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 Cosmin Tudor from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:


Cosmin Tudor

Restaurant Manager


Read more

  Cosmin Tudor
You would need to to be patient, have perseverance and have good people skills.

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.
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Study Skills
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Join the Irish Diplomatic Service at Third Secretary level

logo imagelogo image

Join the Irish Diplomatic Service at Third Secretary level

Friday, April 21, 2017 

Join the Irish Diplomatic Service at Third Secretary level

Careers in the Irish Diplomatic Service Junior Diplomat (Third Secretary)

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is seeking committed, high calibre candidates to join the Irish Diplomatic Service at Third Secretary level.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 3.00pm on Thursday 11th May 2017.

Successful candidates will be involved in the development and implementation of Ireland’s foreign policy and in representing and promoting and protecting the interests and values of Ireland and its citizens abroad.

Applications are particularly welcome from candidates who have qualifications in, and/or practical experience of, international relations, economic and trade promotion and development cooperation as well as from candidates who have foreign language skills.

During a career in the diplomatic service, you can expect to work at headquarters in Dublin or Limerick, at a number of Irish Embassies and Missions abroad and in other offices of the Department.

The successful candidates will hold a fi rst or second class honours degree (minimum of Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications) or have qualified as a Solicitor or a Barrister.

Further information on this position and the online application process are available here.

Find out more about career opportunities with the Public Appointments Service here.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 3.00pm on Thursday 11th May 2017.

For more information and how to apply, visit We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act. Cuirfear fáilte roimh chomhfhreagras i nGaeilge.

The CareersPortal Team