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 Siobhan Canny from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

Siobhan Canny

Midwife

Health Service Executive

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Siobhan Canny

I would advise anybody wishing to pursue a career as a Midwife to focus on having science subjects in their Leaving Certificate. The basic entrance requirements are high at the moment so a good Leaving Certificate is essential (unless applying as a mature applicant).

To be accepted onto a training course you have to do an interview where they will determine whether you are suitable for the job or not. In the interview I would advise you to relax and to be yourself, answer honestly and do not be afraid to promote yourself.

The interviewers are looking for intellegent, hard working, nice people who are genuinely interested in being with women in pregnancy and labour. They are looking for students who have a basic understanding as to what this entails.

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They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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Download FREE Leaving Cert Points Calculator

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Download FREE Leaving Cert Points Calculator


Wednesday, June 13, 2018 




Download FREE Leaving Cert Points Calculator

At this stage, the hugely successful CareersPortal.ie CAO Points Calculator is familiar to thousands of Senior Cycle students in schools all around Ireland.

The Points Calculator allows students to check what CAO Points they have achieved, based on their Leaving Cert results.

Students also have quick and easy direct access to the CareersPortal CourseFinder which shows the latest available points information and the full points history for all Higher Education and CAO Courses. This is the only available tool also showing the available QQI links between Further and Higher Education courses.

GET THE MOBILE APP

The good news is that our CAO Points Calculator is also available as a free mobile app. 

Called Leaving Cert CAO Points Calculator the app has an easy-to-use interface, allowing the user to obtain their total points quickly and efficiently. 

What's different about it to the other apps out there?

There may be other apps out there, but this is unique in that it also provides direct, easy access to the CourseFinder on the CareersPortal website, for detailed course information and up-to-the-minute related Points Information. No other app provides this facility!

Simply choose 'Course Search' from the menu options available in the app and you have access on-the-go to all the points and course information that you need! 

 App Features:

  • Allows Higher Level, Ordinary Level and Link Module Grades to be calculated
  • Bonus Points for Higher Level maths option
  • SMS Text results feature
  • Twitter and Facebook Links
  • Colleges Direct Link
  • Help and About Topics

How to use the Leaving Cert CAO Points Calculator App

Enter your Maths Grade first, followed by any Links Modules taken, and all other grades.

The app will immediately calculate and display the top 6 for the CAO.

The App is an invaluable tool, both for Leaving Cert results day and for full updates on CAO course offers. Don't delay - download yours today! 

The CareersPortal Team