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 Ita Heffernan from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

Mary Ita Heffernan

Social Worker

Health Service Executive

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Mary Ita Heffernan

Whilst in secondary school, I changed my mind many a time regarding the career path I wanted to pursue! I always knew that I wanted to work with people but was unsure about the profession which would most suit my interests and skills in this regard.

While in school, I definitely found that being unsure about the type or area of work you want to pursue is a very difficult and confusing position to be in, especially given the array of career choices now available and the pressure one feels in trying to make one’s mind up.

To this end, I would strongly advise anybody in this position to research courses and job descriptions well in order to make the most informed decision possible at that time in your life. 

I recommend one tries to gain as much work experience as possible as it will provide you with valuable insight into your skills, ability, likes/dislikes for certain areas of employment!!!!

Also I would research the courses and job areas as much as possible so that you can make an informed decision regarding your choices. If you can't gain enough information in school, contact the college directly or arrange to talk to somebody who facilitates the course. In particular, it would be really valuable to talk to somebody in the profession to gain a realistic and practical insight into the job.

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Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

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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FREE Leaving Cert Points Calculator

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FREE Leaving Cert Points Calculator


Wednesday, August 09, 2017 




FREE Leaving Cert Points Calculator

A key item to help steady the nerves in the midst of all the excitement and anxiety that surrounds opening those long-awaited Leaving Certificate results is our free CAO 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 famous CAO Points Calculator has now also been developed as a clever mobile app, which is available FREE to students.

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. 

LEAVING CERT RESULTS

Wednesday 16th August 2017

CAO ROUND ONE OFFERS

Monday 21st August 2017 

Calculate your LC Points quickly and easily! 

CAO course points information

Available here from: 

6.00am Monday 21st August 2017

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! 

Get the Leaving Cert CAO Points Calculator app NOW - essential tool to have at hand on results day!

Download for iPhone here - it's FREE :

 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