertaken.

- Practical Tips on how to get the most from the site in terms of career development, career change, searching for jobs, apprenticeships and much more….

Booking is essential as places are limited: 

Keep up to date with all upcoming training sessions here.

The CareersPortal Team