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

Edel Butler

Administrative Officer

Irish Tax Institute

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Edel Butler
I think a career in tax is very rewarding and is an enjoyable career. There are a varied number of jobs which are available to someone with a tax qualification, including private practice, industry, Revenue, lecturing etc. The role of a tax adviser in practice or indeed within Revenue is, in my experience, extremely varied and challenging.

I would advise college students who are considering a career in tax to look into placements offered by their colleges / summer internships. I know from my time spent in private practice that a great number of the bigger accountancy / tax practice offer such positions to college students. This is a great way for such students to get a feel for what a career in tax entails and will help them in making a decision as to whether or not tax is something that they would enjoy.

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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EU Careers - Secretaries and Clerks Competition Now Open

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EU Careers - Secretaries and Clerks Competition Now Open

Thursday, November 16, 2017 

EU Careers - Secretaries and Clerks Competition Now Open

Are you searching for a secretarial career with a difference?

The EU institutions are recruiting highly motivated secretarial and clerical staff to fill more than 300 roles either in Brussels or Luxembourg.

Apply by 12th December at 12.00 Noon

This is a great chance to join a fast-paced, multilingual working environment, in departments across any of the European Institutions presenting you with numerous opportunities to grow and develop throughout your career.

If you consider yourself to be adaptable to working both autonomously and in a team carrying out a wide range of roles – from general administration, to communication or finance, then this could be your chance!

Do you have what it takes?

Before applying, you should think carefully about whether an EU career is the right choice for you. The selection process is highly competitive and it is not enough to obtain just pass marks for the tests. Only the very top scorers pass to the next stage of the selection procedure.

The "EU Career, My Career?" questionnaire and the self-assessment test will give you a realistic idea of whether you are likely to meet the high standards required to succeed.

Click here for full details on the application process. 

The CareersPortal Team