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 Lisa Berry from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:

Lisa Berry

Restaurant Manager


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Lisa Berry

My advice would be it is definitely a job where if you work hard and maintain your ambition you can have a satisfying career.

I think the biggest misconception is that McDonald's is only a job and stop gap to something else.

You will need patience, drive and commitment and be able to adapt to change. The skills you will learn with this job will be lifelong skills.


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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